Here's my critique of Trader Joe's Poutine:
I bought it yesterday (the person I asked there didn't even know they had it!) and fixed it last night for my solitary dinner.
Bottom line? I wouldn't bother.
Of course, I've never lived where poutine was served so I may not be the best judge, but I do like all sorts of food, not 'picky' at all.
I'll try making it myself, using Ore-Ida's Fast Food Fries, buy the curds, and make up a packet of Knorr's gravy. It can't be worse and I think it will be better.
Reasons? The fries, while o.k., weren't Ore-Ida's.
The gravy was very thin and not much of it.
The curds were maybe the best part----- they were chewier than the ones I can buy here. Whether they were authentic or not, I don't know. And there weren't many.
Anyway, if anyone else tries TJs poutine and can compare it to the real deal, I'd be glad to hear their opinion.