This year’s Whitecaps Fan Food Vote is underway!

It’s that time of year again when the West Michigan Whitecaps ask their fans to choose a unique food item to add to the ballpark menu for the upcoming season.

This is the 10th annual Fan Food Vote contest, which in the past has yielded winning entries such as Beercheese Poutine (waffle fries, pulled pork, barbecue sauce and green onions, served with a beer-cheese sauce), Mt. Wing-suvius (a tower of gigantic onion rings layered with mac ‘n’ cheese, boneless chicken, beer cheese, bacon and green onions), Declaration of Indigestion (a giant Philly cheese steak sandwich), the Baco (a taco in a bacon shell), and the Auger Dogger (a deep-fried hot dog on a stick, wrapped in spiral potato chips). Fans can vote here through Friday to help determine which of the following fan-suggested food items will be added to the ballpark menu (descriptions and photos courtesy of the Whitecaps):

Cow-A-Bunga Burger

Popular Hawaiian cuisine includes SPAM (yes, SPAM!), pineapple (duh) and bacon (we assume because, duh, it’s bacon). That’s why we took three of those ingredients and used them as cheeseburger toppings. Aloha, indeed.

Deep Fried Jellybeans

You certainly won’t find this delectable snack during your Halloween trick-or-treating. Even people who avoid black jellybeans will be delighted. (Hot take: Black jellybeans are delightful.)

Fried Tequickles

Te-kee-ckles? Te-quick-les? Look, pronounce it however you like, but these fried pickles are breaded, then deep fried and served with a tequila mango sauce, so they are sure to start a party with your tastebuds. Worms not included.

Marge’s Donut Sundae

Forget a mask and pads, you’ll just need a napkin after you catch this donut shaped like a catcher’s mitt. This oversized donut is topped with vanilla ice cream, caramel and chocolate syrups, M&Ms, sprinkles and whipped cream, and comes in at just under 3,000 calories. There’s a reason Marge’s Donut Den is a West Michigan institution.


Here piggy, piggy! Fire-braised pork is topped with bacon and cheddar mac-n-cheese and then rolled into a 12-inch flour tortilla for a savory delight. It’s OK to drool.

River Rascal

Take me out to the ballgame, take me out to the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack, heaped on a hot dog for a hearty snack. Smother it with peanut butter and no-bean chili, topped with pickles for fun. You may want 1,2,3 more of these before it’s all said and done.

Rocky Balburrito

Ever wonder how Rocky made it up those stairs so quickly? It’s because of the wonderful and nutritious food in Philadelphia. The most famous of which is the cheesesteak, which we’ve rolled into a burrito with liberal doses of cheese, onions and green peppers, and then deep-fried. After one of these, you’ll feel like a champ.

Tidal Wave

You won’t need to surf Nazaré, Portugal, to catch this huge wave. This healthy scoop of vanilla ice cream coated in Fruity Pebbles and rolled burrito-style in blue cotton candy will make you want to wave goodbye to your diet.

Twinkie the Pig

Urban legend has it that a Twinkie’s shelf life is infinite. But if they were wrapped in bacon and fried – as we like to do – then there’s no way they would last that long. Not. A. Chance.

Unicorn Popcorn

Unicorns may be mythical creatures, but this dessert is the real deal. A cup of cotton candy mixed with rainbow Dippin’ Dots and rainbow popcorn to create a kaleidoscope of colorful flavor (and sugar).

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