Canada Declares Champion: The Tortoise Torte Wins Tim Hortons Duelling Donuts Contest

Canada Declares Champion: The Tortoise Torte Wins Tim Hortons Duelling Donuts 
Andrew Shepherd of Scarborough, Ontario will receive $10,000 and his donut 
will land a spot on the Tim Hortons menu 
OAKVILLE, ON, Aug. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Sixty-three thousand submissions, one vote 
from Jason Priestley and three head-to-head duels later, The Tortoise Torte, 
created by Andrew Shepherd has been named the winner of the first Tim Hortons 
Duelling Donuts contest. For a limited time, in the near future, The Tortoise 
Torte will inspire one of the next donuts to be added to the iconic Tim 
Hortons menu. 
"Congratulations to Andrew for making Tim Hortons donut history. The Tortoise 
Torte was nothing short of awesome, and, who knows, it maybecome a new 
favourite for Tims fans across Canada," says Jason Priestley. "I had a great 
time judging the first-ever Tim Hortons Duelling Donuts contest. It was a 
quintessential Canadian moment and I'll remember it - and all the donuts I ate 
- for years to come." 
Born in Hamilton, the birthplace of Tim Hortons, donuts were a regular treat 
for the now Scarborough resident. A self-proclaimed foodie, Shepherd saw the 
Duelling Donuts contest as an opportunity to flex his creative muscles in the 
virtual kitchen. The Tortoise Torte was inspired by a mix of Shepherd's 
favourite flavours - chocolate, caramel and pecans - a combination he felt was 
missing from the Tim Hortons menu. Made with a vanilla base donut, The 
Tortoise Torte is filled with caramel, covered in chocolate fondant, drizzled 
in caramel icing and topped with praline pecan pieces. 
After thousands of Canadian Tim Hortons fans from across the country cast 
their votes over the two week duelling period, The Tortoise Torte was declared 
number one. 
"We've been thrilled with the outpouring of support for the Tim Hortons 
Duelling Donuts contest since it launched this past June. It speaks to 
Canadians' love of donuts and the passion of our loyal guests. Thank you to 
everyone who participated and voted," says Donna Finelli, Vice President 
Marketing, Food and Merchandise, Tim Hortons. "We're excited that Andrew can 
help inspire one of Tim Hortons next new donuts." 
About Tim Hortons Inc.
Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in North 
America based on market capitalization, and the largest in Canada. Operating 
in the quick service segment of the restaurant industry, Tim Hortons appeals 
to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, 
espresso-based hot and cold specialty drinks (including lattes, cappuccinos 
and espresso shots), specialty teas and fruit smoothies, fresh baked goods 
including our trademark donuts, grilled Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, 
soups, prepared foods and other food products. As of June 30th, 2013, Tim 
Hortons had 4,304 systemwide restaurants, including 3,468 in Canada, 807 in 
the United States and 29 in the Gulf Cooperation Council. More information 
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