Fried Pepsi or the greatest thing since the fried twinkie

Why am I just hearing about this now? How is it that the arguably the most delicious and un-nutritious thing to hit state fairs in 2006 is just making its way into my knowledge? It’s a shame, really, but what can you do about it. This summer was perhaps the first time I didn’t make it to a state fair, given the moving preperations and what not.

With that said, this really gives me something to look forward to in 2008.

Fried Pepsi

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The tasty treat seems to have burst onto the mainstream scene this year, being served in both Pepsi and Mountain Dew flavors at minor league baseball team The West Michigan Whitecaps. Kids love it, adults apparantly not so much.

Trying to ascertain the history of this treat turns up very little. It’s been around for several years and supposedly invented in NY, but it seems to have made a splash at the Texas State Fair in 2006 and spread out to other state fairs. The Candy Addict swears it was invented by Abel Gonzales Jr. and this WESH Channel 2 in Dallas story seems to confirm that notion.

Harump. Well we’d love to track down Mr. Gonazales to talk about his fried confections and the art of the fried food. Until then, our taste buds will only dream of the day when they are smacked around by fried Pepsi goodness.

So what is it you may be asking yourself? How about this:

“A batter mix made with Pepsi 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 Pepsi syrup, whipped cream, cinnamon sugar and a cherry on the top.”

Next year he’s going to roll out fried Sprite and fried Diet-Pepsi… you know for the health conscious fair goer.

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  • sarah skerrett September 28, 2007, 2:30 pm

    I just heard about fried pickles this weekend! Pure coincidence or is there some sort of fried revolution in the works? deep-fried bayonets per chance?