In case you're wondering what the CNE is, it's a large fair that includes concerts, celebrity chef demonstrations, shows (airshows, dog shows, etc), midway games and rides and even shopping. It attracts a whopping 1.3 million people a year!
|Andrew and I at the CNE last year|
|Ice cream and waffles - that's not wacky!|
Here's what they're serving this year (some of these were served last year as well):
If you're hungry now, you might not be after reading this.
Deep Fried Butter
The picture doesn't make it look too bad, but that's butter people. That's been deep fried. You couldn't pay me to try that.
The All-Bacon Canuck Burger
Apparently, Canadians really like their bacon. As taken from the Toronto Star, this burger has "peameal, crisp bacon strips and two ground bacon patties, [and] is part of Baconation's 7,500 calorie meal dubbed the Notorious P.I.G Combo" (source).
7,500 calories?! That's a heart attack waiting to happen.
Pulled Pork and Red Velvet Pancakes
Want some protein with your pancakes? How about some pulled pork placed between three giant red velvet pancakes. Don't forget the Jack Daniels infused syrup!
Spiced Cream Cone
Every fair needs ice cream! This one though? Um, I'm not too sure I'm down with this: vanilla ice cream with nutella, chili, bacon (again, Canadians and bacon), wrapped in a.. pizza cone?!
Deep Fried Bacon Wrapped Mars Bar
Remember that deep fried Mars bar I told you that Andrew and Jerome tried? Well how about that, wrapped in bacon?
This is the mother load.
You've heard of a Cronut, right? It's basically a croissant and doughnut hybrid. Now, how about having that as a bun on your cheeseburger? It's also topped with maple bacon jam and it'll cost you $10. Oh, and don't forget that it's deep fried!
The only problem? It's being blamed for at least a dozen people getting ill after eating foods (particularly this one) at the CNE. Toronto Public Health has shutdown the food stand for further inspection (source).
Honestly though? Anyone willing to eat that many calories in one sitting should be willing to pay the price of a horrendous stomach ache afterward.
Special mentions (some of which I'd be willing to try):
Would you try any of the above?