Fried Indulgence

Deep-fried foods reflect a growing consumer demand for enhanced consumption

Implications - As consumers mature, exposure to more diverse, cultural settings prompts a growing need for enhanced everyday goods. Seeking to revamp traditional snack foods with more indulgent and enticing qualities, brands are turning to excessive deep-fried techniques to add extravagant allure to the product. A turn towards over-the-top eats reflects a backlash to the more prudent health-focused lifestyle.
SCORE: 3.8
Mild Top 6 Examples: 3,874 Total Clicks Jan 14 - Nov 15
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Fried Noodle Cups - This Extravagant Recipe Turns Ramen Noodles into a Deep Fried Meal
SCORE: 5.4
Warm 476 Clicks Pub: Oct 9, 15
Fried Noodle Cups
This Extravagant Recipe Turns Ramen Noodles into a Deep Fried Meal
Taking experimental cuisine to the next level is this fried noodle recipe that transforms a Cup o’ Noodles instant ramen soup into a deep fried meal. The noodle dish actually retains its mug-... [More]
Fried Cheesy Macaroni Sandwiches - The Grilled Mac and CHeese Sandwich From DudeFoods is Epic
SCORE: 4.1
Mild 454 Clicks Pub: Oct 22, 15
Fried Cheesy Macaroni Sandwiches
The Grilled Mac and CHeese Sandwich From DudeFoods is Epic
This grilled mac and cheese sandwich is an usual take on your classic grilled cheese sandwich. Created by Nick Chipman at the blog DudeFoods, the Macaroni and Cheese Grilled Cheese replaces the... [More]
Insane Heart-Attack Cheeseburgers - The Monte Cristo Burger by  Michael Voltaggio is Sweet & Savory
SCORE: 2.6
Untested 1,778 Clicks Pub: Jan 29, 14
Insane Heart-Attack Cheeseburgers
The Monte Cristo Burger by Michael Voltaggio is Sweet & Savory
Chefs continue to flex their delicious creativity in the kitchen with sweet and savory combinations that are sure to lead to heavenly heart attacks around the world; the latest insane dish to be... [More]
DIY Deep-Fried Cheese Recipes - These Deep Fried Cheese-Stuffed Doritos are for the Cheese Lovers
SCORE: 3.5
Untested 938 Clicks Pub: Mar 8, 14
DIY Deep-Fried Cheese Recipes
These Deep Fried Cheese-Stuffed Doritos are for the Cheese Lovers
These Deep Fried Cheese-Stuffed Doritos look ridiculously tempting. Personally, I am not a fan of cheese in any way, shape or form but I do know plenty of people who would absolutely love this recipe.... [More]
Fried Sandwich Balls - These Monte Cristo Fried Treats are Filled with Ham and Gooey Cheese
SCORE: 3
Untested 103 Clicks Pub: Sep 18, 15
Fried Sandwich Balls
These Monte Cristo Fried Treats are Filled with Ham and Gooey Cheese
Experimental chef and blogger Dude Foods recently gave the conventional Monte Christo sandwich an unconventional twist by turning it into little deep fried balls topped with powdered sugar and jam.... [More]
Savory Bacon Cannolis - These Fried Italian Desserts are Filled with Crispy Meat for Added Crunch
SCORE: 1.9
Untested 125 Clicks Pub: Nov 4, 15
Savory Bacon Cannolis
These Fried Italian Desserts are Filled with Crispy Meat for Added Crunch
Cannolis are a classic Italian dessert that features a deep fried pastry cylinder filled with a decadent ricotta cream and chocolate chips, however this savory version by lifestyle blog Thrillist... [More]