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Talk about a heart-stopper.
The donut burger – a bacon cheeseburger with a buttered Krispy Kreme glazed donut standing in for a bun – is becoming a hit on the fair circuit and among some far-out foodies.
Amusingly, the heart-stopping sandwich was sold just outside the West Springfield agricultural fair’s “Better Living Center.”
Pioneered in the South and popularized by Food Network host Paula Deen, it was a big hit at this year’s Big E fair in Massachusetts. Fairgoers bought about 1,000 “Craz-E Burgers” each day of the fair’s 17-day run, which ended Sunday, organizers said.
At 1,500 calories per, that adds up to 2.5 million calories worth of sugary, cheesy, bacon-dressed beef – or the creation of an additional 730 pounds of waistline jiggle. The over-the-top donut burger has become a national sensation in an era of increasing pressure to eat healthy, local and less.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/food/2009/10/05/2009-10-05_meet_the_craze_burger_beef_patty_bacon_and_cheese_sandwiched_between_a_krispy_kr.html#ixzz0UWeEhsTK.