Thursday, April 9, 2009

BeaverTails - President Obama & Beyond

President Barack Obama created a sensation of sorts recently when, while visiting Ottawa, he made an unscheduled stop at the Byward Market specifically to buy a BeaverTail.

We had heard that variation of the product had been called the “Obama Tail”, in honour of the president, and that BeaverTails were part of the inaugural celebration last January at the Canadian embassy in Washington, DC.

But we wanted to know more.

So we called Grant Hooker, founder of BeaverTails Canada, Inc.
For the record, BeaverTails are fried dough pastries individually hand stretched to resemble a beaver’s tail. The BeaverTail is siad to be similar to several other fried dough pastries and is topped with various condiments.

In this conversation with Grant Hooker, we learn about the origins of the BeaverTail, BeaverTail’s, Inc. and an insider’s look at the Presidential stop in Ottawa to pick-up a BeaverTail.