Winnipeg Blue Bombers introduce massive Walby Burger


The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have introduced the massive new Walby Burger as the latest in unique stadium dining.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League have become the latest sports team to introduce a colossal treat for foodie fans at the stadium with the Walby Burger.

According to local lifestyle site, the burger is named after former Winnipeg offensive lineman Chris Walby, who played for the Blue Bombers from 1981 to 1996, which makes sense, because this thing is gargantuan.

It contains six meat patties, six chicken tenders, six hot dogs, six strips of bacon, fries, cheese, pickles, tomatoes, lettuce, onions and a special secret sauce.

It sounds like a delicious overkill of a treat, which is kind of the point of these sorts of items, right?

At $45 in Canadian dollars ($33.81 in US dollars), it’s on the pricey side, like most stadium food, though if you divide it up among four to six people it becomes much more reasonable.

The Walby Burger was introduced last Thursday night at IG Field for Winnipeg’s game against the BC Lions, and possibly inspired by the Lions’ Outrageous Burger.

The TSN broadcasters had some fun with a fan who was trying to finish it off all by himself, while West Division-leading Winnipeg won the game 32-16.

The Blue Bombers are the CFL team most associated with dogs, as fullback John Rush and wide receiver Lucky Whitehead both have social media accounts specifically for their pups.

That wasn’t the only CFL food-related news last week, either, as the Ottawa Redblacks introduced the Belly Buster ice cream sandwich at TD Place with a mockumentary-style press release on the league website written as if it were for a new addition to the roster.

The two-pound sandwich is $12 in Canadian dollars ($9.01 in US dollars) is from Ben and Jerry’s, and features butterscotch, chocolate, mint chocolate chip and vanilla ice cream piled between two chocolate chip cookies.

Unfortunately for Ottawa, the visiting Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the leaders in the East Division, claimed the Belly Buster’s debut contest by a 21-7 score.

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If an American college or pro football team unveiled either of these items, would you try them? Let us know on the FoodSided Facebook and Twitter pages, and be sure to tag your stadium snacks on Instagram with the hashtag #FoodSided.