They past two days have involved heavy consumption of apple fritters. While delicious, they have sat heavy in my stomach. All day.
Once I get past the guilt of having consumed a gazillion calories, and attempt to ignore the feeling of a brick in my gut, I can appreciate the efficiency of not having to eat again for the rest of the day. Such a time saver!
In the interest of 'science' I examined and photographed a cross section of one of the tasty pastries. I learned little. Nothing, actually. But photographing it let it cool off from the microwave so I didn't burn my face off, so that had some value.
After consuming two of the plate-sized confections in as many days (plus parts of others because unfortunately I had to share) I can say with confidence that I like the apple fritters I had in Tennessee better. They were flatter and I remember them as crispier. The Massachusetts fritters are thicker, with a cinnamon apple fruit filling.
Don't get me wrong, I may like the Tennessee fritters better, but I'm pretty sure that won't stop me eating the local pastries. And any food that keeps me from getting hungry again for a whole day and spares me thinking about food when I have to work screwy retail hours is a winner in my book. Even with the stomach ache.