If you can remember one thing about Tim Hortons back in the 2000’s, “The Bread Bowl” is probably it. Served with hearty chili, it was a Canadian-favourite, and we were genuinely heartbroken when it disappeared from menus several years later. Now, the item has been spotted once again in an Edmonton restaurant, which means it could be returning to Canada for 2020!
When Tim Hortons discontinued their popular menu option back in the 2010s, it didn’t go down too well with a lot of Canadians. In fact, upon learning the Bread Bowl had been removed from the menu in his local Timmies, one man even tried to sue the company.
However, it seems that the Bread Bowl could actually be making a comeback in Canada this year, as somebody in Edmonton has recently spotted the retro-product at their local Tim Hortons restaurant.
In a photo taken at an Alberta Timmies drive-thru, two similar products can be seen advertised underneath pictures of festive drinks and holiday cups.
POWER 107 Edmonton shared the photo and added, "BREAD BOWLS ARE BACK BABY!"
While this could be a one-off miracle in this particular Edmonton Tim Hortons, a significant number of people responded to the photo to say they'd also seen related advertisements.
One Facebook user wrote, "SO good! I had one yesterday!"
Another asked, "So can you actually get one of those in the drive thru?" And another responded, "Yes!"
A third shared a photo of what he was served on Twitter, but wrote, "Bread Bowl not even hollowed or opened. Tim Hortons man."
“Bread bowl” hunk of bread not even hollowed or opened. Tim Hortons man. https://t.co/8RBJwQgnos— JP TO PP1 (@JP TO PP1)1574795353.0
In 2014, to celebrate their 50th anniversary, Tim Hortons held a competition to “Bring Back a Beloved Timmies Item.”
Choosing between the 1960s Eclair, the 1970s Sugar Twist, the 1980s Pecan Butter Tart, the 1990s Chocolate Sour Cream Glazed Donut, and the 2000s Bread Bowl, Canadians voted for their favourite retro-treat from Tim Hortons.
Sadly, it was the Eclair that won back in 2014, leaving Bread-Bowl lovers longing for another taste of that soft but crunchy sourdough.
Narcity has reached out to Tim Hortons regarding the return of the Bread Bowls, and this article will be updated as soon as a response has been received.
In the meantime, head to your local Timmies and double-check that menu. They could be making a Canadian comeback just in time for Christmas!
*This article's cover image is for illustrative purposes only.