The popcorn chicken reminds me of the days when I first discovered Pop Rocks and put it on everything. You can actually hear the Pop Rocks popping on the hot surface of freshly fried popcorn chicken. And when you take a bite, the familiar popping sounds happen inside your mouth, with sweet and savoury rocking in a blend. I wonder what would happen if you add hot sauce onto this dish, will it pop even more? – Sophia Yang
Vanilla Flavoured Black Tea with Cheese Foam | Tiger Sugar
While Tiger Sugar doesn’t have a location in Edmonton yet, there’s no excuse to miss out on its milk tea food truck menu. Compared to its signature Black Sugar Boba Milk with Pearl and Cream Mousse, the Black Tea Latte with Cream Mousse is less sweet but has a stronger tea flavour. Feel free to blend in the cheese foam in your tea, or take a sip on the surface if you want a mouthful of tasty foam. – S.Y.
Rainbow Glazed Doughnuts on a Stick | Mini Donut Factory
This rainbow doughnut stick is for those who want to show-off that they tried a bit of everything. It has nine doughnuts featuring three flavours: Red Velvet with Cream Cheese, Blueberry Glaze and Honey Glaze. Whether you want to call it a unicorn or a stick of victory, the shiny deck of sweetness guarantees that people will stop and ask where you got it from. – S.Y.
Cotton Candy Noodles | Salt Spring Noodle Bar
Noodles and cotton candy are delicious on their own, but what happens when you put them together? Salt Spring Noodle Bar’s cotton candy noodles are a sweet and savoury treat that’s a little bit strange without being too out of the ordinary.
The noodles with chicken and vegetables are topped with a fluffy cloud of cotton candy, which almost immediately melts into the noodles. The candy flavour isn’t strong, but it doesn’t go unnoticed and, oddly enough, complements the sauces on the noodles. It’s worth a try if you’re feeling hungry while wandering around the midway. – Katrina Turchin
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Cookie Dough Mini Doughnuts | Ogopogo Mini Donuts
It’s practically inhumane to leave K-Days without a bucket of mini doughnuts in hand. The sugary sweets are the epitome of fair food, and are the one constant in life, but K-Days offers multiple doughnut options.
The Ogopogo Mini Donuts truck has two new flavours this year: Cookie dough and Coffee Crisp. We went with the cookie dough, and we weren’t disappointed. The doughnuts come in a box of 12 and are topped with chocolate and vanilla glaze, a generous amount of icing sugar and soft cookie dough chunks. It’s decadent and tastes exactly like you’re scraping freshly mixed cookie dough out of a mixing bowl. – K.T.
Pickle Lemonade | Drink a Fruit, From the Fruit
Pickle lemonade isn’t something I’d go out of my way to get, but it’s so strange that I had to try it. I’m not really a huge of pickles either, so I knew this would be fun. The drink is massive and contains sliced pickles at the bottom. At first sip, I thought, “this is not for me,” but it actually grows on you. It tastes like lemon and pickle juice, and isn’t as strong or artificial as I thought it would. It’s actually refreshing. This is the drink for you if you’re a pickle lover. – K.T.
Flamin’ Cheeto Fries | Fry Guys
Cheetos aren’t my go-to snack, but the fries are usually my go-to K-Days food, so I figured the Flamin’ Cheeto Fries were a step up from what I’d usually try. The freshly cut french fries are topped with jalapeño cheese sauce and crunchy Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. The Flamin’ Hot Cheetos were mild and, overall, it tasted like crunchy cheese fries. It’s one of my favourite new foods that I tried at K-Days this year. – K.T.