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We Got Canadians To Try American Poutine, And It Made Them Really Miss Home

"I would not pay anything for this. You would have to pay me to eat this."

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Poutine is a national Canadian treasure. And since America is a hop-step away, we figured the food would be aptly adopted by our neighbours, right? RIGHT?! Well, we had expat Canadians try U.S.-made poutine for the first time to find out.

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First up: A menu item called "Jumbo Poutine/Disco Fries."

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The initial reactions to just seeing the dish before them were pretty unanimous:

"I remember this looking better..."

"Very gelatinous."

"The cheese curds are shredded!"


Upon inspection, two major components (the ones that entirely make up what poutine even is) is missing.

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A dish called "Canadian Poutine" without cheese curds or gravy is both a contradiction and an insult.

This one costs $10, which is closer to what we pay. But still so unreasonably priced, and for something we can barely call poutine.

Our final poutine comes with stacks on stacks on stacks of meat — poutine à la chunks of fatty, fatty beef cheeks. Mmmmm...

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"The meat is great!" A redeeming quality for a lack of "poutine" on this plate.


FYI, America, this is what poutine should look like, and we dare you to come up to Canada to taste what it's supposed to taste like ;-).