You must remember the talk of the food obsessed crowds at the CNE last year: the bacon-wrapped deep-fried Mars Bar. I had hoped this odd desert/breakfast was a signal of the end to the “bacon makes everything and anything better” craze but, alas, bacon is the meat trend that enjoys suffering a slow death.
Yup, the bacon-fuelled offerings are back at the CNE again this year, making it painfully obvious that the most annoying of foodie obsessions is not going anywhere for a while.
The item that is being most touted as caloric, deep fried magic is the cronut burger – a beef patty and cheese slathered in bacon-maple jam before being lovingly placed between a cinnamon sugar dusted deep fried croissant. Of course, if that doesn’t seem like enough calories in one sitting for you, you can also add a bacon and egg to that cronut burger order.
Once you’re done forcing that concoction into your belly, why stop there? Seek out and scarf down two burger patties made from ground bacon and topped with two types of bacon – peameal and strips –and cheddar cheese. Of course, you can combo up this “Canuck Burger” from The Notorious P.I.G. with bacon-cheese fries and a peanut butter and bacon milk shake. That’s right, a peanut butter and bacon milk shake. Doesn’t that sound appetising?
Next stop? Desert of course. Pick up your bacon and Nutella sandwich from Bacon Nation. And/or a bacon parfait. And/or a bacon sundae. Yum.
At this point I must suggest that you take a minor bacon break. At the very least, hop on a few rides to help empty your stomach before you jump back on that bacon horse with a late-night snack of deep fried bacon-covered hotdog with a side of last year’s favourite, the bacon-wrapped, deep fried hotdogs.
Oh, and on your way out the doors, make sure to check out the plethora of food trucks on Prince’s Blvd., many of which are sure to be offering up their own bacon bandwagon goodness.