Ace Burger Company: the Jughead Poutine

Ace Burger Company’s poutine is called the Jughead Poutine. It contains fries with burger meat, cheddar cheese, gravy, caramelized onions, bacon strips, and cheese curds. Named after the hamburger-loving character from the Archie Comics, this poutine tastes like a hamburger.

The poutine’s taste and texture reminded me of meat loaf. The ground beef felt weird. The main flavours in the poutine were the cheddar cheese and the beef, which overpowered everything else. I didn’t find any cheese curds until I reached the bottom of the poutine. Though it did taste like I was eating a hamburger, it was not a well-balanced poutine.

I love the idea that Ace Burger Company named their signature poutine after one of my childhood heroes. Unfortunately, it was not executed that well. Had this poutine been executed better, it would have been phenomenal. I would not recommend this poutine to other poutine enthusiasts.

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Jesse Ward

Jesse, editor-in-chief of the Gazette, is a fifth-year student of journalism at Dalhousie and the University of King’s College. He started university with three years of experience writing for Teens Now Talk magazine, where he is now copy editor. Before writing a story Jesse likes to think about how his metal detector could finally be useful in researching this one, but there is never a way it could be. Jesse has produced writing and interactive features for and The Chronicle Herald. He may be followed on Twitter, @RealJesseWard, or from the Gazette office on Mondays around 8 p.m. to his home in West End Halifax.

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