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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

My kind of diet


His name is Ray Billie, but they call him Puff Daddy. He's the guy who makes the cream puffs for the Big E, the ginormous fair running through Oct. 1 in West Springfield. The pastries are the snackapalooza's signature dessert. But they're far from the only thing to eat there.

One of the Big E's PR people sent the Globe a modest dining proposal, under the heading "The Big E Diet -- how to survive on 5,000 calories/day." Here it is. The Globe is not responsible for any injuries or poundage incurred during the execution of said diet.

Start the day off right

Sticky bun -- 560

Fuel up at lunch for a fun afternoon

Chili con carne with beans -- 340
Baked potato (14 oz.), butter and sour cream -- 426
Large fries -- 578

Have a tasty pre-dinner snack

Turkey leg -- 148
Slice of blueberry pie -- 360
Cotton candy -- 120

Eat a hearty dinner

Cream of broccoli in a bread bowl -- 639
Pork chop sandwich -- 229
Curly French fries -- 630
Sweetened lemonade -- 50
Fried Snickers bar for dessert -- 444

Enjoy a post-dinner treat

Big E Cream puff (6 oz.) -- 618

Total calories in the Big E Diet -- 5,142

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