Recently, I tried the new doughnut sticks from Tim Horton’s. I first heard of them because a friend of mine posted a photo on his Facebook page making a reference that they look like… the kind of logs you’d find in a porcelain pool (think about it). Needless to say, I was intrigued by these sugary, brown logs. Enough to go out and try them.
Sure enough, they look like little logs of brown dough, and taste kind of like less sugary Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Not bad for when you’re in a pinch and looking for something sweet. They go good with coffee, too!
Anyway, what I really want to address is the feeling I got as soon as I bit into this little sugar log doughnut stick thing. Complete nostalgia and reminisce.
Biting into the Tim Horton’s doughnut stick reminded me, almost instantly, of this Mexican place I absolutely loved back home in Toronto. It was this little Cantina in Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood. They had the absolute best ceviche I ever had, a great selection of drinks and an awesome atmosphere.
Bustling with style, no?
Needless to say, I’ve made some great memories there. Stories were shared, food was eaten and drinks were had. I’d often leave the place laughing my head off and having made some great connections. That place helped me get to know some people who really helped shape my perspective on things. Good stories, bad stories, thoughts, insecurities, triumphs, gossip, nostalgia and defeat all shared, discussed and fresh in my mind walking out.
You’re probably wondering what this all has to do with brown porcelain logs? Well, after thinking about it, those porcelain Tim Horton’s doughnut sticks logs (which honestly aren’t bad) reminded me of my one favourite thing at the Cantina… desert!
The churros were always what I looked forward to after dinner. It was that tempting last little giggle of, “oh, no… I can’t… but let’s do it!”
They never disappointed.
I’m really glad I decided to try these doughnut sticks. But if you’ll excuse me, I have a couple of phone calls to make and a couple of old friends to catch up with.
What are some foods that really take you back?
Let me know in the comments below.