7 Ridiculous Deep Fried Foods

Every year, the State Fair of Texas holds the Big Tex Choice Awards, a chance for the fair concessionaires to concoct their craziest fried food ideas in hopes of winning one of the top two spots. This week, the title of Best Taste went to the Deep Fried Jambalaya (shown above), and the Fried Bacon Cinnamon Roll (below) was named Most Creative.

Click through to see some of the honorees from previous years. Calling some of these “food” is a stretch to begin with, and a dip in the deep fryer certainly doesn’t add to the nutrition value óbut we must admit, the number of different things humans manage to fry is pretty impressive!

Images: BigTex.com

Bubble Gum
2011 Most Creative

Bubble gum-flavored marshmallows form the base of this “treat,” followed by a drizzle of icing and Chiclets for garnish.

Image: Collin Harvey / Flickr

2010 Most Creative

How does one deep fry a liquid? In this case, the beer is poured into a pretzel-like, ravioli-shaped dough before frying. The process took many attempts to perfect, so creator Mark Zable has even applied for a fried beer patent.

Image: medea_material / Flickr

2006 Most Creative

The creator of deep fried Coke took a slightly different approach, using Coke-infused batter topped with a splash of Coke and whipped cream.

Image: CountryFun

2007 Finalist

Why stop at heart healthy avocado when you can add cheese, batter, and ranch dipping sauce?

Image: Stacey Huggins / Flickr

Jelly Beans
2008 Finalist

Funnel cake batter with a smattering of assorted Jelly Belly beans could make for a game of “guess the flavor”!

Image: Rosie Tulips / Flickr

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Christine Jones
Christine Jones2 years ago

Call me crazy, but I'd definitely give the fried Coke a go, minus the whipped cream.

Dale O.

Interesting...saw some weird articles about deep fried things from Calgary and Toronto but these ones also take the cake. Of course some places outdo even these with deep fried tarantulas which are sold at local markets in Cambodia. Hard to believe, but true.


Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson3 years ago

all of these sound vomit worthy.

Lika S.
Lika S.3 years ago

Ew. Gross. Just super gross. Beer battered fish, sure. Not a problem. but Fried beer and bubble gum? These are all nasty.

Mari Garcia
Mari Garcia3 years ago


Eric Luu
Eric Luu3 years ago


Nimue Pendragon
Nimue Pendragon3 years ago

And americans wonder why they are overweight. The mind boggles...

Lyn Simcock
Lyn Simcock3 years ago

Just the thought of some of these was enough to make me want to 'hurl'. Just because you can, doesn't mean you have to!

Lupe G.
Lupe Guerra3 years ago


Mrs Shakespeare
Mrs Shakespeare3 years ago

Its crazy how they come up with ideas to deep fry stuff, I dont know, maybe water is next :/
But that doesnt mean I'd ever try any of these foods! Nooooo way! They sound seriously disgusting.