You Can Eat A $125 Caviar-Slathered Twinkie This Weekend
The OC Fair's menu is always full of the most ridiculous and gut-busting concoctions. This year, however, they're really going for it, serving—among other horrors—a caviar-laden Twinkie. Found somewhere in the seventh layer of junk food Hell, the caviar Twinkie is simply that—a Twinkie slathered with "the finest caviar." It comes from San Diego barbecue joint Chicken Charlie's and it costs $125, according to the OC Register. The Twinkie is one of 30 new menu additions that you can chow on when the annual OC Fair kicks off this Friday in Costa Mesa. It's also the fair's 125th year, which might have something to do with that hefty price tag. Some of the sales will go to a good cause. The proceeds from the Twinkies will go to the Children's Hospital of Orange County, according to the fair's Instagram.
A lot of the other new menu items consist of things you probably shouldn't fry, but someone couldn't resist: espresso grounds, pizza, birthday cake, corn on the cob, apples, SlimFast bars, nachos, and pickles that have been stuffed with peanut butter. There will also be sundaes with cinnamon rolls and gelato stuffed inside churros. (That makes sense, actually; we're big fans of the churro ice cream sandwich). What doesn't make sense is making a burger or a hot dog with churro, but hey, they're doing that too. There's also a chili relleno burger that sounds kind of good in the works.
The OC Fair runs July 17 through August 16, and features a motorhome demolition derby, rodeos, a craft beer fest and performances by the likes of Willie Nelson, Charli XCX, Echo & The Bunnymen, Huey Lewis and the News and others. They'll also do food tastings on Fridays from noon to 4 p.m. where samples are available for $2 each. You can't get a sample of the caviar Twinkie, but you can stop by Chicken Charlie's for a couple of deep-fried Oreos.