Other thing on my to-do-list while in the Maple Country is tasting all its delicacies!
So, in no particular order, let’s start the parteeey!!
1. Nanaimo bars
Nanaimo is a bar dessert which requires no baking and is named after the west coast city of Nanaimo, British Columbia. It consists of a wafer crumb-based layer topped by a layer of light vanilla or custard flavored butter icing which is covered with melted chocolate. Two popular variations involve mint- or mocha-flavored icing (my fave is mint for sure!)
Poutine (/pu:’ti:n/) is common Canadian dish originally from Quebec territory. Made with french fries, topped with a light brown gravy-like sauce and most important: cheese curds. The classic Quebec poutine uses a very specific pepper sauce and fromage beaucronne (like a cheddar cheese curds) *yuuum*
BeaverTails have been referred to as a Canadian culinary icon. These deliciously addictive, traditional whole-wheat pastries are stretched by hand to resemble the tail of a beaver, one of Canada’s best-known national symbols. The pastries are then float cooked on high quality canola oil and served piping hot, topped with butter and a choice of delectable flavors.
The BeaverTails franchise is also known as “Queues de Castor”
From Classic Cinnamon to Triple Trip to Chocolate Hazelnut, they all melt in my mouth! Simply my fave dessert!
4. Tim Hortons
If USA has Starbucks, then Canada has Tim Hortons 🙂
Tim Hortons is no longer owned by Wendy’s and is a stand-alone public company trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange. Tim Hortons corporate head office is in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
Serving coffee, tea, Iced Capp, cookies, bagels, croissants, donuts, panini, you name it! My fave: Timbits® Triple Chocolate Muffin, and of course Mint Chocolate Iced Capp Supreme!
5. Maple products
When we’re talking about Canadian delicacies, it’s not complete without the famous maple-made-products! Candies, toffee, cookies, shortbread, coffee, tea, spread, granulated sugar, and most requested oleh-oleh from Canada: maple syrup!
Maple syrup is made from maple trees that are tapped by boring holes into the trunks and then collecting the exuded sap. The sap is then processed by heating to evaporate much of the water, leaving the concentrated syrup. Maple syrup is often eaten with pancakes, waffles, French toast, or oatmeal. It is also used as an ingredient in baking, and as a sweetener or flavoring agent.