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Trans fats taken out of the ballpark

Post by News Tribune Staff on March 27, 2007 at 5:54 pm | No Comments »
March 27, 2007 5:54 pm


Trans fats are doggone from 80 percent of Safeco’s foods.

Shown here is a lovely hot dog from Top of the First

in Ed’s Diner’s Opening Day Eating last season.


Trans fats?

Never had ‘em,

never will.

7th Inning Stretch,

Opening Day Eating 2006

I like to read the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in the afternoons. It’s tied to my affinity for afternoon baseball games and the defunct Hearst-owned San Francisco Examiner, the latter of which the P-I resembles (except for a saloons columnist). The P-I is where I just caught up with trans fats.

Beginning with Monday’s Opening Day (Mariners vs. A’s, 3:35 p.m.) trans fats are benched at Safeco Field. I read it on page A1. You can read it here. Long version short: Except for garlic fries and whatever is served at Ivar’s and Kidd Valley, most ballpark food will be free of artery-clogging hydrogenated oils.

Meantime, Aramark, concessionnaire at 13 Major League and 10 minor league baseball stadiums, just sent trans fats to the showers in favor of non-hydrogenated corn and sunflower oil in its fryers.

Now that I’ve hyped the competition, here’s a word from my sponsor: Relive last season’s Opening Day Eating. I hope Dippin’ Dots didn’t get sent to Albuquerque in the trans fats trade.


Garlic fries:

Still with trans fats!


Mmmm, Dippin’ Dots. Bottom of the 4th, Opening Day Eating 2006.

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