Steamed Twinkies at the State Fair?
This year's State Fair food offerings might seem a little weak, but at least no one has proposed steamed Twinkies. The Onion reports that Illinois consumers asked for healthier options and the fair obliged with a lighter version of the deep-fried goodies. Reactions, apparently, have been mixed. One longtime fair-goer reports: "They're still Twinkies, even though you have to suck 'em up through a straw." Eww!!
P.S. Did you hear about the glacier-size meat shelf that broke free from Iowa, causing an alarming rise in global meat levels?!?
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