I was super excited when I heard that Tim Hortons wanted to deliver their 2017 holiday beverages and treats to my door! They came yesterday morning as I was in the middle of baking bread (of course) so I got to have a bite and sip of EVERYTHING for breakfast. I know, poor me, but someone has to do it.
Inside The Box!
I got to indulge in TWO hot beverages and FOUR desserts. OMG, seriously? It was awesome.
The baked goods in the box was a stunning mixture of donuts, muffin and pastry.
Where to start?! I all looked so good!
The one that caught my eye immediately because it is just so damn pretty was the snowflake donut. This is all about vanilla fluff, fondant and sprinkles. You gotta be a big fan of vanilla to like this one.
It may bore some foodies to be so one note but you get the lovely donut melting in your mouth, covered with the liquidness of icing and finished by the crunchiness of the sprinkles. With a big dollop of icing in the centre, this is a texture-foodie’s dream dessert.
Strawberry Cheesecake Mini Strudel
Have I mentioned just how much I love pastries? And strudel is the king of pastry! Strawberry is always one of my favourite flavours so… Yup, this one is a total winner for me. Especially because of its wee little size. Tasted absolutely fresh and delicious. I wanted more.
Chocolate Cheesecake Donut
Topped with red and white chocolate curls and a white fondant drizzle… This donut is totally different than your average chocolate donut. Cheesecake filling inside a chocolate donut? If you love chocolate and cheesecake, you have to try this one. It is not my particular favourite but I know a certain someone who would LOVE this one.
Raspberry Cheesecake Muffin
You know, this muffin is so delicious with its beautiful raspberry flavour and damn does Tim Hortons know how to make muffins… I found that the cheesecake filling was not really all that necessary. Is it delicious? Yes. Just a little too much for me but then I think at this point I was a little done with all the cheesecake fillings. Fantastic though. What a treat.
Wait! There Is More!
You can not talk about Tim Hortons without talking about the beverages of course…
Peppermint Mocha Latte
The lovely woman who hand-delivered these goodies to me did warn me that the peppermint mocha latte had caffeine, which was so considerate. Made with 100% Canadian milk and freshly ground espresso beans… Well, to be honest, they had me at mocha latte. Where I kind of lost keenness was with the peppermint.
I am not a fan of mint. I wish I was because it is everywhere this time of year. I braced myself for a mint-perfumed caffeinated hit when I took a sip of their peppermint mocha latte and was shocked. I could barely taste the mint! It was so subtle I asked Reg to taste it to make sure they had not forgotten it. He said it was there but barely. So… I LOVED this drink! The peppermint just gave me a little holiday flare without closing up my wind pipe. I seem to be slightly allergic to it.
Peppermint Hot Chocolate
OMG, another peppermint drink?! Why?!!! Why not eggnog? Nutmet? Chestnut? Hazelnut? Anything but peppermint…
Again… Shock! Serious restraint with the peppermint flavouring so it was just a hint of cool Christmasy-ness as I enjoyed this chocolate beverage. Again, Reg taste tested it and yes, it was there but again, very subtle. I was thrilled!
I love that there is a holiday treat for just about everyone this year at Tim Hortons. Whether you are more partial to pastry or want a chocolate donut hit… There is a little creamy treat and surprise for you in every baked good. When it comes to drinks, if you are addicted to mint keep in mind the mocha latte and hot chocolate may be a little subtle for you. As a result, you may want an extra pump of peppermint flavouring.
Thank you Tim Hortons for letting me taste test all these holiday treats for my foodie friends out there! The holiday season is upon us and treats are becoming a part of our lives (and my stomach). Extra workout ahead for me but I am happy to be your dedicated foodie reporter and let you know what is new out there in the holiday foodie world.