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Fred's Variety · Jun 04, 10:52 PM

If you’re in the Current River part of town, there is a Variety Store by the name of Fred’s Variety. Here you can get your regular convenience store stuff, Potato Chips for only $1.88 per 200 gram bag, and an assortment of 5 cent candies and gummy bear like treats.

You can also get french fries, burgers, pogos, Coney burgers, etc. Ah, the joys of a deep fryer. It is money in your pocket.

Anyways… we had the Poutine, ala Thunderbania and a cheeseburger. Now for those who have eaten real poutine, there seems to be this thing with Thunder Bay where the purveyors of fast foods think it is made with grated mozzarella cheese. This is NOT poutine. It is simple fries with gravy and cheese. As anyone who has every spoken more then grade nine french will tell you, poutine is made with cheese curds that squeak when they are warm. This is essence is the poutine experience, and Thunderbania has not figured that out.

So with fries and grated cheese with gravy in one hand, and cheeseburger in the other, with a can of Pepsi in my pocket, we ate,... and the Pepsi was fantastic; cool, bubbly, caffeinated, full of sugar and other wonderful things.

The rest? Well you let me down Fred. Although the fries had plenty of good intent, the gravy was too ungravyish and the cheese… you could have saved the whole experience if you had curds.

Like most fast food, this is quick and dirty and fills your gap. If you need something deep fried and crunchy and do not have a discriminating palette, then please go to Fred’s Variety and enjoy.

And that’s all I have to say about that.

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Visitor Reviews, Comment & statements from owners.

  1. Great common sense here. Wish I’d thuhgot of that.
    Caiden    Jul 06, 02:00 PM    #
  2. The forum is a brighter place thanks to your posts. Thanks!
    Danielito    Sep 20, 11:22 AM    #
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