Calgary Tim Hortons taking heat for controversial poppy donuts

Nov 9 2017, 8:20 pm

When an employee at an independently-owned southeast Calgary Tim Hortons franchise took the initiative to make poppy-shaped donuts in honour of Remembrance Day, they probably didn’t expect the sweet creation to hit such a sour note on social media.

The donuts, which were topped with red sprinkled around a dollop of jelly, received criticism on social media after notable Calgary-based Twitter account Crackmacs posted a photo of the treats on November 9.

People were debating whether this donut was a tribute to veterans or an inappropriate way to cash in on the sacred and registered trademark symbol.

Clearly, people are torn on this issue as reactions about the donuts were mixed.

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