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6 Terrifying Theme Park Foods (according to the Yahoo healthy eating guy)
Yahoo Health ^ | 5/19/11 | David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding

Posted on 05/19/2011 10:51:21 PM PDT by DemforBush

The freak show, haunted house, and Skull-Crushing Terror Drop of Impending Death—all child's play. Mere cheap thrills. If you want to see something truly frightening at your local amusement park, swing by the concession stand. On the menu: artery-clogging fatty foods and belt-busting confections...

(Excerpt) Read more at health.yahoo.net ...


TOPICS: Food
KEYWORDS: calories; fair; food
I always get a kick out of this Zinko guy. Mostly for his 'healthy' alternative suggestions. A popsicle in place of cotton candy?

I mean, seriously. Isn't part of the fun of visiting a theme park or state fair eating yummy fried things that are basically once-a-year splurges?

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go deep fry some candy-bars and then top them with a mixture of melted butter and Coca-Cola syrup.

1 posted on 05/19/2011 10:51:25 PM PDT by DemforBush
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To: DemforBush

I should start consulting this ‘guy’ for menu suggestions.

Eat right.... Stay fit... Die anyway.....


2 posted on 05/19/2011 10:57:06 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: DemforBush

Maybe I’m weird or something, but the healthy alternatives are the ones I would have picked anyway.


3 posted on 05/19/2011 11:04:06 PM PDT by Califreak (You can't go swimming in a baseball pool)
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To: Califreak

Well, the alternatives aren’t really healthier-but tastier


4 posted on 05/19/2011 11:04:47 PM PDT by Califreak (You can't go swimming in a baseball pool)
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To: DemforBush
I mean, seriously. Isn't part of the fun of visiting a theme park or state fair eating yummy fried things that are basically once-a-year splurges?

My thoughts exactly. For cryin' out loud, these foods are not the staple of my daily consumption.

I look at it this way; he has the freedom to write such articles. I also have the freedom to ignore him. When people try to legislate what I can and cannot eat, then it is a problem.

5 posted on 05/19/2011 11:05:55 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: Califreak

Nah, I probably would’ve taken the kettle corn (I don’t care for fudge of any sort) and the corn dog (like nachos, but sometimes the cheese sauce they’ll use tastes like paste), too.

Loves me some fresh-squeezed lemonade and sno-cones, though!


6 posted on 05/19/2011 11:12:30 PM PDT by DemforBush
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To: KoRn

Anyone who has a problem with chocolate marshmallow fudge, nachos, and funnel cakes has got serious mental problems. In an ideal world, these would be three of the five main food groups.


7 posted on 05/19/2011 11:14:05 PM PDT by jjsheridan5
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To: DemforBush

Most of the items on that list don’t appeal to me anyway. Cotton candy - yuck. Snow cone - boring. Nachos - no thanks, I prefer my cheese not to taste like plastic.


8 posted on 05/19/2011 11:22:54 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: DemforBush
This guy is a whining leftist buzz kill. The only time this guy has fun is when he is hitting the bath houses in San Fran with his buddies or loitering in his gym changing area. His alternatives are totally incomparable to the so called terrifying thing. I am sure his next piece will be on how you can catch a disease touching the dirty amusement rides.

Poofter

9 posted on 05/19/2011 11:31:19 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: DemforBush

I have always thought cotton candy is a great deal for the calories. All that sweet, takes a long time to eat, and only 220 calories for the average ball of cotton candy. Great deal unless you are diabetic!

Half a sandwich, while of course giving you some nutrition, is more than 220 calories.


10 posted on 05/19/2011 11:31:31 PM PDT by Persevero (Can not wait for 2012)
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To: DemforBush

My favorite theme park junk food: chocolate covered frozen bananas. Not all that unhealthy either.


11 posted on 05/19/2011 11:35:48 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: jjsheridan5
"chocolate marshmallow fudge, nachos, and funnel cakes has got serious mental problems"

Need to include Bacon in there somewhere.

12 posted on 05/19/2011 11:39:50 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: DemforBush

Exactly! Who has a cotton candy machine at home, or a snow cone maker, or a corndog fryer? You only get these treats at a carnival or an amusement park. Unless you practically live there, these are very rare splurges.


13 posted on 05/19/2011 11:56:12 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: KoRn

Bacon and beer are the other two.


14 posted on 05/20/2011 12:01:27 AM PDT by jjsheridan5
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To: DemforBush

A couple of years ago, we played the state fair. Finally gave into the temptation of trying a deep fried snickers. It tasted like sweet grease.


15 posted on 05/20/2011 12:06:48 AM PDT by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: DemforBush

Did you know ? Cotton Candy machine was invented by a dentist !!

Obviously a guy looking for more job security :)


16 posted on 05/20/2011 12:14:37 AM PDT by onona (Fullly aware that I may be totally)
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To: Yaelle

Those *are* good! I remember having one the first time my folks took me to an amusement park when I was like 5 or 6.


17 posted on 05/20/2011 12:15:02 AM PDT by DemforBush
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To: Califreak

It’s all in how you’re raised. Dietary habits are established in infancy. If your mother didn’t do her job, it’s all over for you by age 5.


18 posted on 05/20/2011 12:22:25 AM PDT by dr_lew
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To: KoRn
Need to include Bacon in there somewhere.

This guy needs to get around more. All of these pale in comparison to my husband's favorite "fair" food. A giant pile of spiral cut, freshly fried potato chips..topped with cheese sauce, bacon, sour cream, and chives.

This list is health food, by comparison...LOL!

19 posted on 05/20/2011 12:26:30 AM PDT by garandgal
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To: DemforBush

This sort of killjoy diet chatter is all the rage of late, due to a lot of utter buncombe emerging from the oval office.


20 posted on 05/20/2011 1:09:39 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (e)
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To: DemforBush
His healthy alternatives just don't go far enough, I mean after the first six or eight corn dogs do calories really matter?

Here's my suggestion for him. Tofu and turnip sticks and a bottle of warm designer water...doesn't that make your mouth water?...Of course it does! Top it off with a Sno cone made of plain crushed ice....nothing like it.
Besides if some gets spilled on his Food Police uniform it won't leave a stain!

21 posted on 05/20/2011 1:55:55 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: DemforBush

In the NY area they always have zeppoles.

I kill for zeppoles.


22 posted on 05/20/2011 2:29:38 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: DemforBush

Anyone gets between me and my nachos is gonna get hurt. Real bad!


23 posted on 05/20/2011 3:22:27 AM PDT by Ronin ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves" -- Bertrand de Jouve)
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To: DemforBush

You are exactly right. I don’t eat stuff like that hardly ever, but if I’m at White Water, I’m eating a lunch of Pizza AND big fat plate of curly fries. It’s a memory of the first taste of freedom getting dropped off there at 12 and getting to pick my own (ridiculously unhealthy) lunch. And I still flip off the system by getting it today. ;o)


24 posted on 05/20/2011 4:29:06 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: KoRn; DemforBush

And that is the real secret - nobody makes it out of THIS life, alive!


25 posted on 05/20/2011 8:40:38 AM PDT by Ro_Thunder (I sure hope there is a New Morning in America soon. All this hope and change is leaving me depressed)
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First, Dave Zinczenko was caught reusing covers. “Turns out that’s not the only way Zinczenko recycles content: He’s been ripping other writers’ bylines off old Men’s Health articles and passing them off as his own.’’ Now in an article called “Men’s Health articles Men’s Health Editor Plagiarizes His Own Writers” on gawker (dot) com, it was discovered that Sir Idiot “copies and pastes” old Men’s Health articles for his “Eat This, Not That” column for Yahoo! Health that runs under his byline. “So we ran his prose through a search engine. He also steals information from other Men’s Magazine writers and shows them off as his own work. “We discovered that Zinczenko—whose cult of personality includes books, regular TV appearances, and a restaurant in partnership with “wingman” Dan Abrams—routinely rips his writers’ bylines off their articles, slaps his byline on, and republishes the material as though he wrote it himself.”


26 posted on 05/20/2011 9:19:32 AM PDT by johnboy88
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To: DemforBush

Men’s Health Editor Plagiarizes His Own Writers
http://gawker.com/5738017/mens-health-editor-plagiarizes-
his-own-writers


27 posted on 05/20/2011 9:19:45 AM PDT by johnboy88
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