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Tim Horton's new espresso-based beverages -- confused [moved from Ontario board]

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jmeggs Nov 14, 2011 10:18 AM

Not that I held high hopes for a $2 latte/cappuccino from Tim Horton's, but for all the media buzz their new espresso machines generated I thought I'd give it a try.

And there are clearly new machines, but as far as I can tell they're dispensing the same old sugary fake cappuccino Tim Horton's has had for years. It's far closer to a hot chocolate than cappuccino.

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    JennaBean RE: jmeggs Nov 14, 2011 11:08 AM

    I bought one that was offered for $1 last week. I had one sip and tossed it out. A mouth full of sugar and nothing else. Gross-a-roo!

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      foodyDudey RE: JennaBean Nov 14, 2011 11:14 AM

      It's probably sweet because they make it from a single serving capsule containing some sweet coffee like goop in it. I don't even add sugar to my cappuccinos as they are very smooth.
      Maybe I'll try one of these TH offerings just to see what all the buzz is about.

      Has anyone else tried them?

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        canadianbeaver RE: foodyDudey Nov 14, 2011 11:17 AM

        Looked up the nutritional info for the $1 offering online and would never order it now....I'll stick to my plain oatmeal there!! Delicious and healthy!

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          gomes RE: canadianbeaver Nov 14, 2011 07:05 PM

          Okay, just to clear up some confusion. The $1 cappuccino they're offering is the French Vanilla Supreme, basically the French Vanilla they've been serving for years with whipped topping, which is indeed incredibly sweet. The new espresso based drinks are made from a totally different machine with grinds produced by Nescafe and the machine pretty much operates as a large scale coffee pod machine (without actual pods).

          Although I'm not a big coffee fan, I did try their americano and it was decent. Nothing special, being a Tims product probably not going to be that expensive, and if I found any glaring faults it's that the machine may dispense a bit too much water.

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      The SKrAPr RE: jmeggs Nov 15, 2011 04:06 AM

      Tried the new Tim Hortons espresso, hoping that it would almost measure up to Second Cup or Starbucks, and it did not. Tim's espresso tasted acrid and burnt; it was like walking through the fiery smoky ashes of a tire fire recently doused. Not a very pleasant experience, and one which I will never do again.

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        CanadaGirl RE: jmeggs Nov 14, 2012 02:31 PM

        I know it's an old post, but I tried a latte from TH for the first - and last- time today. I asked for no sugar, as I don't like sugar in coffee. First sip was odd, couldn't figure out why. Second sip and I realized it tasted like powdered milk. A quick google search when I got home confirmed it. Blech!

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