From Superdogs to Buckin’ Broncos, the Calgary Stampede is full of thrills and excitement. But for me, nothing is quite as exciting as the new additions to the midway food line-up.
Once again I was invited to judge the newest edible creations… Armed with pockets of napkins and wet wipes, I welcomed dozens of vendors eager to share their unique foods.
Frozen Cookie Dough, chocolate dipped and sprinkled in a variety of ways and then powdered beyond recognition; the overindulgent creations were in abundance.
But with so many entries, only one could take the (official) crown. Grab a bib and follow me as I share my picks for the most interesting new foods at the 2014 Stampede.
PICKLE SHOOTERS - GRANNY'S CHEESECAKE AND MORE
Looking for a unique way to quench your thirst while stampeding in the hot sun? Then the pickle shooter’s for you; sweet & salty, it has all the taste of a deep fried pickle without all the calories!
THAI NOODLE WRAP - WRAP DADDY'S
Awarded as this year's official winner for most unique edible creation, this safe and simple, cone shaped meal hints at being healthy and makes it easy to eat and walk, maximizing your time on the grounds.
A soft tortilla cone filled with chicken, noodles, and piled high with bean sprouts, shredded cabbage and carrots: delicious!
RED VELVET MINI DOUGHNUTS - TIN LIZZY
It seems that if it’s served on a stick, it’s an instant success. 11 heavily glazed, warm red velvet doughnuts adorn the stick, making it the safest and sticky-less way to enjoy.
SCORPION PIZZA - PIZZA ON A STICK
If I were to ever see scorpion making its way down the midway in any other form, I’d be running for the hills… But when it’s deep-fried first, it makes for a tasty topping. These little guys are crispy, crunchy and taste like a pork rind.
DEEP FRIED REESE'S PEANUT BUTTER STICKS - C&C INC.
Just when you wondered what could possibly be deep friend next, the newest candy bar from the Reese’s family takes a dip. The chocolate melts and the peanut butter’s gooey all while the delicious crunch of the interior wafer says intact.
BACON WRAPPED PORK BELLY - SHARP CONCEPTS
Finally all the pork your tummy can handle wrapped in one giant BBQ contraption. Thickchunks of juicy pork belly hugged with bacon and grilled until it’s warm and crispy.
From healthy to heart-stopping, this year’s newest delights at the Calgary Stampede are the perfect blend of the outrageous and the crave-able.
So put on your stretchy pants and head down to the Midway for the 2014 newest eats.