The CNE, as always, has produced a wondrous assortment of caloric delights. For your information, here is a pie chart illustrating where the 5600 calories I ate came from.
And, here are the official scores for the items you’re wondering most about. The pictures are in order from left to right.
Donut hamburger: A+ If you’re going to do it, then do it right and get it with the egg and bacon. Tastes good, worth the calories for a once a year crazy eating fest.
Deep fried coke: C My guess is they add a little bit of flour to the coke syrup to thicken it up a little. Then, they drizzle it into the hot oil. It doesn’t taste good or bad. It just is. Worth the money? No. Worth saying you ate it? Maybe.
Deep fried Joe Louis: B+ Nice flavour. It’s like eating warm cake out of the oven. It’s tasty but it’s not crazy wow unusual. Still yum.
Deep fried brownie: B+ Like the Joe Louis, also good but nothing OMG crazy. Nice warm cake.
And lastly, here is a picture of me with my new boyfriend. This little guy was not interested in the free food. He just wanted a little bit of love and he weasled his head onto my arm for as long as I would pet him.
- Yes, I am going to eat this Krispy Kreme donut hamburger at the CNE (lovestats.wordpress.com)
- CNE fried treat too hot for Coke (thestar.com)
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- August 21, 2011: Daredevil Eats at the CNE! The Return of the Weird Food Purchase of the Day! (josephmallozzi.wordpress.com)
I recently attended the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition) which is a large fair of rides, attractions, food and shopping in Toronto. I, of course, was most interested in the food and particularly that which bordered on whether it was even food to begin with. Given the unique characteristics of those items, I thought it best to share my menu in Venn diagram format.
For those of you going “What the ^$%”, here are some descriptions and photos. See if you can tell which is which.
Butter: Take a cold pat of butter, put a toothpick in it, dip it in batter, deep fry. End result is a hot buttery hollow Timbit. Yum.
Twinkie: Unwrap, shove a stick, dip in batter, deep fry
3 Muskateers: Unwarp, shove a stick, dip in batter, deep fry
Mac&Cheese: Plum size balls of mac&cheese, rolled in crumbs, deep fry