Cronut CNE: Maple Bacon Jam Cronut Burger Arrives In Toronto

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Epic Burgers and Waffles, known for their heart-stopping burgers, created The Bacon Jam Cronut Burger with Le Dolci, Toronto's fun foodie studio. The Cronut Burger is already being hailed by The Ex as "the star" of the Canadian National Exhibition 2013. Available August 16 to September 2. (CNW Group/Le Dolci) | Facebook/EPIC Burgers

Stop what you're doing because the cronut burger has arrived in Canada (well, almost).

If you thought the deep-fried doughnut-croissant hybrid was enough to tug on those arteries, just imagine a cronut stuffed with a grilled meaty patty and cheese.

EPIC Burgers and Waffles (famously known for their 1,550-calorie Krispy Kreme burger) has partnered up with Toronto's pastry shop Le Dolci to bring the maple bacon jam cronut burger to this year's Canadian National Exhibition (CNE).

The $10 cronut burger is topped with a Canadian-inspired maple bacon jam, according to a Le Dolci spokeswoman. As of now, the pastry shop isn't sure how many burgers will sell, but anticipates anywhere from 500 to 1,000 daily.

Le Dolci, along with several other bakeries in Montreal, Vancouver and Ottawa have all jumped on the cronut bandwagon over the original hype at chef Dominique Ansel's bakery in New York.

Le Dolci says they've launched with three original cronut flavours — cinnamon sugar, maple caramel and Belgian chocolate — and have since introduced a caramel salted cronut to keep up with demand. Similar to Ansel's bakery, Le Dolci runs out of their cronuts every morning.

We also hear buzz about other 2013 CNE food features like a bacon and peanut butter milkshake, Nutella-strawberry grilled cheese and Nutella wontons, and more pulled pork items, according to BlogTO. And stay tuned next week for a full round up on all of the heart-stopping foods featured at The Ex.

But the question is, would you eat the cronut burger? Let us know in the comments below:

Here is the mighty maple bacon jam cronut burger is all its glory:
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