It seems Fear Factory is descending on the Calgary Stampede this year. The organizers are really pushing the limits on extreme food. The menu darlings, this year are Kraft Dinner Soft Serve, Meal Worm Hot Dog, Cajun Fried Cheese Curd Poutine, Unagi Sushi Taco, Duck Pond Lemonade, and the Crazy Tongue Pizza.
“We’re just thrilled to welcome guests back with these new food offerings, as well as traditional food offerings like cotton candy, corn dogs, mini doughnuts — everything that our guests love every year,” Kyle Russell, director of Calgary Stampede programming, said at a media event.
“The idea we’re thinking with Stampede programming this year is that if you close your eyes and think about what made you fall in love with the Stampede, it’s going to be offered this year and will remind you why you fell in love with Stampede in the first place.”
Top Picks for 2022
CRAZY TONGUE PIZZA
Vine-ripened, and naturally sweet crushed tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, slow braised AAA Alberta cow tongue, natural pineapple, caramelized onions, and a Baja chipotle drizzle.
KOREAN SQUID INK CORN DOG
They taste similar to traditional favourite corndogs, except with more of a crunch and a bit of sweetness. It’s half mozzarella, half hot dog, dipped in a black batter, with one end cut to resemble tentacles!
CAJUN FRIED CHEESE CURD POUTINE
Curly’s infamous golden curds are lightly breaded & fried to perfection before perfectly placing them on a bed of hot Cajun curly fries, all under a blanket of fresh gravy.
DEEP-FRIED OREO MINI DONUTS
Oreo cookies deep fried inside signature mini donuts, cooked to perfection, topped with powdered sugar and chocolate sauce.
DUCK POND LEMONADE
Nearly 3 liters of hand-pressed lemonade, scoops of popping boba, and your very own rubber ducky.
UNAGI SUSHI TACO
Tempura nori taco shell with BBQ unagi eel, sushi rice, crab meat mixture, and julienned cucumber, drizzled with signature BBQ eel sauce.
COTTON CANDY NOODLES
A brand new sauce was invented to complement a fluffy cloud of pink cotton candy, garnished on top of noodles filled with chicken & vegetables or vegetarian. Want it spicy? We can do that too!
KRAFT DINNER SOFT SERVE
The familiar taste of macaroni and cheese combined with the creamy coolness of soft serve ice cream.
MEALWORM HOT DOG
All-Beef Meal Worm Hot Dog, made using mealworm protein, whole roasted mealworms, and beef, topped off with your favorite condiments (Meal Worms are high in protein and safe to eat).
CRICKET HOT DOG
All-Beef Cricket Hot Dog, made using cricket protein, whole roasted crickets, and beef, topped off with your favorite condiments (Crickets are high in protein and safe to eat).