Saturday, October 28, 2006

It's The Real Deep Fried Thing

I'll post the majority of the article for those of you who might want to read it after the Yahoo link has expired.

A new fast food is making its debut at U.S. fairs this fall -- fried Coke.

Abel Gonzales, 36, a computer analyst from Dallas, tried about 15 different varieties before coming up with his perfect recipe -- a batter mix made with Coca-Cola syrup, a drizzle of strawberry syrup, and some strawberries.

Balls of the batter are then deep-fried, ending up like ping-pong ball sized doughnuts which are then served in a cup, topped with Coca-Cola syrup, whipped cream, cinnamon sugar and a cherry on the top.

"It tastes great," said Sue Gooding, a spokeswoman for the State Fair of Texas where Gonzales' fried Coke made its debut this fall. "It was a huge success."

Gonzales ran two stands at the State Fair of Texas and sold up to 35,000 fried Cokes over 24 days for $4.50 each -- and won a prize for coming up with "most creative" new fair food.

Then there's the food critic of the San Francisco Chronicle's take on it.

Well, there's a creation that would never occur to me in a million years, despite my bad predilection for fried food that makes me stay north of the Mason Dixon and away from county fairs, at all times.

In San Francisco, we have the Colonel, Popeye's, I won't eat Church's, french fries, tempura, fish & chips, and egg rolls, so I'm fairly safe. No deep fried Snickers here, to tempt me...

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2 Comments:

Blogger Rand said...

Another sign of the collapse of taste. Nasty....

Maybe we should have let the south secede after all.

Sun Oct 29, 09:21:00 AM PST  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

Rand,

Where your sense of adventure??? The theory goes that if something is sweet enough, it is at least in theory, somewhat edible.

Sun Oct 29, 04:04:00 PM PST  

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