Get ready, 'merica. Spring is here and it’s time to put on your stretchy pants and get ready for America’s favorite pastime: baseball and foods so unhealthy that they could only be made in the U.S. of A. We've gathered a list of just 10 of the absurdly delicious, and possibly slightly dangerous, menu items that you can try in major league and minor league ballparks this year.
1. Nachos on a Stick
Where to eat it: Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nachos on a stick — Photo courtesy of Delaware North
Brewers' fans won't have to worry about using two hands to eat nachos this year. Nachos on a stick is made with a stick of beef and re-fried beans rolled in Doritos that is then deep-fried and drizzled with sour cream and cheese.
2. The Sweenie Donut Dog
Where to eat it: Frawley Stadium, Wilmington, Delaware
The Sweenie Donut Dog is a hot dog, topped with bacon and raspberry jelly and packed into a specially made Krispy Kreme sugar-glazed donut bun. Be sure to enjoy the salty, sweetness of this hot dog because it's probably the last thing you'll eat. Ever.
3. Fried S'mOreoes
Where to eat it: Globe Life Park, Arlington, Texas
Fried S'mOreoes — Photo courtesy of Delaware North
The "State Fare" stand is bringing painfully delicious fried concoctions to Rangers' fans. One such creation is the Fried S'moreos. This game-time treat is made of deep-fried marshmallows breaded in graham-cracker crust mixed with two deep-fried Oreos on a skewer and drizzled with chocolate sauce and Cool Whip.
4. Fan vs. Food Burger
Where to eat it: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
The Brew House located in Tropicana Field unveiled this four-pound burger in 2014 as part of the heart-stopping "Fan vs. Food" Challenge. If a fan can devour the entire burger, and a pound of fries, within 30 minutes he or she wins two tickets to a Ray's game and a t-shirt. The odds are not in your favor.
5. Two-Foot Long Hot Dog
Where to eat it: Coca-Cola Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania
That's a lot of meat. One could say almost two feet of too much meat. The gigantic hot dog comes topped with chili, beer cheese and onion straws. Oh, and bacon
6. Churro Dog
Where to eat it: Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Those looking to cool down and gain a few cavities at a Diamondback's game can indulge in the Churro Dog. The desert is made of a warm churro sitting inside a chocolate-glazed donut that is topped with frozen yogurt and caramel and chocolate sauces. Unfortunately, the frozen yogurt doesn't make it a "healthy" snack.
7. Grilled Cheese Bacon Cheeseburger
Where to eat it: Fox Cities Stadium, Appleton, Wisconsin
Grilled Cheese Bacon Cheeseburger — Photo courtesy of Ann Mollica, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
If you ever thought, "This bacon cheeseburger could use a little more grilled cheese sandwich in it," than Chef Timothy Hansen feels your pain. Those attending a Timber Rattlers game can chow down on the artery-clogging glory of a bacon cheeseburger sandwiched between two Texas toast, grilled cheese sandwiches.
8. 12-Scoop Banana Split Sundae
Where to eat it: U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois
This gigantic sundae includes 12 giant scoops of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream, two bananas, strawberry sauce, chocolate syrup, whipped cream and cherries. Good news is that you can keep the full-size helmet that it comes in assuming you didn't vomit into it after eating such an excessive amount of ice cream.
9. Just Bacon Food Stand
Where to eat it: Globe Life Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Bacon Cotton Candy — Photo courtesy of Delaware North
It's all about that bacon at the Rangers' stadium. The aptly named "Just Bacon" stand is actually serving up a lot more than just bacon. Fans can get their choice of high-cholesterol foods like candied bacon, bacon quesadillas and even bacon beer.
10. Clawd's Crab Cake Sandwich
Where to eat it: FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood, New Jersey
Also referred to as the "Triple C" the Clawd's Crab Cake is the winner of the MILB's 2014 Food Fight contest. Attend a Blue Claw's game and see for yourself why it won by sinking your teeth into the half-pound crab cake sandwich topped with mango and pineapple slaw and smothered in a chipotle ranch cream sauce.