Monday, April 14, 2014

Toronto Blue Jays Tim Hortons Donut

I went to buy my usual double double (2 cream, 2 sugar) coffee today at Tim Hortons, when I noticed they had this beauty; a Toronto Blue Jays donut.  This donut is similar to their Boston cream donut (vanilla custard filled), except the Blue Jays donut has vanilla frosting and sprinkles (black and white).  My favourite part of this donut is the beautiful Toronto Blue Jays logo at the top.  The donut is delicious and it's nice to know that Timmies is a Jays fan.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Starter Jacket

Well here’s a jacket I never thought would be retroed; Starter windbreakers.  I first fell in love with them on the playground back in grade school.  They were cool to wear, however provided little warmth during the harsh Canadian winters.  Yet, kids wore them because they came in popular sports team colorways, such as the Bulls, Magic, Mighty Ducks, Cowboys, Raiders, and Yankees to name a few.
A few years ago I tired looking for a Bulls jacket on E-Bay, however I became disappointed when I realized how expensive the asking price was.  They were also used, since deadstock jackets were difficult to come by, which made it even more difficult to purchase because I don’t like wearing used clothing.  Then suddenly one day, I walked into my local Champs store and noticed that they were selling retro Starter windbreakers.  I couldn’t believe it, the one piece of nostalgia from my childhood that I had been looking for, for a long time was suddenly before my eyes.
The teams they had at Champs were of the Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago Bulls in a black colorway, while Footlocker had a red version of the Bulls and also the Brooklyn Nets in black.  Though I’m a fan of the Jays (my home town), my favorite jacket was the Chicago Bulls in black.  The retail price for the jacket was $180 Canadian, but since I’m frugal, I decided to pass and wait until they went on sale.  Unfortunately by the time they went on sale my size was sold out, but I was lucky enough to be able to special order my size from another store in Montreal (extra $8 for store transfer).
This 2013 retro is very similar to the original jackets from the early 90’s.   They’re made with all the same materials, stitching and embroidery as the originals.  Although a complete comparison is difficult because they made so many styles of the originals to give a side-by-side comparison.  The most important thing is that they’re true to the style and fit of the original windbreakers.  Keeping true to the original also means that they have the same quality, which means they won’t keep you very worm.  But that’s okay with me because these jackets are meant to be shown off.  As for fit, they are very slim, so I suggest you go up a size if you do prefer more room.   And in case you’re wondering if you’re too old to wear this jacket I would say that if you love to wear jerseys, you’ll always love to wear this jacket (I was surprised at how good it looked on me).  Trust me, this is one jacket you won’t regret showing off in.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

McDonald’s Poutine

For Christmas 2013, McDonald’s Canada brought back the McDonald’s poutine.  Can you imagine McDonald’s fries getting any tastier than they already are?  Well, McDonald’s brought them to another level by adding gravy and cheese curds to make them poutine.  Of course for me, gravy is not enough because I also like to add ketchup and make a real mess.  The poutine comes in a traditional brown paper box (wax on the inside).  Once you open the box, you will notice that the fries do tend to shrink, and the cheese doesn’t melt that much.  But that’s okay because the poutine tastes amazing, and adds another delicious option to the many varieties of poutine’s we have to choose from in Toronto.  Currently it cost $1.50 to make your fries poutine, and $3.99 by themselves.