First off, a huge thanks to asteroid for buying it for me. As she put it, the 25 dollars for science was worth the money. She is a really nice person, and you should all be very nice back to her. She rocks :-)
This is going to be a little different version of Fang Food this week. Instead of a scouting report and then a recipe, this is going to be more like the first food related article that I wrote for this site, about three season ago. That was a review of the Diamondbacks special they run at Taco Bell, and this article is going to be more like that. I'm going to look at taste, presentation, and value.
I must admit upfront, however, I did not even attempt to eat the whole thing by myself. I got an assist from both Jim and Clefo, and it was very welcome. There is no way I could have eaten that whole thing on my own LOL
It actually tasted pretty good. It was basically a normal, if giant, ballpark hot dog, but it was stuffed with cheese and jalapenos and wrapped in bacon. Seriously, how can you go wrong? Well, they did on a couple points. First, the cornbread really was just there. It was kind of bland, and didn't really add much to the dish. Also, the way they cooked it made the bacon cooked and edible, but not very crispy. It was still pretty tasty, though. I'd give it 6 stars out of 10.
The presentation is pretty awesome. You cannot walk through the ballpark without someone noticing and commenting. Or more accurately, multiple people commenting on it. I mean, come on, it's an 18-inch corndog, served with two forks and a knife, in a giant cardboard box with a tiny stick stuck in the end, just so they can say it's actually a corndog. It's going to be noticed, and since that is the point, I'd give it 10 stars out of 10 for presentation.
There are two ways to look at the value aspect. One is you can look at it from the point of view of just one person eating it. That is a horrible value. Add in a large drink, and it costs over 30 dollars. That is way too much for one person. However, three people, Jim, Clefo, and myself, ate it at SPF. That's going to be closer to 15 per person, which is about what you normally pay for food at the ballpark. I can't reasonably give this any less than one star for value, but compared to what everything else at the ballpark costs, I can't say it's unexpectedly unreasonable, as long as you share.
In summary, It was a lot of fun. It was a hilarious experience, just because the whole thing was just so ridiculous. Would I ever do it again? Probably not. As Clefo put it, the corndog itself is a monument to man's arrogance, and really, that describes it perfectly. The only reason it is that big is just because it can be. It would be just as good, and probably better, if it was normal sized. But all in all, if you have a spare mortgage for your house lying around, I would recommend doing it once, just to say you did.
One last thing of note, a lot of pictures were taken, but I'm having difficulty uploading them to SBNation because my internet is being stupid. If you have any you want to share, feel free to post them in the comments!