Justin Bieber Misses The Old Tim Hortons Cup Lids

Coffee "would come out better" in the pre-2018 lids, the singer said.
It isn't clear what brand of coffee Justin Bieber is drinking in this photo, but we hope for his sake it has an acceptable lid.
It isn't clear what brand of coffee Justin Bieber is drinking in this photo, but we hope for his sake it has an acceptable lid.

In a time of chaos, confusion, and unprecedented political divisiveness, Justin Bieber is reminding Canadians to focus on what really matters: dunking on Tim Hortons.

On Saturday, the Stratford, Ont.-born singer posted the results of a poll he conducted on Instagram, asking his followers if they missed the coffee chain’s old lids, with the piece of plastic that folded down to provide an opening to drink out of — remember?

Tim Hortons gradually replaced those lids in restaurants across the country, starting in the summer of 2018. The new lids are taller, with a raised dome and tabbed closure, and are embossed with a maple leaf. They’re made of polypropylene, a recyclable plastic.

Bieber made it clear that he preferred the old ones despite the leak, writing that “these new lids are uncomfortable on the mouth, and you get very little liquid [with] each drink,” adding that “it’s a damn outrage and needs to be changed back.”

On Saturday night, Bieber and his wife Hailey went to a Maple Leafs-New York Rangers hockey game in Toronto, where through some alchemy of magic and celebrity status, he was gifted a huge sleeve of the old lids. He documented the exchange on his Instagram stories.

And on Sunday morning, the Biebs “double doubled down” on his position, posting a photo of a cup of coffee with the old lid, with the approving caption “this is where it’s at.”

HuffPost Canada has reached out to Tim Hortons for comment, but have not yet heard back.

Bieber joins other Canadians with less-than-positive feelings for Timmy’s revamped lids. The cup covers have gotten relatively mixed reviews from customers, with some praising the change while others say spillage has actually become worse.

Tim Hortons' new coffee lid.
Tim Hortons' new coffee lid.

While Bieber bought an L.A. mansion earlier this year and held a lavish wedding in South Carolina, he clearly hasn’t forgotten his Canadian roots. Before he started documenting his complicated relationship with Tim Hortons, he spent Boxing Day playing hockey with Leafs players Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, and Tyson Barrie.

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