I went to lunch today at Alberta King of Subs in Temple (22-7196 Temple Drive NE) thanks to a previous post in regards to their Montreal Smoked Meat sandwiches. On their menu board, I noticed an item that said "Lafleur Creton $5.50". I had never heard of creton before so I asked the lady behind the counter and she explained everything there was to know about this interesting looking pork spread. Hope that helps!
I live near Montreal, so cretons can be had in any grocery.
Wanting to make my own, I bought cretons seasonings from Montreal based El-Ma-Mia (I recognized them from their spaghetti spices-which I never tried). Looks like this
There are a few cretons recipes kicking around the web, but I think its the spice blend which is key. I knowingly 'cheated' with the El Ma Mia, rather than mixing my own, and the cretons came out fantastic.
Just thought I'd pass it along...
I sometimes used the seasonings in our meat pies - kinda like Quebec tortiere but with a pork/potato filling rather than beef. A kind of Cretons pie, delicious.