America Embraces its Obesity Epidemic
Posted on Oct 17, 2006
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.”