Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Okay, I'm Officially Disgusted

There was an interesting item in today's newspaper, which, around these parts, is The Indianapolis Star.  Quoting (as shown in italics below):

Fried Food Frenzy Hits Kool-Aid

Fried Kool-Aid looks like it will be the newest of favored fried foods for sale at state fairs this summer.  Fried Kool-Aid debuted this month at the San Diego County Fair, where "Chicken" Charlie Boghosian, 42, tries to come up with new and unusual fried foods every year.  Boghosian creates a thick batter with Kool-Aid drink powder and uses an ice cream scoop to drop balls of the mix into the fryer.  An order of six or seven costs $5.95.  It's not clear whether it will be coming to Indiana.

Okay, I'm officially disgusted.

This is what fried Kool-Aid looks like, following the Boghosian recipe.

Charlie Boghosian's Fried Kool-Aid

I'm quite impressed by Mr. Boghosian's entrepreneurial inventiveness.  He should make rather a large pile of money from this idea, and rightly so.  It is a clever confectionery concept.  Little kiddies will surely get their sugar (or sugar-substitute) rushes this summer at the fairs, for sure!  Plus folks who need a fried food fix will be all set, too.  As for moi, sugar and sugar substitutes combined with a deep-frying medium are WAY overrated as consumables, and I frankly can't imagine eating anything so sweet as fried batter balls of Kool-Aid.  You people out there may like it--I'm certainly down with that--but we felines are looking for more substantive kitty treats, like tuna-flavored kibble-on-a-stick.

If you'd like to try some yourself and are not afraid of homemaking a batch in your kitchen (well, it could be somebody else's kitchen; I'm not rigid about these details), here's a "how-to" video:

Deep Fried Kool-Aid Tutorial

Is there a fried Kool-Aid song?  Of course there is (eye-roll).

Fried Kool-Aid Song

The recipe is also available online at the fried Kool-Aid website.

Will this new culinary craze boost sales of Kool-Aid?  Folks at Kraft Foods are probably hoping so, big-time.

Sorry, But I'll Go For Tuna-Flavored Every Time,

Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
Confectionery News Beat

P.S.  Here's a Kool-Aid television commercial from the 1950s.  Could you tell?  (Massive eye-roll).


  1. Maybe Broadway Gal or Wild Thang should make deep-fried Kool-Aid as a summer youth program.

  2. Not so keen on the idea of fried Kool-Aid balls! Deep-fried tuna balls sound more appealing!


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