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Year of the Takeout Day 143: Apple Sticks?

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Apple Sticks (from ANYWHERE)

Apple sticks seem to be a thing on Northeast Cantonese-American takeout menus — they are everywhere! — whereas these breaded, fried batons of gelatinous fruit aren’t present in the South. They taste like the (insecure) lovechild of a McDonald’s apple pie and a 7-Eleven taquito. The mouthfeel is akin to gnawing on a mealy onion ring, albeit one with a buttery, cinnamon scent.

Here’s another fun fact: along with cheese sticks and crab rangoon, some restaurateurs report that apple sticks are among the most popular takeout items.

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