In light of the recent news that Tim Hortons is parting ways with Cold Stone Creamery in Canadian stores, there were some other menu changes afoot that we almost missed. And as far as we're concerned, this is information the Canadian public needs to have.
According to the same press release that announced the change, 24 items will be disappearing from Tim Hortons menus as soon as the supply runs out. Among them are favourites like the Timbit Dutchie and gingerbread cookies — yes, all the gingerbread cookies.
While we have our suspicions about how long this gingerbread-less existence will last once the holidays come along, we are hoping that the revisions will make room for some new items on the menu. We don't have our hopes quite as high as the Jason Priestly, but we are thinking Timmies might be able to do something rather great with the cronut trend.
As of now, the official word is that the changes will make room for more beverage options, including the Tim Hortons line of K-cups and T-discs for single serve coffee machines.
Take a look at the discontinued items Tim Hortons has revealed to the public so far. As of now, there are five specific discounted treats, while the remaining 19 items include seasonal cookies and one-off smiley face cookies. And let us know, what would you like to see on the menu instead?
Both the chocolate (shown) and the blueberry danish will be discontinued. <a href="http://miiyasiincreativearts.blogspot.ca/2011_01_01_archive.html" target="_blank">Photo courtesy of Creative Souls</a>.
Double Berry Muffin
Dubbed the "low fat" double berry muffing, coming in at 290 calories, perhaps it's for the best this one goes. <a href="http://www.beegoesbananas.com/2013/02/julius.html" target="_blank">Photo courtesy of Bee Goes Bananas</a>.
Mixed Berry Smoothie
Filled with strawberry, blueberry, blackberry and raspberry, this Mixed Berry Smoothie will no longer be offered by Tim Hortons. The Strawberry Banana option remains — for now.
Known to some as the quintessential Canadian doughnut, a dutchie is a glazed doughnut with raisins — but it'll no longer be available in miniature form.
Walnut Crunch Donut
According to Fitbie, the Walnut Crunch doughnut <a href="http://www.fitbie.com/eat-right/tips/10-despicable-doughnuts/tip/7" target="_blank">has more calories, sugar and fat than a scoop of Haagen Dazs' cookie dough ice cream</a> — so good riddance!
All The Gingerbread
That's right. All of them. No more Christmas gingerbread ... <a href="http://www.myadorablesmalltownlife.com/2013/12/tim-hortons-treats-foodpicfriday.html" target="_blank">Photo courtesy of My Adorable Small Town Life</a>
Snowman gingerbread ... <a href="http://notyourcheese.org/wordpress/?p=139" target="_blank">Photo courtesy of Not Your Cheese</a>
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle gingerbread <a href="http://twicsy.com/i/Cv6EKd" target="_blank">Photo coutresy of Twicsy</a>
NEXT: Problems that only happen at Tim Hortons
When The Icing Comes Off Your Boston Cream
When A Variety Pack Is Basically All Plain
Having To Dig For All The Good Timbits At The Bottom Of A Snack Pack...
Or Fight Over The Last One
Ordering A Double Double And Getting A Regular
When They Don't Have The Doughnuts You Like
Chocolate with toasted coconut? Strawberry-filled with white frosting? Good luck with that.
And Sometimes You Get Stuck With The Stale Ones
Uggghhhhhhh The Lineups Get So Long
Heck, Even THIS GUY Thinks So
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/09/17/tim-hortons-ceo-us-growth_n_3941673.html" target="_blank">Tim Hortons CEO Marc Caira admits Timmie Hos lineups are too long</a>. Coooooome on vending machines!
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/08/14/tim-hortons-lids-letter-photo_n_3757416.html" target="_blank">Arg!!!</a>
(Although There Are Some Easy Fixes To That Tims Problem)
Try folding the flap down. Timmies also <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/08/21/tim-hortons-lids-letter_n_3790819.html" target="_blank">suggests asking for one of the specialty drink lids</a>.
When All That's Left Of The Iced Capp Is Ice
You basically need a spoon to eat it.
Having To Ask For A Bagel To Be Double-Toasted To Get It Just Right
Even then, sometimes it's <em>still </em>not toasted… or it's burnt around the edges.
The Powder From Powdered Doughnuts Is Impossible To Get Off Your Clothes
Smile Cookies Aren't Always So Smiley
(But They're Still Tooootally Worth It)
The proceeds <a href="http://www.timhortons.com/ca/en/difference/smile-cookies.html" target="_blank">go to local charities, hospitals and community programs across Canada</a>.
When There's Too Little Cream Cheese...
Or WAY too much.
It Sucks When You Haven't Won Roll Up The Rim In A While...
Or When You Throw Out The Cup By Accident
Or When They Don't Give You A Roll Up The Rim Cup At All
When An Extra Large Just Doesn't Do The Trick
OK, Tims Has Its Problems. But No Matter How Many There Are...
We Just Can't Give It Up
Seriously, Timbits Are Basically Happiness In Dough Form
And The Coffee Is Pretty Decent
Although not everyone agrees.
And Some Employees Really Make Your Day
Timmies For Life
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