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Old 08-19-2015, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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... until this afternoon.

Let me explain.

To begin with, I'm an American, so Tim Hortons existed only as a rumor to me. I, like so many of my countrypersons, believed that the sun rose and set with the holy trinity of Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, and Chock Full of Nuts when it came to the exclusive category of places-to-get-a-good-cup-of-coffee-and-something-to-go-with-it-that-is-not-too-much-but-just-enough; places where the clientele is relatively diverse and not overtly annoying; places where, in short, one feels comfortable, satisfied, and mildly jazzed after having consumed their wares.

My wife and I were headed home from a few days in eastern BC and stopped in a small town near the border-- Creston, BC. Home of Johnny Bucyk, I believe (for those of you ancient enough to recall the six- team NHL). We had some spare loonies and toonies -- worthless in the states, you know -- and thought we'd give Tim's a try, having heard about it from friends in Detroit.

What a revelation! Clean, crisp, sharp, well-lit, engaging staff who tipped us off to all sorts of strudel-based special deals; Boston Cream doughnuts; Canadian maple frosted bars; toasted cocoanut covered chocolate doughnuts; pretzel bagels; it went on for what seemed like hours. One can only imagine what the experience might be like for someone who took their baked sweets seriously. First word would be " multiple" -- that's all I can say...why, it might even be enough to make Brian Harper's hair move.

Canada, I promise not to spill the beans and spread the word about Tim's down here in the Peoples Republic of Starbucks, where you can pay three times as much for a cup of inferior joe and another five bucks for a granola and hemp nugget dipped in gluten-free mucilage. If mah fellow merkins ever found out about Tim's they'd be over the border quicker than you could say Operation Enduring Cruller, and leave you without a doughnut hole to call your own.

But there's a price for my silence. It probably has something to do with TimBits. When I decide what it is, I'll let you know...

Forget the politeness, the bracing climate, and the endless forests green. What makes Canada tick is a cup of Tim's and an apple fritter.
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Old 08-20-2015, 12:53 AM
 
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Nice write-up on our favorite place for coffee, they also have a great selection of soups and sandwich
https://www.google.ca/search?q=timbi...sandwich+combo


Timbits? =https://www.google.ca/search?q=timbi...IVym0-Ch2ldABB
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Old 08-20-2015, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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You neglected Creston's most famous export.

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Old 08-20-2015, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Near Manito
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You neglected Creston's most famous export.
Many's the frosted Koke I've lifted in pursuit of the elusuve sasquatch.
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Old 08-20-2015, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Brian Harper ?
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Old 08-20-2015, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Brian Harper ?
He does have kind of a 'Brian' face....
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Old 08-20-2015, 06:42 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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Brian Harper ?
An entertaining tale, worth a minor faux pas.

"Brian" would forgive him. Pretty sure, eh.
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Old 08-20-2015, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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An entertaining tale, worth a minor faux pas.

"Brian" would forgive him. Pretty sure, eh.
Hey now. As we say down here in the states, cut a brother some slack.

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Old 08-20-2015, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Ontario
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I like Tim's but have a problem with the way they serve their sandwiches and bagels. They just hand it to you wrapped up in paper. What if it rains while you are taking it to your car or have a lot stuff in your hands to manage? Why can't they put it in a bag or something easier to carry? If they did I wouldn't have honey mustard in my bra right now.
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Old 08-20-2015, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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As we say down here in the states, cut a brother some slack.
I just wanted to make sure we hadn't a regime change while I was cleaning house.
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