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The CNE releases its 2014 stunt-food lineup

A plain old deep-fried Mars bar (Image: RCabanilla/Flickr)

A plain old deep-fried Mars bar (Image: RCabanilla/Flickr)

In a matter of days, thousands of Toronto digestive tracts will be forced to do business with all kinds of weird and potentially troublesome things. Included on this year’s list of novelty trash snacks: butter-flavoured coffee, bacon-wrapped corn on the cob, peanut butter Sriracha rolls, a corn dog–funnel cake hybrid and chocolate fried chicken (a 2014 food trend we predicted back in January). And don’t worry: the CNE has instituted new measures to ensure that none of this stuff makes you puke (for sanitation-related reasons, at least).