The cronut burger comes to the CNE

The cronut burger, Nutella fries, gelato sandwiches and other strange food selections make their way to the Ex.

Some of the more extraordinary foods coming to the Ex this year

A cronut burger — a hamburger with a croissant-donut mix for a bun, topped with a maple bacon-jam — is one of many Frankenstein-like selections on the menu at this year's Canadian National Exhibition.

The annual festival often makes headlines for its outrageous food offerings, which have in the past included deep-fried buttera cheeseburger with a donut bun surrounding it and BLT sandwiches that also had Nutella spread and back-bacon.

Outside of these offerings, the CNE will have dozens of on-site vendors offering more traditional foods and snacks.

The CNE runs from August 16 to September 2. It typically draws more than 1 million visitors each year.