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Oct 30, 2013 09:16 PM

Worst thing eaten this year in Toronto??!!

Today, whilst shopping with my wife for some organic products at Ambrosia in Thornhill, I came across a nicely packaged " Gluten free Home style Wild Blueberry Pie by El Peto ". Out of sheer curiosity, I dished out $9 for this made by ' The Gluten Free Experts ' product!
What a BIG mistake!! This must be the WORST TASTING pie I have ever eaten!! Period!!
Made using Potato and Rice flour with milk free margarine, the bland, soggy and chewy crust tasted more like ummmm......'Cardboard'??!! The overly sweet blue berry filling, in the form of a gooey paste, was the result of some heavy handed use of modified corn starch. An Infant in a Kindergarten mixing sugar with putty might create something more appealing??!
Gluten free baked products?! Never again!! I was glad I did not buy the Peach Pie as well!!
Not that I want you to, but, fellow hounds, try beating that?!! Ha!!

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  1. The Whole Foods house brand '365' gluten free brownie mix from 2008 was fantastic.

    No idea if they've changed the formulation since then.

    1. Ah yes... the gluten free monster strikes again. Had the GF brownie at Hey Meatball and it was atrocious.

      Sine you bring up RH, I was under the impression that Joe's was serving up good burgers. They most certainly don't. My burger was so awful I ended up throwing about half of it out. I couldn't choke it down. If forced to chose between them and a Hero burger I'd opt for the GF brownie at Hey Meatball.


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      1. re: Davwud

        Ref: Big Joe:
        Wow!! That's interesting to know!! I used to love their Falafel, Lamb Shish Kebab and 1/2 pounder burger. However, haven't been back for almost a year. Wonder what happened?!

        1. re: Charles Yu

          I ordered a "Big Joe" burger or something like that and it was dreadful.
          A lot of people tell me their shawarma are excellent.


          1. re: Davwud

            They are quite correct! Especially if they have lamb!!

            1. re: Charles Yu

              Circling back and polling my friends tht live in RH they all say that Joe's burgers do indeed suck.

              They all concur that the shawarma is amazing.


      2. I was forced to eat at Quizno's a few weeks back. I still wake up screaming.

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        1. re: justxpete

          Haha Quiznos sucks everywhere though you can't blame that one on Toronto

          1. re: disgusti

            When I worked in Californa years back, Quiznos was a pretty reliable lunch option. Something went horribly wrong in the translation and it's not so good here.

            I've given them a couple of chances and it's always been expensive and awful.

            1. re: abigllama

              I thought it was quite good when it first opened. Not sure exactly when but it fell off a cliff. It's now dreadful.


              1. re: Davwud

                I don't think the "chicken" is actually anything remotely close. It seems more like plastic than protein.

                I've decided never to go back. Ever. Under any circumstances. Not even when forced.

                1. re: justxpete

                  I have not yet made that decision. I don't however have any desire to return at this point.


                  1. re: justxpete

                    I think of it as a food like product - like "cheese" in a can. No thank you. I see no reason to eat there. Ever.

                  2. re: Davwud

                    Yeah, I remember I loved it when it first opened (compared to Subway) even though it was definitely a little pricey. However, it did indeed go down hill when they switched up how they were doing things (guessing to lower prices?). Now I haven't been in a good 3+ years.

                    1. re: ylsf

                      Probably 2 years for me. Seems to me they jumped the shark when they brought in the Chicken Carbonara and that whole line.


            2. The root beer braised short rib and kimchi sandwich from Fidel Gastro was memorably terrible. Mushy, cloyingly sweet short rib with the approximate texture of wet paper towels, topped seemingly randomly with kimchi (it didn't compliment the meat at all). It's all on a soft, squishy bun that added no texture and only served to make the mushy meat feel even mushier. Blech. It's weird, because I actually had a pretty tasty meal at their spinoff restaurant, so I don't know how this dish went so horribly wrong.

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              1. re: Michael N

                My worst this year was from their sister restaurant Lisa Marie.
                Mozza + Bone marrow Sandwich - a Complete Deep-fried Mess.

              2. A toss up between that thing they dared call a Caprese Salad at Crazy Tomato Trattoria or the dog food pasta mixture they called a "special" on another night. It was special all right. Either way, it's Crazy Tomato's specials that top my list.