Pita Pit Launches Canada’s Greatest Pita Challenge For A Chance To Win An Epic Canadian Adventure

As Canadians gear up to celebrate the nation’s 150th anniversary, Pita Pit is launching a summer-long celebration to help honor the country where it was founded by giving fans an opportunity to win an Epic Canadian Adventure.

Each and every week this July, simply vote for the pita of your choice in the brand’s Canada’s Greatest Pita Challenge, and you could win the adventure of your choice — anywhere in Canada. Each vote is counted as a ballot entered for your chance to win.

Additionally, when you vote between June 30 and July 24, 2017, you could also win one of 20, $150 Pita Pit More! gift cards.

Beginning June 30, Pita fans can vote on the first matchup through the Pita Pit’s Facebook page. It will pit The Cavalier, filled with savory flavors like barbecue sauce and mango against The Sweet Spitfire, which highlights the tastes of buffalo chicken and pineapple.

As voting continues over the following three weeks, matchups will feature The Northman versus The Candor, The Mazza Burger versus Double Chicken Glory, and The Avo Taco versus The Chicken Parmesan Oregano. The eight selections were chosen by a panel of eight judges from a collection of 40 different popular pita recipes submitted.

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Tim Hortons Introduces New Iced Latte

As the temperatures heat up across Canada Tim Hortons is cooling things down with the introduction of the new Iced Latte.

The Iced Latte is made with freshly ground 100 per cent premium Arabica espresso beans, and 100 per cent steamed Canadian milk, all poured over ice.

Tim Hortons new Iced Latte joins the brand’s existing freshly-ground espresso bean lattes that launched in April.

You can find the new limited-time Ice Latte at participating locations across Canada for a suggested price of $2.99.

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Review: Maple Timbits From Tim Hortons

This is a review of the new Maple Timbit, introduced by Tim Hortons as a limited-edition Canadian-themed offering in celebration of Canada 150.

Maple Timbits are among four Canadian-themed treats released by the brand across Canada to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. I paid just north of $4 for a 10-pack of Maple Timbits along with a large dark roast coffee.

There’s nothing fancy about the Maple Timbit, in fact, it’s quite plain. Among a box of 50 mixed Timbits, the Maple Timbit would likely be passed over in favour of other more visually stimulating varieties.

The new Timbit itself has the texture of the brand’s Old Fashion donut and comes thoroughly coated in granulated sugar.

While the texture is somewhat heavy, it does play well in the mouth and is surprisingly moist, with a subtle maple flavour. I was actually expecting a burst of maple flavour, but was pleasantly surprised at how well the granulated sugar worked with the mild maple flavour infused within the Timbit.  I could easily sit down and consume 20 of these things in the blink of an eye.

Maple Timbit
Maple Timbit

When it comes down to it, the Maple Timbit stands out to me as real winner for the brand. I’d like to see the Maple Timbit offered on the permanent menu, or at least make regular appearances as a seasonal offering.

Please feel free to post your thoughts below.

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McDonald’s Canada Introduces New Egg BLT McMuffin

McDonald’s Canada offers a new twist on a classic sandwich with the introduction of the new Egg BLT McMuffin at participating locations.

The Egg BLT McMuffin features a freshly cracked Canadian Grade A egg, bacon, sliced tomato, lettuce, processed cheddar cheese and creamy mayonnaise-style sauce on a toasted English muffin.

The Egg BLT McMuffin is available for a limited time at participating locations across Canada.

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$1.50 Original Chicken Sandwiches At Burger King Canada On July 1-2, 2017

Burger King Canada is celebrating Canada 150 this year by serving up $1.50 Original Chicken Sandwiches for two full days.

The special pricing deal will be available at participating locations nationwide on Saturday, July 1, and Sunday, July 2, 2017.

Burger King’s Original Chicken Sandwich is made with 100 per cent white meat chicken, lightly breaded, and topped with shredded lettuce and creamy mayonnaise on a sesame seed bun.

The classic menu item has been served in Canada since 1979 and currently sells for a suggested retail price of $4.80.

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Tim Hortons Launches Roll Up The Rim Special Canada 150 Edition

Tim Hortons celebrates Canada’s 150th birthday by releasing a special Roll Up The Rim Canada 150 Edition at participating locations across Canada.

RRRoll Up The Rim To Win, Special Canada 150 Edition offers fans a chance to instantly win a wide range of prizes, including 10 Ultimate Canadian Vacations valued at $10,000 each.

In addition to the Ultimate Canadian Vacations, other prizes available include $50 Tim Cards (8,000 available), and 16,365,250 coffee and food prizes.

Here’s the prize distribution breakdown by region:

Region 1: British Columbia

  • 1 Ultimate Vacation
  • 573 $50 Tim Cards

Region 2: Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut

  • 2 Ultimate Vacations
  • 1,282 $50 Tim Cards

Region 3: Ontario

  • 5 Ultimate Vacations
  • 4,105 $50 Tim Cards

Region 4: Quebec

  • 1 Ultimate Vacation
  • 1,123 $50 Tim Cards

Region 5: Atlantic Canada

  • 1 Ultimate Vacation
  • 917 $50 Tim Cards

Roll Up The Rim Canada 150 Edition ends on July 21, 2017. All prize claims must be redeemed by July 31, 2017. Check with Tim Hortons for official rules.

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McDonald’s Canada Introduces New Mud Pie McFlurry

McDonald’s Canada serves up an iconic dessert flavor with the launch of the new Mud Pie McFlurry across the country.

The Mud Pie McFlurry features the brand’s creamy vanilla soft serve combined with chocolate cookie crumble, rich chocolate chips and chocolate fudge sauce.

McDonald’s in the UK is also offering a Mud Pie McFlurry under the more traditional “Mississippi Mud Pie McFlurry” heading. What’s more interesting is the fact that the “Mud Pie,” a dessert thought to have originated in the US state of Mississippi is not available on McDonald’s menus in the United States, according to Delish.

Fans can find the Mud Pie McFlurry for a limited time at participating locations across Canada.

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Tim Hortons USA Has A Poutine Donut For Canada 150 And We Want It Too

Talk about a tasty twist – Tim Hortons in the USA will be joining in on Canada 150 celebrations this year by serving a limited-edition Poutine Donut on July 1, 2017.

While Tim Hortons here at home is offering a line of Canadian-themed treats in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, the Poutine Donut is not among the items being offered in Canada.

It’s not unusual for the iconic “Canadian” brand to offer items exclusively in the US that many of us would like to see available north of the border. A prime example of that would be the Timbits Donut Bouquet, which was available exclusively in Tim Hortons US locations for Mother’s Day this past May.

For poutine lovers, the Tim Hortons US version of the iconic dish features a Honey Dip Donut topped with potato wedges, gravy and cheese curds. The Poutine Donut is priced at $1.49 (USD).

In addition to the Poutine Donut (which we want!) select US locations will also be serving Maple Timbits (available in Canada) and the Maple Bacon Iced Capp 

The limited edition Maple Bacon Iced Capp is a  standard Iced Capp topped with whipped cream, maple flakes and bacon bits. The drink is priced at $3.49 (USD) for a medium. We’d like one of these as well!

Tim Hortons US Canada 150 Menu
Tim Hortons US Canada 150 Menu (Tim Hortons)

Tim Hortons Canadian-inspired menu items will be available at select US locations on Saturday, July 1, 2017. After that, they’re gone for good.

KFC Canada Renamed K’ehFC

KFC Canada is jumping on the Canada 150 bandwagon by changing its name to something very Canadian: K’ehFC.

To mark the official name change, K’ehFC, formerly known as KFC, will install a brand-new sign at the company’s first-ever Canadian location on 8th Street in Saskatoon. The brand has been serving up K’ehFC at their Saskatoon location since 1955.

“Canada Day is about togetherness — for the country, our communities, and for our friends and family, and bringing people together over a bucket of chicken is what K’ehFC stands for,” said Stephen Scarrow, senior marketing manager for K’ehFC, in a news release.

The new K’ehFC logo will also be featured on buckets of chicken sold across the country. K’ehFC is also marking its name change with online giveaways through their social media channels, as well as an updated website featuring the new K’ehFC logo.

The name change will be in effect throughout the summer.

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Swiss Chalet Launches The Great Canadian Summer Fest Promotion

The Great Canadian Summer Fest has landed at Swiss Chalet just in time for Canada’s 150th birthday celebration.

This year’s Summer Fest includes a variety of meal options to choose from, and to sweeten the pot, Swiss Chalet is throwing in at least one Toblerone bar with every option – but only for a limited time.

The Canadian Summer Fest Quarter Chicken Special features a quarter of the brand’s Canadian Rotisserie Chicken, served with your choice of side, Chalet Dipping Sauce, a white or multigrain roll, coleslaw, corn on the cob and a Toblerone bar, for $13.49.

The Canadian Summer Fest Ribs Special includes a 1/3 rack of Canadian side ribs with new tangy BBQ sauce, served with your choice of side, a white or multigrain roll, coleslaw, corn on the cob and a Toblerone bar for $18.99.

The Canadian Summer Fest Beef Special includes 7-oz of Canadian Rotisserie Beef, served with your choice of side, a medley of garden vegetables, a white or multigrain roll, coleslaw, corn on the cob and a Toblerone bar for $19.99

The Canadian Summer Fest Feast includes a whole Rotisserie Chicken, choice of 4 sides, 4 white or multigrain rolls, 12-oz Chalet Sauce, 4 pieces of corn on the cob, coleslaw, and 4 Toblerone bars for $44.99.

Swiss Chalet is also offering fans the opportunity to add corn on the cob, coleslaw, and a Toblerone bar to any order for $4.00.

The prices listed above are from my local Swill Chalet. Prices and availability may vary by location.

The Great Canadian Summer Fest is available for a limited time at participating locations across Canada.

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