The definitive ranking of the best Timbits—but would your kid agree?

Chocolate glazed? Honey cruller? Or maybe birthday cake? Chatelaine staffers ate a whole bunch of Timbits to crown the best one.

Nothing says road trip like a double-double and a box of Timbits. But when Tim Hortons’ iconic cardboard box lands in front of you, which mini-doughnut should you reach for first?

The answer’s not so clear cut—at least according to our esteemed colleagues at Chatelaine. While their Timbits Taste Test wasn’t so fancy as to be randomized or double-blind, they ate whole bunch of Canadian fried dough balls, and have strong opinions about them.

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Timbits first made their debut in 1976. Flavours vary across Canada, but the most common options include: birthday cake, sour cream glazed, toasted coconut, honey cruller, honey dip, apple fritter, strawberry-filled, chocolate glazed, old fashion plain, old fashion sugar and old fashion glazed.

After visiting three different Tim Hortons locations, they found most of these flavours (except toasted coconut and strawberry-filled), as well as some elusive varieties, such as Venetian cream. So which one came out on top? Spoiler alert: if you love old fashion plain, you won’t be happy with these results.

Here’s their totally subjective ranking, starting with the least popular.


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