Where Local and Global Appetites Collide

Junk Food: Do You Want Fried Coke with That?

Yeah, you read that right. Fried Coke. It’s the real thing. If Coke isn’t bad enough, throw caution to the wind and deep fry it. That’s exactly what Abel Gonzales Jr. did at the fair circuit.

Last year he deep-fried peanut butter, jelly, and banana sandwiches and sold 20,000 of them. Then someone else came up with deep-frying Twinkies and Snickers.

Not to be outdone, Gonzales took gooey Coke-battered fried nuggets topped with cola syrup which even won a creativity award at the Texas State Fair. He sold 16,000  cups of the sticky balls during the first two weeks of the fair.

I don’t think they have heard about trans fats in Texas. So what do you think will be the next deep-fried treat?

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