Previous CNE treats like deep-fried Coca-Cola and pizza on a stick may not seem healthy, but they are like a salad compared to this year's wacky snack - a doughnut cheeseburger.
The 1,500-calorie meal is a burger with cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato with two original glazed Krispy Kreme doughnuts as the bun.
By comparison, a double Big Mac has 700 calories and the Double Down has 540 calories.
"I've tried all the burgers we offer and . . . this is something in a league of its own," said Epic spokesman Justin Davis in a Toronto Star article.
Epic Burgers and Waffles is the Toronto-based company behind the creation.
"I think there's a certain part of us that's a little more naughty and wants to try something more adventurous."
Epic also brought the Behemoth, a burger patty between two Texas-style grilled cheese sandwiches, to the CNE last year.
The doughnut cheeseburger received rave reviews at this summer's Calgary Stampede and will make its Toronto debut at the Canadian National Exhibition, which opens Aug. 19.
(We have to guess about the amount of sodium you're getting, not to mention cholesterol)
The basic burger is eight dollars and for an extra two dollars the sandwich can be topped off with a fried egg and bacon.
Davis tells the Star, "You know it's bad for you, but you just can't stop."
(Photo from Epic Burgers and Waffles Facebook page)
I would have this once in a while but not with donuts! Ick! lol
Yuk no fried egg and bacon.
I don't know why but I thought the man eating plant was fitting for the burger subject
Hey, Barb, that's the perfect emoticon because it looks like it would eat anything and everything! There's people out there feverishly trying to think up the next crazy calorie and salt ridden burger or fried Mars bar, etc.
Yuck! Yuck! and more Yuck!! I haven't had a cheeseburger in years. I don't eat red meat and just the look of the donut with the meat, cheese, lettuce and tomato is enough to make me barf. How do people eat these things and not get sick? I'm going to add another Yuck!!!!
Oh my, that's funny! I love that little spitter! I don't eat red meat either, and if I even pass a restaurant that has a sign out about veal or lamb it makes we sick, knowing what they've done to get that veal and lamb. But there was a time when those things were unknown to me and we cooked them when family came over.
LOL funny spitter emotion!!!
Great use of emoticons lol some of that stuff is just gross
gross! I love donuts ... and I love a good cheeseburger, but not together.
Barbara, Lynn, Mary, and AldiLa - I love seeing your comments and reactions! I do love that spitter too. It reminds me of some men I've seen do this on a street and it makes me feel sick, like AlidiLa's little green face. You can see this little emoticon winding up in his mouth to have a really good spit.
don't eat meat. And a doughnut only twicw a year. Here in uruguay you must do it at home.
Love your green emotion Cheryl, Aldila
I agree, Ana. Store-bought stuff is full of junky stuff like, believe it or not:
Are these store-bought chocolate chip cookies or ?
Store-bought chocolate chip cookies
The damage (1 small cookie) 80 calories, 4.5 g fat (1.5 g saturated) Commercial baked goods like snack cakes, cookies and crackers are the source of most of our trans fat intake. And ounce for ounce, chocolate chip cookies take the cake when it comes to excess fat and calories.
Some products are worse than others: If the label lists sugar, hydrogenated oil, white flour or a bunch of chemicals that read like a Material Safety Data Sheet, you know this product has gone over to the Dark Side of the supermarket.
Healthy alternative Fig bars (1 small fig bar): 60 calories, 1 g fat Figs, like all dried fruit, can really hit the sweet spot. Fortunately, there are several brands that don't use hydrogenated oils. One to try: Newman's Own Organics Fig Newmans. Or make your own healthful cookies or muffins using whole-grain flour and canola oil. You save 20 calories, 3.5 g fat.
People don't bake like they used to, and often we just don't know that there are ingredients in store-bought baked foods that are bad for us. I guess the secret is IN MODERATION. While I'm grocery shopping, often I see women with children with their carts loaded with real junky food - not just one bag of potato chips, but three or four, and a load of soft drinks, and very few vegetables or fruit. Makes me feel sad for those kids.
