Happy Friday, everyone! To celebrate this day (and the fact that I might finally get to put away my parka this weekend), I picked up a large box of Timbits at Tim Hortons on my way into work.
Then I tiptoed into the office kitchen and left them anonymously on the “please help yourself” counter.
How did this go over in a heart-healthy, high-fibre, free-range organic environment? They vaporized in less than an hour.
For those of you not familiar with Tim Hortons, it’s a coffee-shop chain that is such a big part of the Canadian identity, I’m surprised we haven’t put “roll up the rim to win!” on our flag somewhere.
What was Tim Horton’s real name? Myles Gilbert Horton [*chortles*]
Which NHL teams did he play for?
- Toronto Maple Leafs
- Pittsburg Penguins
- New York Rangers
- Buffalo Sabres
What did the four donuts on the original Timmies sign represent?
Tim Horton’s four daughters. [Aww]
What year was Tim Horton killed in a car accident?
What year were Timbits first introduced?
In 1976. [I find it very sad that Tim never got to try a Timbit.]
In which U.S. states can you find a Timmies?
Michigan, Ohio, New York, Maine, Kentucky, West Virginia, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania.
What term that customers use to order coffee at Tim Hortons was added to the Canadian Oxford Dictionary in 2004?
Double Double (Canadianese for “2 cream, 2 sugar”) [Watch out, if you order that in the U.S. you might get four coffees.]
How much did a cup of coffee and a donut cost in 1964?
10 cents each. [*weeps*]
P.S. Someone I know (thanks, HG!) created this very cool video. Enjoy!