Apple cider, bacon and maple – could those ingredients be any more Canadian?
That’s what Edmontonian Judd Mah is hoping. Mah is the only western Canadian still in the running to win Tim Hortons’ “Duelling Doughnuts” contest.
Mah’s “Lumberjack Doughnut” is up against the Big Canadian Red, The Love Reese's To Pieces and The Ice Cream Sundae.
“It’s still quite surreal,” said Mah of his sudden doughnut-fame.
Earlier this week, he pitched his doughnut before a panel of Canadian celebrities including Jason Priestly, Ben Mulroney and Jann Arden.
When asked about the inspiration behind his recipe, Mah said it was simple.
“The inspiration was really I wanted to use bacon on a doughnut,” he said. “People love bacon. You put bacon on anything and it makes it taste better.”
Adding meat to the pastry made Mah think of a hearty lumberjack’s breakfast, hence the name.
Listen to Mah’s full interview with CBC’s Mark Connolly
Canadians will be able to vote on their favourite flavour online until Aug. 27. The winner will receive $10,000 and a role in doughnut history.