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petek Aug 19, 2011 02:28 PM

Krispy Kreme burgers at the Ex..Who's has/gonna try one?

  1. Kagemusha Aug 19, 2011 02:32 PM

    Whew! Gotta have a grudge against your arteries to whoof back those babies! Makes the Double Down look like a Jenny Craig entre!

    But really, petek, it's just a riff on the "Luther Burger." The original is still the greatest!

    http://gotsmile.net/45/luther-burger

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    1. re: Kagemusha
      petek Aug 19, 2011 02:37 PM

      Ha! Plus just the thought of going to the Ex makes me gag.Still haven't tryed the Double Down yet.

      1. re: Kagemusha
        petek Aug 19, 2011 02:44 PM

        Wholly crap! Are those Luther burgers for real or are they photo shopped?

        1. re: petek
          Kagemusha Aug 19, 2011 04:59 PM

          Real deal, dude. Good thing Lipitor's now available as a generic!

      2. pikawicca Aug 19, 2011 02:35 PM

        This is going on north of the border? Thought you people up there had more sense than many of my compatriots here in the U.S.

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          jmarcroyal Aug 19, 2011 02:44 PM

          truth is, nobody here can come up with their own damn idea so we steal popular things from the US, like deep fried butter, and others. I think the dudes from Epic Mealtime should create an awesome food item. IF you havent seen their stuff, watch them on Youtube, like the 140000 calorie burger!

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          jmarcroyal Aug 19, 2011 02:36 PM

          Id be tempted,just to try it, but Im not sure. My only worry(lol) is if the burger patty itself is homemade or some cheap frozen puck, that and how much does it cost(any more than $10 and its a bit too much lol)

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          1. re: jmarcroyal
            Kagemusha Aug 19, 2011 02:38 PM

            Worth it just to get a shot of anyone eating one.

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              foodyDudey Aug 19, 2011 03:11 PM

              There was a picture of that burger in the Globe and Mail about a week ago. Hurry down and you may see texsquared eating one!

              http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/n...

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                TexSquared Aug 19, 2011 03:45 PM

                Nah, I'll wait until they make the KK burger with Five Guys meat and cheese inside :-)

                I agree with the above, the Epic Meal Time guys should have a booth in the Food Building or a truck in the midway, just recreate some of their outrageous things (like the 84 egg sandwich) and cut those into normal-serving-sized pieces you can buy....

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                  jmarcroyal Aug 19, 2011 03:51 PM

                  Ill settle for something incredibly epic made with like 100 pounds of bacon, hell, Id take Bacon Wrapped Krispy Kreme donuts over the burger.

                  They should bacon wrap everything, like the waffles and ice cream, imagine that! It would be like a "Baconed Alaska". (term coined here if not already created!).

                  Those guys do need to come here, although I think they did an episode at Stockyards didnt they?

                  1. re: jmarcroyal
                    Kagemusha Aug 19, 2011 04:58 PM

                    Nothing--and I mean nothing--beats a "Bacon Turtle Burger."

                    http://zanypickle.com/2010/02/bacon-t...

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                      tjr Aug 19, 2011 04:59 PM

                      iirc, Epic Meal Time did these too.

          2. Teep Aug 19, 2011 06:26 PM

            And what is a "deep-fried cola"??

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            1. re: Teep
              meatnveg Aug 23, 2011 09:08 PM

              Batter made with Cola. Deep Fried..

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              bluefirefly Aug 20, 2011 07:33 AM

              Didn't try one - couldn't bear the thought of all those artery clogging calories! However, I did see a massive line up outside the Epic booth for people dying (pun intended) to try it.

              jmarcroyal - the burger is $8.

              teep - deep fried cola looks like brown worms that I guess are the "cola". Didn't try it but the stall was also selling deep fried balls containing slushies/slurpees. Not appealing enough for me. Saw someone eating the deep-fried oreos and she said they were great. As I'm not an oreo fan, I went for the deep fried mars bar instead! (Seemed there were a lot more choices this year - snickers, twix, pop-tarts, twinkies...!)

