As if fried Twinkies and fried candy bars aren’t enough.
Now, Deep-Fried Coca Cola is apparently is all the rage at state fairs in Texas, North Carolina and Arizona.
The sugary, fatty dish — which made its debut at the State Fair of Texas in 2006 — even won the "Most Creative" title that year.
Today, as I was cleaning my office, I ran across the recipe, which a fan of mine sent to me. As I examine the ingredients list, I’m aghast: White flour, eggs, Coca Cola and Cola Cola syrup, plus whipped cream and cherries.
Yuck! I’m feeling sick.
I deeply care about you, dear readers, and there’s simply no way I’m going to share this disgusting creation with you, because I don’t want you to harm your health by getting this anywhere near your mouth.
Granted, at street fairs and festivals, people go gaga over these fad-laden, sugar-filled, artery-clogging concoctions, but I shudder to think of the damage that they could cause.
Why would such a recipe even be floating around the Internet?
Oh, and get this, the recipe raves, "The kids love them because they’re so sweet and gooey."
Then, if the batter thickens, there’s a "solution," reveals the recipe. "If this happens, thin the batter by adding more Coca Cola." (More Coke? You’ve got to be kidding!)
Aren’t the distributors of this Deep-Fried Coca Cola recipe at all concerned about our obesity crisis and that heart disease is one of many risks associated with it?
UPI put it best: When the sweet snack emerged on the scene, the wire service ran a story with the following revealing headline, "A new way to get fat in Texas: Fried Coke."
Thanks to Brenda for sending me this recipe, along with her amazed comment, "I can’t believe it either."