Posted by on Nov 7, 2011 in Canada Eats | 3 comments

Hey all! As some of you might know, my sister and I were in Toronto just last weekend! Ah Toronto…how I miss you Tim Hortons! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Tim Hortons, they are a chain donut shop just about everywhere in Canada and the upper area of the border. Pretty much like Canada’s Dunkin Donuts. So the question my sister and I had to answer was, which was better?

Personally, I’ve never been much of a Dunkin Donuts type of gal. So, was Tim Horton’s any different? I would say YES…but only for certain flavors of course. Plus, my dad attests to their delicious coffee. As for the donuts, they were on a whole different level than regular donuts…

I prefer to eat desserts and pastries that aren’t TOO sweet. I like sweet stuff, but not when it feels like I’ll get a cavity or diabetes from it. And that’s why I like Tim Hortons. Their old fashioned plain donut (left) and boston creme (right) were the perfect amount of light and fluffy sweetness for my taste. The texture of both were also nicely chewy and doughy inside. Kind of like a barely baked to perfection kind of texture, which I (and most Asians I’m certain) love. The donuts were definitely smaller than your average Dunkin Donuts donut, but in terms of taste and quality they were superior. If you consider how the two donut branches offer their goodies at around the same price, I would say go for the Tim Hortons. Smaller servings are usually better on the tummy anyways.

As for the other flavors we tried, the honey cruller was another favorite of mine. A deliciously light airy texture drizzled in sweet honey yet having the slight taste of walnuts…..delicious! This is where I wished they made them bigger…darn it. Well, just be sure to buy more than one of the honey crullers because you’ll definitely want more. We also tried the maple dip, the honey dip, and the blueberry fritter, but they weren’t anything special for me. A bit too sweet for my taste, and we were deceived when we ordered the honey dip only to find out the other side was covered with sprinkles! Alas, the perfection in the pure taste of a simple donut was ruined with the covering of unnecessary sprinkles.

So whenever you guys visit Canada, don’t just think about hitting up those fancy restaurants. Tim Hortons is around every corner serving fresh coffee and donuts! If you want to be gluttons like my sister and I, go pig out and sample (almost) every flavor!

Hope you enjoyed! Comment and subscribe, I love hearing from you guys!

– Jas

                                                                                                                                     Photographs taken by Jasmine Hwang


  1. Nov-7-2011

    i love the blog’s new look!
    and donuts… sigh. your descriptions of them make my mouth water

  2. Nov-7-2011

    Thanks! We’ve been working hard on amping up the blog =]

  3. Nov-7-2011

    Glad that you like the new blog layout!

    Also, just as a note, you can find a few Tim Hortons scattered around here and there in the city. To find the nearest shop near you, check out their website’s locator here!

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