August 21, 2007
Yes, Deep-Fried Oreos, but Not in Trans Fats
By MONICA DAVEY
INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 17 — The deep-fried Combo Plate may be a little more healthful this year at the Great Indiana State Fair. So say the fair’s leaders, who, taking a step rarely seen in the realm of corn dogs and fried pickles, have banned oils with trans fats from all the fryers that line the grounds here.
I love the irony of someone being worried about the transfats in a deep-fried oreo. I completely understand those people cited in the article saying:
Along the steamy thoroughfare here, where only sensitive palates can distinguish among the various cuts of potato (curly fries, ribbon fries and the old standby, French), fairgoers seemed pleased with the switch. The food tasted the same, they said happily. And if this meant they could indulge without guilt or have one more helping, so much the better.
Which is why I'll be having an Atkins shake for breakfast.