The Toronto Maple Leafs playoff run is off to a good start so far. In their first game against the Boston Bruins, the Leafs came out on top, winning 4-1. Canadians are overjoyed and to even Tim Hortons has released a new donut to celebrate the Toronto Maple Leafs playoffs.
The donut features blue and white sprinkles to honour the Maple Leafs official team colours. In the centre of the donut there is also a jersey decoration mimicking the Leafs own jerseys. On their Twitter this morning, Tim Hortons confirmed that the celebratory donuts are available at participating locations.
That's not the only way they are celebrating though. Last night before the big Game 1 against the Bruins, Tim Hortons tweeted a picture of one of their classic donuts, the Boston Cream. However, this time they put a twist on it, adding the words Cream Boston to help cheer on the Leafs. Given last night's win, it worked.
The celebration for the Toronto Maple Leafs specifically makes sense given Tim Hortons founder. The legendary Tim Horton himself actually played on the Leafs back from 1952 to 1970 and in that time even helped lead the team to four Stanley Cup wins.
As a Canadian brand though, Tim Hortons is showing their support for all of the Canadian teams who made the playoffs this year. On their Twitter last night they showed support for the Winnipeg Jets before their game against the St. Louis Blues, though Winnipeg ended up losing.
Today on Twitter, Tim Hortons has also been giving some love to the Calgary Flames, who won 4-0 against the Colorado Avalanche last night and go up against them tomorrow too.
Ahead of the playoffs, Tim Hortons also announced that as part of the Timmies Minnies kids meals they were also releasing collectable NHL cups. There are seven cups in the collection, one for every Canadian team in the NHL. Each cup features one of the teams' mascots on it.
Beyond confirming that the Maple Leafs donuts are available at participating locations, Tim Hortons has not announced any other details about the celebratory donuts or whether there are similar donuts available in Calgary and Winnipeg too.