The Calgary Stampede runs from July 5 to July 14 this year and the midway will be offering the usual assortment of unusual snacks. Here are a dozen of nearly 30 curious foods to tempt the tastebuds — or not.
Butter Beer Ice Cream: Creamy, shortbread- and butterscotch- flavoured ice cream in either a black charcoal cone or a cup with a wafer wand.
King Spammy: A foot-long hotdog topped with freshly seared pieces of Spam, pineapple and cilantro.
Flamin’ Frog Legs: Seasoned and marinated frog legs breaded with hot Cheetos crumbs and flour, then fried and dusted with more hot Cheetos.
Octo Leg: Deep-fried tentacle on a stick.
Bucking Hot Perogies: Perogies with caramelized onions, banana peppers and hot sauce, combined with four slices of red-pepper sausage.
Cheesy Ramen Dog: Wrapped in creamy cheddar cheese, dipped in corn dog batter and paired with crunchy ramen noodles.
Cotton Candy Taco: A fresh, crisp waffle taco and organic maple cotton candy topped with a marshmallow drizzle, Oreo chocolate crumble and two chocolate-coated biscuit sticks.
Deep-fried Twizzlers: Dipped in batter and deep-fried until golden brown. Sprinkled with icing sugar and drizzled in chocolate.
Monster Bug Bowl: Ice cream covered in edible creepy-crawlies.
Creamy Truffle Lobster Dumplings: Dumplings filled with lobster, cream cheese, garlic, green onions, lemon and parsley. Topped with a spicy truffle mayo, fried shallots and a whole lobster tail.
Cherry Bomb Pizza: Honey-garlic Sriracha base topped with popping candy, pepperoni, bacon and maraschino cherries.
Deep-fried Cheesecake on a Stick: Cheesecake with chocolate swirls, a chocolate crust and deep-fried.