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Bug ice cream or flamin’ frog legs? 50 new foods at this year's Calgary Stampede

Bring out your inner child with this stellar combination of mini doughnuts and cotton candy.
Bring out your inner child with this stellar combination of mini doughnuts and cotton candy. - Calgary Stampede

From spicy (Flamin’ Frog Legs) to sweet (Butter Beer Ice Cream) to downright weird (Octo Lolly), the Calgary Stampede has released its offerings of midway food with something for every tastebud.

This year, the Stampede has amped up the pickles, fire and doughnuts, along with some daring twists on traditional midway fare.

“The spectacular and inventive dishes brought to the Midway every year, truly make the Calgary Stampede experience fun and memorable,” said James Radke, manager for retail attractions and midway operations, in a news release this morning.

This year, Food Network Canada is launching ‘Take a Bite Outta Stampede’, offering guests a unique way to navigate the midway smorg. There will be a competition for best new food, and the return of daily food awards highlighting the ‘best of’ across a number of categories.

Here’s a sampling of some of the offerings (you can see the complete menu here ).

Taco time:

Top left, clockwise: Italian Taco, Tipsy Tacos, Cotton Candy Taco and Smoked Turkey Taco.
Top left, clockwise: Italian Taco, Tipsy Tacos, Cotton Candy Taco and Smoked Turkey Taco.

 


Some like it hot:

Top left, clockwise: Bucking Hot Perogies, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Corndog, Cherry Bomb Pizza and Flamin’ Frog Legs. CALGARY STAMPEDE
Top left, clockwise: Bucking Hot Perogies, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Corndog, Cherry Bomb Pizza and Flamin’ Frog Legs. CALGARY STAMPEDE

 


Screaming for ice cream:

Top left, clockwise: Monster Bug Bowl, Butter Beer Ice Cream, Mochi Ice Cream and Churro Cone.
Top left, clockwise: Monster Bug Bowl, Butter Beer Ice Cream, Mochi Ice Cream and Churro Cone.

 


All about the dogs:

Top left, clockwise: Tokyo Street Dog, Veggie Corndog, King Spammy and The Snickle Dog.
Top left, clockwise: Tokyo Street Dog, Veggie Corndog, King Spammy and The Snickle Dog.

 


Doughnuts every which way:

Top left, clockwise: Cereal Sugar Mini Doughnuts, Cotton Candy Mini Doughnuts, Chocolate Chip Doughnut and White Chocolate Cheesecake Mini Doughnuts.
Top left, clockwise: Cereal Sugar Mini Doughnuts, Cotton Candy Mini Doughnuts, Chocolate Chip Doughnut and White Chocolate Cheesecake Mini Doughnuts.

 


For the risk-taker:

Top left, clockwise: Deep-fried Chicken Skins, Octo Lolly, BBQ Chicken Hearts on a Stick and Creamy Truffle Lobster Dumplings.
Top left, clockwise: Deep-fried Chicken Skins, Octo Lolly, BBQ Chicken Hearts on a Stick and Creamy Truffle Lobster Dumplings.

 

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