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Old 01-13-07, 09:43 PM   #1
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A Canuck replacement for pie

A question for my countrymen and ladies,what do you eat at our ubiquitous coffee place,Timmy's in place of what seems to be the mandatory piece of pie that everybody raves obout having during or after a jaunt around the block. I've been thinking that a couple of Boston Creams or Double Choclate or one of each ,even a Blueberry Fritter(included just to keep certain fellow Fifty Plusers quiet)would be suitable replacements. Seeing as I don't like the taste of coffee I wash them down with an extra large Hot Choclate with a small short of Raspberry. The reason I ask is that a route I'm going to be using as a training ride has a Timmys at the turnaround spot. Your thoughts,Please.
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Old 01-13-07, 10:04 PM   #2
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A question for my countrymen and ladies,what do you eat at our ubiquitous coffee place,Timmy's in place of what seems to be the mandatory piece of pie that everybody raves obout having during or after a jaunt around the block. I've been thinking that a couple of Boston Creams or Double Choclate or one of each ,even a Blueberry Fritter(included just to keep certain fellow Fifty Plusers quiet)would be suitable replacements. Seeing as I don't like the taste of coffee I wash them down with an extra large Hot Choclate with a small short of Raspberry. The reason I ask is that a route I'm going to be using as a training ride has a Timmys at the turnaround spot. Your thoughts,Please.
MMMMMM, Tim Horton's....DROOL! Great Apple Fritters!
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Tim Horton's has jumped the border* into Michigan and maybe other states, and I go to Ontario pretty often. I vote for the fritters or butter tarts.

Oh, and they also have a very nice cinnamon coffee cake by the slice, don't they?

Too bad you're not a coffee drinker, Tim's is pretty good.

In summer the iced cappucino wouldn't be bad either.

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1 large coffee double double
1 apple fritter
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Old 01-14-07, 08:34 AM   #5
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I've been thinking that a couple of Boston Creams or Double Choclate or one of each ,even a Blueberry Fritter(included just to keep certain fellow Fifty Plusers quiet)would be suitable replacements.

It's good to have a fantasy life, but "suitable replacement"? Now, that's just plain delusional.
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Old 01-14-07, 10:59 AM   #6
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Mmm,Tim Horton's blueberry muffins...I'm about to embarrass myself. Used to be a mandatory stop when I visited my daughter at college in Columbus. Steve
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I'm a big fan of the Boston Creams at Tim's. Also, any time I'm competing at a Canadian track (you're usually there all day), I'll grab a large ham and swiss and save it for lunch. Great race food.

I've found, though, that you can divide Canadians into two groups as far as coffee: those who like Tim's, and those who like Starbuck's. I find Tim's is too mild. I prefer the burnt taste of Starbuck's dark French roast straight black (I never order the caps, lattes, or whatever of those girlie drinks), whereas those who dislike Starbuck's really like Tim's.

Actually, when you think about it, most people who drink Starbucks drink it with a ton of low-fat steamed milk, so it's probably not about the coffee. I guess it's like buying a good single-malt Scotch and then watering it down with soda. Yikes!

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