Monday, June 20, 2011


I've always been a fan of the "deep fry anything" movement. The Scots have this concept down to perfection, if you don't believe me you can go here.

But, I have many questions about this :

Deep Fried Kool-Aid®

Chicken Charlie's, a well known food vendor at many county fairs, has devised this specialty. Described as "doughnut holes", deep fried Kool-Aid® begins as a thick, sherbert-like mixture of the drink powder, flour, and water. The mixture is then dropped into the deep fryer using an ice cream scoop. After about a minute, the balls are removed from the fryer and served.

Check out the deep fry action :

Video courtesy ABC News

These things are so popular that, at the San Diego County Fair, Chicken Charlie's sold over 9,000 balls of the deep fried product over the opening weekend alone.

So, what's it taste like?

"It starts off tart and tangy, and then finishes really sweet... I love this stuff," said Seth Baldwin of Vista, California.

"It tastes just like a doughnut ball," said Rashed Karram, who said he prefers the deep-fried Klondike Bars.

Deep-fried Klondike Bars aside, "Chicken" Charlie Boghosian, the creator of this culinary juggernaut, says that the cherry flavor really comes through.

I'll take his word for it.

Top photo and quotes via Sign On San Diego

If that wasn't enough, for more deep fried heaven, go here.

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