A Blast from the Past at Grandad’s Donuts

Grandad's DonutsLocation: 574 James Street North, Hamilton
Website: https://www.grandads.ca/

Remember the Walnut Crunch from Tim Hortons?  Because I certainly do.  It was clearly the best doughnut they sold, but then they discontinued it and darkness descended upon the land.

Grandad's Donuts

It’s safe to say that since then, we all occasionally google “Walnut Crunch Tim Hortons” to see if there’s any talk of it coming back.  I think we can all agree that this is a completely rational thing to do and not crazy at all.

Grandad's Donuts

It was during one of these searches that I discovered a place called Grandad’s Donuts in Hamilton — they sell their own version of the Walnut Crunch, just like Tim Hortons used to make.  Obviously, I had to check it out.

It was glorious.  It was exactly as I remembered at Tim Hortons — maybe a bit puffier, but otherwise pretty much exactly the same thing.

Grandad's Donuts

It’s sweet and cakey, with a thick sugary glaze, a mild chocolate flavour, and the occasional nutty crunch from the walnuts.  I’ll admit that taken on its own merits — without a fairly liberal dose of Walnut Crunch nostalgia — it’s nothing particularly special.  But then we’re all nostalgic for the Walnut Crunch, aren’t we?

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