Tim Hortons adapts to American way of life as doughnuts become hamburger buns
When Tim Hortons started opening locations in the United States a few years ago, we mused that a distinctly Canadian operation might have trouble assimilating. How would Timmies fare in the world of Krispy Kreme and Starbucks? Well, today our worries are put to rest. Thanks to a recent blog post on My Inner Fatty, we can see Tim Hortons doughnuts are fitting in nicely with the American way of life.
In a post that could be from thisiswhyyourefat.com or Paula Deen, only with more realism and narrative flow, the “formerly overweight” NYC blogger Nicholas describes his dabblings in the dangerous field of doughnut burgers, eschewing bread buns in favour of Timmies double chocolate, vanilla frosted and honey glazed.
You feel tremendous eating the 1st one, but by the 2nd you begin to feel it, and by the 3rd, you just feel awful. It really makes you wonder how something can taste so amazing, but 5 minutes later… is the last thing you want to look at.
As far as recipes go, this “Canadian take on” the American “abomination” is pretty simple. Beef plus two doughnuts plus processed cheese equals heaven. The best combo, according to Nicholas, is the double chocolate and honey-dipped.
Is it just us, or do all Canadians suddenly feel a strange combination of curiosity, patriotism and revulsion?