Taste The Trend: Would You Eat a Deep-Fried Twinkie Burger?

Originally posted 10/29/2013 11:24AM

PYT Deep Fried Twinkie Burger
Courtesy PYT

We guess this is one reason to be glad that Twinkies are back on shelves.

Following in the footsteps of the mac ‘n’ cheese burger and ramen burger, Philadelphia burger joint PYT unveils its deep-fried Twinkie burger—yes, that’s a burger housed between two deep-fried Hostess snack cakes—on Tuesday. (The first 15 are free, so what are you waiting for?)

This isn’t unchartered territory for the restaurant: They’ve offered crazy bun mash-ups like the spaghetti burger and fried-lasagna burger in recent years. But their newest ‘burger-meets-state-fair-food’ creation may be the most over-the-top. Between the battered-and-fried Twinkie buns, you’ll find melted American cheese, bacon and a pork belly patty. Says PYT on its Facebook page: “We are really sorry about this, but someone had to do it.”

The restaurant previewed a photo of the burger on its Facebook page on Sunday, earning comments from “I’m sorry but that is gross” to “Hostess cake company would be proud” to, our favorite, “That looks like a heart attack waiting to happen but good lord it looks freakin good.” Well said.

Of course, some of the appeal here is in the novelty. Tell the truth—don’t you just want to know what this tastes like?

—Marissa Conrad

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