OAKVILLE, ON /CNW/ – The wait is over. After 76,500 donut creations, an eight-finalist showdown in front of a celebrity panel, and the public weighing in with their opinion, the Love Reese’s® to Pieces donut, created by Jennifer Brown of Glencoe, Ontario, is the last donut standing in the Tim Hortons Duelling Donuts contest.
Made with a chocolate yeast base, the Love Reese’s® to Pieces donut is filled with crème brûlée, covered in chocolate fondant and white dots, and topped with peanuts and peanut butter cup candy.
“Congratulations to Jennifer for taking the crown in Tim Hortons Duelling Donuts contest. I saw firsthand Jennifer’s passion for her donut, and with that irresistible combination of Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cups and crème brûlée, I know Canadians made the right decision,” says Jason Priestley. “Year one of Duelling Donuts was tough to top, but thanks to Ben, Jann, Anna, Jennifer, and the creative finalists, this year was bigger and better than I could have imagined, and I’m happy I was a part of it.”
The inspiration for Jennifer’s donut came in the wee hours of the night when she couldn’t sleep and was looking to pass some time. “I imagined a few donut flavours that I would love to try,” she says. “A peanut donut is an untapped resource – something that’s hard to find, but that we all want!”
The Love Reese’s® to Pieces donut received 47% of total contest votes and is expected to be available in Tim Hortons restaurants in the coming months.
“The second year of Tim Hortons Duelling Donuts contest has been a real treat,” says Tammy Martin, Vice President Marketing, Food and Merchandise, Tim Hortons. “From the all-Canadian star power on our judging panel, to the incredible finalists who went all out to defend their dough, to the thousands of Canadians who voted for our winner, thank you for taking part in this year’s contest. We look forward to seeing Jennifer Brown’s donut in restaurant in the coming months.”
Tim Hortons Inc. Overview
Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in North America based on market capitalization, and the largest in Canada. Operating in the quick service segment of the restaurant industry, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, hot and cold specialty drinks (including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso shots), specialty teas and fruit smoothies, fresh baked goods, grilled Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, soups, prepared foods and other food products. As of June 29, 2014, Tim Hortons had 4,546 systemwide restaurants, including 3,630 in Canada, 866 in the United States and 50 in the Gulf Cooperation Council. More information about the Company is available at www.timhortons.com.
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