Talk about disappointing. When I first wrote about deep-fried coke, it sounded wonderful! It was being offered at the Texas State fair and I could only hope it would make its way to the NC State Fair! Sure enough, it did – I was going to get to try it for myself. I love cola flavored candy and was imagining that deep fried coke would be even better than the deep fried snickers I had at last year’s state fair. I was sadly mistaken.
The only thing I can think of is that the NC vendors didn’t get the “real/official” recipe from the recipe creator and were just winging it – poorly. The concoction consisted of small funnel cake crumbles in a Coke cup with some whipped cream and a cherry on top. Cinnamon was in a shaker for you to put on yourself. The coke-flavored funnel cake just barely tasted of Coke and there was no additional Coke syrup on top as the original news article says there should be.
I tried it first without cinnamon then I added some to it and both ways it just wasn’t any good and I actually ended up throwing away half of it. If I can ever verify that they are making it correctly (and with the extra Coke syrup on top), I might try this again, but until then, I’m steering clear. I’m surprised they didn’t make deep fried Pepsi though since Pepsi was invented in New Bern, NC, not too far from Raleigh.