Congratulations to White Spot on raising over $40,000 last Wednesday through the sales of Pirate Paks. You can read the official media release here.
We’re glad to have participated and visited a White Spot on Wednesday, even after waiting in line for 30 minutes. We truly enjoyed our Adult Paks. In fact, we went as far as customizing our own Pirate Paks.
We went to the White Spot near Coquitlam Centre and ordered three Pirate Paks. Of the three, only one was the original BC Chicken Burger pak. For the other two, we did the following substitutions (at extra costs):
- Pop was replaced with milk shakes.
- Fries were replaced with yam fries and zoo sticks. Zoo sticks was $2 extra but we’re given the regular appy-size, which was quite a generous portion.
- One of the burgers was replaced with its feature Celebrate BC’s “Smokey BBQ Bigger Burger”.
Initially we didn’t know such options existed. Because I wanted to try the Smokey BBQ Bigger Burger, I was willing to forgo the pirate ship and order it separately. Then our server told us that we could basically order the Pirate Pak with any burger on the menu. What a smart idea! That way, everybody gets a Pirate Pak and it’s $2 more for the kids in need. This might not be the policy for all White Spot locations but that’s how this store ran it on Pirate Pak Day.
I don’t usually order a beef burger (probably the first time in the last 10 years or so), partly because I’m worried it would get over-done and really dry. To my surprise, the Smokey BBQ Bigger Burger was very tasty. The patty was moist and juicy and the BBQ sauce was quite good. In Mr.‘s words, it’s like “Memphis Blues with a bun”. Yam fries is my must-have at White Spot/Triple-O so I did not hesitate to switch it from regular fries. This was also my first time trying the Zoo Sticks. It’s lightly battered and all the juices from the zucchini were maintained. A good excuse for “vegetables”.
Mr.: I don’t think I’ve ever had a chicken burger outside of a fast food place, so I felt like making a change for once. The BC Chicken Burger was very enjoyable — packed with all the fixin’s, and a slice of pickle from Joyce’s burger (woho). The chicken was tender and moist, not bad for white meat. I think I could get used to this. The Zoo Sticks were just a little soggy from sitting under the burger, but there’s not much that could’ve been done as it all came in the pirate ship.
Thanks, White Spot, for the $25 gift card that allowed us to enjoy this wonderful meal. We were willing to pay extra for add-ons, knowing that we have contributed to its effort in raising money to send kids with serious medical condition to summer camps. Neither Mr. nor I grew up in Canada so we never had a Pirate Pak as a kid, so it’s great to be given the opportunity to experience the kid’s classic. I hope they’ll keep it for next year’s annual Pirate Pak Day!
And yes, we did keep the pirate ships!
Check out other photos of our Pirate Pak dinner at White Spot: