Undertoad Saturday Dec 18 02:13 PM
12/18/2004: Fried Mars bar a delicacy in Scotland
wolf Saturday Dec 18 02:23 PM
And people make fun of Americans for our dietary choices.
jinx Saturday Dec 18 04:03 PM
melidasaur Saturday Dec 18 04:31 PM
They were selling deepfried cheeseburgers and deep fried banana pudding at the North Carolina State Fair this year.
I've also seen deep fried oreos and moonpies. I refuse to try any of these deep fried "treats."
While they eat a ton of deep fried food in the UK - including pizza - they walk a lot more than we do. It definitely makes up for it.
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Dec 18 05:21 PM
Deep fried Mars bar? That's disgusting.
melidasaur Saturday Dec 18 10:17 PM
A Mars bar in Scotland is more like a Milky Way here, so I guess it would be like the Snickers without the nuts.
wolf Sunday Dec 19 12:21 AM
Oooooh. Deep fried banana pudding ... mmmmm. Must find ...
Elspode Sunday Dec 19 02:41 AM
Isn't there anything that is already deep-fried that could be modified in some way and then deep-fried again? That would be even more artery-clogging.
wolf Sunday Dec 19 02:54 AM
what about double batter dipped deep fried onion rings ... dip 'em fry 'em, redip 'em fry 'em again.
York Sunday Dec 19 03:42 AM
It does look disgusting...but so do deepfried insects....
Karenv Sunday Dec 19 04:22 AM
The Scots have the highest sugar consumption in the world? I'd expect the Israelis. At least the Orthodox Jews here have an incredibly high consumption of candy according to a friend who is a dentist in that community. (Most of it is pareve, so you don't have to wait hours after to eat your meat or dairy meal.) Or in Muslim lands where it is believed that sweet delicacies are a foretaste of Heaven.
Couldn't find a percapita sugar consumption list, but Cuba was cited as one of the highest 60-80 kg/capita versus 30-40 here and other sugar-producing countries are higher than industrialized countries.
404Error Sunday Dec 19 08:11 AM
The other day at work one of the girls said 'try this'. It looked batter dipped and fried so I obligingly ate it, one of those moments where you eat something before you ask what's in it. Turns out it was a fried pickle slice from the fixin's bar and it was surprisingly pretty good! It was a slow night at work so we went on experimenting frying various other tid bits from the pizza toppings bins. Fried mushrooms, sausage chunks, meatballs, broccoli all were tasty but we probably should have stopped before trying fried spinach.
linknoid Sunday Dec 19 10:10 AM
Fried mushrooms are one of my very favorite foods. When I was in college they would serve them occasionally at the cafeteria and I would always end up eating like 3 or 4 servings of them. They also served fried ocra and fried corn. I accidentally got the corn once by accident, I thought it was pretty nasty, but I guess some people like it.
busterb Sunday Dec 19 10:30 AM
YellowBolt Sunday Dec 19 11:34 AM
I like the look on that guy's face. Absolutely priceless.
jinx Sunday Dec 19 12:02 PM
wolf Sunday Dec 19 01:38 PM
Scotch eggs and corn fritters are food served in heaven. Oh yeah, baby.
404Error Sunday Dec 19 02:07 PM
"I do not like green eggs and scrapple, I do not like them, Sam I am."
jinx Sunday Dec 19 02:13 PM
Scrapple is nasty.
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Dec 19 02:22 PM
The US peaked in '99 at about 150 lbs per person.
I have a feeling any decline is attributable to the rise in other forms of sweeteners. I bought a jar of peanut butter that had a large notice emblazoned across the jar, "NOW 33% LESS SUGAR". When I compared it to the old jar at home, sugar and corn sweeteners had switched positions on the nutrition label. The calories remained constant which would indicate they upped the corn sweeteners as they lowered the sugar.
zippyt Sunday Dec 19 11:55 PM
I was going to bring up tempura, but Jinx beat me to it .
Dotster Tuesday Dec 21 02:47 PM
fried mars bar
Mars bars, snickers, basically any chocolate bar you like you can have battered and fried over here in UK
capnhowdy Tuesday Dec 21 06:40 PM
I'm starved. Maybe I'll have a couple shots of Wesson to hold me over 'til chow. I gotta try this fried ice cream deal. Interesting. When you cut it open to eat some, I bet it turns into not -so-crispy fried coating breakfast cereal, with extra sugar deboot. Hope my grandkids dont get wind of this................
Sun_Sparkz Wednesday Mar 30 12:19 AM
We have deep fried Mars Bars all the time here in OZ, its actually quite tasty, and if you only have a small piece.. you really dont notice the quantity of fat you would actually be taking in.
OnyxCougar Wednesday Mar 30 11:33 AM
I was at the Longhorn Steakhouse the other day and they serve deep fried cheesecake. It is served in a big wine-snifter looking bowl with raspberry sauce at the bottom, the cheesecake looking bits mixed in with vanilla icecream, and whipped cream and cherries on the top.
wolf Wednesday Mar 30 01:30 PM
Oh. My. Gods.
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Mar 30 07:19 PM
wolf Thursday Mar 31 03:37 AM
No, although that reminds me I have to write down my mileage for the only type of reimbursement the nuthouse gives on stuff like that.
Vegeta Thursday Mar 31 10:04 AM
Nasty but true
Yeah, this is far from a "look at the freaky Brits" thing. In my area (around Louisville, KY USA), street festivals fry up Twinkies, Snickers, and other wonderful things I'd rather not think about actually eating.
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Apr 2 03:08 AM