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A person wearing the donair costume poses for a photo (Courtesy of the Province of Alberta).

Do I hear $1,050? Donair costume being auctioned has Nova Scotians talking

By Joe Thomson Jul 19, 2023 | 2:36 PM

Donairs and Nova Scotia go together like peanut butter and jelly. The spiced meat on a pita smothered in delicious sauce has become an icon of the province’s food scene. Now, you might just have the chance to wear one.

Well, not a real one, but a costume of one. Right now, the province of Alberta of all places is auctioning off a donair costume and the bid is up to $1,000, after starting off at just $50.

Alberta regularly auctions off items but it’s usually things like electric ballasts or a vice grip. Perfectly useful items but not nearly as intriguing or entertaining as a donair costume.

The costume is causing a stir on social media where people are trying to wrap their head around why someone would bid $1,000 on it, but also debating if it might be a good idea for them to bid $1,050.

The costume does come with a catch though, and it’s a pretty big one. It has lettuce.

Anyone who’s ever eaten a proper Nova Scotian donair knows it has five ingredients: meat, sauce, onions, tomatoes, and pita. Lettuce is not on that list.

If you want to be the proud owner of a donair costume with the wrong ingredients, click here to make a bid.


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