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.
First up: A menu item called "Jumbo Poutine/Disco Fries."
And Zainab went ahead and smelled the "poutine":
We asked our Canadians, based on what they tasted, how much they think this American restaurant is charging for it.
And then we revealed that THIS POUTINE COSTS $25 USD.
Which is literally laughable.
Next up: A dish one restaurant actually named "Canadian Poutine."
Upon inspection, two major components (the ones that entirely make up what poutine even is) is missing.
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...
The menu item should have more accurately called "Melted Shredded Cheese On French Fries With A Lot Of Meat."
And it costs $18 big ones — American.
The biggest takeaway for Canadians was just how genuinely sorry they feel for their American comrades, who think they've tasted poutine in their lives.
And how genuinely expat Canadians miss home :'(.
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 ;-).