I was really excited to see that Kelly's Kitchen had disappeared and a new truck was in it's place. Kelly's was okay, but not exciting. This new truck looked exciting, bright, attractive, and the name?! Poutine Krazee! How could you resist that?! I saw it in early spring, but we've had a wet, cool spring and it never felt like chip truck weather until recently. I saw them at the Whitby Food Truck Frenzy, but since they're local, my husband opted for another truck, thinking we could just run over and try them anytime.
That time came, and I messaged PK on Facebook, asking if they're always at the spot on Highway 2 or do they travel, or have a second truck for those festivals. I didn't want to head over with three hungry kids and have it not be there! Roger replied back really quickly saying that they left that spot and were focusing on travel and special events. Oh no! :( However, he was doing a corporate event in the next week and would I like to come over and try a sample?
Would I? Watch the Carnival Eats segment and tell me you don't want to sample that! Double fried potatoes are the only way to go! Due to highschool exam week, I was able to bring my older two kids, who happen to be my pickiest. One doesn't care much for cheese, the other is just picky. I was a little worried that gourmet poutine would be out of their league. Could they handle it? We headed down to meet Roger and to find out.
Roger is definitely one of the friendliest food truck operators I've met. He answered all our questions. We were especially interested to know the "Carnival Eats!" process. We opted for three different poutines. I had the Parmesan-Garlic Bacon:
Cheese Poutine. We have mixed feelings on the use of shredded cheese in poutine. We love how it melts, but we also love cheese curds. So this is an awesome mix of both.
Hugh didn't eat much but said it was really good--though he felt there was too much bacon. What?! It is a bacon poutine, LOL! I left his on the counter and when my youngest got home she immediately warmed it up and gobbled it down and was mad she didn't get to come to the tasting. Oh well, sucks to be in grade six!
If you see this bright red and yellow chip truck (actually a trailer) at any event, line up. You might get lucky and there'll be a special menu item like cricket poutine. Seriously. I don't know if I can try that, but I know they're popular. I would definitely rate this as one of the top five spots for poutine. Sad we can't just drive over whenever we feel like it, but hopefully we'll see them elsewhere this summer.
I found out Poutine Krazee was going to be hanging out at a local garden centre a few weeks ago. I took my husband and youngest kid, since they missed the first tasting.
I got the one with crunchy Cheetos on top. I will admit I did pick off most of the jalapenos. I can only eat one or two at a time LOL. But I like the flavour they add. Again, the fries were awesome. You can't look at this like traditional poutine, but as an awesome edible adventure with potatoes and cheese.
If you see this food truck at an event near you, GO! Roger is super nice, the food is super good and you will leave super stuffed!