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Gluttony or Chow?

The "This is Why your Fat" site was sent to me by one of our kids as a forum for discussion. What is your favorite? Most repulsive? He liked the Megga Double Stuffed Oreos and Bacon Explosion. I want the apple pie w/ cheddar cheese or the bacon shell taco.


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    1. I liked the apple pie also-- the huge chunks of fresh apple looked appealing, and the cheese was melted. Did you see the ice cream on the side? I would eat this without guilt as a complete meal in itself, not as a dessert following a meal. I thought most of the creations were highly original and humorous, but would be best shared with lots of wine and beer and laughs. Also in a place where there was physical activity going on -- swimming, ping pong, skating, basketball, dancing, carpentry, etc. The giant breakfast burrito is a terrific thing to serve before a group hike or a building project. I like the bacon mayo idea, in fact I'll make myself a jarful during tomato season. All the food looked delicious and FUN! Good for parties where the food would be talked about for a long time afterwards, reliving the fun. BTW I am very slim.

      1. Ohhh, that Double Bacon Hamburger Fatty Melt looks so good...! Don't know that I could ever survive eating it though, :-(

        1. It's chow given the creativity of some of the food, it could taste really good. It's pure gluttony if one person is eating some of those things. Seems like most of them are really party dishes (so I hope) although cheesecake on a stick caught my eye. Might not be willing to share on that one.

          1. That french-fry encased hot dog on Page 1 is pretty intriguing.

            1. I thought the meatballs and spaghetti on a stick looked interesting, but after looking at all of the pictures, I'm full!

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              1. re: coll

                " but after looking at all of the pictures, I'm full!"

                No way - they got me hungry!
                I really want to try the Krispy Kreme Hamburgers!!

              2. don't really have a sweet tooth,still plenty left.
                #1 bacon shell taco
                #2 tongue & pastrami sandwich,the Earl would be proud
                #3 A TIE 120oz steak or the bacon explosion

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                1. re: lcool

                  Yes, I forgot the tongue & pastrami; a weakness of mine.

                2. Oh! But to answer your question...My gut tells me it's gluttony. Chow in that it is unusual and may be a _local_ delicacy, but overall humongous portions, in most cases, IMHO, do not automatically constitute chow. (Although, I did feel the need to eat a 60# Rice Krispie Treat once upon a time, a long, long time ago...;-))

                  Really fascinating link though.

                  1. Can't decide between the pizza with the pigs-in-a-blanket crust, the burger with jamaican patties as a bun or the breakfast burrito.

                    I say it's gluttony but I want to try them all anyway!

                    1. the meat ship is architecturally astounding.

                      and deep fried coca cola sounds great to me!

                      1. Krispy Kreme Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger.

                        1. And all this time I was blaming my eating a bag of cookies spread with Nutella while watching movies habit from last winter. Nutella on its own is kind of gross, but spread on cookies, way better!

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                          1. re: babette feasts

                            Nutella on toast is pretty good too. The breakfast of champions.

                            1. re: Passadumkeg

                              I love Nutella with a spoon! - and on plain white bread!
                              BTW - Are any of you old enough to remember Nutella before they started homogenizing it??
                              When I was a kid in the '70's - Nutella used to be soooooo much better. It used to have a large layer of hazelnut oil on top, and when you blended it - the texture was super silky and oily...oh - and it wasn't quite as sweet as it is now...it was sublime...I still eat it, but I don't LOVE it the way I used to.

                              1. re: NellyNel

                                Gee, Nelly, thanks for making me feel good. I first had Nutella during the 70's while I was working as the director of an oil company school in Norway.

                                1. re: Passadumkeg

                                  So passadumkeg - I assume you remember the old formula Nutella (?!!)
                                  My friends think I am crazy to think it has changed so significantly - but yes it has!

                                  1. re: NellyNel

                                    Yup, not as good now, rarely eat it. My kids too loved it too in the 80's in Europe.
                                    ps in the 60's I was gluttonous ant the Hoboken Clam Broth House Bar!
                                    pps Have you been to the taco truck in Hoboken?

