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RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2004/07/07 08:39:43 (permalink)
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Michael Hoffman writes The only Bess Eaton place I've ever been in is the one next to the Lieutenant River on the Post Road in Old Lyme, and I don't recall seeing the religious stuff.


I'm not sure when you were there, as they didn't always feature them, but for a number of years (5-10? I'm not sure) before they were bought out, the styrofoam coffee cups at Bess Eaton featured Biblical verses on their sides. I think there were a few different ones, mostly of the inspirational sort. They may have had them on other stuff as well - bags and whatnot, but I can't recall. I believe the story was that the owner had been an alcoholic who turned religious as part of recovery and, well, wanted to share the Word. I don't recall the details, but that's the story I remember, whatever its accuracy. But the verses were definitely there...mmm, sacred coffee!
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RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2004/07/07 10:01:04 (permalink)
They served the coffee in regular mugs when I was there.
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RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2004/07/07 10:13:12 (permalink)
I'm late to the discussion but is the
debate here that doughnuts are too "hole-y"?

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(Sorry. I just didn't want this thread to die. )
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RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2004/07/26 23:35:18 (permalink)
WHen we were in Toronto in 1987, we drove a ridiculous distance to find a Tim Hortons on Younge Street. A co-worker of mine who'd gone to school in Buffalo begged me to bring him back some Hortons memoribilia ( a travel mug). We got there not long before closing and they gave us all the donuts they had left in the store. Thre were two of us and we left with about 25 donuts. We gave them to people in the hotel lobby.


Always fresh...because you keep eating them. We're heading to Vancouver soon- will have to try some Timbits and some maple donuts (Canadians cant resist maple, you know)
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RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2004/08/22 03:12:12 (permalink)
I live in Canada, and I can confirm that Tim Horton's donuts are average at best. Their coffee, however, is second to none!!!
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RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2004/10/06 10:48:33 (permalink)
We travel a few times a year. My wife,aka the coffee queen, just loves Dunkin' coffee and she complains when we are in other parts of the country and she has to "settle" for Starbucks or some local brew. She was very happy with Tim's. I don't like coffee, but have eaten too many donuts in my life. After one time at Tim's, just to try it, it was very easy to skip my donut every time we stopped for her coffee.
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RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2004/12/04 22:59:15 (permalink)
I heard there are Tim Hortons in Maine-any near mid coast -Wiscasset- Boothbay- rockland? we'll be there mid Dec and gotta have donuts.
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RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2005/01/11 13:17:54 (permalink)
Here is a link on my site to the construction photos of the two new Timmy's in Erie PA:
http://www.jasonramsey.net/gallery-tim.html

I'm looking forward to being able to grab some Tim Hortons coffee on the way to work. The donuts in WNY aren't the greatest, so I'm not expecting anything much better down here either, but it's still better than Krispy Kreme. (Just try to get a plain donut at KK - I have a friend who tried - it was VERY funny.)

It looks like the one on Peach Street may be done by Spring, even though the winter snow is upon us!
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RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2005/01/14 23:52:07 (permalink)
Tim Horton's doughnuts were once good, but now they plain suck! Thank God a Krispy Kreme store opened in nearby London, Ontario just over a year ago.Their doughnuts are far superior than any place in the region (especialy when they are hot{drool!}).
BTW, this past autumn, McDonald's started selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts at all of their London restaurants. RESISTANCE IS FUTILE!!!
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RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2005/02/03 07:31:26 (permalink)
We have 3 Tims that are accesible to me (within an hours driving distance...2 on this side of the border and one across the river in NB). Love them. Their Ice Cappucinos are delish.
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RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2005/02/27 08:45:39 (permalink)
To give you an idea of just how prevalent Tim Horton's are up here in Ontario, this is how the company supposedly decides on the location of a new site: If you can buy a cup of coffee at a Timmy's, get in your car, and finish your coffee before reaching the next Timmy's, then there's room for another one in between.

