In August, I spent two weeks working in Louisville, Kentucky at the Kentucky State Fair. This was the view from my sculpting space:
I’m vegetarian and gluten-free, my sculpting partner/husband is also vegetarian, but we couldn’t let this opportunity pass us by. We rounded up our friends Mark, Greg Frisbee and Patti, one of the Lumber Jills for a taste test.
The Krispy Kreme donut burger with bacon and cheese was $8. It was also available as just a burger. The only side dish available was sweet potato fries, which were reportedly very tasty. I asked lots of folks, prior to our friends sampling the donut burger, if they had given the burger a try. Most of them were not interested in trying the burger, but did have the fries. The donut burger gained a horrible reputation and lots of chatter, with local media commenting on it almost daily. While I understand to some extent, I don’t think the donut burger is that much worse than other fair food. The bun is 400 calories, compared to 230 calories for a Whopper bun at Burger King. Not that big a difference really, if you are going to go all out and eat a bacon cheeseburger.
Here’s a little video I made of our friends sampling the donut burger. This is my first attempt at video on this blog. The sound quality isn’t great, but I think you’ll enjoy seeing the donut burger and hearing what my foodie friends have to say about the Krispy Kreme donut burger.
The verdict from those who tried the burger: none of them could eat a whole donut burger. All of them said they would eat part of one again. And then my husband decided two apple fritters would make a great bun for a fried tenderloin. Watch for that video soon. I’m betting the apple fritterloin will be coming to a fair near you soon!