Though our own
sarcastic expert analysis indicates that the cronut burger results in an immediate heart attack and death, the gluttonous craze actually has been making people sick.
Food Safety News reports that out of 150 attendants of the Canadian National Expo, 100 were struck by gastrointestinal illness thanks to… you guessed it… the cronut burger from Epic Burgers & Waffles.
A byproduct of the immensely popular cronut from Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York was the star of the CNE. The cronut burger is a thin beef patty covered in melted cheese between the cronut, a hybrid croissant-donut. The cronut burger is topped off with a maple bacon jam.
The Toronto Star reports that many visitors of the CNE were looking for the cronut burger, but ended up getting sick.
“I started getting some stomach pains,” said one festival attendee who came down with illness. “That’s when I rushed to the washroom and just started vomiting.”
Even though he fell ill anyway, another attendee seemed to think the cronut burger was worth it. “The burger was good. No doubt about that.”
Epic Burgers & Waffles was inspected before the event, and were not issued any demerits. But Dr. David McKeown, Toronto’s medical officer of health, did confirm that early lab results indicated “that samples of the cronut burger were contaminated by staphylococcus aureus toxic, which is a recognized cause of foodborne illness.”
So now you have another reason to keep the cronut burger at an arm’s distance.