Around the World in 80 Bites: Bite 23

Bite 23: Tim Hortons

As a (usually) proud Canadian I grew up eating doughnuts from Tim’s. Also known as Timmy’s or TH in ASL (sign language). Founded in 1964 by a hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs (3 guesses for his name!) it has grown into an iconic Canadian institution. Over the years, doughnut flavours have come and gone while more products have been added to the menu. There are also seasonal and regional items and a yearly prize-giving contest that helps drum up more business.

Photo by Kimberley (c)2016
Photo by Kimberley (c)2016

Tim’s also has some community initiatives supporting kids (children’s foundation and camp) and sponsoring hockey.

If you’re looking for a reasonably priced hit of easily consumable sugar, fat and salt and don’t mind waiting in line then Tim’s is the place.


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