Moonshine Kensington Toronto

Kensington baker charged for selling moonshine

Pizza Gigi's, you now have some company. Well, sort of.

When I think of moonshine, I think of backwood huts in the Appalachian Mountains, not downtown Toronto. But, potentially proving the theory that you can get pretty much anything under the sun in Kensington Market, earlier today police arrested David Tavares, the owner of La Rosa's Bakery on Augusta Ave., for allegedly supplying alcohol in a form that is not liquor — or, in other words, moonshine.

After receiving a number of complaints from people who consumed the drink (unsurprisingly it's a tad hard on the stomach), police engaged in an undercover sting in which an officer purchased the a shot of the stuff in a cup of coffee. The going rate, according to a Toronto Star article was $4.50 per shot and $20 for a one litre bottle. That doesn't sound that cheap, but apparently the concoction is on the strong side, so it's all about bang for your buck.

Photo by vanstermonster on Flickr


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