Sour cream glazed and honey dip timbits
Type Doughnut, doughnut hole
Place of origin Canada
Created by Tim Hortons
Food energy
(per serving)
45 to 90[1] kcal
Cookbook: Timbits  Media: Timbits

Timbits is the name of a bite-sized fried-dough confectionery sold at the Canadian-based franchise Tim Hortons.[2] They were introduced in April 1976.[3]

Name and variations

The word Timbit is a play on the word "tidbit" (a delicate bit or morsel of food).[4][5] As of 2009, they are available in various flavours that differ from store to store. Flavours include, but are not limited to, chocolate-glazed, jelly-filled, dutchie, honey dip, sour-cream-glazed, old-fashioned plain, old-fashion-glazed, blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, lemon, apple cider, orange-tangerine, creamy caramel, cherry cake, birthday cake, honey cruller, pumpkin spice, toasted coconut, and apple fritter.[3] For Tim Hortons's 50th anniversary, "birthday cake" doughnuts and Timbits were sold for a limited time and given out for free on May 17, 2014- the Timbits being available first in the United States.[6]

Other doughnut chains in Canada and the United States sell virtually identical products, often called "doughnut holes". The majority of Canadians generally use the Timbits trademark to designate the product, while French-speaking Canadians prefer to use the generic term "trous de beigne". In francophone Tim Hortons's usage, however, they are still called Timbits.[4]

Timbits Minor Sports Program

Timbits also refers to participants in the Timbits Minor Sports Program, a community program sponsored by Tim Hortons for local sports teams involving children aged four to eight years. The program places an emphasis on learning the sport and building friendships among the participants.[7]

See also


  1. "Timbits". timhortons.com. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  2. "Timbit turns 35". Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  3. 1 2 Tim Hortons. "Timbits". Retrieved 2009-10-17.
  4. 1 2 http://www.timhortons.com/ca/fr/menu/timbits.php
  5. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/tidbit
  6. "Tim Hortons To Hand Out Birthday Cake Donuts On May 17". Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  7. Tim Hortons. "Local Programs". Archived from the original on 2009-09-30. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
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