When I stopped in for my java fix this morning at Tim Horton’s on Maple Road in Williamsville, the lines were long and donuts and Timbits were flying out the drive-through window and at the front counter.
|Jean & Lauren|
The Chocolate Glazed and Sour Cream Timbits hit the spot for many customers. I love the Cherry Timbits and the Caramel Glazed (especially warmed) when I indulge in Bits. I figure that’s a good way to have my donuts and eat them too; the guilt with a full donut can wear on me if I indulge too often.
- Canada has the highest number of doughnut shops per capita than any other nation on Earth.
- The five biggest retail vendors -- Hostess, Bimbo Bakeries USA, private labels, Krispy Kreme and McKee Foods Corp. -- sold roughly $1.5 billion of packaged doughnuts (not including doughnut shop sales), according to market research firm IRI.
- Entenmann’s has made more than 4 billion donuts – if you laid them end-to-end, you could wrap them around the earth almost 9 times!
- At one time, more than 168 million pounds of chocolate have been used for Entenmann’s Rich Frosted Donuts, enough to fill all of the Great Lakes.
|Volunteers at Greek Fest|
Kudos to Athena Tsembelis and Al Koutsandreas, who co-chaired the annual event that celebrates Greek cuisine and culture and also serves as a fundraiser for the church. New menu items this year included Souvlaki on a Stick, Lamb Chops with a Greek Salad and for the kids, soft-serve ice cream and hot dogs.
More than 12,000 people had turned out when I arrived on Sunday afternoon. Organizers reported attendance that exceeded their expectations in spite of the rainy, cool weather conditions. The #1 seller was Chicken Souvlaki, delicious and healthy, as Athena describes it. My favorite is the moussaka, layers of eggplant, potatoes, beef and béchamel sauce.
|Honey Balls - Greek Festival|
As I saw people of all ages and ethnicities enjoying everything from Spanakopita to Souvlaki to Loukoumades (honey balls), I salute the volunteers who work so tirelessly each year to produce a fabulous and fun event!