One of my food memories growing up in Vancouver is the cardboard Pirate Pak for kids 10 and under at White Spot. My entree (usually a hamburger) sat in the middle; a Styrofoam cup with my milkshake was nestled on the stern; a straw held up the cardboard mast; a mini cup of vanilla ice cream sat on the bow.

I was a slow eater so the ice cream was always melted by the time I got to it. I savoured the gold-foil chocolate coin though. Sometimes I put it in my pocket, and that melted too.

I’m sure I’m not the only one with fond memories of growing up with the Pirate Pak. Tomorrow only (Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011) White Spot is offering an adult version of the Pirate Pak to raise money for the Zajac Ranch for Children.

$2 from the sale of each kids and adult Pirate Pak will be donated to the B.C. charity that holds a summer camp for children with life-threatening illnesses and disabilities.

The adult Pak ($10.49) features a choice of four burgers including the legendary burger, bacon cheddar bigger burger, provolone veggie burger and a chicken burger. It comes with fries, a soft drink, ice cream, and the chocolate coin. Don’t put it in your pocket.

White Spot, various locations in western Canada.

(Note: That is not me in the stock photo.)