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Jul 2, 2010 03:27 PM

Fattiest food per state

What is your state's fattiest food? Have you had it? Is it worth it?

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  1. In my case it's the corn dog, and ... yes, it's worth it on occasion. I don't think I've had one in years, but they're good ... one must get the mix of ketchup and mustard just right.

    1. Yep. I've had many In and Out burgers in my day. Yes, they are worth it, on occasion. There are a lot more fatty things here to enjoy, I'm surprised Tommy's chili cheese burgers didn't make the list.

      Did you see Wyoming? Lamb? Everyone must be pretty skinny there if that's on their fattiest list. Loved the pixs, thanks for sharing the article, and so close to dinner time, too:)

      1. May not be in the same category as deep-fried Twinkies and In-and-Out burgers, but in the natural food department, our California avocados are certainly high in fat.

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        1. re: ola

          The fat in avocados is hardly comparable to that in fried foods. It's "good" fat.

          1. re: ferret

            It's still 9 kcal/gram and the OP didn't specify what type of fat they were looking for.

            1. re: jgg13

              That is true but avocado fat won't be nearly as big a contributor to the epidemic of heart disease that we see in the US like saturated fat is.

              1. re: Servorg

                I don't believe the OP said anything about the dish that provides the largest contribution to heart disease. They asked for the fattiest dish. In that regard, fat is fat, whether they be transfats or EFAs or something in between.

                1. re: jgg13

                  Not disagreeing. Just pointing out that all fat is not created equal, once you take into consideration things other than just energy measurements. And that, perhaps the idea of choosing which fat to consume, can be done with an eye to other health factors involved in the consumption of said fat.

                  1. re: Servorg

                    It does depend though on what you care about. Someone who is simply worrying about their body mass is going to care about the fact that something is 9 Kcal/g no matter what kind of fat it is. Someone who would prefer not to die an early death might prefer Omega-6 over partially hydrogenated vegetable oil

                    1. re: jgg13

                      The funny thing is medical scientists are coming to the conclusion that there is a such a thing as overweight healthy people. So food choices may become even more important in the future, even if they are not the best choices in terms of the calorie load.

                      1. re: Servorg

                        again, depends completely on what you want. "healthy" isn't always the top priority. There are plenty of people who sacrifice long term health in the name of looking good.

        2. Well, Virginia's is ham. Just ham? We couldn't do anything more creative with it, like deep frying it, coated in beer batter, using it like bread to make a grilled cheese on ham bread?

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          1. re: chowser

            come on - here in richmond we salt it to death and put it on some seriously fatty biscuits. mmmm.... :)

          2. For Massachusetts the chocolate chip cookie is listed and of course I've eaten them. Not the ridiculous monster one shown though. Normal home made delicious ones. Home made is best! As for the idiot Maine lobster roll described... bah humbug. Again, simple is better. Having some tonight in fact.

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            1. re: Gio

              So, why did they show a Carl's Jr chocolate chip cookie for MA, when the nearest Carl's Jr is in Oklahoma? I think we got gypped. And New Hampshire got clam chowda? I'd nominate something from Dunkin' Donuts for MA instead.

              As for the OP's questions about what I've eaten and would eat again -- bring on the lobster roll and the cheesesteak, and even the livermush (my home state is NC).

              1. re: Gio

                Re: the chocolate chip cookie.. Although the CCC was invented in MA the monster Carl's was just compared to it...I think. I should think a pot of Boston baked beans would be a good example of a calorie intensive dish, especially if it's made with molasses/maple syrup and a huge chunk of salt pork and served with a hunk Boston brown bread.

                1. re: Gio

                  I was stunned to see chocolate chip cookies - from Carl's Jr.??? I don't think there are any of those around here! - as MA's fattiest food. Come on. And that lobster roll for Maine - "pile on the mayo"? Umm, I don't think so.

                  1. re: LindaWhit

                    I really don't think much thought went into this article.

                    1. re: kprange

                      Not at all...and the 126 comments so far at the article site are pretty much saying the same thing. I think the best comment I quickly read was "The "I Hate Fat" boogeymen need to get a life." :-)

                      Oh - and they're showing a D'Angelos or Papa Ginos lobster roll for Maine. Yeah. Like New Englanders are only going to go there for their lobster roll?

                    2. re: LindaWhit

                      I also don't think you can categorize it by state. For me, I live near St. Louis, but I am in Illinois. there isn't anyone around here who would say deep dish pizza. It isn't eaten in this part of IL. I think it needs to be a regional type of article.

                      1. re: kprange

                        The state thing is a gimmick for the article. It seems like a dart board was used to pair the fatty food with the state. lol!

                        1. re: dave_c

                          That is as good an explanation as any for how they paired the food with the state.