KFC Wants An Apology After Lab Tests Show Fried Rat Shape Is Actually Just Chicken

KFC Wants An Apology After Lab Tests Show Fried Rat Shape Is Actually Just Chicken

Last week after a KFC customer posted photos and video of what he claimed was a fried rat he’d received with his order of chicken, the company said it believed the whole thing was a hoax, and asked the man to turn over the food in question for independent testing. Lab results are in… and the word is, it’s a bird. Chicken, to be exact. [More]

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Deep-Fried Starbucks Coffee Joins List Of Ridiculous Food You Can Find At The Fair

If you thought the world couldn’t possibly cough up yet another deep-fried food oddity, you were wrong and you’ll probably be wrong again if you think people will ever stop chucking things into hot oil. The deep-fried trend is especially prevalent at fairs and festivals, with this year’s nominee for freakish fare showing up at the San Diego County Fair to much ado: Deep-fried Starbucks coffee. [More]

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Devotees Of Deep-Fried Food Could Be Facing Price Hikes For Their Favorite Fare

Take a look at that fried chicken sandwich/French fry/potato chip you’re about to eat. It could soon cost you more money to reach deep-fried satisfaction, as the crops necessary to make the vegetable oil used by many companies to fry your favorite foods to a golden crisp are struggling in Canada. [More]

Texas Rangers Upping Calorie Ante With Bacon-Flavored Cotton Candy, Chicken-Fried Corn On The Cob

Texas Rangers Upping Calorie Ante With Bacon-Flavored Cotton Candy, Chicken-Fried Corn On The Cob

Peanuts and Cracker Jack? Please, that is so 20th century. The new cool thing to do at baseball stadiums is apparently to concoct menu items so calorie-laden that people can’t help but notice them, if not eat them: The Texas Rangers are joining the artery-clogging pool with new creations like bacon-flavored cotton candy and chicken-fried corn on the cob. [More]

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Texas State Fair Presents Deep-Fried Nutella

Well, it’s state and county fair season, which can only mean one thing. This is America, darn it, and there is nothing in this great nation that we aren’t able to fry. This summer, word out of Texas is that deep-fried Nutella is the new hotness. Nutella? [More]

Dispatches From San Diego's Deep-Fried Dystopia

Dispatches From San Diego's Deep-Fried Dystopia

With our fingers on the feeble pulse of the latest news in junk food, we at Consumerist headquarters wait anxiously every year to hear what they’re frying at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar, California. Later fairs nationwide are sure to follow suit. New this year: deep-fried Girl Scout cookies and deep-fried Kool-Aid. Don’t worry, you can still get the boring old classics like fried Krispy Kreme chicken sandwiches and fried Klondike bars. [More]

Fried Beer… The Name Says It All

Fried Beer… The Name Says It All

As we’ve already seen with this summer’s Meat Man Parfait, state fairs are a hotbed of culinary experimentation. The latest headline maker comes from the Texas State Fair, where one man plans to unleash the craziness that is Fried Beer upon the world. [More]