I Want to Eat the Bowl

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

According to Hockey, A People’s History (which John and I watched religiously but are too cheap to purchase the DVD box set) Tim Horton was trying to subsidized his meager hockey earnings by becoming an entrepreneur. He worked for Conn Smythe’s [wiki] cement company before starting up his own burger joints and eventually the donut shops which became a staple of Canadian culture [wiki] .

We were talking with Bradley (yes, name drop, don’t you feel special now?) on the weekend about how prevalent Tim Horton’s are back East. He said they even have different products including the rumoured “Gretzky”. We all know a Double Double is two sugars, two creams[CBC], but the fabled “Gretzky” is nine of each [wiki].

But the Tim Ho specialty I’m missing right now is the bread bowl. I got some gift certificates for my birthday so I’ve been pumped with coffee for about 3 days now. At lunch I ran down to get some chili, which is accompanied by garlic bread, which will have to suffice for now. I’ve told John about the commercials for a while, since sometimes I’ll just blurt it out in every day conversation but I really do want to say, with merit, “…and then I ate the bowl!” (followed by cheesy laughter).

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  1. BradleyTuesday, January 16th, 2007 — 3:51pm PST

    omg now that you mentioned me my phone wont stop ringing from the media asking about me

  2. Miss604Tuesday, January 16th, 2007 — 3:57pm PST

    I know. I know – enjoy it 😀 *sigh* I love making dreams come true.

  3. BradleyTuesday, January 16th, 2007 — 4:13pm PST

    then bring back the chili in a bread bowl

    oh and i found a link about “the gretzky” online but im dumb and dont know how to hyperlink it here

  4. Miss604Tuesday, January 16th, 2007 — 4:23pm PST

    “copy” … “paste”

  5. ZanstormThursday, January 18th, 2007 — 8:01am PST

    Tim Horton’s coffee? That is the downfall of Canadian society as we know it! I don’t know what is all in there, but I do know that the caffeine is super strong, and really isn’t good for your guts. I don’t mean to be a downer, but I had stomach problems and bad heart palpitations a couple of years back. When I quit drinking TH coffee, the problem eventually went away.

    This has been a message from
    Dr. Zanstorm.

  6. Miss604Thursday, January 18th, 2007 — 8:11am PST

    A co-worker of mine is convinced it contains MSG.

  7. JennyThursday, January 18th, 2007 — 10:53am PST

    I was at the new Tim’s on Hwy 10… near the border. There was a cute little old American couple beside me in the line. They were arguing about paying with American change or not. The lady looked over to me and said, we come here just to have lunch at Tim Horton’s.

  8. rilahThursday, January 18th, 2007 — 4:45pm PST

    Timmy’s coffee, i’ve heard, contains nicotine. and honestly, if i’m not smoking it, it better not be in my system. butttttt. hand me some chicken stew (in a bowl) and a honey cruller and i’m home.

  9. Miss604’s Canuck Life :: A Vancouver Blog » Blog Archive » Is There Anything They Can’t Do?Tuesday, February 27th, 2007 — 10:49pm PST

    […] A ginormous doughnutty event is happening right now in this fair country: Roll Up the Rim to Win at Tim Ho. Here in BC we get the shaft. Although you may spot a free cookie or coffee when you roll up your rim, chances are if you’re in Ontario you’re far more likely to win that iPod, TV or car. If you take a look at the official rules and regulations, you’ll find that our stores have only received 18,164 cases of 1,000 contest cups. Compare that to 152,402 in Ontario. Yeah, they like their Tim Ho back East. Home of the fabled… “Gretzky“… […]

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