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Is the cherpumple the most anti-paleo food of all time?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 24, 2011 at 5:02 PM

So, according to ABC News, the cherpumple is the "hot new trend in Thanksgiving food." It's the dessert equivalent of a turducken and is a three-layered cake with a pie baked inside each layer.

Is there another food (ish) item that is a bigger contrast to a paleo lifestyle?! Yikes!

cherpumple cake

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

ha! yeah, a cherpumple is a fruit just like pizza is a vegetable.

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(11157)

on November 28, 2011
at 12:21 AM

It made my heart hurt just looking at it. Coronary, anyone?

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on November 25, 2011
at 07:35 PM

Dave, great question! I just came across this article re food porn and the concept of supernormal stimuli. Just bought the book by that title and will be checking it out. http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/science-scope/the-science-of-food-porn/11446

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on November 25, 2011
at 07:04 PM

Is this a result of needing more and more extreme entertainment from our food to elicit a dopamine hit? Is it similar to viewing ever more extreme pornography in order to be able to get off?

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on November 25, 2011
at 06:55 PM

I seriously got about this nauseous looking at that cherpumple monstrosity.

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on November 25, 2011
at 06:53 PM

That is hilarious!

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on November 25, 2011
at 06:51 PM

Pizza is not a vegetable?

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on November 25, 2011
at 03:29 PM

Yeah, that somehow seems worse than the Oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookie! http://veryculinary.com/2011/03/22/oreo-stuffed-chocolate-chip-cookies/

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on November 25, 2011
at 03:28 PM

Yeah, I kinda thought the whole "deep fried" carnival items were rivals. That and the cheeseburger with Krispy Kreme donuts as the bun!

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(4764)

on November 25, 2011
at 03:10 PM

I heard the same thing last year (that it was a hot trend food) but have yet to find someone who's had one...

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on November 25, 2011
at 02:42 PM

Despite its size and complexity, it'll never trump the Twinkie's noxiousness.

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on November 25, 2011
at 02:07 PM

He looks like he just got kicked in the chest by Charlie Murphy.

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on November 25, 2011
at 02:01 PM

For some reason I read this as "my new last name". Chapa Cherpumple has a nice ring to it!

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on November 25, 2011
at 01:39 AM

holy smokes! Haha - only in America!

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on November 25, 2011
at 01:38 AM

They look kinda awesome... in a horrible non-paleo way.

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on November 25, 2011
at 01:36 AM

I'd give it a go. Once!

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on November 25, 2011
at 01:35 AM

David didn't say the cherpumple was a fruit? So if he said pizza has vegetables on it that wouldn't be incorrect either.

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on November 24, 2011
at 09:03 PM

LOL! That looks like hell wrapped in heaven. :)

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on November 24, 2011
at 05:45 PM

Probably exceed your 20% for the rest of the year!

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on November 24, 2011
at 05:41 PM

That looks delicious!

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on November 24, 2011
at 05:23 PM

Make it gluten-free & I'm there, lol!

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on November 24, 2011
at 05:12 PM

bwahahahahahaha

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on November 24, 2011
at 05:56 PM

is-the-cherpumple-the-most-anti-paleo-food-of-all-time?

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(19479)

on November 25, 2011
at 02:07 PM

He looks like he just got kicked in the chest by Charlie Murphy.

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(20436)

on November 25, 2011
at 06:55 PM

I seriously got about this nauseous looking at that cherpumple monstrosity.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on November 28, 2011
at 12:21 AM

It made my heart hurt just looking at it. Coronary, anyone?

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on November 25, 2011
at 09:02 AM

Nope, not even close. Fried Gluten with Peanuts shits on the cake for being anti-paleo -

http://www.my365.com.au/wei-chuan-fried-gluten-with-peanuts-170g.html

Ingredients - Wheat gluten, peanuts, water, soy sauce (soybean, wheat, salt), sugar, salt, soybean oil, monosodium glutamate, spices. * (ref - Fitbomb)

Cant be beaten for its non-paleoness. Ever!

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on November 25, 2011
at 06:53 PM

That is hilarious!

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on November 24, 2011
at 05:55 PM

Who cares?! I'd totally have a piece of it - once.

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on November 25, 2011
at 03:47 AM

My new last meal.

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(19479)

on November 25, 2011
at 02:01 PM

For some reason I read this as "my new last name". Chapa Cherpumple has a nice ring to it!

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499f188c87c6980742b9ba98caa6f563

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on November 25, 2011
at 02:50 AM

I'd like to see Martin Berkhan "master" that!

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on November 24, 2011
at 05:39 PM

well no, its not the most un-paleo because it does have some fruit in it.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on November 25, 2011
at 06:51 PM

Pizza is not a vegetable?

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

(11698)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

ha! yeah, a cherpumple is a fruit just like pizza is a vegetable.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on November 25, 2011
at 01:35 AM

David didn't say the cherpumple was a fruit? So if he said pizza has vegetables on it that wouldn't be incorrect either.

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on November 24, 2011
at 05:32 PM

For your "cheat" day lol

A912ff969107d3eda04ee78c683a6bc5

(178)

on November 24, 2011
at 05:45 PM

Probably exceed your 20% for the rest of the year!

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on November 24, 2011
at 06:10 PM

Holy smokes! I wrote a post about the pumple cake last year (link here) when The Flying Monkey debuted this monstrosity (and Kathy Lee & Hoda partook on national TV) but it looks like it has grown since then.

Back in '10 there were only 2 pies (apple & pumpkin) inside the cake, but each slice still packed 1,800 calories.

I can't imagine what kind of caloric payload is in store for someone who downs a slice of new the triple layer version!

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(5914)

on November 25, 2011
at 01:36 AM

I'd give it a go. Once!

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on November 25, 2011
at 03:12 PM

Deep fried twinkie.

Especially if it isn't fried in lard.

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on November 25, 2011
at 03:28 PM

Yeah, I kinda thought the whole "deep fried" carnival items were rivals. That and the cheeseburger with Krispy Kreme donuts as the bun!

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