Most people know that it's almost Independence Day in the U.S. (aka Fourth of July), and Americans are already planning all sorts of fun BBQ items and events for the very important day.
Unless you're Canadian, however, you may not have known that it's also almost Canada Day, the national day of Canada.
And what's the best way for a Canadian foodie to celebrate the existence of Canada? With a honey-dipped donut of course!
Not surprising, as food is one of the best ways to celebrate virtually anything.
Tim Hortons, a Canadian multinational restaurant known for its donuts and coffee, is celebrating Canada on July 1 by releasing new Poutine Donuts in the U.S., according to Brand Eating.
What is Poutine, you ask? It's a French-Canadian classic dish that consists of french fries topped with cheese curds and brown gravy.
Sounds like a hangover dish if I've ever heard of one. And now, it comes in donut form too. Yikes.
Tim Hortons' Poutine Donuts are Honey Dip Donuts topped with cheese curds, gravy and potato wedges. Deliciously genius or seriously unappetizing? You decide.
I've seen some pretty wild donuts in my day (think bacon donuts, cereal donuts and even donut burgers), but the cheese curds, gravy and potato combination of the Poutine Donut might actually take the cake. Or the donut, in this case.
The sweet and savory donuts are just one of a number of Canadian-inspired creations Tim Hortons is adding to their menu on July 1.
You can also snag a Maple Bacon Iced Capp, basically a blended frozen coffee with bits of bacon and maple flakes on top (because maple stuff is just so Canada … oh, and cold stuff).
If the Poutine Donuts are too much for you, you can also order Maple Timbits, which are supposedly maple donut holes (again, maple is key).
While the Poutine Donuts and the Maple Bacon Iced Capp will only be available on Canada Day (read July 1), the Maple Timbits will be available throughout the U.S. during all of July.
Only 25 cents for each of these little tastes of Canada. Or $1.99 for a 10-pack of Timbits. Pretty sweet deal.
So, what do you think of these new Canadian treats on offer?
Personally, I’m fascinated by the concept of the Poutine Donuts, but I don’t know if I would actually try them.
Are these new donuts something you would poutine your mouth?