Burger creation captivates
You might need a wetsuit to eat Auckland’s latest outrageous burger.
Last week Mt Eden burger joint Corner Burger posted a video on Facebook of gravy being poured all over its new burger called the ‘poutine lover’.
Poutine is a Canadian fast food dish made from fries and cheese topped with a brown gravy.
Corner Burger owner Charles Belcher said the video of the burger being drenched reached 100,000 people and had more than 1000 comments.
The burger has red onion, a beef pattie, hand cut agria potato fries, and four different types of cheese all covered in home-made gravy.
Belcher said most diners poured gravy over the burger, while others caved and used knives and forks.
‘‘It’s like going around to your grandma’s for a roast,’’ Belcher said.
The burger joint’s napkin consumption had also increased, he said.
Belcher said he had no idea how many calories there were in the poutine lover.
The idea came to him when he decided to merge poutine sides with a traditional burger.
Tailored nutritionist Bess Kilpatrick Mason said while novelty burgers could sound yummy, they were not recommended.
‘‘They could be as much as 75 per cent of what an adult needs daily,’’ Kilpatrick Mason said.
People with high blood pressure should not to eat the burger, she said.
The burger contains onion, beef pattie, hand cut potato fries, and four different types of cheese all covered in gravy.