June 1 is National Doughnut Day, and, to celebrate, Tim Hortons has created the ultimate doughnut-lovers’ breakfast: the Honey Dip Donut Breakfast Sandwich. Starting June 1 for a limited time, Timmy’s guests will be able to enjoy their favourite breakfast sandwich on a honey dip doughnut — a smoky, honeyed treat perfect for those who can’t decide whether they want their breakfast to be savoury or sweet.
“We are excited to bring Canadians together with a fun food creation that pairs our breakfast sandwich with Canada’s favourite treat,” says Sami Siddiqui, president of Tim Hortons Canada. “For 54 years, doughnuts have been a core part of our heritage. Every day is doughnut day at Tim Hortons!”
Canadians can further celebrate National Doughnut Day with the chance to win free Tim Hortons doughnuts for a year — just take a selfie with the Honey Dip Donut Breakfast Sandwich or a favourite donut on June 1, and share the pic on Twitter or Instagram, tagging @TimHortons and using #TimGoesDonuts.
National Doughnut Day is celebrated on the first Friday of June. The holiday, now in its 80th year, was started in 1938 as a fundraiser for the Chicago Salvation Army, raising money for those left destitute by the Great Depression and honouring Salvation Army volunteers who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War One.
And just in case one day dedicated to doughnuts isn’t enough, there’s also International Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day on June 8, National Cream-Filled Doughnut Day on September 14, and Buy-A-Doughnut Day on October 30.
Ready to celebrate? Here are some neat facts about Tim’s doughnuts you might not know.
- The first Tim Hortons doughnuts ever made were classic Canadian faves, including the dutchie and the apple fritter.
- In 2017, Tim Hortons baked enough doughnuts to make a stack the height of the CN Tower.
- Canadians are the number one consumers of doughnuts in the world, with 1.4 million doughnuts served per day.
- Lloydminster, Alberta, consumes the country’s most doughnuts per capita.
- Timbits were introduced in 1976. The number of Timbits that Canadians have eaten since then would stretch to the moon and back five times.
- Technically, doughnuts aren’t round, they’re toroid — a mathematical term for a circle with a hole in the middle.