Well, I've seldom met a cookie I didn't like! Homemade are by FAR more delicious though. Preferably with Ghiradelli brand chocolate chips
THE COOKIE MONSTER!! I forgot all about that fella - and I bet on Sesame Street they MAKE THEIR OWN COOKIES! Who can resist a beautiful home-made chocolate chip cookie!
Where's The Beef? Recalled! 60,000 Pounds Off Major Market Shelves
Main Category: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses
Also Included In: Irritable-Bowel Syndrome
Article Date: 15 Aug 2011 - 9:00 PDT
This pesky E. Coli bacteria is getting on the nation's nerves, and in an effort to keep it off our plates, at least three major grocery market chains have recalled some of their ground beef packages because they could be contaminated with bacteria critter. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced last week that National Beef was recalling more than 60,000 pounds of beef after the Ohio Department of Agriculture found the bacteria during routine testing.
Winn-Dixie Stores Inc., Publix Super Markets Inc. and Kroger Co. announced the recalls mainly in the southeastern United States, and said they stem from problems at the National Beef Packaging Company in Dodge City, Kansas.
Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina and Tennessee are the hardest hit by the recall, but the meat was sent to several distributors and could have been repackaged for consumers and sold nationwide. Yikes.
The meat also was distributed to meat packing companies in Detroit and Indianapolis and to Wal-Mart operations in Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wyoming, National Beef said.
Here's the skinny: At Kroger, the nation's largest traditional grocery store chain, the recalled products include ground chuck, ground beef patties, and meatballs and meat loaf made in the stores. Packages have "sell by" dates of July 29 through Aug. 12. At Publix, the products include meatballs, meat loaf, ground chuck patties, stuffed peppers, seasoned Salisbury steak and others with "sell by" dates of July 25 through Aug. 12. Winn-Dixie products include ground chuck and patties with "sell-by" label dates from July 31 to Aug. 12.
A spokesman for National Beef said the company has never had a problem with E. coli. It is checking processes and procedures in an effort to find the cause and prevent it from happening again.
Key things to do in avoiding E. Coli:
- Wash your hands carefully with soap before you start cooking.
- Cook ground beef until you see no pink anywhere.
- Don't taste small bites of raw ground beef while you're cooking.
- Don't put cooked hamburgers on a plate that had raw ground beef on it before.
- Cook all hamburgers to at least 155°F. A meat thermometer can help you test your hamburgers.
- Defrost meats in the refrigerator or the microwave. Don't let meat sit on the counter to defrost.
The most common way to get this infection is by eating contaminated food. You can be infected with the E. coli germ if you don't use a high temperature to cook your beef, or if you don't cook it long enough. When you eat undercooked beef, the germs go into your stomach and intestines.
The germ can also be passed from person to person in day care centers and nursing homes. If you have this infection and don't wash your hands well with soap after going to the bathroom, you can give the germ to other people when you touch things, especially food.
People who are infected with E. coli are very contagious. Children shouldn't go to a day care center until they have 2 negative stool cultures (proof that the infection is gone). Older people in nursing homes should stay in bed until 2 stool cultures are negative.
Written By Sy Kraft
Copyright: Medical News Today
Medical News Today
This post was modified from its original form on 19 Aug, 12:43
I just heard the PNE here is going to have "deep-fried-pop-tarts" to eat, so I went to find a picture of that and found more than I bargained for:
Deep Fried Pop-Tart:
Deep Fried Coca Cola:
Look to see others like "Deep Fried Peanut Butter Banana & Honey Sandwich" - and "Fried Kool Aid" and MORE:
WHAT WILL THEY THINK OF NEXT! I think I hear my arteries hardening just looking at the pictures!
AND THERE'S MORE... but at least they warn you here...
Your eyes do not deceive you. Wade shot this photo at the San Diego County Fair, proving that deep fried butter and chocolate covered bacon are out there somewhere, just waiting to invade your arteries in a combo that can be yours for a down payment of $9.20 followed by countless dollars in future hospital bills.
The fried chicken sandwich, avocados and Pop Tarts from yesterday's post about San Diego's Del Mar Fair are no longer as impressive. The San Diego County Fair is king of all fried disgustingness, because the only way to take things beyond the Thunderdome of fried butter is fried greaseballs. And no one wants to see that.
What can I say but