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Classic Double-Double and Boston Cream top Tim Hortons favourites in 2020

A ‘Double-Double’ coffee and Boston Cream donut were Canadians’ favourite items in 2020.
A ‘Double-Double’ coffee and Boston Cream doughnut were Canadians’ favourite items in 2020.

A ‘Double-Double’ and a Boston Cream doughnut were Canada’s favourite Tim Hortons items of 2020.

But while the top coffee orders of 2020 were consistent across the country, the top Tim Hortons doughnuts of the year differed depending on the region of Canada.

The Apple Fritter was the top Tim Hortons doughnut in Ontario, the western provinces and the territories in 2020, while the Honey Cruller was number one in Quebec.

The Boston Cream was the top Tim Hortons doughnut across the Atlantic provinces. But it also ranked a very close second in the rest of the country—which pushed it into the top slot overall.

“Boston Cream doughnuts are a classic and I’m not surprised it was Canadian Tim Hortons guests’ choice this year,” said Tallis Voakes, the new culinary lead for Tim Hortons who is overseeing quality improvement across the menu in 2021.

“It’s a filled, soft, yeast doughnut and has delicious chocolate and creamy vanilla flavours. The concept comes from a Boston cream pie recipe that is more than 100 years old—it’s so cool to me to see how dishes evolve over time,” he said.

When it comes to the top coffee orders, the results at Tim Hortons were consistent across the country. The classic ‘Double-Double’ was tops, followed by ‘regular’ with one milk/cream and one sugar, and then a simple black coffee was the third most popular order.

Across Canada, the top 10 Tim Hortons doughnuts were: Boston Cream, Apple Fritter, Old-fashioned Plain, Honey Cruller, Chocolate Dip, Vanilla Dip, Sour Cream Glazed, Chocolate Glazed, Double Chocolate, and Honey Dip.

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