Behold the unholy creations cooked up for this year's Calgary Stampede
Cow tongue, Pop Rocks and mealworms on offer for those who wish to test their gastronomical fortitude
This year, why not put some grubs on your hot dog before you hit the ferris wheel?
The Calgary Stampede has released its annual list of new midway food for the event. Some items on offer are mostly familiar for those in the know, such as the deep-fried Oreo mini doughnuts.
But as always, other options seem designed for those who missed out on their shot to appear on the American stunt show Fear Factor, such as the all-beef meal worm hot dog.
That item is made using meal worm protein, whole-roasted meal worms and beef. "Meal worms are high in protein and safe to eat," reads the Calgary Stampede's website.
"The spectacular and inventive dishes brought to the Midway every year truly make the Calgary Stampede experience fun and memorable," said Kyle Russell, director of Stampede programming, in a release.
There are more than 40 items on the menu this year, including octopus rangoon, glazed doughnut grilled cheese, bad breath lemonade (a mix of garlic, caramelized onion and lemonade), and unagi sushi tacos.
The Calgary Stampede runs July 8 to 17.
Meal worm hot dog
Kraft Dinner soft serve
Glazed donut grilled cheese
Lemon meringue lychee lemonade
Waffle cookie dough ice cream sandwich
With files from Dave Gilson