This is straight out of the "Why didn't anyone think of this before?" file.  We Americans find a way to deep fry EVERYTHING.  And now, one of our signature drinks can be added to that list.

DEEP FRIED KOOL-AID is hitting the county fair circuit this summer... and it's a monster hit.

"Chicken" Charlie Boghosian is a fried food innovator who sells his fried foods at county fairs around the country.  He created deep-fried Kool-Aid this year... and it's quickly becoming his biggest item.

The deep-fried Kool-Aid balls involve flour, water, and cherry Kool-Aid.  Charlie mixes up a batter, rolls them into balls, then deep fries them.  They come out tasting like sweet donut holes.

There's no word on the nutritional information on one of these.

Charlie is at the San Diego County Fair right now and is selling at least 1,200 balls a day . . . which is double the amount of new items he usually sells.

He's also debuted things like deep-fried Klondike bars, Pop Tarts, and frog legs in the past few years.

(Here's a photo of some deep-fried Kool-Aid balls.)