Skip to comments.6 Terrifying Theme Park Foods (according to the Yahoo healthy eating guy)
Posted on 05/19/2011 10:51:21 PM PDT by DemforBush
The freak show, haunted house, and Skull-Crushing Terror Drop of Impending Deathall 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...
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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.
I should start consulting this ‘guy’ for menu suggestions.
Eat right.... Stay fit... Die anyway.....
Maybe I’m weird or something, but the healthy alternatives are the ones I would have picked anyway.
Well, the alternatives aren’t really healthier-but tastier
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
My favorite theme park junk food: chocolate covered frozen bananas. Not all that unhealthy either.
Need to include Bacon in there somewhere.
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.
Bacon and beer are the other two.
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.
Did you know ? Cotton Candy machine was invented by a dentist !!
Obviously a guy looking for more job security :)
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.
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.
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!
This sort of killjoy diet chatter is all the rage of late, due to a lot of utter buncombe emerging from the oval office.
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!
In the NY area they always have zeppoles.
I kill for zeppoles.
Anyone gets between me and my nachos is gonna get hurt. Real bad!
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)
And that is the real secret - nobody makes it out of THIS life, alive!
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 Mens 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 Zinczenkowhose cult of personality includes books, regular TV appearances, and a restaurant in partnership with “wingman” Dan Abramsroutinely rips his writers’ bylines off their articles, slaps his byline on, and republishes the material as though he wrote it himself.”
Mens Health Editor Plagiarizes His Own Writers