                                    1. re: Passadumkeg

                                      Oh wow - I think they just tore the famous sign down ...not sure though..
                                      I'm from Brooklyn so I missed those days!

                                      I have heard of the famous taco truck but I have never seen it - where is it parked?
                                      God I could go for a good taco right now!

                              2. re: Passadumkeg

                                "Nutella on toast is pretty good too."

                                Even better with sliced bananas. =)

                            2. Most of that was absolutely repulsive. Fun for a party I suppose but.....
                              I must say, tho, the Turbaconucken certainly looked intriguing.

                              1. The Earth's magnetic poles must be reversing or the moon is full!
                                Some things just ain't right... like Pineapple on pizza and now Krispy Kreme bacon cheeseburgers!

                                  1. Neither gluttony nor chow. An insult to both. Gluttony on occasion is a beautiful thing.

                                    If "this is why you're fat", then you didn't have a whole lot of fun getting fat.

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                                    1. re: Budget Palate

                                      You sound a little bitter..... Why? Most of the food made me laugh, especially the chicken/duck stuffed turkey wrapped like a mummy in bacon and sprinkled with coarse ground pepper. The giant rice crispy treat-- do you serve it with hammer and chisel? Sharing food like this (not every day, every meal) brings people together -- FUN, don't you think? The fat part is up to you, meaning portion control and exercise. Don't blame the food.

                                      1. re: neverlate

                                        True, true, what you wrote. I can see what you mean by "bitter" when I read it. Not sure how or why it crept in. I guess if I were going to "eat my way fat", I can think of a glorious glut of things to enjoy, but these things looked nauseating. I didn't even pick up on the humor. But you're right.... the fun easygoing nature of these boards -- such a refreshing change from much of the internet -- is a big part of why we post. Cheers.

                                        1. re: Budget Palate

                                          there is lead in the water and the republic is doomed. what's next--vomitoriums?

                                          1. re: annabana

                                            I'll join you w/ my fiddle!

                                          2. re: Budget Palate

                                            Besides I think this type of high calorie food is the perfect cuisine for nursing homes. Except nothing on a stick, in case of falls.

                                          3. re: neverlate

                                            I didn't read bitter, just serious and factual. I can't see trying or eating hardly any of it. The tongue and bacon sandwich I could/would share with ? people...
                                            Most of it I would classify as gross. Gross in size and volume, assuming you don't share it with a dozen people. Some look like they were meant to be shared, like at a Superbowl party. Gross in unhealthiness. Talk about a gas attack and stomach revolt!
                                            I think of the site as a bizarre sideshow with freaky food.

                                            1. re: Scargod

                                              What's wrong with sharing? Both the food and the costs. The tongue and pastrami sandwich I would share with 0 people. I'd eat 2 slices of meat and all the bread (seeded rye), save the rest of the meat for my 4 legged hounds. I never go into that type of eatery except to meet a friend for lunch who likes to have a late breakfast there (and insists on treating me). The fair food is not unhealthy if you're walking around all day looking at exhibits.

                                              1. re: Scargod

                                                The site is definitely a sideshow. Who really eats those things? I must agree with neverlate, as most people I know only go to the fair (and enjoy deep-fried "fill in the blank") once a year.

                                                Most of it looks gross. I wouldn't mind trying the bacon explosion, though!

                                          4. Most repulsive:
                                            1) The Meat Ship -- The bacon "sails" with fat congealing on them are just wrong. And what about the sausage "sailors" on the "deck"?
                                            2) Sloppy Joe on a Krispy Creme -- Tomatoey meat sauce on a doughnut -- bleh.

                                            Waffle dog -- I used to have these at KC Drive-in (now closed) in Honolulu with an Ono shake (peanut butter/chocolate/banana). (Hey, I was young & skinny.)

                                            I would like to try the deep-fried mac 'n' cheese.

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                                            1. re: pisang goreng

                                              That shake sounds really good! Maybe I could make a meal out of it.

                                            2. I'm laughing so hard I'm crying!!

                                              ohhhh gods...the krispy kreme bacon cheddar cheeseburgers.....and the bacon donuts....

                                              it's so outrageous it's funny! either way... you have to respect it.. hee hee hee