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The Big E: New Foods

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Many people who go to The Big E go for one mission only…the food.

Megan O’Connell from Holyoke told us why she goes, “To get as full as I can and then go home. (And then go to sleep?) Yeah.”

And The Big E never lets us down.  Today we met some new friends and hooked up with the new flavor of the fair, starting with breakfast.  The new item this year?  Introducing the Craz-E Breakfast Sandwich: 2 eggs and cheese with a choice of bacon or sausage between a grilled, glazed donut.

25 -year-old, New York resident Johnny explains, “It tastes like a pancake with sausage and eggs on it.”

(Is it the best think you’ve ever had in your life?) “It’s really good yeah,” says Brian Campanelli from Rhode Island, “It tastes kind of sweet– but like not really.. I don’t know! (Are you confused??) Very confused.”

The first meal courtesy The Big EZ Cafe.

Next on the list are the deep fried strawberry shortcake at the Coffee Break in the Food Court.

Bruce Millen and Cathy Hurwitz from East Longmeadow both tasted the strawberry shortcake which is a brand new product this year at The Big E.  (You can each take one and tell us your honest opinion we want to know exactly what you think…tell us what to expect.)  “Absolutely delicious, delicious. It tastes almost like cheesecake is inside, it’s incredible!”

“A lot of flavor. Tastes like strawberry shortcake…it’s good!” explains Jeff Brown from Conn.

John Finch who’s also from Rhode Island told us, “You know how like a grilled cheese can sometimes be crunchy? Like that. Nice and gooey and sweet in the middle and the crunch on the outside… it’s really good.”

And our final taste test of the day?  We’ll give you a clue … More Bacon!!

(Come over here!)  “Do I swirl it? Dip it right in??  There we go I got the whole thing.. here’s the bacon. (Press it) Beautiful!”

Okay this masterpiece is called the Chocolate Baconana.   Let’s take it to the streets and see what the public thinks.

(Can I ask you for a favor? Can you please try this Chocolate Baconana I made it myself-its extra special, extra bacon, a little messy I want to know what you think says our own Brittany Decker) “That’s awesome, you did a good job,” says one fairgoer.

And what’s better than one Chocolate Baconanan?

Mark Mcauliffe from Chicopee told us, “I think they should get two, definitely get two.. (One for the ride home?) One for each hand.. double fisting the chocolate bananas.”

ABC40 will be at The Big E daily at Gate 5 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. during the week and from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on the weekends.  We’ll be giving out prizes, taking in the fair, and of course, looking to put You on Live TV.  Come Check Us Out!!

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