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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that has to confess: “We are addicted to dee- fried Twinkies.” Blame it on the Mountain Community Fair. We spent a fair amount of time at the fair the past few days, and one day wandered over to the concession stand emblazoned with “Deep Fried Twinkies.” Growing up, we were rewarded with Twinkies when we were good, and thus, were always rather fond of the creme-filled treat. So, there we were, standing in front of the Twinkie stand wondering what a deep-fried Twinkie might taste like. For those of you not in the know – or just think we are downright kidding – a Twinkie is dipped in a batter, skewered with a stick and dunked in a deep fryer for several minutes.

“Yuck,” you say.

Not us. We promptly ate four of them and were eager for a fifth when our better half reminded us there might be funnel cake around the corner, and to save some room.



The next day, we returned to the deep-fried Twinkie stand and really pushed the envelope of curiosity and ordered, in addition to a couple of twinkies, a deep-fried Snickers bar.

“Get out of here,” you say.



That’s right, folks. The new fare at the fair is deep-fried Twinkies and candy bars. Thousands of you must have been as shocked as we were to stumble upon that stand, but we trust you have better self-control than we do and limited yourself to one daily dose of the deep-fried confections.

Our man on the copy desk tells us we have run out of room if we want to run the deep-fried Twinkie photo, too, so we best be out of here.

Can anyone say Krispy Kreme?


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