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Taste Test: Twinx

Posted October 15, 2014

New at N.C. State Fair this year: The Twinx - a Twix stuffed inside a Twinkie, wrapped in bacon and then deep fried.

— Bacon. Love it.

Twinkies and Twix? They’re among my sweet favorites.

Chocolate? You can never go wrong with it.

But all of the above, joined in deep-fried matrimony with powdered sugar on top? Only at the N.C. State Fair.

I’ll admit that I haven’t caught on to the deep fried craze. I’m working to reduce my waist line and deep fried sweets aren’t the way to do it.

But after biting into a Twinx (a Twix bar stuffed in a Twinkie, wrapped in bacon, deep fried and topped with powdered sugar) during the state fair media preview day, it took me to a place where diets are laid to pasture and taste buds are wrapped in calorie-induced goodness.

This is not a snack for someone who is not into sweets, or defines what they eat by nutritional value.

Instead, it’s a once a year snack for a once a year event. And it’s the first time it’ll be served at the N.C. State Fair.

In a land of deep fried everything, the Twinx does it for me.

You can find them at Murphy House, located in front of the Sam Rand Grandstand.


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  • Fourtyseven Cole Oct 16, 2014
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    Just stop. Stop typing. Take that conspiracy theory trash elsewhere.

  • busyb97 Oct 16, 2014

    You had me until the bacon.... not that I would have ever tried it anyway.

    And as far as the ebola virus dampering fun? doubtful. You're more likely to pick up E.Coli at the fair than Ebola. You can't live in fear, otherwise, you'd be afraid of EVERYTHING you can catch out there.

  • raleighboy524 Oct 16, 2014

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    I agree with you. Best move is to cancel the fair to prevent an outbreak here.

  • Guy Percy Oct 16, 2014
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    This whole deep fried everything is getting old. I'm not that impressed with most of the things I tried last year.

  • Ishitonthewralcorncobdesk Oct 16, 2014

    The effects of that fried food will be the least of fair goers' concerns this year. That ebola virus is going to damper a lot of the fun.

  • Angie Cox Oct 16, 2014
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    sounds nasty! heart attack waiting to happen...

  • Bob Leah Oct 15, 2014
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    Last years favorites! http://www.candidslice.com/taste-testing-five-weirdest-foods-north-carolina-state-fair/