If you haven’t been to a state fair lately, you haven’t seen all the weird and wacky things food vendors are frying up.
Fried beer. Fried butter balls. Fried jelly beans. Fried Twinkies. Fried Pepsi. Deep-fried mashed potatoes — on a stick, no less.
One of those is coming soon to your freezer.
“Sound the trumpets. Prepare the fatted calf. Ready the arteries. Deep-fried Twinkies are headed to Walmart,” blared Mashable.
Wal-Mart developed the treat with Hostess, according to Anne D’Innocenzio, national retail writer for The Associated Press. The New York Post reported the rumors last summer.
D’Innocenzio announced the news on Twitter.
And then Twitter went wild with the jokes — and skepticism.
Note that they come frozen.
“These will not be the kind of shelf-stable treats you just grab from the pantry,” writes New York restaurant blog Grubstreet.
“Instead, to emulate the straight-out-of-a-hot-vat-of-oil sensation, Hostess decided to make these a freezer-aisle item, meaning you will have to heat them, and that lots of lazy college kids will soon know exactly what a cold deep-fried Twinkie tastes like.”
The new Twinkies will be available only at Wal-Mart for the first year, according to D’Innocenzio. They’ve already been spotted in some stores.
They come in two flavors: original golden and chocolate.
And then, who knows?
Fried Sno Balls anyone?