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Stampede, Events, Food

34 crazy new foods coming to the 2016 Calgary Stampede midway (PHOTOS)

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Lindsay William-Ross May 03, 2016 3:46 am

Get ready to loosen your belts and prime your tastebuds! We’ve got the first news from the 2016 Calgary Stampede midway on what many consider the most important part of the annual event: FOOD!

This year there are 34 crazy new eats being introduced at the Calgary Stampede–some a little crazier than others. You’ve got a frozen treat with crickets and edible gold, deep fried cocktail-flavoured shots, an Asian riff on perogies, rainbow grilled cheese, and oh so many things with Oreos…just to name a few.

When you hit the midway, look out for all the new tastes, along with your classic favourites. Here’s what you will find, including a few standouts that are the most intriguing:

Big Pickle Dog

The ultimate marriage of dill and dog: A pickle stuffed with a hot dog…then fried.

Mac and Cheese Stuffed Burgers

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Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

This is some next-level comfort food here. A beef burger patty stuffed with mac and cheese, then all the usual burger toppings between two buns.

Deep Fried Butter Tart

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Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

A true Canadian classic is deep fried and topped with caramel and whipped cream. Oh, Canada!

The Golden Grasshopper Pie Pop

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Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

Grasshopper Pie + ice cream + dark chocolate dip + crickets (!!!) + gold = The Golden Grasshopper Pie Pop.

Teriyaki Chicken Perogies

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Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

Perogies get a major twist thanks to the addition of sautéed onions, sriracha mayonnaise, sweet ginger teriyaki sauce, green onions, crispy chicken breast strips, and seaweed. (PS these come in other global varieties, too!)

Meatball Sub on a Stick

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Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

Because who needs to hold an entire sandwich?

Oreo Rice

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Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

Think rice pudding meets your favourite childhood cookie.

Fruit Infused Grilled Cheese

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Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

Picture a rainbow of fruity cheese spilling out of your sandwich. It’s like a SnapChat filter come to life on two pieces of buttery bread. Why not?

Deep Fried Tequila Shot Bites

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Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

Okay, so these are non-alcoholic, but still sound fun. Tequila-flavoured cake bites are deep fried and served topped with icing sugar.

Saturday Morning Beaver Balls

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Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

If you were a kid, you’d wish your weekend morning cereal was made of deep fried little dough balls tossed in cinnamon and sugar, and topped with Fruit Loops cereal, fresh raspberries, and a touch of condensed milk.

Bombay Cowboy

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Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

These are “naan” your everyday nachos: Naan with cowboy beef or bean chili, Desi chips, curry dressed slaw, cheddar cheese, tamarind chutney, chipotle crema and signature ‘Crunchies Sweeties.’

PB Dumbbells

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Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

Peanut butter bacon balls, battered and fried, and drizzled with chocolate sauce and bacon bits. For the serious foodster.

Sticky Toffee Bug Balls

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Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

Deep fried dough balls tossed in cinnamon and sugar, drizzled with homemade toffee sauce, topped with finely chopped medjool dates, served in a canoe with fresh whipped cream and sprinkled with meal worms and crickets.

Waffle Cone

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Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

A Hong Kong-style egg waffle filled with your choice of five kinds of ice cream, and toppings.

Poutine Corn Dog

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Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

Hot dogs stuffed with cheese and hash browns, then battered and fried, corn dog-style.

Bacon and Sausage Scotch Egg

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Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

A medium poached egg is wrapped in delicious sweet and spicy sausage that is combined with Center Cut Canadian Bacon and fried until crispy.

Deep Fried Oreo Milkshake

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Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

A vanilla milkshake meets Oreos, to the max, with both regular Oreos and deep fried Oreos, chocolate sauce and whipped cream.

Cornflake Chicken on a Stick

Chicken on a stick…with a crunchy-sweet cornflake crust

Pink Strawberry Candy Apples

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Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

Making the dreams of sweet tooths (and fans of anything pink) come true.

Butter Chicken Fries

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Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

Fries smothered in butter chicken sauce.

Oreo Funnel Cake

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Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

Mix Oreo cookies into funnel cake batter, top with Oreo cream filling “icing,” Oreo cookies and whipped cream, and you’ve got an Oreo lover’s funnel cake fantasy made real.

Bacon Beer Battered Corndog

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Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

Forget a hot dog, this is a straight up piece of centre-cut bacon treated to beer batter and dunk in the deep fryer.

The Godfather Mac & Cheese

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Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

Mac and Cheese meets an offer it can’t refused: being smothered with Italian meatballs and marinara sauce.

Oreo Churros

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Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

Seriously, what else goes well with Oreos? How about churros!

Biggest Baddest Brat

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Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

12″ local bratwurts in a pretzel bun, covered with beer mustard and fried onions.

Pretzel Dog

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Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

Wrap your head–or mouth–around this: A hot dog on a stick wrapped in pretzel dough, then deep fried, brushed with warm butter and sprinkled with pretzel salt.

Korn on a Stick

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Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

Popcorn, meet chocolate and caramel. These guys will “stick” together…on a stick!

Deep Fried Ice Cream

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Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

Why not dunk bits of ice cream in batter and send it into the deep fryer for a hot swim?

Salted Caramel Deep Fried Coffee

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Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

Get a jolt from deep fried coffee bits coated in caramel and Himalayan sea salt.

Cantaloupe Lemonade

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Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

You need fruit. Vitamins! So grab this meld of cantaloup and lemonade to cool down.

Nutella Glazed Mini Donuts

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Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

Mini donuts glazed in Nutella. Heavenly.

Steak and Guinness Cornish Pasties

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Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

Pub grub mashup: A Steak & Guinness pasty stuffed with 100% Canadian Beef and 100% Guinness Stout, wrapped up in light, crispy puff pastry.

Venison Hot Dog

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Photo courtesy Calgary Stampede

Try this twist on the classic hot dog…if you’re game.


 

The Calgary Stampede takes place July 8 to 17, 2016.

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Lindsay William-Ross
Lindsay is a former Daily Hive Food Editor. A fourth generation Vancouverite, she has also lived in Toronto, NYC, and LA.

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