Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tim Horton's new death by chocolate

Not sure if they're South of the border but here in Canada, Tim Horton's has taken to the airwaves to sell their new, "Hot Chocolate Supreme", and, "Triple Chocolate Donuts".

The hot chocolate is advertised as hot chocolate with chocolate syrup, while the triple chocolate donuts are stuffed with some fudgy like substance.

I couldn't resist peeking at their nutritional information.

Grab a medium hot chocolate supreme along with a triple chocolate donut and you'll be consuming 640 calories, 0.4g of trans fat, 590mg of sodium and 18.25 teaspoons of sugar!

That's more than 2 Snickers bars worth of calories, more sodium than 2 gas station sized bags of Ruffles and just a hair less sugar than you'd find in 3 cans of Coca Cola.

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  1. Anonymous7:54 am

    But it would be faster to pick one of these babies up at a Tim's drive-thru than it would if one had to drive to a gas station, get out of the car, and walk into the store to purchase chips, Snickers or Coke. And then having to walk all the way back to the car.

  2. I'm trying to think back to when I used to be really overweight and remember why that stuff sounded so appealing. I honestly think I didnt care because I didnt think what I ate mattered that much. Didnt realize how bad of shape I was in. Now I'm in great shape, and I just look at stuff like this and get sick.

    Thanks for the blog! I really like the posts. Is obesity and overweight a big problem in Canada like it is in the U.S.?

  3. Anonymous9:32 am

    Wow. You'd think that I'd be immune to this kind of information by now since our food industry has been pumping our food full of sugar, fat and calories for decades...but it still amazes me that this kind of product is sold to the population with no hesitation or pull to the conscience. Thanks for the facts.

  4. Andre and I saw these adds on billboards everywhere while driving all over Ottawa and we thought of you every time Yoni and made little jokes about what would think you would say if you saw the adds. Now you actually make a post about it your blog. Tooo funny. Aside from that, I used to work at Tim Hortons and my co-workers and I would sneak into the back when we had the opportunity and make monster donuts. We would take a yeast donut and stuff it with the cream filling, strawberry, chocolate, blueberry, then top it with vanilla icing, a layer of chocolate, then drizzle the maple on top and cover it in rainbow sprinkles. Then we'd squish it some creative way or throw it at someone. Now THAT's the fun I like to remember having with donuts.

  5. Oh and I wanted to add that for all the calories and sodium and trans fat (wtf?) there is in those items, you really don't get the satisfaction you need for your chocolate cravings. The Tim Horton's icing is sugar with a mild chocolate flavour. The filling is a weak chocolate pudding, and the hot chocolate is a powdered mix that does not have a strong flavour and is weakened by the water. It's SUPER sugary for sure, but not chocolatey enough for cravings. What is more worth it, and fewer calories is the higher quality chocolate bars that come in those 100 calorie packages or the little single-truffles for sale usually at the front of cashes at places like drugs stores.

  6. Anonymous12:47 pm

    What is in the Hot Chocolate? Is it full of that 'white powdered milk'ie coffee mate? Does it have a unnatural sugar in it? For 40 years I never drank coffee. Now I drink half hot choc and half coffee at Tim's, 1-1 1/2 lrg a day, for about 4-5years now. I'm a skinny person by nature but now have this 'muffin top'. Only thing changed in my diet is the half and half, so is it the half and half ? getting older? I've tried to stop the half and half, but I'm having a hard time doing so.