I've also found that one can give directions to any address in Canada by saying, "Turn right at the Tim Horton's."
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RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2005/03/03 21:27:46 (permalink)
Timmy's is much better than Krispy Kreme. . . KKs are boring and all the donuts taste the same. Tim's has variety, good sandwiches, great coffee and coffee drinks. KK has only bland donuts. Three blahs for krispy kreme.
Canadians love their Timmy's for good reason.
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RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2005/03/03 21:59:42 (permalink)
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Timmy's is much better than Krispy Kreme. . . KKs are boring and all the donuts taste the same. Tim's has variety, good sandwiches, great coffee and coffee drinks. KK has only bland donuts. Three blahs for krispy kreme.
Canadians love their Timmy's for good reason.

It would be fine except for one little thing: No refills on the coffee. The day I pay a buck or so for my second cup of coffee is the day I'm going to leave this world behind.
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RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2005/03/04 09:24:52 (permalink)
Hey...just curious, how common is the "free refill" at American coffee shops? Like, if you go to a Dunkin Donuts in the States, do you get free refills? I only ask, because many of the posters here complain about no free refills at Tim Horton's, but in Canada, none of our major coffee franchises (Tim Horton's, Country Style or Coffee Time) offer this benefit. Also, the few Krispy Kremes we have don't offer free refills, either. We're used to getting ripped off, I guess! So yeah, just wondering how common this phenomenon is in the States.
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RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2005/03/04 09:28:28 (permalink)
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Originally posted by CanadianFruitPieLover

Hey...just curious, how common is the "free refill" at American coffee shops? Like, if you go to a Dunkin Donuts in the States, do you get free refills? I only ask, because many of the posters here complain about no free refills at Tim Horton's, but in Canada, none of our major coffee franchises (Tim Horton's, Country Style or Coffee Time) offer this benefit. Also, the few Krispy Kremes we have don't offer free refills, either. We're used to getting ripped off, I guess! So yeah, just wondering how common this phenomenon is in the States.


Don't drink coffee, just wanted to butt in and ask if you found your fruit pie supplier....
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RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2005/03/04 11:00:49 (permalink)
CanadianFruit, you know how Americans are. . . if one cup of coffee is good, let's have three!!!!! Plus all that hyperactivity has to be supported, so why not have three cups of coffee with your morning dose of sugar.
That's why they prefer Krispy Kreme over Timmy's. . . lots of sugar and coffee. . . who cares about variety and good taste.
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RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2005/03/04 11:50:36 (permalink)
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Originally posted by CanadianFruitPieLover

Hey...just curious, how common is the "free refill" at American coffee shops? Like, if you go to a Dunkin Donuts in the States, do you get free refills? I only ask, because many of the posters here complain about no free refills at Tim Horton's, but in Canada, none of our major coffee franchises (Tim Horton's, Country Style or Coffee Time) offer this benefit. Also, the few Krispy Kremes we have don't offer free refills, either. We're used to getting ripped off, I guess! So yeah, just wondering how common this phenomenon is in the States.

I've never been in a place that didn't provide free refills -- except for Tim Horton's.
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RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2005/03/04 11:51:57 (permalink)
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I heard there are Tim Hortons in Maine-any near mid coast -Wiscasset- Boothbay- rockland? we'll be there mid Dec and gotta have donuts.


For shame! Tim Horton's is a chain. Worse that just being a chain, it is a chain owned by Wendy's. " />" />" />" />
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RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2005/03/04 15:07:57 (permalink)
I saw an ad for Tim's on a Providence TV station this AM. So far as I know, there are none in the area. The focus was on the great coffee, not the donuts. They brag that they brew new coffee every 20 min. Don't they know that Dunkies does it every 18, and that some independent stores brag that they do it every 10??? Hey, if you are in the range of a Providence TV station, you are within an hour drive of Butler's. If you really want a good donut, go to Butlers, not Tims or DD. Just my opinion....
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RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2005/03/04 15:13:41 (permalink)
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I saw an ad for Tim's on a Providence TV station this AM. So far as I know, there are none in the area. The focus was on the great coffee, not the donuts. They brag that they brew new coffee every 20 min. Don't they know that Dunkies does it every 18, and that some independent stores brag that they do it every 10??? Hey, if you are in the range of a Providence TV station, you are within an hour drive of Butler's. If you really want a good donut, go to Butlers, not Tims or DD. Just my opinion....

