This Year’s Special Arizona Diamondbacks Hot Dog Is A Churro Wrapped In A Doughnut

Last year, the Arizona Diamondbacks introduced the world to the D-Bat Dog, a $25, 18-inch corn dog stuffed with cheese and bacon. This year the baseball team has decided to go a more sugary route, introducing the Churro Dog, which is essentially, a churro wrapped in a doughnut.

Gone is the tube of pork parts, and in its place is the fried dough dessert covered in cinnamon and sugar, nestled in a “long john chocolate glazed donut, which is then topped with frozen yogurt, caramel and chocolate sauces,” ESPN’s Darren Rovell reports.

“We’ve found that desserts work really well in the heat we have here,” D-backs president Derrick Hall said.

Rovell says the offering is the team’s attempt to go above and beyond last year’s D-Bat Dog, as teams like them and others are realizing that fans will splash out more cash on food if it’s unique.

Would you pay $25 for a regular corn dog? Nope. Boring. But if it’s 18 inches and stuffed with all kinds of things and is only available for one season, why not?

This year the price of novelty won’t be quite as dear: the Churro Dog is a bit cheaper than last year’s specialty dog, selling for just $8.50 at two stands on the main concourse at Chase Field.

Diamondbacks offer Churro Dog [ESPN]