When a junk-food paradise and a fried-food franchise start adding healthy food into the mix, some sort of shift is happening. Two Canadian hot spots for fast food are making changes, one of them modest, the other dramatic.
The modest changes are being made by a few food stands at the Calgary Stampede. Food booths line an area nicknamed “Heart Attack Alley.” That’s where you can buy deep-fried Kool-Aid®, macaroni and cheese pizza, funnel cake, corn dogs and deep-fried pickle chips.
People don’t go to the Stampede expecting healthy fare, but this year those with glucose or lactose intolerance at least have a few choices. Bill Graveland reported in the Canadian Press that stir-fries from the Salt Spring Noodle Bar are one of the new choices. So are gluten-free burgers and hot dogs and sugar-free lemonade.
Those are small changes. Whether they herald even a slight shift toward more fresh-food choices at the Stampede is yet to be seen. After all, this is also the place where you can buy deep-fried Pop-Tarts®.
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