The holiday season is a joyous time of year. Millions flock to their local mall and shell out hard earned dollars to buy gifts for loved ones that will immediately be outdated, or returned. Part of the holiday season, especially for us Canadians, is to visit Tim Hortons and gobble down a hot beverage, followed by a donut. This year Timmies has outed several new festive treats, one specifically is the Candy Cane Chocolate Donut.
This piece of magic is the regular double chocolate donut but it’s been sprinkled with – according to the Tim Hortons worker I purchased mine from – “chunks of candy cane flavoured sugar.” That alone is a bit intimidating considering the double chocolate donut already is packed with 10 grams of fat and 16 grams of sugar. At the time of writing this review the nutritional info for the Candy Cane Chocolate Donut is not on the Tim Hortons site, but you can imaging the sugar content skyrockets… so honestly don’t let the fun colours get your kid’s attention or you’ll have a horrendous time trying to manage their hyperactivity.
The chocolate donut itself tastes as you’d expect. Rich in chocolate. Above the donut portion is a white glaze that connects the overkill of candy cane sugar. Biting into this is a fast track to death. You are immediately greeted with sugar shock and feel you could conquer the world, or at least the Timmies you’re sitting at. The festive sprinkles are different shapes and sizes and some have the potential of getting lodged in your mouth. The sprinkles are coloured like a candy cane: red, green and white – which immediately reminded me of visiting a Chinese restaurant and seeing that candy bowl at the front counter that everyone sticks their unwashed hands in. The donut itself is well crafted, but the design looks like somebody forgot to care.
The Candy Cane Chocolate Donut could easily be eaten with 6 bites, but will probably take you 20 minutes to get through it. The effects will last a few hours and spur on a festive headache. Thankfully a coffee can be purchased to offset the impact. This festive Candy Cane Chocolate Donut is available at Tim Hortons until December 30th.