Fowl Balls & Calorie Bombs

July 3, 2008 · 5 comments

I wanted to point out a couple of articles I read today that I thought were interesting and relevant.

First is this unique description of a succulent ballpark treat from Andrew Zimmern’s Chow & Again food & dining blog.

Chris Schwab, with the Sioux Falls Canaries Baseball Club in South Dakota, sent me an e-mail a few weeks ago. For those who don’t know, the team is part of the same ownership group as our local Saint Paul Saints. Well, apparently at the Canaries’s ballpark, vendors are selling turkey testicles. They call them Fowl Balls, and the Canaries teamed up with a local turkey processing plant (Dakota Provisions) to sell these little darlings. Chris assures me that they are not selling them two to a sack. Canaries fans can choose from dipping sauces including ranch, barbeque, and bleu cheese to add just the right nuanced flavor to an overflowing sack of Fowl Balls. During the first home stand last month, they sold out. Nearly 1,500 orders.

Best food name ever?

Andrew hosts a cool show on the Travel Channel called Bizarre Foods.

Next is Hidden Calorie Bombs to Avoid at Restaurants from Dumb Little Man. It’s actually a guest post by Garrett at Fat Bastard Eats. This is his list of hidden calorie bombs:

Awesome Blossom
Full Meat Portions

Hard to argue with that list, although I think I would replace the Awesome Blossom with Salads. Everyone knows (or should know!) how bad that blooming onion is, but salads trick people into thinking they are being healthy. I know for a fact that I have had “soup & a salad” for dinner and even if I am good and don’t have crackers, croutons or bread that I still hit 2,000 calories in one sitting. Crazy.

Honestly, if there was a contest for best blog post title Fowl Balls & Calorie Bombs has to rank right up there. :-)

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Johnny July 3, 2008 at 9:59 pm

I think that definitely trumps Rocky Mountain Oysters!

Mary July 4, 2008 at 12:55 am

Interesting links (and title). Overall lots of good stuff to read. Thanks. :)

kate July 4, 2008 at 9:01 am

((sob)) Awesome Blossoms… If only I could love carrot sticks as much as I love Awesome Blossoms…

Steve v4.7 July 4, 2008 at 10:03 am

Hit it right out of the park that time!

Lisa Newton July 5, 2008 at 10:24 pm

You are so right about the salads. I can’t say it enough, please look at the label or read the nutrition information about restaurant food.

In fact, I don’t know if you saw it, but we had an interesting discussion about Posting Nutritional information in Restaurants,

BTW, do you happen to know the nutritional information for Fowl Balls?


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