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The judges are hungry.
Whose recipes will rise?

We’re busy baking dozens and dozens of donuts inspired by your family recipes, old and new. The judges will choose their favourites to be presented to the public. Starting August 19th to 31st, you can cast your votes and help choose the final 2 donuts to go head-to-head and be sold at Tims. But remember, only one will rise to fame and fortune!


$10,000 Grand Prize

Daily Draws for $50 Tim Cards**

The top two donuts will duel it out in restaurants for the entire country to enjoy.


Sophie Tweed-Simmons is a Fashion Designer, Model, Philanthropist, and Reality TV star featured in her family’s hit show, Gene Simmons: Family Jewels. Having founded a charitable organization in BC and bearing a maple leaf tattoo on her neck, she is committed to staying in touch with her Canadian roots. Next stop: helping to select Canada’s next favourite donut!

Joel Zimmerman, more commonly known as deadmau5, is not only a Juno Award-winning electronic music producer – he is king of the coffee run. When he’s not playing amazing live performances, you can find this native Canadian relaxing with a XL double double in hand. He’s looking to you for a life-altering donut to grab with his daily cup of Tims.

Jann Arden is a national gem. She is a multi-platinum, award-winning singer-songwriter, broadcaster, author and Tims fan to boot. This Canadian original is no stranger to the Duelling Donuts panel and is back in action to help crown this year’s champ – one delicious bite at a time.

Recipe to Success

1 Creation Stage

Create all the donuts you want until July 21. The more donuts you create and submit, the more chances you have of winning the $10,000 grand prize or Tims Gift Cards.

2 Judging Stage

Our panel of judges will choose 4 of their favourites and then Canada will vote and narrow it down to 2.

3 Voting Stage

Starting August 19, four donuts will compete for Canada’s votes online.

4 Duelling at Tims Stage

The final 2 donuts will go head-to-head in Tims restaurants and the donut that sells the most will rise to family fame and a $10,000* fortune!