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Deep-Fried Cereal Debuts at County Fair

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As summer fair season begins, so does an onslaught of fried foods. Deep-fried cereal, made with Trix and Cinnamon Toast Crunch, debuted at the San Diego fair this month. The fried treat is drizzled with syrup and topped with a few pieces of cereal.

Despite their hype, the cereal balls debuted to discouraging reviews.

"Now, when I was trying the deep-fried Cinnamon Toast Crunch, the pool of grease in the bottom of the basket made me clutch my heart a little. The doughy ball of greasy cereal wasn't bad, but it definitely isn't something I'd go out of my way to buy. Candace called the Trix edition 'disappointing,'" wrote one reviewer.

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Behind this recent fried phenomenon is Charlie Boghosian, creator of last year's deep-fried Kool Aid balls made with flour, water and cherry-flavored Kool Aid.

Owner of Chicken Charlie’s, Boghosian serves everything from deep-fried avocado to deep-fried Girl Scout cookies on his menu.

Slideshow:  Outrageously Deep-Fried Delicacies

The San Diego Fair is open until July 4.  Then, the deep-fried cereal will continue its fair circuit at the Orange County Fair followed by the L.A. County Fair.

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