Deep-Fried Chocolate Chip Cookies a Hit in New Zealand

Posted in on the 20th February, 2013

Fried Choco-chip CookiesThe youngsters of Auckland have been trooping to a local mall for something that is slowly gaining popularity:  deep-fried chocolate chip cookies.  They are basically choco-chip cookies dipped in flour, coated with batter, and thrown in the deep fryer.

The Cookie Bear Chocolate Chippes are currently being sold in just one fast food store in Auckland’s North Shore  for NZ$0.50 (around US$0.42) a piece.

The owner of the store, Miss Lidong Xu, said that her deep-friend cookies are popular among younger people, especially the under-20 crowd.

“Younger people like to try different foods,” she told The New Zealand Herald.  “Maybe weird foods.
Deep frying foods that aren’t normally battered and soaked in a vat of boiling oil have been gaining attention lately.  The Huffington Post reported about the likes of deep-fried butter, deep-fried pizza, deep-fried macaroni and cheese, and deep-fried cupcakes.

There is even deep-fried cola, which debuted at the Texas state fair.  It is made of cola-flavored batter that was deep-fried, drizzled with cola fountain syrup, and topped with whipped cream, cinnamon, sugar, and a single cherry.