Made with a chocolate yeast base, the donut is filled with crème brûlée, covered in chocolate fondant and white dots and topped with peanuts and Reese’s peanut butter cup candy.
“I imagined a few donut flavours I would love to try,” she explains. “A peanut donut was an untapped resource.”
Out of 76,500 entries in this year’s contest, Brown’s concept advanced to an eight-finalist showdown in front of a celebrity panel, with the public also weighing in. It won 47 per cent of the total contest votes and, at press time, was expected to reach Tim Hortons franchises within the next few months.
“Congratulations to Jennifer for taking the crown,” says actor Jason Priestley, one of the contest’s celebrity judges. “With that irresistible combination of Reese’s peanut butter cups and crème brûlée, I know Canadians made the right decision. Year one of Duelling Donuts was hard to top, but this year was bigger and better than I could have imagined and I’m happy I was a part of it.”