Because Americans just aren't fat enough

With the adult obesity rate in the U.S. hovering somewhere above 60%, this is exactly what we need:

Fried Coke

Abel Gonzales, 36, a computer analyst from Dallas, tried about 15 different varieties before coming up with his perfect recipe — a batter mix made with Coca-Cola 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 Coca-Cola syrup, whipped cream, cinnamon sugar and a cherry on the top. 

Invented by a computer geek, who, as a group, probably live the most sedentary lifestyles.  That's exactly what we need – more overweight nerds. 

I suddenly have the urge to go to the State Fair of Texas.