- Toronto Star reporter Melinda Maldonado went down to the CNE to check out the scene Wednesday.
- Suspicion quickly fell on the cronut hamburger, a deep-fried croissant covered in cinnamon sugar, filled with an all-beef burger patty and cheese, and topped with bacon-maple jam.
- — Melinda Maldonado (@melindista)Wed, Aug 21 2013 14:18:53
- More about the CNE's menu.
- On social media, there wasn't a lot of surprise (or sympathy) for those who fell ill.
- — Mary Dickie (@marycdickie)Wed, Aug 21 2013 14:28:47Not unsympathetic to gastric distress, but is it really surprising that someone would throw up after eating a cronut burger?
- — Jim Woodgett (@jwoodgett)Wed, Aug 21 2013 16:11:28Suggest “Have you eaten or tried to eat a cronut burger?” be added to ER triage questions. http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/08/21/cne_patrons_taken_to_hospital_after_falling_ill.html …01MountSinaiSinai
- — Allison Hanes (@AllisonHanes)Wed, Aug 21 2013 16:11:24Barf. Literally. ‘Cronut burger’ stand shut down after CNE patrons fall ill, taken to hospital http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/08/21/cne_patrons_taken_to_hospital_after_falling_ill.html …013/…
- — Michael Rodriguez (@chefpudgaz)Wed, Aug 21 2013 14:29:29"Christopher said the sole thing he ate at the CNE was a cronut burger.. He noticed that it was “on the stale side,” but he ate it anyway."
- — Edward Pollard (@apotheos)Wed, Aug 21 2013 15:09:05@AdamTwoNames "his wife became sick after eating a cronut burger, seafood chowder fries, ice cream waffles and a smoothie"..surprising noone
CNE illness sparks online speculation
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