We can't go to Wilmington, so we made the Krispy Kreme Donut Dog at home.

We can't go to Wilmington, so we made the Krispy Kreme Donut Dog at home.

Marcus Murphree

Baseball season is back, meaning novelty stadium foods are back. Moreover, nobody is going to tell me how I can or can't punish my innards, especially when fame is on the line. Like spring training, I decided to start the season off light with the Wilmington Blue Rocks' Krispy Kreme Bacon Dog 

The dog, in all its ... glory?

The dog, in all its ... glory?

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The Lineup

  • 1 Glazed Krispy Kreme Doughnut (AP Style) - 190 calories 
  • 1 Ballpark Frank (boiled) - 180 calories 
  • 1 Slice of Bacon (crumbled) - 80 calories 
  • 1 tbsp Raspberry Jam (spread) - 30 calories

The Pitch

After boiling the hot dog, nest it in the Krispy Kreme and make sure the doughnut is snugly wrapped. Split the dog for optimal jam covering. Sprinkle bacon shards on the jelly. Consume.

Game clock

 15 minutes prep time. 

Not super appetizing

Not super appetizing

Marcus Murphree

Postgame summary 

Based on the ingredients checkup, this minor-league prospect only clocks in at about 480 calories, making it a pretty weak starter. Fortunately, I had a dozen doughnuts and a package of hot dogs for food prep practice. It tastes about like one would expect - a bad, water-salty dog smothering any remote joy of a jelly doughnut. With all of the pandering to bacon over the last few years, the crunchy bits of pork fat hardly registered on my palate. 

In all, it was really a meh dining experience. So I only ate three. 

Really, flying to Wilmington, Del., would have been a little pricey for this endeavor. Luckily there's a gurgitator's ransom worth of State Fair food coming to the ballpark and hey, I could always go for another homemade creation - the Churro Dog. 

Marcus Murphree is a former SportsDay Digital Editor turned company computer guy. Read about all his ballpark dining ventures here. Follow him on Twitter at @MurphreeWithAnR.

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