by Patrick Heig - 324 Reviews - 95 List
With chefs now applying their culinary artistry to foods usually reserved for amusement parks, cops and lazy moms (churros, donuts and Pop Tarts, respectively), foodies are rediscovering the joys of junk food. And though these treats are now being made without trans fats, artificial flavoring or toxic preservatives, they are even more delicious than ever, and still completely devoid of nutritional value.
Updated: August 04, 2009
DD's donuts are shaped like classic cop-killers but that's about all they have in common. Pastry pimp Sara Spearin churns out gourmet 'nuts in flavors like lemon thyme, caramel fleur-de-sal, and bacon-apple with maple glaze?.hmmmmmmm.
Forget Reese's. The perfectly salty-sweet peanut butter cup at Spork gets a scoop of vanilla ice cream, bananas and salted peanuts, before being drizzled with caramel--on the health-o-meter, equivalent to dipping your cigarette in cyanide, but somewhat more tasty.
Unlike the gel-filled cardboard Pop Tarts that have malnourished American children for decades, Foreign Cin's is a delicate, fresh-baked pastry stuffed with organic house-made preserves of apple, apricot, cherry, wild blueberry, cherry and mango.