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Tim Hortons Iced Coffee Includes a Beverage Base, But Not in the USA

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Tim Hortons Iced Coffee Includes a Beverage Base, But Not in the USA

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If you ask for no sugar in your medium Tim Hortons Iced Coffee, you will still get 11g of sugar thanks to the automatic inclusion of a beverage base. Some people have reported success asking that they hold the base, replacing it with extra milk or cream (that naturally contains about as much sugar).
http://www.timhortons.com/ca/en/menu/nu ... hp?pid=521

June 2016 ingredients:
https://www.timhortons.com/ca/en/pdf/In ... Canada.pdf
Iced Coffee
Original Blend Coffee: 100% Arabica coffee.
Ice: Water
Vanilla Beverage Base: Glucose-fructose, sugar, water, sweetened condensed skim milk, salt, natural & artificial vanilla flavour, disodium phosphate, potassium sorbate, carrageenan.
Cream/Milk/Chocolate Milk/Soy Beverage (Filtered water, organic soybeans, organic sugar cane sugar, calcium phosphate, sea salt, maltodextrin, oxide, vitamin D3).


USA
In the USA, according to their website and February 2015 ingredient list, the iced coffee is ice, coffee and whatever you want added (milk, cream, syrup...).
http://www.timhortons.com/us/en/menu/nu ... hp?pid=503
https://www.timhortons.com/us/en/pdf/In ... ry2015.pdf

UK
Interestingly, there is no iced coffee available at their new UK locations.
http://www.timhortons.co.uk/menu.php

Manila
They do have iced coffee in the Philippines, but their website doesn’t list nutrition info or ingredients.
http://timhortons.ph/en/menu.php

Mexico
No website for Tim Hortons Mexico, but reading this menu board, it doesn’t look like they have iced coffee.


UAE, Saudi Arabia, Koweit, Oman, Qatar
No website for the Arab countries they are in, but their Twitter feed indicates they don’t have iced coffee, but they do have iced latte.



2017 Espresso
If you forgo Tim Hortons Iced Coffee for their new espresso drinks, be aware of their high caffeine claims. (Presumably because they are using a robusta bean blend).
tim-hortons-espresso-has-65-more-caffei ... #p28419506
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In Toronto, we are getting our first winter cold spell later tonight. I'll be sticking to my hot coffee until we return to sunny and warmer weather. Probably won't buy another iced coffee until next year in May. Also, I won't buy another iced coffee from them until the price drops back to $1 again when they compete with McD's during the summer drinks bonanza. LOL
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Thanks for your comprehensive post.

I hate hidden added sugars.
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peanutz wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 3:45 pm
I hate hidden added sugars.
If you are used to black sugar free coffee, it is really tough to accept the sweetness of the Tim Hortons version. I really liked the cold coffee sold in machines in Tokyo. Don’t get me wrong, they taste terrible, but still better than a hot coffee on a hot day. And perfect when you want a healthy way to stay awake.
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MonctonMan wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 4:53 pm
If you are used to black sugar free coffee, it is really tough to accept the sweetness of the Tim Hortons version. I really liked the cold coffee sold in machines in Tokyo. Don’t get me wrong, they taste terrible, but still better than a hot coffee on a hot day. And perfect when you want a healthy way to stay awake.
Where is the cheapest place to buy these coffees in the GTA? Ive seen them around some asian supermarkets but am actually looking to buy in bulk
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WTF is beverage base? Why can't Tim Hortons make proper iced coffee?

I find Tim Hortons is way better in the U.S. than here. They even have proper freshly brewed iced tea instead of the bottled crap we get here.
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LNahid2000 wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 11:18 pm
I find Tim Hortons is way better in the U.S. than here.
I assume that, in Canada, the glucose-fructose vanilla base concoction is cheaper than fresh milk.

That being said, the American Tim Hortons prices are substantially higher than here in Canada.
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submarine wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 6:31 pm
Where is the cheapest place to buy these coffees in the GTA? Ive seen them around some asian supermarkets but am actually looking to buy in bulk
Tastes a lot like cold robusta (instant) coffee.

Cold canned coffee is an $8billion dollar industry in Japan!
Cold coffee products had generally met with very poor market reception, except in Japan, where there was an $8 billion market for ready-to-drink coffee-based beverages
http://www.mhhe.com/business/management ... cks-2.html
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LNahid2000 wrote:
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I find Tim Hortons is way better in the U.S. than here.
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