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Watch a Toronto Chef Taste Test the Cronut Burger

Hillary Dixler Canavan is Eater's restaurant editor and the author of the publication's debut book, Eater: 100 Essential Restaurant Recipes From the Authority on Where to Eat and Why It Matters (Abrams, September 2023). Her work focuses on dining trends and the people changing the industry — and scouting the next hot restaurant you need to try on Eater's annual Best New Restaurant list.

Here's a video from the Globe and Mail featuring reporter Hannah Sung and burger specialist Shant Mardirosian — founder of Burger's Priest in Toronto — taste testing the brand new Maple Bacon Jam Cronut Burger. Created for the Canadian National Exhibition, the burger is a collaboration from the bakery Le Dolci and Epic Burgers and Waffles, both in Toronto. This novelty burger includes: a beef patty, processed cheese, a cronut bun with cinnamon sugar, and maple bacon jam on top.

Mardirosian thinks the burger "looks incredible," while Sung is more skeptical: "I have to admit I think the idea sounds fairly disgusting." In terms of taste, Sung finds the burger tastes "like a really great cronut with meat thrown in there by accident." Mardirosian finds that "the sweet and savory definitely works together" and that "you get nice hints of bacon." However, he "can't taste the beef much" and says "for a one time deal it's alright." He ultimately gives the burger a C- because "beef quality isn't jumping out," though he gives the cronut bun itself an A. Of course this isn't a true Cronut Burger, just one of a long list of Cronut knockoffs. Below, the taste test:

Video: The Cronut burger hits Toronto's CNE

· The Cronut burger hits Toronto's CNE [YouTube]
· All Cronuts Coverage on Eater [-E-]

Canadian National Exhibition

210 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3, Canada