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Nutella fries and spring rolls coming to Toronto

Posted by Sarah Ratchford / July 25, 2013

Nutella CNEFor many Torontonians, food at the CNE is a bigger draw as any of the rides. For most of us, the exhibition is a venture in questionable calorie intake, and this year, there are many worthy new culprits to join the esteemed list of past foods, which include deep fried bacon hot dogs and doughnut cheeseburgers. Take, for example, Spread, a new member of the Food Building's roster. This stall takes Nutella, everyone's favourite hazelnut spread (which, I'm not ashamed to admit, even tastes phenomenal straight out of the jar) and morphs it into fries and spring rolls, among other treats.

Aside from that particular standout, you'll also find several new snack options, from Ku Khan, which serves grilled Mongolian snacks, to the promisingly-named Philthy Phil Philadelphia, which, obviously, serves Philly cheese steaks. Returning vendors range from Bacon Nation to Wild Child Kitchen to Far East Taco. And, of course, there will be food trucks There are plenty of sweets on offer too, of course, ensuring no one is left out of the binge fest that is the Canadian National Exhibition.

This year, the CNE will run from Aug. 16 until Sept. 2.



gr1 / July 25, 2013 at 11:51 am
shut up and make me fat.
Sarah / July 25, 2013 at 11:53 am
I can't wait to be a gluttonous cow!
?? replying to a comment from Sarah / July 25, 2013 at 12:30 pm
Don't you mean be more of one?
??? / July 25, 2013 at 01:05 pm
donut cheeseburgers!? c'mon ...are you such a follower, that you will line up for deep fried dog sh*t next? get a grip hipsters.
Roxanne replying to a comment from ??? / July 25, 2013 at 01:21 pm
Hey "???", why is it always a hipsters thing? Why can't people just be curious and want to try some weird food..? Christ.
gr1 / July 25, 2013 at 02:34 pm
whenever someone uses the term hipster i just immediately assume they're some inarticulate philistine who needs to use catch-all terms for their inability to chide things with any tact or cleverness.
Ha / July 25, 2013 at 06:59 pm
As opposed to losers like you, gr1, who spend 5 hrs editing a response. Slap yourself
RB / August 19, 2013 at 09:58 am
I agree with gr1 the word hippster gets a bad rap, but I disagree with his use of philistine.
E / August 21, 2013 at 11:38 am
There is a disappointing mistake in this article - I went to the Ex last night and specifically tracked down Spread to try the Nutella wontons and spring rolls mentioned in this article. The people working there informed me that they had never sold either of these items and had no idea what I was talking about! Huge let down.
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