There probably will be. Tim Horton's, which is owned by Wendy's, bought Bess Eaton.
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RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2005/03/04 15:46:42 (permalink)
well that explains it!!! The Bess stores will have Tim's signs next time I drive by!!!
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RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2005/03/04 15:48:06 (permalink)
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We have 3 Tims that are accesible to me (within an hours driving distance...2 on this side of the border and one across the river in NB). Love them. Their Ice Cappucinos are delish.

AeroDynamic, do you live in Way Downeast Maine? I visit Eastport in the summer and always pass Tim's in St. Stephen's while crossing the border. Never tried it, though...
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RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2005/03/04 16:20:21 (permalink)
Tim Horton's has been in South Portland-Maine Mall exit for a while-in front of Toy's R'Us.
Also love the iced cappuchinos.
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RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2005/03/07 11:48:55 (permalink)
Rusty...no, I haven't found a fruit pie supplier yet, but hopefully I will soon. If not, it's no big deal...I mean, I've gotten by this long with no Fruit Pies, so I think I'll last a bit longer.

Anyway, interesting to see the perspective on donut chains my neighbours to the South have...they're such a way of life in Canada (Tim Horton's especially) that it's very interesting to see what others think about it, and what kinds of things are different (like our stingy no refill policy up here).
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RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2005/03/07 11:51:23 (permalink)
Oh, and to DaveM, and everyone else who mentioned Tim's iced cappuccinos...yes, they are delicious, but just remember: one of those bad boys has almost the same amount of fat as a Big Mac. They do taste good, though...
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RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2005/03/07 12:02:02 (permalink)
I know, but on vacation, I at least get the chance to walk off the calories.
I also applaud Tim Horton's for serving a lunch menu with soups and sandwiches...something that all Dunkin Donuts do not do-croissant wiches aside.
Most Dunkin Donuts do not carry soup at all.
Dunkin Donuts marketing people realize that this is a failure in certain locations-hence the combination stores with Togo's.
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RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2005/03/07 12:14:48 (permalink)
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Originally posted by DaveM

Tim Horton's has been in South Portland-Maine Mall exit for a while-in front of Toy's R'Us.
Also love the iced cappuchinos.

My grandson is addicted to their iced cappuchinos.
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RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2005/04/22 21:58:16 (permalink)
It would be simply unpatriotic of me to say I don't enjoy a donut from Timmy's every so often. I love the maple and double chocolate ones, though I was pleasantly surprised when I went to Buffalo to see how the American Tim Horton's stand up against ours. I had something called the Vanilla Creme, which is basically a Boston Creme donut, but with a sweeter filling; not quite as custard-like. I've never seen those in any of our stores. The chocolate icing on top was richer than any I've ever tasted, as well. Come to think of it, it's been a while since I've seen any chocolate-coconut donuts at Timmy's...those are heavenly...
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RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2005/06/30 10:06:39 (permalink)
Tim Horton's IS fantastic, but they have made a bit of a decline in quality in the past 5 years. Up to that point, the doughnuts were baked on premisis (large drums of batter were delivered daily). While the actual doughnuts were squeezed out of a batter gun, the fritters were scooped out and shaped by hand. This would result in large and odd shaped fritters (that's a good thing!!).

These days, half baked pre shaped doughnuts are shipped out to each location frozen then speed baked.

They still taste pretty damn good though!!

Cheers,

Michael
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