The countdown is on for Calgary Stampede 2018. Only this year, it’s bringing 50 new foods with it. Whether you’re watching your calories (Ha! As if) or looking to indulge in one of the new deep fried and indulgent creations, here are 10 foods that will satisfy your midway cravings. Browse them all and remember to bring your appetite to the grounds.
1. Pop Rocks Mini Doughnuts
These are the mini doughnuts you’ve come to know and love with a fun, new twist. The treats will be covered in a vanilla glaze and powdered sugar then topped with a delicious assortment of Pop Rocks.
2. The Sweetheart
Think of your classic PB & honey sandwich. Now, replace the bread and honey with two honey cruller doughnuts, a mountain of peanut butter and a gooey peanut butter cup in the middle. That’s what they call The Sweetheart.
3. Frozen Chocolate Watermelon Pops
The Stampede is bringing back an often forgotten food group to your midway diet – fruit! Fresh watermelon is put on a stick, dipped in milk chocolate, rolled in delicious candy and toppings, frozen then served.
4. Kit Kat Fries
Your favourite classic chocolate bar, split into sticks, coated in batter then deep-fried. Yes please.
5. Flaming Hot Cheetos Bowl
Because who doesn’t love flaming hot cheetos? Enjoy them in a bowl topped with sweet corn and drizzled in hot cheese sauce finished with a dollop of sour cream to tone down the heat.
6. Beef and Chicken Pho-ritos
If you like pho AND burritos (who doesn’t?), then you’ll love the Pho-rito! Think of all the contents of your tasty bowl of Vietnamese pho served up in a burrito. Choose chicken or beef drenched in a slightly spicy secret pho sauce with tender rice noodles, crispy bean sprouts, fresh cilantro and a hint of Sriracha, all bundled up in a tortilla.
7. Kangaroo Pizza
This one’s for the adventurous at heart. Kangaroo Pizza is served on Avatara Pizza’s signature crust topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, organic basil, banana peppers, locally-grown mushrooms and cured kangaroo sausage.
8. Churro Fries
Another classic Midway favourite – in the shape of fries! Churro fries are dipped in chocolate and rolled in your favourite candy toppings.
9. Unicorn Buckets
A mix between bubble tea and your favourite soda. Choose your favourite pop – then add fresh chopped fruit, juicy boba and some extra tasty flavours to finish off your two litre Unicorn Bucket. Guaranteed to quench your thirst.
10. Deep Fried Bacon Wrapped Reese’s Cups
Love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? Of course you do. Now think of them wrapped in bacon, dipped in batter, sent off to the deep fryer and finished with a coating of powdered sugar. Somehow we love them even more.
A full list of the 2018 midway foods can be found here.