              Speaking of deep-fried, on the savory side, I saw the mac and cheese stall selling (surprise...) deep fried mac and cheese. It sounded intriguing until I watched them through the glass deep frying the stuff and it just looked way too greasy for me to stomach. Interesting concept though.

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              1. re: bluefirefly
                justsayn Aug 20, 2011 07:43 AM

                Reggies on King West has been selling deep fried mac n cheese since they opened a few years ago. I've never tried it - so no report.

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                  abigllama Aug 20, 2011 12:53 PM

                  The deep fried mac at the ex was pretty good last year if it's the same booth in the food building.

                  Both Reggies and Zelda's have been selling dee fried mac n cheese for awhile now. Both of their versions are kind of meh. They taste lke a processed frozen product from Sysco. The version at The Ex was much better.

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                    magic Aug 22, 2011 06:51 AM

                    I'm fairly sure McCain supplies restaurants with some sort of deep fried mac & cheese product so you are likely right about that.

                    I love burgers and I love Krispy Kreme originals when hot but the two together just hold zero appeal to me. Not so much gross as mismatched and uninteresting. But who knows, I'd maybe take a bite of someone's and see... I suppose.

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                      bluefirefly Aug 22, 2011 01:35 PM

                      Thanks to all for the correction. My diet is generally a healthy one (excluding the once a year indulgence at the Ex) so I don't normally keep an eye out for mac and cheese, deep fried or otherwise!

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                downtownfoodie Aug 23, 2011 05:09 AM

                pretty blatant copy of the US version. now my timbit sliders...those are a whole different story :)

                1. justsayn Aug 23, 2011 06:16 PM

                  If this item actually appeals to people, you should know that The Counter has offered this for a long time. Glazed donut, not KK.

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                    AngelSanctuary Aug 24, 2011 01:29 AM

                    Food at the Ex is always so disappointing and overpriced though. Like I have a feeling they'll just use frozen patties. If it is than it's not worth it, you should clog your arteries with something tasty!

                    Like last year I had the deep fried butter, it was like this minuscule cube of butter in a thick batter and it just melted into the batter immediately, so it was four small piece of fried cake that is slightly buttered, so not worth $5. And the lines ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

                    Sorry for the rant.

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                      fluffythemonkey Aug 24, 2011 09:43 AM

                      Hello! Long time lurker first time poster!

                      So we tried this krispy kreme burger on opening day..there was a pretty reasonable lineup of people waiting to 'indulge' ... on the menu they also had some other crazy stuff like a 4x deep fried grilled cheese or something... we ordered 1 KK bruger... they asked if we wanted egg an dbacon. We declined, figured the calories on the burger aloen would be enough. We also reasoned that sharing it between two of us would be a smart idea.

                      When we got it, i opened up the foil packaging and found one measly piece of lettuce... shrivled and dying... i felt bad for the lettuce. We took one bite... the glaze from the donut was really kinda gross cause it was sticky and made a mess in our hands. the donut really overpowered the burger but man did i love that lettuce in there. it kinda coutneracted and tried to fight off the fat i was consuming. I had about 3 bites of th eburger and let my boyfriend finish the rest.

                      We washed out hands thoroughly...

                      a fe whours later... after maybe doign 30 rides...

                      we both felt incredibly ill. That night, we both cursed that evil krispy kreme burger ... it was eatign our insides. Cramps galore!

                      My advice to anyone who is thinking about eating this...
                      DONT DO IT.
                      Dont you do it. Not even a bite. ITS NOT WORTH IT!

                      The end.

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                      1. re: fluffythemonkey
                        petek Aug 24, 2011 10:49 AM

                        KK burger+30 rides=not a great idea.. :D

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                          fluffythemonkey Aug 24, 2011 11:15 AM

                          Trust me. I knoooo. :(

                          I was more scared of the burger comming up than the rides falling apart. Thats not common for me.

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