Saturday, July 1, 2017

In My Kitchen, eh!

July 2017 - Toronto ON

Happy Canada Day! 150 years young!

I thought I would feature some Canadian foodie items I've spotted recently.

Tim's or Timmie's as we typically say, is no longer just a Canadian icon.
Tim Hortons Inc. (known internationally as Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop) is a Canadian multinational fast food restaurant known for its coffee and donuts. It is also Canada's largest quick service restaurant chain; as of December 31, 2016, it had a total of 4,613 restaurants in nine countries.

It was founded in 1964 in Hamilton, Ontario, by Canadian hockey player Tim Horton and Jim Charade (1934-2009), after an initial venture in hamburger restaurants. In 1967, Horton partnered with investor Ron Joyce, who assumed control over operations after Horton died in 1974. Joyce expanded the chain into a multimillion-dollar franchise. Charade left the organization in 1966 and briefly returned in 1970 and 1993 through 1996.

On August 26, 2014, Burger King agreed to purchase Tim Hortons for US$11.4 billion.

Ketchup chips are credited with being a Hostess Potato Chip invention, sold only for the Canadian market. Actually, the origin of ketchup chips is the topic of some controversy, since a company in Pennsylvania has also been making ketchup-flavoured chips since the early 1980s.

Swiss Chalet is a Canadian chain of casual dining restaurants founded in 1954 in Toronto. As of 2008, there are over 200 Swiss Chalet restaurants in Canada.

BeaverTails, or Queues de Castor in French, is a famous trademarked treat made by a Canadian-based chain of pastry stands. The fried-dough treats are shaped to resemble real beaver tails and are often topped with chocolate, candy, and fruit.

Canuck beer.



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  1. Hi Jackie
    Thanks so much for joining in this month. Lovely to see all the Canadian foods. We have poutine here but I bet it's not as nice as the real thing. Ketchup chips sound interesting. What is a steamie?:). Cheers!

  2. Poutine and beavertails for me. I don't go into Timmies!

  3. thanks for sharing all this information. I so have to look out for the Lays Ketchup crisps :)

  4. Thanks for the peek into Canada. That beavertail sounds interesting, give me a savory one.

  5. Ketchup chips are one of the flavors I haven't seen here! Lay's keeps coming up with new ones all the times it's hard to keep up. So many Canadian foods. I myself can't live without maple syrup!


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