In case you're wondering, Tim Horton was a Canadian hockey player who died in a car crash way back in 1974. Sadly he never saw how famous his name became.
As you might expect, this chain of stores serve a lot of donuts and one variety is called the dutchie. It is a square glazed donut with raisins. I was a little disappointed on my last trip to Canada because the dutchies at Tim Hortons have become a lot smaller and not quite as appetizing. But a donut is a donut and just like pizza, even when it's bad, it's still pretty good.
Here is the last dutchie I ate.
When some people hear the word "dutchie", they think of that eighties song called Pass the Dutchie by Musical Youth. For years I thought that a dutchie in this context meant a joint but after a little research, I found out that it likely refers to a cooking pot. However, the original song on which this song was based has definite drug references; there is no question that Pass the Koutchie refers to sharing a cannabis pipe.
But whether you have a Canadian Donut, a Dutch cooking pot or a Jamacian pipe, I think you should still pass it from the left hand side.
It's the polite thing to do.