Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Guilty Pleasure #13 - Tim Horton's A Canadian Icon

There are a few other bloggers that are doing these Guilty Pleasure posts as well. It all started with C.J. Duggan and if you want a bunch of smiles, circle back to her site and see the comments to read other pleasures. Love to have you join the fun.

Large double double, Roll up the Rim to Win, Tim Bits, Always Fresh are all statements that are synonymous with a major huge Canadian Icon, Tim Horton's.

It doesn't matter how long the line up is. Whether it be the drive thru or in the store, people will patiently wait for their java fix. 

I have to put down Tim Horton's as my Guilty Pleasure because I will wait in that monster line anywhere up to three times in one day and spend a small fortune each week. 

There is such loyal customer base for Tim Horton's. It is comfortable and familiar. It doesn't seem to matter what city you visit in Ontario, the Tim Horton's is usually the same layout and design.  I only note Ontario because I've never been outside my province to confirm but I am pretty sure they look like the above picture (or really similar to) all across the country. 

Even when Canadians need to leave for awhile, the one thing we miss is Tim Horton's. I love this Tim Horton's commercial. It's one of my favourites. 
Besides their coffee, right now my favourite drink is the Ice Capp. My kids love these Ice Capps too. If I go out by myself and I happen to stop and get one, I need to make sure I drink it before I get home and get rid of the evidence. Oh they are so good. 

Ok this post has made me crave one so I'm off to go and get one. Do you have a favourite coffee house or fast food restaurant? If you moved away to Glasgow what restaurant would you miss. And if you just happen to be from Glasgow and you are reading this, pretend you are here in Ontario what would you miss back home. 


Julie said...

I've always loved that commercial too! Timmy Ho-ho's is definitely our Canadian hot-spot, but the one restaurant I couldn't live without is Swiss Chalet. I need my Swiss fix. If I was in Glasgow, I'd miss those fab french fries and rotisserie chicken the most. :)

C.J Duggan said...

Oh I want one here!! I love my local Gloria Jeans for my hot chocolate and toasted Banana Bread fix!

Oh I would totally miss my Ice Coffee Big M's! Ice Coffee milk in a carton. Yummo! I NEED these to survive and I don't know how far they travel on the international spectrum? But I would miss them. My plan B though is Pepsi Max, that is another must have, and much more international for my needs.

Jennifer said...

I even used to work at one (thanks for the college education, Timmies).
I know how they get the jelly in the donuts, folks!

Margaret said...

Who me? No, I don't have a drink addiction. *Slurps Route 44 Diet Coke from Sonic*

I didn't miss the oh-so-subtle Scotland bit. You're good. Damn good.

Anonymous said...

Love the sound of this coffee place, especially with that line up, it must be good. I so wish I had such a place near me, but I don't. Australia doesn't really have too many of these places, not that I have found anyway. But when I visit the US I always try out such places... hmm is it in the US as well? Will be heading over there next year, so might have to add it to my 'must visit' list:)

Gwenyth Love said...

Love the Timmy's! Have an extra large Timmy's coffee right now...but it's almost I'll need another one very very soon...