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Poll finds poutine is the Canadian dish of choice in BC

Non-traditional Poutine from Cookshack Cravings
Non-traditional Poutine from Cookshack Cravings
Image Credit: Deanna Bell

The Québécois delicacy poutine has topped the list of food preferences in BC, according to a recent survey.

Poutine tops the list with 82% of Canadians surveyed by Research Co. saying they would “definitely” or “probably” eat poutine, and a whopping 83% of British Columbia respondents would do the same.

Hawaiian pizza, the most controversial of the pizzas, is the most liked pizza in BC with 81% in favour. That drops to nearly 50% in other provinces.

When asked what three ingredients British Columbians would add to their pizza, the traditional pepperoni takes first place at 47%, followed by mushrooms at 35% and pineapple at 29%.

When it comes to plant-based patties though only 53% of British Columbians would “probably” or “definitely” eat those. Even fewer British Columbians would dare eat a steak with ketchup: 47% of participants responded positively.

The foods at the bottom of the, well, food chain are a prairie oysters, a dish made of bull testicles, at 27% positive responses and 20% for shark fin soup. Cod tongue, which are pan-fried and served as a side dish in Newfoundland, also came in a 20%. A measly 11% said they'd eat scrunchions, which are also a Newfoundland dish, made with small crispy cubes of fried salted pork fat used as a garnish or topping.

The survey was conducted in November among 1,000 adult Canadians and the data was then statistically weighed to obtain the British Columbia statistics.

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