Sunday, September 5, 2010

Ok, the deep fried thing at the State Fair has gone one product too far....

I don't drink at all, so this does not affect me personally. The creativity and trial and error that stems from this innovation is what fascinates me.  The economics is interesting too: is this food item the result of demand-side or supply-side economics?  Did people demand this good and the entrepreneur then go about producing it, or did the entrepreneur anticipate that if he/she supplied it people would want it? Sorry, this is how I think about everything---the "economic way of thinking" controls my life!! :)

Texas State Fair's culinary contenders fry everything from Pop-Tarts to beer
""If Big Tex looks a little glassy-eyed this fall, blame it on the Fried Beer. Or the Deep Fried Frozen Margarita.
Booze is generating a buzz for the State Fair of Texas, as fried-alcohol dishes made the list of top new fair foods announced Wednesday.
Eight imaginative contenders are vying for the Sixth Annual Big Tex Choice Awards, with the winners getting plenty of publicity – and long lines of eager fairgoers willing to gobble up the fried goodness.
But have your ID handy for the Fried Beer and Deep Fried Frozen Margarita – you must be 21 or older to partake....Fried Beer is a beer-filled pretzel-like dough pocket that's shaped like ravioli. Take a bite and the beer pours out.""
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