Newspaper article The Canadian Press

"From Heat to Sweet:" New Treats to Tease Taste Buds at Calgary Stampede Midway

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

"From Heat to Sweet:" New Treats to Tease Taste Buds at Calgary Stampede Midway

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New treats to tickle taste buds at Calgary Stampede

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CALGARY - The Calgary Stampede is known for the unusual food concoctions it offers every year at its midway. Here are some of the featured items for this year's event, which runs from July 6 to 15.

Cricket Grilled Cheese: A four-cheese blend on thick Texas-style toast topped with a serving of crunchy crickets.

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Pop Rocks Mini Doughnuts: Mini doughnuts covered in a vanilla glaze and powdered sugar and topped with an assortment of Pop Rocks.

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Prairie Oyster Balls: Bull testicles drizzled with house-prepared blueberry compote and topped with a dollop of whipped cream. Sprinkled with crushed nuts.

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Deep Fried Bacon Wrapped Reese's Cups: A peanut-butter cup wrapped in bacon, dipped in batter and deep fried. Finished with a dusting of powdered sugar.

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Deep-fried Banana Peppers: Mixed pickled hot pepper rings, battered in tempura and deep fried.

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The Big Pickle Tornado: Large dill pickle sliced length-wise, filled with a hot dog and topped with a cheese and bacon drizzle. …

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