Tim Hortons to Give Away 24-Karat Gold Doughnuts

For National Doughnut Day, the chain gets in on an Instagrammable trend that’s sweeping the nation.

By Ethan L. Johns
May 23, 2018

Image: Tim Horton’s

After a video of gold-plated chicken wings swept the nation this month, it became apparent that the food world had reached its new gilded age. Yet every trend has to filter down, so instead of dropping $90 for 20 wings covered in gold dust at some bougie sports bar, you can now get a box of golden doughnuts—for free.

On June 1st, in observance of the sacred National Doughnut Day, Tim Hortons is giving away boxes of doughnut holes coated in 24-karat gold to five lucky folks in the United States.

The first customers after 6 a.m. to order at the counter of five “specially selected” locations in Buffalo, New York, Columbus, Ohio and Detroit will be greeted with a box of the shimmering fried dough. These lucky early birds will also be gifted free doughnuts for a year.

“Here at Tim Hortons we’re always looking for a way to treat our guests like gold,” says Shawn Thompson, Regional President, Tim Hortons U.S. “We’re excited to celebrate National Donut Day the Tim Hortons way by adding a touch of gold to our signature Timbits.”

So if you’ve always wanted to gild your insides with the lustrous yellow metal of the gods, then wash it down with a nice hot cup of Tim Hortons coffee, this year’s National Doughnut Day is your chance.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns