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Deep Fried Twinkies - As Bad For You as They Sound?

I know you want me to say, "No, go ahead. Enjoy. They're great for you. Have one. Have another. Eat a whole bunch."

But come on people. It's a Twinkie, that's chilled and then deep-fried in tempura batter and oil for 2 minutes. The cooking process melts the vanilla-cream center, which infuses the yellow cake and gives it a souffle or pudding-like texture. Finally, the treats are sprinkled with powdered sugar and served with either chocolate or berry sauce.

I think I gained a pound just writing that.

Here's the break down:

1 Twinkie = 150 calories (alone)
Batter and oil = 275 calories
Total Damage = 425 calories

You could get a whole slice of apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the same amount of calories.

Not into Twinkies? Wanna know how the deep-fried Snickers Bar adds up? Then

Order the King-Size version and you'll be downing over 700 calories and 44 grams of fat.

And that's not the worst of it. Some pubs serve their fried candy bars with a side of fries and call it a meal. Now that's what I call junk food. I think the fried Snickers should be added to the list of foods you should never eat.

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tuliprush tuliprush 8 years
Wow. Deep fried twinkies and deep fried snickers. What is wrong with this country???
Dolceheartxox Dolceheartxox 8 years
Im a health nut but I dont care about losing weight...just eating an living healthy so I can have a long blessed life...and with that said deep fried twinkies look like death on a stick!i'd try it just to see how it taste but..then again...I dont want to die lmfao
LaLaLola LaLaLola 8 years
Actually the twinkie looks kinda good to me, crispy...haha but I doubt I'd eat that entire thing, I'd eat 1/4 and share the rest with my friends.
lorenashley lorenashley 8 years
Gross.
vrico2005 vrico2005 8 years
425 calories!!!!
misstiffie misstiffie 8 years
that's so scary. i've only had a twinkie ONCE in my entire life and that was 5+ years ago when i was a freshman in college
Beaner Beaner 9 years
Everything in moderation, right?
Jinx Jinx 9 years
:jawdrop: I thought this said deep fried Twinkles! ------------------------------------------------------ Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. — Albert Einstein
rubialala rubialala 9 years
Mmm, I've never tried this but it looks delicious. Too bad it's so awful for you.
isabellemybelle isabellemybelle 9 years
Fried oreos? Mmmmm.........
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 9 years
I think it looks disgusting, and a heart attack waiting to happen.
grl-in-the-world grl-in-the-world 9 years
That twinkie looks nasty and at 1/4 of the average persons recommended caloric intake it's just not worth it.
DStirk DStirk 9 years
anyone tried deep fried oreos? Yummmmy!
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
i was amazed at what people will fry when i moved out of california. hush puppies? come on, do we need to fry bread?
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 9 years
http://www.thewerg.com/statefair/index_1.html This site has a bunch of picture...I'd like to know how they got the chicken teryaki on a stick! (The spaghetti, I think they wind it around the stick, batter and fry it...yeah...ew)
scratch5 scratch5 9 years
Butrfly - I love the MN state fair and enjoyed a deep fried pork chop (no breading though - I think that makes it more healthy) and the deep fried Snickers. I hate to say this but both were darn goo. I sis share the Snickers with my husband. I think I did feel a bit sick aferward. :)
Fitness Fitness 9 years
Deep fried Mac and cheese? Spaghetti? Pork chops? Whoa - I'll stick to good old French fries. That's enough deep fried food for me.
My-Opinion My-Opinion 9 years
ewww!
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
I've seen deep fried mac n cheese, too. I would never eat it, but my mom says it's good!
vigilante vigilante 9 years
Now THAT'S disgusting! Spaghetti on a stick? How do they get it to...erm...stick? Ugh. I can't look at my food now that I've read about the deep fried Snickers bar with a side of french fries. Icky!
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 9 years
:) You should stop out at the MN State Fair!!! You'd have a heart attack just LOOKING at the food... They also deep fry spagetti on a stick...pork chops on a stick..well, they'll put pretty much anything on a stick and deep-fry it!!!
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