February 13, 2019 4:31 pm
Updated: February 14, 2019 10:40 am

A pastry shop in Montreal is giving out free treats, but there’s a catch

WATCH ABOVE: All the snow can be a lot of work but some business owners are having fun with it, handing out free stuff. But as Global's Gloria Henriquez reports, there is a catch.


A pastry shop in Montreal is making trekking in the snow a little sweeter — but with a catch.

CRémy Pâtisserie is giving out a free donut to those who show up in skis or snow shoes.

According to the shop, a couple of dozen people have braved the more than 40 centimetres of snow on the ground to claim their free treat.

“Storms are always seen in a negative light and we said, ‘we’ll change that’,” explained Alexandra Pesant-Tremblay who works at the shop.

Pesant-Tremblay says the owner, Rémy Couture, came up with the idea. “He wanted to put joy in people’s hearts, to have fun and sweeten people’s day.”

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Some of the  donut treats include bourbon-bacon, cheesecake and Boston creme flavors. “They’re the size of three Tim Horton’s donuts!” Pesant-Tremblay exclaimed proudly.

The shop is located at 2202 avenue Mont-Royal Est. It closes at 6:00 p.m.

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