Tim Horton’s Nutritional Info Trans Fats Shock

  • I should note that, in the years since this was written, I’ve continued to rely Tim Horton’s at times, and in this particular summer, the lunch menu has been good enough in conjunction with the best air conditioning in the area around work, and I eat there about once a week. Today I checked and the paper place mats don’t have the nutritional facts on the back anymore. Yes, I’ve been living on the edge, but I don’t know the nutritional facts of most of the places near work. Life is life.

With the long postsectarian weekend of bliss upon us – the religious holidays – 4 days off from real work and the blossoming of real life
I wish to offer the real world a real gift,

and the suggestion of spending the weekend filling thermoses of coffee and normal milk and doing some baking, or making appropriate carriable breakfasts.. stunned to see the nutritional facts for Tim’s

even a regular coffee has trans fats, national icon, of not that great food

salt and sugar and saturated fates and postmodern indigestionist contents, o my stomach, lined with alloyed trans fat cream coffee lock

how much worse than the tobacco industry, tim’s, the poor deceased hockey player who crashed his car zapped up on painkilers

something mysterious about right wing politics, why all the salt fat and sugar? coffee, baked goods, old as time, and why all the problematizing of street food other than hot dogs?

It is because it is a corporation. And more importantly
because it is a large corporation.

Even making the underside of their paper table placemats more readable as this is probably a violation.

I used pink and yellow highlighter, singling out first the saturated fats and trans fats columns, but also bringing forth the sugar salt columns

I was taken aback reading it the first time, almost double reading glasses to see the version as printed.


Really, rethink the diet. You wouldn’t put those ingredients in foods you were making, holiday weekend, reorient breakfast

Too much everything



  1. click on to enlarge the charts

    Comment by oversion — April 22, 2011 @ 4:59 am

  2. Time has gone by since posting this. Small amounts of transfats are still used, at the .01 and .02 level

    Comment by oversion — September 10, 2012 @ 3:01 am

  3. It was grim for some in the office to note that on the special football pastiche brown cups of recent weeks there’s instruction to NOT MICROWAVE, which most have always done with their coffees at our building. Transfer it to a microwaveable cup from the cupboard, but the warning should have come sooner. I like tim hortons and the people who work there, but one wouldn’t easily call it healthy stuff. Sugary baked goods and strange coffee, terrible lids and cups apparently. Why do that? And the paninis, come on

    Comment by oversion — November 28, 2012 @ 4:07 am

  4. Ironically, I lunched at a Tim Horton’s today and was delighted by the experience.
    A strange transformative experience. For years I’ve struggled to comprehend
    how ordering becomes so complicated. I know the menu well
    and have usually preplanned my whole order sentence in my mind
    from the menu, whereas the people taking the orders are to get the information
    in a specific order. I only need to memorize the order in which they seek the information
    and say it in that order. The trans fats may still be there; I didn’t check.

    Comment by oversion — August 22, 2015 @ 1:08 pm

  5. I don’t want to look at the facebook’s selected highlights of the last two days I want the live minifeed whats happening now.”

    Currently, the Tim Horton’s menu is what it is, reliably that, could be so much better so easily. So it’s a bit of a wonder.

    Comment by oversion — January 30, 2016 @ 4:29 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: