A Tim Horton logo is pictured Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in Montreal. Tim Hortons and an association representing some of its frustrated franchisees are close to reaching a settlement in two class action lawsuits the group filed against the coffee chain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

A Tim Horton logo is pictured Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in Montreal. Tim Hortons and an association representing some of its frustrated franchisees are close to reaching a settlement in two class action lawsuits the group filed against the coffee chain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Think you know which doughnut was Canada’s favourite? It actually depends where you live

The Boston Cream came out on top nationwide

By Charlie Carey

One of Canada’s favourite coffee shops has released its top doughnut result of 2020, and depending on where you live, the answer might shock you.

The Boston Cream came out on top, with the custard-filled puff garnering the title of most loved doughnut for last year. The top doughnut crown was calculated by regional sales data, across all 13 provinces and territories.

“Boston Cream doughnuts are a classic and I’m not surprised it was Canadian Tim Hortons guests’ choice this year,” said Tallis Voakes, Tim Hortons culinary lead.

However, the western provinces and territories, along with Ontario, chose a fruity route this past year, crowning the Apple Fritter as their favorite.

Started in Hamilton, Ont. in 1964, Tim Hortons is Canada’s largest coffee-and-doughnut chain, serving more than 5 million cups of coffee a day. More than 80 per cent of Canadians have visited a Tim Hortons location in the last month.

Coming a close second to the Honey Cruller in Que., the Boston Cream was also placed as number one in the Atlantic provinces – ultimately pushing it to the overall number one spot nationwide.

“I agree with my friends in Quebec, the Honey Cruller is my jam,” said Voakes. “But it’s like anything else, everyone’s got a favourite and there’s no wrong answers.”

When it came to coffee, however, Canadians were unanimous in their love of the Double-Double. Comprising of two dairies and two sugars, the much-loved Tim Horton classic was followed by its singular mate: the ‘regular’ coffee with one dairy and one sugar.

Across Canada, the top 10 Tim Hortons doughnuts were:

  1. Boston Cream
  2. Apple Fritter
  3. Old Fashioned Plain
  4. Honey Cruller
  5. Chocolate Dip
  6. Vanilla Dip
  7. Sour Cream Glazed
  8. Chocolate Glazed
  9. Double Chocolate
  10. Honey Dip

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Want to support local journalism? Make a donation here.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said the province still hopes to bring the hospitalization number down before relaxing restrictions. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
14 new deaths, 366 new COVID-19 cases in Alberta

Province nearing 100K COVID-19 vaccine doses administered

The first pages of the book, by Kristy Walker.
Sylvan Lake author pens first children’s book about COVID-19

“The Coronavirus Isn’t Scary” by Kristy Walker teaches children to take care of themselves

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, MLA Innisfail-Sylvan Lake, Devin Dreeshen. (Photo Submitted)
Ag Minister announces 20% off crop insurance for Alberta farmers

Dreeshen says this will support job creators and boosting rural economy during a difficult time

An x-ray tech demonstrates the new equipment in use. (Photo Submitted)
New diagnostic equipment now operational at Sylvan Lake AACS

In August it was announced that Stephen and Jacqueline Wuori donated $850,000 to AACS

Terrance Josephson of the Princeton Posse, at left, and Tyson Conroy of the Summerland Steam clash during a Junior B hockey game at the Summerland Arena in the early spring of 2020. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
QUIZ: How much do you know about hockey?

Test your knowledge of Canada’s national winter sport

(Photo submitted)
Central Alberta researchers recognized for studies in agricultural sciences

Jessica Sperber of Ponoka and David MacTaggart of Lacombe awarded prestigious scholarship

FILE – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers his opening remarks at a news conference outside Rideau cottage in Ottawa, Tuesday, January 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Vaccine CEO ‘very, very clear’ that Canada’s contracts will be honoured: Trudeau

Trudeau says he spoke to Moderna CEO on the morning of Jan. 26

A ground worker wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 unloads lobsters from a WestJet Airlines flight at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Thursday, January 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Trudeau teases stricter travel measures; Canadians flying to U.S. now need COVID test

Prime minister says measures need to not hurt imports and essential trade

(Photo submitted)
Ponoka RCMP receives new police puppy trainee

Detachment says goodbye to ‘Maja’ and welcomes ‘Neutron’

Art Kempf, originally from the Stettler area but now living in Lacombe, is pictured here with his late wife Lillian. Art’s 100th birthday is coming up on Feb. 22nd.
photo submitted
Former Stettler area resident Art Kempf will be celebrating a very special day next month

Kempf, now a Lacombe resident, marks his 100th birthday on Feb. 22nd

Whistle Stop Cafe owner Christopher Scott and his sister Melodie are serving sit-down customers in their Mirror diner to protest health restrictions that they say are unfair to restaurants and other small businesses. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)
Central Alberta restaurant owner defies health restrictions by serving diners

Whistle Stop Cafe owner says pandemic restrictions unfair to restaurants and small businesses

The Northwest Territories flag flies on a flagpole in Ottawa on July 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Alberta man charged with threatening Northwest Territories public health officer

Police did reveal the nature of the threats, but said it was concerning

A healthy volunteer receives an injection in this undated handout image provided by Providence Therapeutics. Human clinical trials have begun in Toronto for a proposed COVID-19 vaccine by a Canadian company. Providence Therapeutics of Calgary says 60 subjects will be monitored for 13 months, with the first results expected next month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Providence Therapeutics
*MANDATORY CREDIT*
Calgary company begins human clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate

If successful, the vaccine could be released by the end of the year

Most Read