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Tim Hortons


Tim is Miles Gilbert "Tim" Horton. He was a Canadian pro hockey player, playing defence for the Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, Pittsburg Penguins and Buffalo Sabres. He was also a businessman; he co-founded Tim Hortons restaurant. His father was a railway mechanic.

Horton's professional career was characterized by his tremendous strength and calmness under pressure. Between February 11, 1961 and February 4, 1968, Horton appeared in 486 consecutive regular-season games. This remains the Leafs' club record for consecutive games.

He also became known for his reputation for enveloping players in a giant bearhug during fights. This actually resulted in being bitten by Derek Sanderson from Boston Bruins after Horton allegedly broke two of his ribs.

Horton wore the number 7 while playing for the Leafs which became an Honoured Jersey Number in 1995.

- Est. 1964 -

The Dutchie: A Champion Donut

The Dutchie can seemingly do no wrong and is a real champion of the Tim Hortons' menu. Having won multiple awards throughout the late-1980s and early 1990s, The Dutchie continues to be a top seller.

The Dutchie timbit, however, has been unceremoniously pulled from shelves due to low-popularity. We have faith that The Dutchie will remain on top for years to come.

  1. Dutchie cake dough
  2. Sugar Glazed Outside
  3. Raisins
- Est. 1964 -

A Donut for Pairing

The Apple Fritter has also been on the Tim Hortons menu since the chain was established back in 1964. While the Fritter is not a creation of Tim Hortons bakers, their unique take on the classic recipe has created a truly delicious donut that, according to several donut sommeliers, pairs well with anything from a double-double (see below for definition) to a steeped tea.

  1. Sugar Glazed Coating
  2. Apple Pieces
  3. Dutchie Cake Batter
  4. Cinnamon Sprinkles

An Important Note: Ordering Etiquette

Ordering coffee in Canada can be overwhelming and confusing if you don't know the proper terminology and process. One must always state the desired size of their beverage before their desired additives. And, always say "please" unless you want people to think you were raised in a barn in Apsley, or something. Here are the two most common terms to know.

What's a "Double Double?"

Definition: (noun) A "double double" is a Canadian term to describe a double serving of both cream and sugar in your coffee.
Usage: "I'd like a large double double and a Dutchie please."

What's a "Regular?"

Definition: (noun) A regular coffee is a term that describes a coffee with just one sugar and one cream.
Usage: "I'd like a small regular and a Maple Dip please."
- Est. 1976 -

Notorious B.I.T

In 1976, Tim Hortons introduced bite-size donut holes. They were branded as "Timbits", the "bit" is an acronym for "big in taste". The donut holes were a breakthrough success.

Timbits are now available in 39 varieties and each Tim Hortons restaurant is required to carry a minimum of 8 different types. Counterfeit Timbits are carried by other donut chains across North America, but we're sure they are not as "big in taste".

  • Dutchie

  • Apple Fritter

  • Honey Dip

  • Old Fashion Plain

  • Old Fashion Glazed

  • Chocolate Glazed

  • Lemon

  • Blueberry

  • Strawberry

  • Sour Cream Glazed

Party for 1? Get a box of 10!

Date Night? Get a box of 20!

Office party (... or party for 1)? Get a box of 40!

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The Sprinkle

(aka The Vanilla Dip)

Perhaps Tim Hortons' most festive donut, The Sprinkle is often adorned with various sprinkles and toppings in celebration of a range of holidays - Anything from Christmas to Valentine's Day to St. Patty's Day. The tabula rasa nature of the white, vanilla glaze makes it the perfect canvas for such festive variations. The donut itself is simply delicious and frankly, a lot of fun to eat.

  1. Rainbow Sprinkle Topping
  2. Vanilla Icing
  3. Yeast Dough

Sprinkle Spectrum

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The Official Donut of Massachusetts

Tim Hortons, without question, makes the best Boston Cream donuts in the entire world. The secret? An exceptional amount of cream filling. While, the Boston Cream is ubiquitous throughout diners and donut shops across North America, don't bother ordering them from anywhere other than Tims (unless you like being severely disappointed).

  1. Chocolate Drizzle
  2. Custard Filling
  3. Yeast Dough
- Est. 2011 -

The Mysterious Strawberry Blossom

The Strawberry Blossom is one of Tim Hortons' more unusual donuts. A certified Tim Hortons original, this is a donut best-suited for spring given the fruitiness of the mysterious center. Little else is known about the origins of this particular donut.

  1. Coconut Sprinkles
  2. Vanilla Icing
  3. Strawberry Jam
  4. Classic Cake Middle
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A Classic, Reinvented

The Honey Cruller is a fine example of Tim Hortons skillfully re-inventing a classic recipe. On first bite, it is clear that the Honey Cruller is not your typical donut. The texture is vaguely spongey and sticky and it feels like it should melt in your mouth, but it doesn't. We especially enjoy the delightful pockets of frosted sugar that accumulate in the twisted folds (experienced donut enthusiasts will know what we mean.)

  1. Sugar Glaze
  2. Egg based dough
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The Priestly

The Priestley was a donut invented by Canadian actor Jason Priestley on an episode of "How I Met Your Mother". This truly meta-donut actually contains a donut within itself. A donut within a donut!

  1. Vanilla Dough
  2. Chocolate Timbit
  3. Strawberry Filling
  4. Rainbow Sprinkles
  5. Vanilla Icing

The Others

  • Old fashion Plain

  • Old Fashioned Glazed

  • Double Chocolate

  • Maple Dip

  • Chocolate Glazed

  • Blueberry

  • Strawberry

  • Sour Cream Glazed

  • Special Edition

    St. Patrick's Day

  • Special Edition

    M & M's Donut

  • Special Edition

    Football Donut

  • Special Edition

    Toronto Maple Leafs

  • Special Edition


  • Special Edition

    Blackberry Donut

  • Special Edition


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