Recipe to Riches: The Unofficial Poll
It’s almost time. After seven weeks of batch-up challenge near disasters, product rebrandings both savvy and dubious and the requisite reality TV tears, faithful viewers of Recipe to Riches will finally be able to vote for their favourite winning dish on the show’s website starting tomorrow. The grand prize winner will walk away with a cool quarter million dollars, and their dish will join that “prestigious President’s Choice line of products” that host Jesse Palmer is always talking about. But before the official tally gets under way, we thought we’d seek the counsel of our trusty tasting panel, which has been dutifully testing each dish week after week, and let our esteemed readers weigh in as well.
In the end, our tasting panel was split, with Rosy Soobrattee’s Kulfi Karma from episode six (which got high marks for originality) edging out John Grass’s Chicken Grenades from episode three (which were lauded for actually living up to the promise on the box). Sonya Walos’s Smart Cookie, from episode five, was a distant third (it’s also ineligible for the grand prize). Before casting your own vote in the poll below, you might want to jog your memory by perusing our recaps and reviews: Episode 1, Luscious Lemon Pudding Cakes; Episode 2, Rock n’ Peach Bliss Cheesecake; Episode 3, Chicken Grenades; Episode 4, Bannock Hazelnut Pie; Episode 5, The Smart Cookie; Episode 6, Kulfi Karma; Episode 7, Slow and Low Pulled Pork.
*Sure, Walos isn’t eligible for the grand prize, but we thought that’s all the more reason to let the gluten-averse show their support for her Smart Cookie here.
26 thoughts on “Recipe to Riches: The Unofficial Poll”
best kulfi I have ever eaten
The most delicious, decadent, creamy, authentic tasting indian kulfi icecream I have ever tasted, and at such an affordable price…what’s not to love. This is a real winner!
Wow some people cannot even let a local person enjoy some local support! Why do you feel so so threatened cheesecake lady that u vote for yourself so much ? The reviews on your cheesecake are bad. And no friends can change that if you win it will be a fake win by votes from your friends only not the public’s feelings or sales then you are actually near the end of the 7 products. Shame on you let the other people feel good too for one minute.
I am a diabetic and I tried this Indian Kulfi and **WOW** it’s really good and you will love the taste at first bite. This sure to be Won :)
I shared this link with 1360 friends including 450 for a voting event. It is very possible those people voted for me. I really like Rosy’s ice cream. I think it’s great. Too bad you don’t like my cheesecake. Can’t please everyone!
I thought the cheesecake was amazingly delish – that’s why I voted for it. I want it to stick around! yumm…
Loved the show and it’s concept and trying the winners, LOVE gLO’S lEMON PUDDING CAKES AND THE Rocking Bliss Cheesecake. The chicken Gernades were too hot for our taste but it was nice to see a winner from my home province – New Brunswick. I did not purchase the bannock ropped pie, pulled pork or cookies. I WANTED to love the kulfi but sorry it was just not my taste. It will be interesting to see who wins. Please vote…
Loved the KULFI. It was so deliciously creamy with the wonderful flavour of rose water and the addition of pistachios. Good luck Rosy !
Have to agree with Natasha….cheesecake lady has been filling the Twitter and Facebook universe with desperate pleas to vote for her – she wants to win at any cost – I hear she even has a publicist working for her. Hopefully people will step up and vote for someone who deserves to win, not just because she has the most friends on Facebook.
For $2500 I would fill the air/e waves! It will be name recognition that wins. Tell me that Rosy’s friends and family have not been voting for her. and those supporting jacqui have not been taking shots at Rosy. Just wondering if this is going to be a 2 pony race?
If I were part of the competition, I would invest like crazy to get the word out there and win the popularity vote! In the end, that’s all these things are about anyways. Tweet/FBook/blog/beg/pay anyone you can – That’s part of the game – $250,000 on the line here people!
All 6 finalists have the same publicist! It’s not just me haha.
I love Sonya’s Smart Cookie. Couldn’t tell it is gluten free….a very IMPORTANT fact for my family and friends. Certainly will be keeping these yummies on hand. Wish she was in the finalist list! Her speciality is sooooooo important these days, to the thousands who have to eat gluten free. Wheat intolerance is becoming so widespread. We need more like her, speaking up for a growing need. I hope she will share more of her dishes. Good going, Sonya!
I have tried many ice cream desserts in the past but the Indian Karma Kulfi is now up there on my list…looks like other Indian dessert brands got some cometition.
I loved the show it was awesome but I would like to know if you are hosting another contest I made up a recipe and it gets rave reviews from all my friends and I would love to enter it thank you
I enjoyed this show very much and felt it was fun. Sadly to say that the smart cookie isn’t on the list because I was excited to vote for her. It was the BEST cookie I have ever tasted from store bought to home made to recipes! It was a delicious surprise. And bonus that it was gluten free. Even if she didn’t win I would’ve been happy to vote for the smart cookie!
I was super disappointed with the gluten free cookie; I thought it was going to have more chocolate chips in it. I think it was the devolopers that took them out; to them I say there should be a chocolate chip in every bite. I had cookies that had 2 chips in them! What the hell is that? If you don’t want to make a chocolate chip cookie than don’t put any in; the cookie was great on its own.
liked the bannock pie, but would have preferred to have already had the crust on the top. would just like to take it out of the freezer and put it in the oven. also was not too happy with the fat and calorie content but i guess fast foods are all like that,except for blue menu products. was very tasty tho. good luck everyone.
Robert Luft’s slow and low pulled pork is delicious! It is easy to prepare and tastes fantastic. It is great for not only picnics but can be served as the main meat dish.
We tried a few items but can never get the bannok or ice cream here for some reason. The lemon one was sad at best tasted like it came from a box (clearly all about cheap product costs on this one) The cheese cake was at best, was ok. Nothing to get too excited about, we’ve made and tasted many better ones. The smart cookie was good and we would buy it again – what can I say I love a crunchy coki. The pulled pork we are trying tonight, make our own for our restaurant, so I am kinda biased, but will give it a shot – despite some of the mistakes he made with his methods on the show. No really I have been a chef for over twenty years and he tells people what to do with their $, comon’ already. Last are those amazing, will buy again if we can’t dupe it, chicken grenades. Only issue was the sauce over cooked on them and should be in a pouch to be used as a glaze after the rolls come out of the oven or as a dipping sauce. Oh and one last comment about the pulled pork….why the sauce????? there are a multitude of great PC sauces on the shelves now……it would have been great with some of the memory of sauces?
I Love it. Good luck.
This is an extremely tasty cheesecake. YOu’ve got my vote
I love the cheesecake and I am not friends with anybody who made it, I sure hope I can continue buying it even if it doesn’t win. I did not love it at first because I thought it was too sweet for a cheesecake, but I found myself picking it up each week along with whatever new recipe to riches winner product. I have to say I love the peach cake and the pulled pork. good job everyone, and people should not put you down for any reason on this message board, it is in very bad taste. Congrats to all.
Also a message to Jacqui,
Nice to see you are as smart a promoter of your product
as you are a baker. People who do nothing with thier lives
find the need to put down those who do.
these choices are either sweet or have pork/bacon in them (which i cant eat)….im not voting for anything…
but my fav recipe from the show was the lobster mac and cheese that didnt make it to the finale
Wanted Glo to win…just because she is such an inspiration. I wanted to love her pudding….but BAM — that is a LOT of sugar!! It was good, but the price and the excessive amount of sugar won’t get me to buy it again. Also the bannock topped pie was sickeningly sweet….and had a weir texture.
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