But a Canadian attempt at just such a treat ended in disaster when 12 people who had sampled the dubious snack at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto experienced severe food poisoning and needed to be treated by paramedics. Suffering from vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain, five foodies were rushed to the hospital.
The cronut burger concoction was created in a collaboration between two restaurants, Epic Burgers and Waffles and Le Dolci, a trendy Toronto bakery that had previously released a knockoff of the disgustingly popular Dominique Ansel Bakery treat. The savory confection was apparently a major seller, right up until the roiling cramps set in. Neither restaurant has commented on their horrifying cronut so far.
Although the Toronto Department of Public Health has not publicly outed the cronut burger as the culprit, folks on Twitter have already put in their two (Canadian) cents and prompted a serious cronut burger backlash:
NYC’s cronut has lineups at the bakery, Toronto’s cronut burger has lineups at the ER. … That got real dark real fast
— Claire Kerr (@snotforprofit) August 21, 2013
Take back what I said about the cronut burger. Don’t do it. I puked 7 times last night.
— anupa mistry (@_anupa) August 21, 2013
— Syl & Sam of L&B (@lipgloss_black) August 21, 2013
One would think that after eating a cronut burger, food poisoning would be a blessing. #barf
— Lesley Chesterman (@lesleychestrman) August 21, 2013
— Cynthia Mulligan (@CityCynthia) August 21, 2013
As a proud Canuck, this writer is hanging her head — and losing her appetite.