Friday, October 06, 2006

I'd Like the Heart Attack on a Platter, Please. With Extra Mayo...


Good Gravy!

I've written a few posts about gross, odd or unhealthy edibles in the past, and figured it was time for another round-up.

This one is so revolting that I don't even know WHAT to say about it.


Chocolate Chip pancakes wrapped around sausage on a stick? That's almost as bad as putting a Hershey Bar in an Egg McMuffin.

And what about TGI Friday's new appetizers? Deep-fried battered Green Beans? I mean other than Green Been Casserole, what worse thing could you do to these perfectly inoffensive vegetables?


As much as I love Macaroni and Cheese---it's the #1 Comfort Food in our family---I can't imagine eating breaded and deep fried chunks of it. Ok, I can imagine it, but then I wouldn't be posting as Attila the Mom---I'd be calling myself Pizza the Hut!


I wonder if some of these companies are owned by the pharmaceutical industry. So they can sell us more diet pills and cholesterol medicine. It's gotta be a conspiracy, I tell you!

27 comments:

Jod{i} said...

lol, too true...
You have to see comedian Jim Gaffigan's bit on Hot pockets...Hilarious!

Meg said...

Food does not belong on a stick. That is my opinion. Except corn dogs. But maybe the corn dog inventor guy received a lot of flack for the hot dog wrapped in corn bread on a stick idea. And now corn dogs are everywhere. Maybe one day all food will be on sticks. Who knows?

Erin said...

My husband and I saw Deep Fat Fried Oreos and Deep Fat Fried Twinkies at a country fair this summer. We thought it was hilarious - but people were buying them!

Oh and on the food on a stick theme, my parents often like to tell about how when I was a baby I wouldn't eat solid food unless it was offered to me on the point of a stick. My dad fed me with a pencil. There are pictures to prove it.

shan said...

Wait, but I like green bean casserole... I think... Actually I haven't had it in years. Maybe it's better when you're a kid? But deep fried green beans are beyond the pale, yes. (maybe also good if you're a kid)

My only problem with food on a stick is, it falls off. Onto me. Then I look like a mess when in fact, it is entirely the stick's fault.

carmachu said...

Hacve you ever BEEN to a fair and had plates of deep fried vegtables? I thoughht not, its a great thing, and even sarah will eat any veggies that get fried like that.

Erin: dont laugh at those people, you really dont know what your missing....

As for the rest-Ick....

Pendullum said...

Those are just gross....

Attila The Mom said...

jod{i}---No! I'll have to check that out!

Meg---I can just imagine the future. Chicken Cordon Bleu on a stick! ;-)

Erin---Oh My God. That's all I'm gonna say. You're destined for food stickness!

Shan---I like green bean casserole myself. LOL I'm the only person in my family who does!

Car--of course I've had deep fried veggies. I could prolly live off of battered and fried mushrooms! But greenbeans? C'mon! And don't tell me that "at least the kid is eating some veggies"! It's like eating some lettuce with a stick of butter as a side dish!

Pen, I agree.

kim said...

ewwwww the macaroni things looked gross and i have to agree about the pancacke sausage stick thingy BUT
corn dogs are pretty good and have you had the cheese sticks deep fried ... ohhh yummm
hmmm now i know where the last 20lbs came from lol

Anonymous said...

In the south, if you can eat it, it comes on a stick. An' if you cant eat it, it comes on a stick. Round here everythang is on a dang stick. We got cereal on a stick. Roadkill on a stick. Pepsi. Acorns. Banjos. Bermuda shorts.

Even blogs on a stick.

Lisa Goldstein/Kelly Kelly said...

good theory. and maybe starbucks is in partnership with the sleeping pill companies.

those products are disgustingly tasty looking.

Lisa

Tracie said...

Now....I love chocolate chips and I love pancakes, I even love sausage-but not rolled up together and placed on a stick. It is just too scary!

Heather said...

you are so right.
and those look absolutely disgusting.
eww. eww. eww.
hope you're having a good weekend!

Brenda said...

That is just not right, deep fried mac-n-cheese? And I'm not partial to most stick things. Even though I am from the south where we'll stick a stick into anything. What will they assult next?

I thought I'd give deep fried alligator-on-a-stick a chance at the Blues Fest once. That is some nasty ****!

michellesarah said...

Only in America!

Stinkypaw said...

If there's no conspiracy there should be one! Those things are heart-attacks on a plate (or stick, depending!)...

Sheila said...

I have a confession to make - I've been known to dip my fries into my chocolate sundae - yeh!!!

Annie Drogynous said...

OMG, several weeks ago I tried to write about TGIF's fried green beans and fried mozzarella chunks and each and every time, I got nauseous thinking about it. Kudos to you that you didn't toss your cookies while writing it!

That sausage on a stick crap sounds revolting. There should be a limit as to what these food companies are permitted to create!

Anonymous said...

I am pretty sure that either pharmaceutical companies OR fitness centers have shares in stuff like this... BTW, just asking: does any of this look remotely appetizing to anyone? Seriously?

lildb said...

how come you're so brilliant? Pizza the Hut? that's freaking brilliant. it makes my eyes hurt.

and I've wondered similar things about the deeply-hidden conspiracy b/w big pharma and the fast-foodification of our gigantic, fat-assed USofA.

sigh.

jen said...

so is it terribly awful if it made me just a tiny bit hungry?

OneEar said...

It is the stick-industrial complex. They run everything.

Ruth Dynamite said...

Ew. God help us all.

Rhea said...

Ohmigod, that chocolate chip sausage thing looks disgusting. There is a restaurant here in Boston that serves fried Twinkies.

RC said...

fried green beans...disgusting.

The Fast Food chain Sonic has been selling Pancakes on a stick for awhile (sausage wrapped inside)...I'm out on those...

but the suasage thing is a similar concept to the McGriddle, but isn't the bread on that more of a blueberry with maple thing.

I think you're on to something with your pharma comment.

Ruth Dynamite said...

On this note, my Nutrition Action newsletter today featured the new BK Stacker - which is a "burger" with 4 hamburger patties, 4 slices of cheese, 8 strips of bacon plus sauce and bun.

Then I saw a commercial for Dominoes Pizza that entices people with oozing chunks of brownie.

We're doomed for sure - kind of like the Romans minus the vomitoriums.

Me said...

lol...
I passed the chocolate chip pancake wrapped corn dog yesterday and I almost passed out...
talk about taking cravings to a new height..

Beki said...

That pancake & sausage on a stick looks repulsive! Surely invented by a pregnant women with cravings?