This week’s sign of the apocalypse: deep-fried Kool-Aid

Carnie food cometh.

“Fried Kool-Aid a hit at fair.”

DEL MAR β€” The deep-fried Kool-Aid is selling like deep-fried hot cakes, according to their famed creator, “Chicken” Charlie Boghosian.

Chicken Charlie’s is a staple of fried rations at fairs across the country. It sold 400 to 600 orders of deep-fried Kool-Aid per day the first weekend of the San Diego County Fair.

“The deep-fried novelty takes the shape of a doughnut-hole. There are five per order. That breaks down to as much as 9,000 balls of deep-fried Kool-Aid eaten over opening weekend.”

That’s a lot of balls.

Boghosian said Chicken Charlie’s has already gone through 150 pounds of Kool-Aid powder and 1,500 pounds of flour. Chicken Charlie’s debuted deep-fried Klondike Bars and Pop Tarts in past years.

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are on their way. And verily, their path to destruction will be greased with lard.

8 responses to “This week’s sign of the apocalypse: deep-fried Kool-Aid

  1. My favourite line came at the end:

    “Chicken Charlie’s still sells the Klondike Bars, as well as deep-fried thin mints and even frog legs.

    ‘I don’t know if I have the stomach for that,’ Karram said of the frog legs.”

    But you do for something that was never plant or animal??

  2. The Four Horsemen are undoubtedly on their way, but I predict cardiac infarctions before they arrive.

  3. Oh how gauche, now for the more discriminating palate, may I suggest a big ol’ heapin’ pile o’…

    …and if I may, could I recommend the deep fried hunks o’ butter, you know, to insure it all slides down all deeeliciously proper like…after that, I suppose it’s anybody’s guess πŸ™‚ .
    Ain’t no bidness like showbidness!…said the retired ol’ carnie to the mooch…um, mark…uhhh, most appreciated customer πŸ˜‰ .

  4. Raccoon on a stick.

    The carnie-food battle has been joined. Dear God.

    Thanks, Pat.

  5. And now, the latest midway attraction, “Bobbing for French Fries”!

  6. The “Taste of Chicago” is an event that is held every summer in Grant Park on Chicago’s Lakefront. (FYI: There’s a statue of Lincoln in Grant park and a statue of Grant in Lincoln Park…that’s Chicago for ya.) Anyway, the “Taste of Chicago” is a week-long food fair featuring the specialties of dozens of area restaurants. You can get everything from deep-dish pizza to Chicago-style hotdogs and everything in between, including some mind-bending (and diet-killing) ethnic foods.

    I haven’t gone in a few years, but I think my cholesterol count goes up during that week just by living within 25 miles of the place…

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