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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.

Join The Conversation
tuliprush tuliprush 9 years
Wow. Deep fried twinkies and deep fried snickers. What is wrong with this country???
Dolceheartxox Dolceheartxox 9 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 10 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 10 years
Gross.
vrico2005 vrico2005 10 years
425 calories!!!!
misstiffie misstiffie 10 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 10 years
Everything in moderation, right?
Jinx Jinx 10 years
:jawdrop: I thought this said deep fried Twinkles! ------------------------------------------------------ Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. — Albert Einstein
rubialala rubialala 10 years
Mmm, I've never tried this but it looks delicious. Too bad it's so awful for you.
isabellemybelle isabellemybelle 10 years
Fried oreos? Mmmmm.........
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 10 years
I think it looks disgusting, and a heart attack waiting to happen.
grl-in-the-world grl-in-the-world 10 years
That twinkie looks nasty and at 1/4 of the average persons recommended caloric intake it's just not worth it.
DStirk DStirk 10 years
anyone tried deep fried oreos? Yummmmy!
lickety-split lickety-split 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 years
ewww!
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
I've seen deep fried mac n cheese, too. I would never eat it, but my mom says it's good!
vigilante vigilante 10 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 10 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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