CAN: Tim Hortons

Didn't expect to have my first plant-based meat there!

Tim Hortons is Canada's largest quick service restaurant chain, which was founded in 1964. Having its headquarter in Toronto, it had a total of 4,846 branches across 14 countries as of 31 December 2018. My BFF and I had our last dinner in Canada at its CF Richmond Centre branch.

We ordered our dinner from one of the two self-service kiosks at the eatery.

Beyond Sausage Hot Breakfast Sandwich C$4.29 (~S$4.50)
Taste: 7/10

In view of the gaining popularity of plant-based meat, we decided to try an English muffin that came with a sausage patty from Beyond Meat, a Los Angeles-based producer founded in 2009. Sitting on an egg omelette, it surprisingly tasted like the usual beef sausage, although I felt that the texture was a tad too light and spongy.

Bacon Grilled Cheese Melt Combo C$5.99 (~S$6.25) (Set Menu)
Taste: 7/10

As for the other savoury main item, we had a grilled whole wheat bread filled with three types of cheese: cheddar, mozzarella and Monterey Jack. The bacon strips weren't crispy, but they were moist alright.

Chicken Noodle Soup +C$2.50 (~S$2.60) (Set Menu)
Taste: 7.5/10

I topped up a few dollars to get a more substantial side of chicken noodle soup. Served warm, it was hearty enough for me. Also, it had way more conchiglie pasta that expected.

Salted Caramel Iced Capp +C$1.98 (~S$2.05)
Taste: 6.5/10

Since we were at Tim Hortons, we just had to sample one of its coffee-based beverage. Our choice was the frozen cappuccino and cream blend topped with whipped cream and salted caramel sauce. While it was thick and aromatic enough for my liking, I'd really love it if they were to tone down on the sugar level. Pika's advice: If you prefer something less rich, go for Iced Capp Light made with 2% partly skimmed milk instead of cream.

Timbits (10 pcs) C$1.99 (~S$2.10)
Taste: 8/10

We took away a box of Timbits, which are bite-sized, ball-shaped traditional donuts. From my understanding, there are ten different flavours altogether, but we didn't get to try all as they were randomly picked. My most favourite would be the lemon flavour that was fragrant, followed by its chocolate counterpart.

Melon's Rating
Taste: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Overall: 7/10

I've been hearing that the quality of food and beverages at Tim Hortons has gradually gone down over the years. Is that really the case? I wouldn't mind having their Timbits again.

Tim Hortons

6551 No. 3 Road
1/F CF Richmond Centre
British Columbia
(Twenty Four / Seven)

*Prices quoted are subject to 5% GST.

Have a nice meal,


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