June 12, 2013 9:52 am

Poutine makes its debut as pizza topping

A delivery man's pizza was stolen early Wednesday.

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TORONTO – First it was served on a heaping platter in local pubs and roadside chip wagons. Last month the savoury flavour was bottled. Now, you can find it piled on top of a pizza, for a limited time only.

Since the late ’50s, many Canadians have enjoyed a conglomeration of French fries, cheese curds and gravy, in different variations – some add bacon, pulled pork and even shrimp.

On Tuesday, Pizza Hut Canada introduced its variation, adding steak into the mix, and serving it up on top of a pan-crusted pie.

“Canadians are adventurous eaters who seek out a variety of tastes,” said Beverley D’Cruz, Pizza Hut Canada Marketing Director, in a press release. “The Canadian landscape is changing and these new recipes are our way of celebrating Canada’s diversity and multicultural outlook in a modern, exciting way ― and tapping into Canadian favourites.”

Pizza Hut Canada’s poutine-topped pizza comes on the heels of another ode to poutine-loving Canadians. Jones Soda Co. released its poutine-flavoured pop exclusively in its Canadian markets last month.

© Shaw Media, 2013

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