I have been avoiding deep fried food like the plague for weeks now, save for that one time I made Ika Tempura. During our visit to Six Flags Over Texas (Arlington, TX) last weekend, I was determined to eat healthy. After all, there were healthy options available. There were four of us during that visit and Six Flags has family meal deals good for four that come complete with drinks and sides. You very well know how theme park chow the world over are at hold-up prices. ;) These meal deals are worth $39.99. In the coupon booklets that came with our season passes were coupons for $10.00 off any Famous Strips Family Meal Deal Combo. Well, $10 is $10. So we all agreed to go for the family meal deal combo hoping we could charm our way into getting the one that came with a huge salad (and pizza and bread sticks. Boo!). But no. The coupon said Famous Strips Combo which consist of 4 drinks and 2 bucketfuls of fried food….
…and French Fries.
My daughter was happiest. She did want the chicken strips. It’s a good thing we had the rest of the day to walk off the 2 bucketfuls of grease, which would have been enough reason for some to pop the best weight loss pills in their mouths.
I promised myself that next time we’re at a theme park, and there will definitely be a next time, I will not fall into the Family Meal Deals Combo trap ever again. That or I’ll just order a separate meal for myself…with the $10.00 savings. Ha!
Now, in your best Natasha Bedingfield impersonation, sing with me…“I’ve got 2 buckets, got 2 bucketfuls of fried stuff…Take them away, a secret place, a sweet escape, take them away…”