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Old 10-18-06, 08:51 AM
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Genius at work!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061016...A1BHNlYwMxNzAy

Fried Coke a big hit at US state fairs

Mon Oct 16, 4:00 PM ET

CHICAGO (AFP) - Fried Coke has become the latest artery-clogging hit at US state fairs, local media reports.

The gooey Coke-battered nuggets topped with cola syrup won the "most creative" title at the Texas state fair in Dallas last month. Since then, the deep-fried phenomenon has spread to North Carolina and Arizona.

"We've been getting calls from everywhere since we introduced it," Elizabeth Martin, a spokeswoman for the North Carolina fair, told the Dallas Morning News. "Everyone wants to know where they can get it."

Fried treats are as big of a draw at state fairs as the rides and prize-winning farm animals. Twinkies, cookies and even pickles are stuck with a stick, dipped in batter and then seared in the deep fryer.

Fried Coke's inventor, concessionaire Abel Gonzales Jr., is a creative fryer whose experiments have proven popular. Last year he sold 20,000 fried peanut butter, jelly and banana sandwiches, the Morning News reported. Fried Coke looks to be an even bigger hit: he sold 16,000 cups of the sticky balls in the first two weeks of the fair, which runs through Oct. 22.

Gonzales has also had more success with changing his recipe than Coca Cola did. He reworked the recipe to make the dough less cakey and more spongy so it would soak up more of the cola syrup.

"They were good before, but they are even better now," Gonzales said.
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Newsflash: Fried ANYTHING tastes good.
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so i dont get what this actually is...is it batter dipped in coke and fried?
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Based on the description, I think it's balls of spongy dough made from flour and Coke which are deep-fried to the consistency of funnel cake, put in a cup, and drizzled with Coke syrup (you know, what they mix with water and carbonate to make a fountain Coke).
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Oh my god.
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Now now, Tracer, it's not like it's made from something nasty like Pepsi.
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He can't wait to try it!
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Next step is to top it with whipped cream and a cherry.
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Originally Posted by Tracer Bullet
Oh my god.
agreed
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We were there this weekend. I passed on the fried Coke but my buddy had fried Oreos and I had a fried Snickers. Gimmicky, if you ask me, but now I can say I tried them.

The only good fried food at the fair are Fletcher's Corny Dogs. The original, and are GOOD!
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Originally Posted by emanon


Yeah, but his fried peanut butter, jelly and banana sandwiches aren't chicken-fried!

Maybe I'll have to do the state fair circuit to popularize my concoction. I suppose I can share a room with the geek to keep down expenses.

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