In celebration of its 150th anniversary as a nation, Canada is sharing the wealth with its southern neighbors. Well, at least Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop will.
Three special menu items – a Poutine Donut, maple-bacon Iced Capp and maple TimBits – will be sold in five United States Tim Hortons locations on Canada Day, July 1, and three of them are close to Buffalo.
Tim Hortons in Derby, East Aurora and Hamburg will be equipped with the savory doughnut, modeled after the Quebec creation of french fries, gravy and cheese curds, as well as two maple-flavored offerings.
Here's a little more on each of the Canada Day treats:
• Poutine Donut: Honey Dip Donut topped with potato wedges, gravy and cheese curds, $1.49.
• Maple-bacon Iced Capp: Iced Capp topped with whipped cream, maple flakes and bacon bits, $3.49 for a medium.
• Maple TimBits: Maple-flavored bite-sized doughnut hole, 25 cents for one, $1.99 for 10. (This flavor will be available for all of July, unlike the two other offerings listed above.)
Huffington Post Canada sounded a little miffed that Canadians were left out of the Tim Hortons party – it's their day, after all, not ours – but according to a press release, the Canada Day treats are a not-so-sneaky tourism move.
“At Tim Hortons restaurants, we’re proud of our Canadian heritage and we want to share a piece of that in the United States,” said Felipe Athayde, EVP of Tim Hortons US. “Our new Canadian-inspired treats are a great way for Americans to get in on the 150th celebration of their friendly neighbor next door.”
Although the poutine at Allen Street Poutine was dubbed "Best New Ethnic Food" in Buffalo in 2015 by News Food Editor Andrew Galarneau, there's some concern over how the salty comfort food would combine with a sweet ball of dough. Will you try it?