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America Embraces its Obesity Epidemic

Posted on Oct 17, 2006
Deep Fried Coke

Fried Coke

Fried Coke is all the rage at state fairs this year. Yeah, you heard that right: deep-fried nuggets of Coke-drenched batter, topped with whipped cream and more Coke syrup.

Why not just implant columns of trans fats directly into the arteries?


Fried Coke has become the latest artery-clogging hit at U.S. 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.”


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By pheebs, February 7, 2007 at 10:00 am Link to this comment
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By Angela Washburn, October 26, 2006 at 10:07 am Link to this comment
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i dont think the the americans are over waight. i just think they like food. i love food. food is great. if people starve thereself the are stupid. i love mcdonalds. it is the greatest place ever. so thank u for letting me add my comment.

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By Skeptical, October 24, 2006 at 3:15 pm Link to this comment
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I live in AZ and I’ve never heard of such a thing. Apparently this isn’t as widespread or as big of a thing as you’d like to believe.

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By Sergio, October 22, 2006 at 7:12 am Link to this comment
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You should try spanish cooking. I dont know if in EEUU people know how to cook, I’ve never seen anything eatable at all in the tv. I think I’ll become rich if I build a restaurant. Sorry for my english. See ya

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