Hab fans, rejoice.
It turns out the poutine gods also hate the Maple Leafs.
A pub in Sooke is charging $67 for a Toronto Maple Leafs themed poutine and the internet caught wind when a post on social media went viral.
The menu item was posted on Instagram by popular hockey podcast Spittin’ Chiclets where it amassed over 25,000 likes and a massive amount of comments in favour of the Canadian delicacy.
The 17 Mile House Pub is really rubbing the salt in those wounds of lifelong Leafs fans–or, the salty cheese curds at the very least.
Why $67? Well 1967 was the last year that the Leafs won the cup.
Since ‘67 the Leafs have been the victims of ridicule and even had songs like The Tragically Hip’s – Fifty Mission Cap written about their attempts to overcome and once again hoist the Stanley Cup.
Some superstitious hockey fans even suggest they are the victims of a malicious curse.
“In usual Leafs fashion, a cold overpriced dish with underperforming gravy, ice cold fries and a side of disappointment,” is the description of the dish on the menu.
To add insult to injury, the Leafs inspired poutine comes right after the ‘Habs Poutine’ on their menu. The Habs inspired dish is described as “a Quebec Classic! Crispy fries and cheese curds smothered in gravy.
Clearly the owners of the 17 Mile House Pub don’t care about people knowing where their allegiances lie.