A new player is entering the Montreal poutine-scene, and we're both excited and horrified. Burger King, who has long offered a standard poutine and bacon-version, has just released the city's latest cheese-gravy-fry creation: the Poutine à la burger.
That is the official title, as the American burger chain is going the French-ish route with the naming of their new poutine, which will only be sold in Canada. French wouldn't fly in 'merica, and BK can count on the nation actually understanding the title, though if that's how they're going to try and hook in the Canadian market after buying out Tim Hortons, they best do it with a solid poutine.
Counting in at a respectable(y gargantuan) 880 calories per serving, the Poutine à la burger is comprised of BK's standard fries, cheese curds, brown gravy, chopped up beef, pickles, and topped with squirts of mustard and ketchup. Putting condiments on poutine is sacrilege to some poutine-snobs, which may make for a bad start for BK's newest menu item.
BK's new poutine has been catching fire on the interwebs, with everyone making a "OMG grizz osss!" or "Y to the UM" or "dem calories doe" or another kind of predictably annoying comment on twitter or Facebook. We can't really make a call 'til we've dug into the Poutine à la burger, but we can say BK will definitely have to perform to wow Montrealers, otherwise known as the harshest of poutine-critics.
You might love to drink Tim Hortons "double doubles," but have you ever wanted to look like one?
Just in time for National Coffee Day, Tim Hortons is releasing a whole new line of swag called the Double Double Collection — an exclusive line of clothing that will only be available at Tim Hortons Canada.
Tim Hortons' Double Double Collection will have uniquely branded hoodies, T-shirts, sweatpants, and travel mugs and will be launched in both French (Deux Deux) and English (Double Double).
What makes the merchandise so unique is that the products "all feature Tim's signature double-double colour, inspired by the colour of the popular two-milk, two-sugar coffee," according to a statement shared with MTL Blog.
The collection will be available exclusively on thedripdrop.ca on September 29 at 10 a.m.
"Since Tim Hortons coffee is freshly brewed every 20 minutes, they will be delivering fresh options every 20 minutes until 6 p.m.," explained a company spokesperson.
The store, owned by Mathieu Côté, sold over 29,350 Smile Cookies, raising money for the Suroît Hospital Foundation in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield.
Nationally, the Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign raised over $12 million for charities across Canada.
This is a historic record for the campaign, far eclipsing the previous record of $10.5 million. One hundred percent of the profits will go towards various charities.
"Every year, Tim Hortons restaurant owners go above and beyond to raise money for our annual Smile Cookie campaign, and it is truly inspiring to be part of such an important initiative," Hope Bagozzi, marketing director at Tim Hortons, said in a statement.
A store in Dunnville, Ontario, sold the most Smile Cookies for the fourth year in a row, selling nearly 48,000.
In what can only be described as the ultimate fine dining experience, Tampa Bay Lightning player and Montrealer Mathieu Joseph brought the Stanley Cup to Montréal-Nord this weekend and ate a giant poutine out of it.
Hockey's holy chalice has had many things in it from beer to a baptized baby but never poutine — at least as far as we can tell!
Now that’s fine dining. 🏆🤌
Mary Simon's approval rating is lower in Quebec compared to the rest of Canada, a poll released Wednesday showed, because the new governor general can't speak French.
An Angus Reid Institute poll of 2,049 Canadians found only 49% of Quebecers approve of her appointment compared to 74% of respondents in the rest of the country.
"Despite being from Nunavik (the Inuit homeland in Northern Quebec), and having been awarded the [province's] highest distinction, many Quebecers remain unconvinced Mary Simon is the best choice for governor general due to her lack of fluency in French," stated the Angus Reid Institute.
"Support is cleaved along linguistic divides in the only majority Francophone province in Canada," it continued, as only 40% of Quebecers whose first language is French approve of her appointment compared to 81% of English speakers.
Though Simon, the country's first Indigenous governor general, is not currently fluent in French, she has promised to learn, Angus Reid stated.