Thursday, February 7, 2013

Field guide to Canadian donuts

You think Springfield Police Chief Clancy Wiggum is the stereotype of the fat donut-loving cop? You should see the cops in Canada! If you're in trouble and need a policeman [policeperson? Ed.] just head for the nearest Tim Horton's.

What's "Tim Horton's", I hear you Americans asking. You may already have noticed the familiar (to Canadians) logo on stores springing up in the northeastern States. Today New York, tomorrow Florida (Canada's 11th province) and soon  ... the world!

Why, Tim Hortons was even mentioned a few days ago on How I Met Your Mother! Canuck actor Jason Priestley, playing himself, said he had proudly crammed a Timbit into a strawberry vanilla doughnut. A "Timbit" for the uninitiated, is the piece of dough left over when you make the hole in the donut! They're too good to waste, so Tim's sells them as "Timbits".

Today, the National Post's Steve Murray took a look at what Canadians, and Canadian institutions, could be honoured (as Jason Priestley was by Tim's) with their own delicious doughnut. Like Timmy's donuts, Steve's piece is too good not to share.

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