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Sweet win for incoming Queen's student

Jennifer Brown (ConEd’15) arrives at Queen’s this weekend as a bit of a celebrity.

The resident of Glencoe, Ont., a town of about 2,200 people near London, was announced Thursday as the winner of the Tim Hortons Duelling Donuts contest.

Jennifer Brown shows off her contest-winning Love Reese's to Pieces donut. Tim Hortons photo

With her tasty creation – Love Reese's to Pieces donut – she beat out 76,500 other contestants, earning $10,000. Her donut – a chocolate donut filled with crème brûlée, covered in chocolate fondant and white dots, and topped with peanuts and peanut butter cups – will be sold at Tim Hortons locations across the country.

It’s been a whirlwind few weeks as she prepares for the new school year., but Ms. Brown is taking it all in stride.

“It’s been really funny,” she says. “That’s my description of it, just funny. And I never would have expected all this to happen but here we are.”

She’s also excited about coming to Queen’s for the fifth and final year of the Queen’s-Trent concurrent education program. She says she’s always wanted to be a teacher.

From her earlier visits, she says she loves the community feel at the university as well as the beauty of Kingston.

As one of the eight finalists, she was allowed to taste her creation and gushes that they’re “delicious.”

“I was nervous because, honestly, the crème brûlée filling seems a little different, an odd choice,” she says. “But I tasted it and it is fantastic, it. It works so well.”

After online voting the finalists were broughttravelled to the company’s head office in Oakville where they had make a pitch to celebrity judges – Jason Priestley, Ben Mulroney, Jann Arden and Anna Olson.