So recently The OC Fair ended. I went to the fair the Saturday before it ended. :D
It was so fun! The rides were awesome, so many cool things on sale! But When it came around to lunch time I couldn't help but notice what kind of the food on sale. I apologize I didn't take more pictures but, not even pictures could capture all the words that these sights were worth.
At the fair there was only one area for food, this area was a very long and wide road that cut right through and all along the fair. Aside from chocolate covered bacon, churros, and gigantic sized ribs and chicken, along this road there was an abundance of food choices. . . Like deep fried twinkies, chocolate covered corn dogs, cotton candy sprinkled with powdered sugar, deep fried coca cola balls, deep fried snickers, deep fried white castle burger, deep fried oreos, candy apples, giant pickles, garlic fries, assorted pies, fried crepes with anything your heart desires inside. These are just the foods I can remember off the top of my head, rest assured there were many more. By the end if the day I had decided to do a little shopping at the tents at the very edge of the fair. All the way at the end of the tents something made me very happy, there was a woman selling organic produce that looked absolutely delicious, not to mention very cheap! I bolted over to her and bought two pounds of everything, grapes, cherries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, pineapple, nectarines, peaches, all for nine dollars! You would think that at those prices she would be in over her head working and helping people, but no. As I walked away I noticed that only one other woman had walked by to the see the produce while I was going crazy, and the woman didn't even buy anything. As I was lugging 16 pounds of fruit towards the exit I noticed the long lines to the churro stands, and deep fried twinkie stands, and the chocolate covered bacon stand. As I contemplated why this might be, I thought that it might be because fair foods are a one time thing, extremely unhealthy, but super delicious. . . Plus, it's summer, why not have a little fun with your food? But I came crashing back down to reality as a woman bumped into me and knocked some of my bags out of my hand. She helped me with my things and I was on my way, I noticed the people in the long lines, and these people were not petite to say the least. As a matter a fact, most of these people were morbidly obese. . . So are these foods really a "once in a while" type of food? and why was the lady with the really cheap produce all alone? Have most Americans given up on health all together?