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Fried Kool-Aid has people lining up to try it at the fair [VIDEO]

Fried Kool-Aid may be the unhealthiest food at the San Diego County fair this summer. But so far, fans say they love fried Kool-Aid.

By Chris RichardsonStaff / June 21, 2011

Fried Kool-Aid new fair fare: People swing on a ride at the San Diego County Fair, Friday. Fried Kool-Aid caught many fair fans attention as the new junk food made its debut at the San Diego County Fair.

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A San Diego man has created an all new way to increase your waistline at the county fair this summer: Fried Kool-Aid.

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"Chicken" Charlie Boghosian wondered if dropping the brightly-colored sugary mix into the fryolator would result in anything edible. After several attempts at home, Mr. Boghosian says he got the technique right and now is serving up fried Kool-Aid balls at the San Diego County Fair out of his Chicken Charlie food stand.

The balls look like red donut holes, and while some say they also taste rather like donut holes, other fair attendees seem to like the new junk food. One customer of fried Kool-Aid told Sign on San Diego, "It starts off tart and tangy, and then finishes really sweet... I love this stuff."

Boghosian is no stranger to fried candy concoctions. He claims to have invented more than 100 deep-fried treats to serve up at county fairs. In previous years he has created fried fare such as fried Klondike Bars, fried Pop Tarts, and fried Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies.

The tangy red dough balls have really taken off, doing much better than Chicken Charlie's previous new products. Over the fair's opening weekend, the food stall quickly went through its first 150 pounds of Kool-Aid powder and 1,500 pounds of flour - though the rest of the ingredients are top secret.

Perhaps Boghosian is hoping his invention will get picked up by KFC as the perfect dessert pairing for its "DoubleDown" chicken sandwich.

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