Review: Tim Hortons Oreo Donut

The Oreo Donut is now available in Canada and feverishly rushing through my bloodstream. This is not an ordinary donut that Tim Hortons usually comes out with. The quickest resemblance is the Pecan Tortoise Torte that was featured in the inaugural Duelling Donuts competition. Bottom line: the Oreo Donut is a glorious hot mess of sugar and carbs. It’s draws you in by its beautiful presentation, but this should not be taken lightly as it’ll add a few pounds to your body, and also take a few days off your life.

At first glance, one sees the tower of Oreo crumble that’s sprinkled ever so gently on top of the heaping layer of white fondant. I know, it’s a sight that should be witnessed at least one time during your life. Actually, this is more fascinating than the Grand Canyon.

The Oreo Donut is seriously a mouthful and comes in at a hefty serving size at 104 grams. Holding it in your hand feels like you’re in the presence of greatness, like hanging out with Justin Bieber. This chocolate yeast donut is covered with white fondant, Oreo cookie crumbles, and inside is filled with a “Vanilla Fluff Donut Filling.”

The first bite comes with all sorts of high expectations. The taste is similar to an Oreo cookie, just softer and 100 times sweeter. The actual donut is delicious and has the correct amount of chocolate — not too overpowering and just enough to get you to consume another bite. However, the explosion of sugar is simply too much for one sitting. This masterpiece has an unimaginable 33 grams of sugar, which represents almost 32% of the actual donut. In addition, for the carb counters out there you’ll be thrilled to know that the Oreo donut has 60 grams of carbs and 420 calories (only a couple workouts will cure this from your belly).

Inside is where the glory is. Once you nibble your way through the sides you’re met with a delicious vanilla filling. It’s smooth, silky and inviting. This is one of the star ingredients of the donut and reminiscent of the cookie itself. Nothing about this donut would be complete if it wasn’t for the branding, nor the fabulous Oreo crumble chunks on top. This addition is genius — pure Tim Hortons baker genius.

As for the price, it’s a premium donut at $1.49 each (plus taxes) and will sell ridiculously well.

For those who want the complete ingredients of the Tim Hortons Oreo donut, we’ve listed them below. Shock and awe:

Chocolate Yeast Fill Donut Mix:
Enriched Wheat Flour, Water, Shortening [Palm Oil, Modified Palm Oil, (With TBHQ As Preservative)], Yeast, Sugar, Whey Powder (Milk), Wheat Gluten, Leavening (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Emulsifiers (Sodium Stearoyl-2-Lactylate , Mono And Diglycerides [Contains BHT And Citric Acid As Preservatives]), Artificial Flavour, Wheat Starch, Ascorbic Acid, Silicon Dioxide, L-Cysteine Hydrochloride, Tricalcium Phosphate, Vegetable Oil (Canola Oil And/Or Soybean Oil, With TBHQ As Preservative), Dextrose, Azodicarbonamide, Enzymes, Salt, Cocoa (With Alkali), Colour [Caramel (Contains Sulphites), Red #40, Red #3 And Blue #1]. (A-09Jun-14)

White Fondant/Fondant Blanc:
Sugar, water, glucose (corn syrup), potassium sorbate (as a preservative), cream of tartar. (F-7Aug-12)
Sucre, eau, glucose (sirup de maïs), sorbate de potassium (agent de conservation), crème de tartre. (F-7Aug-12)

Angel White/Vanilla Fluff Donut Filling:
Sugar, Shortening (Vegetable Oil (Palm, Canola), Mono- and Diglycerides, Polysorbate 60, TBHQ (Preservative)), High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup, Water. Contains 2% or less of the following: Corn Starch, Modified Food Starch, Titanium Dioxide (Color), Salt, Artificial Flavor, Phosphoric Acid, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Agar. (HCB-17mar-10)

Oreo Crumble:
Sugar, Enriched Wheat Flour, Coconut Oil Shortening, Soybean Oil, Cocoa, Corn Starch, Glucose Syrup,
Salt, Soy Lecithin, Baking Soda, Artificial Flavour.

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When you buy this you know what you're in forThe presentation is top notch. The chocolate donut is a beauty. The sugar overload is too much and you might want to scrape a bit of it off... but save the Oreo cookie crumble portion and put it back. Also, the vanilla filling is absolutely spot on.

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I'm obsessed with Tim Hortons.It runs through my veins and I've probably spent enough money downing Steeped Tea's that I could have purchased my own franchise.