Those old containers less missed
Some of my posts I like to push for interesting narrative ideas or use of poetic imagery. Yeah, this isn’t one of those. But i have though about doing this one for a bit as I was born in the seventies so I’ve seen lots of products come and go.
Much of this is locally based and as a former employee of Tim’s I naturally tend towards that but I will try my best to think outside the snack pack.
Here’s a countdown of those cheap treats too soon gone..
10 Tim Hortons Stew in a Bread Bowl
Oh there is lots of things to say beyond here since the in house baking stopped but it remember this little idea they had. The stew was decent and the sourdough bowl was good too. The leftovers did look really icky though.
9 As show above the Mcdlt by McDonald’s.
It was the fancier one, more an attempt at a proper burger that I remember my parents liked.
8 McDonald’s Pizza
There was preset ones like vegy, meat and Hawaiian but you could custom it and they came in personal and family sized.
7 Subway Horseradish melt.
Sounds like a crazy idea too but it was actually really good.
6 7-11 The Turkey Croissant
I use to live on these back in the early ninties when I looked for work. Actual croissant with light turkey, lettuce and cheese and it was really light and nice.
5 Sobe drinks
Just that…again, ninties. They tasted amazing and had a humorous little under the cap saying to do with lizards. You could get them at (and I’m going locally here…)
4 The Entertainer Victoria, BC
This store was a mix of video store and snacks just behind the TV station across from Wendy’s. Great spot to load up for a movie at home kind of evening. It had a drop box in the back of the building that is now covered over.
4 Tim Hortons Chocolate Sour Cream
This one I really liked which also came in timbit form. Bought freshly baked these and the walnut crunch were especially amazing.
3 KFC downtown location Victoria
Ok, this is another locally spun one. This use to be on Douglas and Yates and was perfect for when you had to change buses but wanted a bite half way. Ok it’s KFC but back there I was fine with it. A popular location but the changing landscape of downtown and the families of Victoria preferring to be outside the downtown core pretty much killed this off.
2 Tim Hortons Party Pack
Ok, I worked there back in the day so that helps with me knowing the details but this one surprised me that it went (very possibly to do with the new…um…baking) this was a huge box, held together partially with tape, that held either fifty donuts or three hundred timbits. Large functions would actually buy multiples of this but my fondest memory was creating one of these, by myself, with the person choosing them a single donut at a time. Slow going…
1 Tim Hortons the Cakes
Couldn’t help it. Not only were these made in house with full baking equipment from scratch (blenders, wood tables and rolling pins…we had it all) but our cake decorators actually were made to take a local cake decorating course to learn to do the roses that garnished the top. There are rumours as to the reason for there demise but with the upcoming baking methods it is likely that these were eased out. Rumour is that they were more trouble than they were worth due to the onslaught of complaints about things gone wrong so the company pulled them.
Anyone have any that I missed? I know there was a burger joint that use to be at Pandora and Blanshard and another out by the Admirals bridge but anything you want to add would be awesome!
Keep your eyes on your fries and have a good one!
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