How sweet it is

Listen, Timmie . . .

Ideally they should have a light, delicate crust (not the shoe-leather-like concoctions offered in the grocery stores) and they should be available without nuts or with nuts for those of us who like it to last longer.
Ideally, butter tarts should have a light, delicate crust (not the shoe-leather-like hockey pucks offered in the grocery stores) and they should be gooey and available without nuts or with nuts for those of us who like the flavour sensation to last longer.

Tim Horton’s seems to be ignoring my suggestions that they start carrying that “only in Canada” gourmet taste sensation known as the butter tart. I was able to join Timmie’s club a few years ago when they began offering “steeped tea”. As a non-coffee drinker I felt left out and found the teabag dunked in a cup of hot water not up to standard. So now I have a Timmie’s card with lots of money loaded on to it for quick processing through the drive-through. I’m now a somebody.

Butter tarts are not available everywhere, as we discovered when we visited the United States. This mini version of Quebec sugar pie is truly eastern Canadian and the most satisfying accompaniment to steeped tea. But Tim’s seems to be too busy creating sugar concoctions with no relevancy to our unique Canadian brand . I’m not giving up though.

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