Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Pickle Ice Cream and Steak Eclairs: CNE Unveils This Year's Wacky Treats

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Pickle Ice Cream and Steak Eclairs: CNE Unveils This Year's Wacky Treats

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CNE unveils wacky foods on offer this year

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TORONTO - Chocolate-banana steak eclairs, pickle ice cream, fried frog legs and s'more fried chicken sandwiches are among the crazy gastronomic concoctions revealed before the Canadian National Exhibition opens in Toronto on Friday.

The annual summer carnival is known for its wacky foods and the selection for this year's event that was unveiled Wednesday is proving to be no different.

The eclair is a mix of sweet and savoury, with a piece of steak accompanied by provolone cheese, banana slices, chocolate sauce and whipped cream -- all wrapped in a donut.

Besides the pickle ice cream, the CNE says other unusual frozen flavours will be on offer, including creme de la corn, which is served with a fresh piece of corn on the cob, and curry coconut, which is served in a coconut shell. …

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