What goes better with a Fried Twinkie?
Abel Gonzales Jr.'s creation, Fried Coke, will vie against five treats in today's Big Tex Choice Awards Contest. The rest of Texas will have to wait until Sept. 29 to sample it. A Fried Coke, of course.
"It all started with the Fried Twinkie and went on to other things like the fried Snickers and marshmallows. So people were saying, 'What are they going to fry next? Coke?' " said State Fair of Texas concessionaire Abel Gonzales Jr.
"And that got me thinking, 'Why can't I fry Coke?' "
He did, and his creation – deep-fried Coke batter nuggets topped with cola syrup – is one of six new fair foods being judged at the second annual Big Tex Choice Awards Contest today.