In these times, it seems that just about everything gets an official day, from food to people to countries. (Is there a Day for National Celebration Days yet? Because there should be.) But this year’s National Donut Day (June 1) is shaping up to be the sweetest daily fete yet.
On Friday, Tim Hortons, masters of fried dough, will participate in National Donut Day by marrying two of its most famous menu items: donuts and breakfast sandwiches. Yes, you read that right; Tim Hortons is swapping its biscuits and English muffins for a halved honey glazed donut, building its mouth-watering sausage and cheese breakfast sammies in the middle of the sugary baked good. Happy Donut Day indeed!
This delicious creation shouldn’t come as a surprise, though. Canadians have a serious obsession with these sweet rings of fried doughy goodness. Canada is the number one consumer of donuts, globally, followed by Japan. According to data provided by Tim Hortons, 43 million donuts are served across the country every month — that’s 1.4 million baked treats per day! Impressive, though perhaps not something to be too proud of…
Another fun donut fact to impress your friends with? Its shape is actually a torus, not a circle.
Tim Hortons’ donut breakfast sandwiches will be available at participating stores across the country on Friday, June 1. They’re bound to be hyper exclusive as they’re being served only until 12 noon (within each province). The limited-edition sweet-and-salty sammies cost just $3.49 each.
Unfortunately, it looks like the honey glaze is set in stone as the donut of choice for Friday’s limited-edition breakfast sandwich, so you can’t choose your favourite flavour from behind the counter, like a double chocolate or honey cruller. Still, having that hot pork patty and a slice of cheddar inside of the classic honey glaze donut is definitely going to make a lot of breakfast dreams come true.