Following last year’s success with the D-Bat Dog, the Arizona Diamondbacks will be introducing an extreme dessert item called the Churro Dog this season, according to multiple reports.
The Churro Dog is a warm cinnamon churro sitting inside a Long John chocolate-glazed donut, which is then topped with frozen yogurt, caramel and chocolate sauces. Its estimated calorie count is 1,117.
"We've found that desserts work really well in the heat we have here," team president and chief executive Derrick Hall said. Team chef Michael Snoke got together a focus group of eaters and tested out his Churro Dog idea, and it was immediately loved.
The item, which will be available at two stands on the main concourse at Chase Field, will cost $8.50.
Hall said the choice to use frozen yogurt wasn't to make fans feel less guilty about eating the Churro Dog. "Chef Snoke thought it tasted better than ice cream," Hall said. "Plus, using frozen yogurt is easier to execute on the spot at the game."
Last season, the Diamondbacks sold more than 9,500 D-Bat Dogs, an 18-inch corn dog filled with bacon, cheese and jalapenos with a side of fries and priced at $25 each. Sales of this item far exceeded the team’s projections.