A while back I posted on deep-fried Twinkies sold at county fairs, a food that I couldn’t believe that even existed, much less one that people bought and ate right and left. Strangely, I came across the video below while looking for something else. It shows deep fried Twinkies being made. If there was ever an awful food, this is it.
I present this video with commentary at the risk of the maker(s) of it getting after me. When I posted the video of the chicken-fried bacon a couple of months ago, I got taken to task in the comments by Auntie Dee Dee for what she considered my elitism in criticizing the good folks of Snook, Texas, so I fear the same here.
This film is obviously made by amateurs, and the production quality is awful. At 9 minutes plus, the film is way too long, but thankfully YouTube has a time limit. As one of the nascent filmmakers wrote:
We had a video over 30 MINUTES long, but since the limit is 10 minutes, I had to *severly* (sic) edit this down to the basics.
Whoever did the editing failed to heed the old maxim that less is more. At 9 minutes it’s pretty awful, but it could have been so much worse. Long and dreadful though the quality is, I watched it in its entirety with a sort of grim fascination for two reasons. First, to see if the video cook could possibly make any more mistakes due to poor planning, and, second, because each step of the preparation made the “food” indescribably worse from a health perspective. I had to see just how bad it could get.
Nevertheless, you do learn how to deep fry a Twinkie. And I learned that I never even want to think about eating one.