Is Coca-Cola against the Word of Wisdom?

What about deep-fried Coke?  After all, it won the prize this year for the most creative food contest this year at the Texas State Fair.

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Here is how the Texas delicacy of deep-fried Coke is made:

Smooth spheres of Coca-Cola-flavored batter are deep fried, drizzled with pure Coke fountain syrup, topped with whipped cream, cinnamon sugar and a cherry. The product is served in souvenir contoured glasses.

YUMMY! It’s not surprising that it should make it’s debut in Texas, the birthplace of the corndog, and home of other delicacies such as deep-fried mac & cheese, fried praline perfection, fried twinkies, and fried peanut butter, banana, and jelly sandwiches (invented last year by the same innovator who is behind fried Coke).   

I am looking forward to the state fair this month, and my yearly allowance of deep-fried foods!

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18 Responses to Is Coca-Cola against the Word of Wisdom?

  1. a random John says:

    Now I have seen it all…

  2. Jeff G says:

    To answer the title-question: Only if it is hot!

  3. Jordan F. says:

    Darn it! The deep-fried Coke is hot…

  4. Téa says:

    Deep-fried Snickers, don’t forget those!

  5. Floyd the Wonderdog says:

    This is an abomination! Texas is the birthplace of Dr. Pepper. If they are going to make a deep-fried caffine containing confection, it should use Dr. Pepper!

  6. john f. says:

    Nice to see you around Peter. By the way, that link has some gross info.

  7. Paula says:

    If it’s fried, doesn’t the evil Cokeness all cook out?

  8. annegb says:

    I actually think they should come out and just outlaw caffeine, that would take the guess work out of it.

  9. gunner says:

    The new big thing in my area is deap fried pickles. Sadly my wife enjoys them when we eat out and I just suffer the crime against food quietly.

  10. john f. says:

    That actually sounds kind of good. I love pickles.

  11. DKL says:

    This presents a problem to the calorie conscious individual. Specifically, you cannot use Diet Coke, Diet Coke with Splenda, or Coke Zero in this, because they all contain aspartame (yes, Diet Coke with Splenda also has aspartame in it). Aspartame breaks down at high temperatures, so that the cola will lose sweetness.

    There are several diet colas that use only splenda (like Diet Rite and Diet RC) or a splenda Ace-K blend (like Pepsi One, Waste Watchers), and these would be fine to deep fry. So, if you’re willing to stray from the Diet Coke farm a bit, there is still hope.

  12. DKL: Right. The sugar in the Coke is the health problem here. ;-P

    There’s a Simpsons episode where Homer visit the county fair and has his shirt deep fried. You’d probably want a deep fried shirt to be cotton or linen. I don’t think synthetics would work so well.

    I must admit that I’m intrigued by the Twinkies/Snickers bar thing. I also would be open to a deep fried salami and provolone sandwich.

    Or how about this one: Take two pieces of french toast. Spread with Nutella. Stick together. Batter. Deep fry.

    Oh, yeah. I’d totally be into that.

  13. Murray Ceff says:

    It could only happen in America! Aussies would never invent, let alone eat, anything so disgusting. (OK prove me wrong – find some disgusting thing that Aussies eat. Condition is is must not have come from America, but must be an Aussie invention)

  14. john f. says:

    veggimite? kangaroo nuts?

  15. Jordan F. says:

    Hey Mate! John already stole my thunder, but how about a Veggimite Sandwich?? :)

    I agree- we do come up with some pretty disgusting things out here in the States- and I don’t mean in terms of taste, but in terms of how fat it makes us. Might I also note that Dallas, Texas is Sixth Fattest City in America according to a study by Men’s Fitness Magazine. Perhaps the Texas State Fair in Dallas contributes?? :)

  16. I got to have hot dish on a stick at the Minnesota State Fair. Yer basic tater tot /meat casserole breaded, deep fried, and served with cream of mushroom dipping sauce. Now THAT rocks!

  17. Jordan says:

    Yes, it does!

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