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Old 10-14-2009, 02:11 AM
 
Location: Hudson Valley, New York
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All this past summer, every time I went to a fair or festival that sold blooming Onions, I would get ready to buy one and when I saw the price of $8.00... I just couldn't bring myself to spend that kind of money on a damn Onion... even though I was craving one so badly. I know it sounds silly, I mean how often do you get to eat one anyway....But why is a darn Onion and some spiced batter so expensive? You don't even have to slice it by hand.... just food for thought .......... if ya don't mind the pun.

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Old 10-14-2009, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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I know, I like the Bloomin Onion too and even at the Outback steakhouse they are around 8 bucks and its like OK, onion, seasoned batter and throw in the fryer. It doesnt seem like they should be so expensive for a darn Onion!!

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Old 10-14-2009, 08:47 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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You know, they are not really that hard to make at home.

How to Make a Blooming Onion

I didn't do all this, I think years ago I found a package mix and it was so easy to make and so great to eat!
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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First time at a fair or amusement park? That's just the way it is.

An ear of corn was 10 tickets - $5 at the Texas State Fair this year!
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:25 AM
 
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Because they are so flipping GOOD!
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:35 AM
 
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I saw an ad on tv the other day for Blooming Onions. Right now you can get one with a beer for $5 at Outback Steakhouse.
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Hudson Valley, New York
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Thanks for all the tips. I know the food is expensive at fairs. I try and look around first before being impulsive. Roasted corn was only 2 bucks an ear at the Dutchess County Fair, relatively cheap. I don't think I could pay five dollars for one ear when you can buy a dozen for about that price. I am just getting more frugal in my old age and with cash so hard to come by these days, I think long & hard before I part with my money. With food, you never know if it will be good either. There is nothing worse than getting food that tastes lousy and you can't even eat. Now you've just wasted money on it and if you are really short on cash, you are either SOL & drooling watching other people eat or lucky enough to still have money in your pocket (after feeding the kids) & be satisfied on your next attempt at eating.

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Old 10-15-2009, 01:25 AM
 
Location: Long Island via Chapel Hill NC, Go Heels?
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bloomin onion is also one of the most unhealthy foods one man or woman can digest. Why waste 8 bucks on a fatty onion with spice? Just my 2 cents.
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Old 10-15-2009, 01:30 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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They make a killing of course!! But, if some people will pay it then so will the rest!!
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:32 AM
 
Location: The Raider Nation._ Our band kicks brass
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It's Canfield Fair time

I wrote this two years ago, but it still rings true about why food is expensive at festivals.
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