Believe It Or Not, Coca-Cola Has Been Deep Fried Before

America is the land of the free and the home of fried foods. You might think we've deep-fried everything that can be fried in this great country, but apparently, liquids aren't off the table. And it's not just Americans who love fried food. One unusual way you can eat pizza in Scotland is delicious, batterless, and deep-fried. This hefty choice is a popular fast food in the north of Great Britain. These melty, crispy creations are typically sold by the slice and come with a side of fries, often from fish and chip shops.

Stateside, we have the great Midwestern invention that is butter on a stick (via Eater). This remarkable feat of culinary ingenuity, which can be found at the Iowa State Fair, involves taking a whole stick of butter, dunking it in cinnamon honey batter, deep-frying the whole thing, and then adding a glaze. Once again, that's a whole stick of butter. And that's not the only place you can find this uniquely American delicacy — it's also got a cousin in Texas, where they use smaller bits of dough and butter (via NPR).

But one of the most remarkable fried foods in the United States, if not in the world, has got to be deep-fried Coca-Cola. Which begs the question, how do you even do that?

Deep-fried Coke

Nothing refreshes like an ice-cold Coca-Cola. But what about a piping hot one with whipped cream and cinnamon sugar? This unusual treat comes to you from the creator of Texas-style fried butter (via Taste Atlas). Computer analyst Abel Gonzalez Jr. created this and other surprising creative creations, including deep-fried beer. Deep-fried Coke is made by deep-frying a Coke-infused batter and topping that with Coke syrup, cinnamon sugar, and of course, what every truly indulgent dessert needs: a cherry on top.

And indulgent it is. This unusual dessert will set you back 830 calories per cup, or about 41.5% of the average recommended daily calorie intake for an adult female and 33.2% of the average recommended daily caloric intake for an adult male (via Medical News Today). But after all, they do say that everything's bigger in Texas, where the sweet originated at the 2006 Texas State Fair. However, it has since spread to other states, where it can be found at carnivals and fairs. In fact, this weird food can now be found worldwide and was even featured on an episode of the Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods."