doughnuts: a history
there is nothing in the world that’s more interesting than doughnuts. but where did these tasty pastries come from? i set out to the tim horton’s a few blocks up the road to find out.
me: hi, i’d like a boston creme doughnut please
employee : sure, would you like anything else with that?
me: no thank you
employee: that will be $1.12
me: here you go – exact change
employee: thank you and have a nice day
me: you too. bye.
after a little careful observation, i’ve concluded that doughnuts come from the other side of the door that says “employees only” in tim horton’s restaurants. they sit in a window display until someone buys them: their destiny lying finally in the consumer’s hands. mine ended up in the garbage can.