12 new and extravagant foods to try at CNE this year (PHOTOS)

It’s been two years since we last got our hands on the famous CNE carnival meals, and on August 19, it’s back in full force.

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year for carnival epicureans,” reads the press release.

Dished Toronto had the pleasure of sampling this year’s stacked selection of mouth-watering options, and here’s the range of ‘fun, fried and wacky food items’ to try at The Ex this year.

Cinnamon Crunch

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The King of Curds brings us this sweet punch of fried cheese curds topped with cinnamon sugar, cream cheese frosting and chunks of the famous Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal.

Seller: The king of curd

Cookie Butter Fries

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Dutch Fries Cookie Butter Fries are a must for fries lovers with a sweet tooth. World famous fresh cut fries are topped with caramel, cinnamon, warming spices and finished with buttery biscuits.

Seller: Dutch fries

Cream with spices

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“Fire and ice – and try it twice” is this vendor’s motto, and fair warning, it’s spicy. We tried Caf-Eh-TO’s peach and mango spiced ice cream, and even ambitiously took a bite of its Thai pepper topping. It definitely packs a big punch, for those looking to spice up their day.

Seller: Caf-Eh-TO

Tim Hortons CNE Exclusive Sweet Treats

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Tim Hortons joined the party for this year’s festival lineup, featuring CNE-exclusive off-menu items. The first item is a Cookies & Creme Timbits poutine, which is an explosion of sweetness in every bite. Next we have a Matcha Vanilla Croissant and a Matcha Coconut Dream Donut. This is the official petition to create these permanent menu items!

Seller: Tim Hortons

Burger Smash Cheetos Flamin’ Hot

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I mean, wow. If you’re feeling “hot, hot, hot,” Bacon Nation offers their smashed cheeseburger topped with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, extra-thick bacon, and all the toppings. The buns are even topped with Flamin’ Hot breadcrumbs, so have a drink handy.

If you’re up for another iteration, they offer a 24-hour marinated fried chicken sandwich breaded with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, which is another must-try.

Seller: bacon nation

2 foot long taco

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You read correctly. A two-foot-long taco. The oversized taco resembles the length of a machete and bears the company name. These will require two hands and are available with your choice of Chorizo, Ground Beef, or Oaxaca Cheese-Stuffed Mushrooms.

The authentic Mexican street vendor also offers a cone of nachos that even doubles as a drink. It makes for the perfect split, and you can’t leave The Ex without trying one.

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Seller: Machete

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

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This “architectural culinary marvel” is the stack of San Francesco herb panko meatballs and mozzarella sticks, piled in a waffle cone and drizzled with garlic aioli. It’s even finished with cotton candy and sprinkles, making it the tastiest tower you’ve ever seen.

Seller: San Francescos

State Fair Hot Dog

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Tuxedo Frank’s “State Fair Hot Dog” is a sweet and salty all-beef hot dog smothered in aged cheddar cheese and a surprise caramel corn topping.

Seller: Frank’s Tuxedo

fried snickers

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Fried snickers are a CNE staple, brought to you by Cookie Dough Me! The popular candy bar is fried into bite-sized treats and coated in a sweet batter and drizzle.

Seller: Cookie Dough Me!

Korean corndog with squid ink

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SaltSpring Concessions has created a corndog unlike any we’ve seen before. Designed to look like a squid, the “raised corndog” is spliced ​​at the ends, wrapped in mozzarella, rolled in inked batter, panko crumbs and, of course, fried. It’s the perfect fusion of sweet and savory.

Seller: SaltSpring Concessions

Seoul-ful Taters

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“Do you have taters?” Get your own Taters food truck definitely. All-dressed taters come in the form of Korean barbecue bulgogi, pulled pork with mac and cheese, and jambalaya topped with sausage and shrimp.

Seller: Get your own pies

Krispy Kreme Pulled Pork Sandwich

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Everyone’s favorite classic glazed donuts just got carnivalized. The donut franchise teamed up with Pull’d and delivered a, you guessed it, pulled pork sandwich. Have fun if those two things are your jam.

Seller: Pulled/Epic

Stay tuned for more must-have items like Mustard Ketchup Ice Cream and Mac & Cheese Lemonade Trend in our next reel!

The CNE opens this Friday August 19th and all of these are yours until it closes on September 5th.

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