Thursday, 13 July 2017


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I will take ''Delicious fried Canadian treats'' for $800 Alex. That's right fellow Canadians, ''What is a BeaverTail'' was once an answer on the TV game show Jeopardy. They are a pretty big deal in Canada.

The BeaverTails pastry is fried dough individually hand stretched to resemble a beaver’s tail, topped with a choice of sweet condiments and confections, such as whipped cream, banana slices, crumbled oreos, cinnamon sugar, and chocolate hazelnut.

BeaverTails pastries began when Grant and Pam Hooker decided to turn their family recipe for fried dough into a family business. They sold their first pastries at the KillaloeCraft and Community Fair in Killaloe, Ontario in 1978. Two years later, the Hookers opened up the first BeaverTails stand in the Byward Market in Ottawa. By early 2017 it had 119 franchise and license locations in five countries: Canada, the United States, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, South Korea, and Japan.

Fun Fact: In 2009, President Obama made a stop by the pastry shop and picked up an ObamaTail, a flavour that was made in honour of his first official trip to Canada.

What is 150 of our favourite Canadian things? Read about it here


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