Every Canadian knows Tim Hortons. Every parent at the hockey arena for the 6 a.m. practice has a double double (that's double sugar, double cream) or maybe two of those (one in each hand, functioning as wake up and handwarmers). And probably a doughnut as well.
Lots of Canadians never make coffee at home. No need. There's a Tim Hortons on every corner.
Which means it's not surprising that there's a Tim Hortons next door to my office. And always a line up out to the street in the drive through.
I've resisted Tim Hortons. I'm a Starbucks or Second Cup kinda person: skim milk lattes are my caffeine of choice. At home, French press freshly ground Colombian. Or my own home made lattes. At the gym, Keurig pod German Chocolate Cake from the machine. With splenda. And no calories (other than what's in the skim milk).
Sure, Timmies has had latte and cappuccino. But not the kind I drink -- They've been big on those totally ersatz 400 calorie ++ English Toffee or Caramel Mocha "dessert in a cup" type of speciality coffees, with a million varieties switched up seasonally (pumpkin and gingergbread and . . . like that. *sniffs*).
But now: real skim milk latte, real skim milk cappuccino, real espresso Right next door. Yay!!
So new that the nutritional info still isn't on their website -- but I called and got it. And input it into the Nutritional tracker (under Tim Hortons).
So: it's 100 calories for either the latte or the cappuccino in the 14 oz size (that's a medium). And 10 grams protein for the latte, 9 for the cap. Fat just 0.3 grams. Carbs 15 in either case.
A very reasonable snack with a good whack of protein . . . and it's an excellent thick and foamy latte.
I'm pretty sure I'll be wandering next door to pick up one of these on a semi-regular basis! (And nope: won't be having a cookie or a muffin or a doughnut or a wrap or any of that other stuff . . . never have. An occasional yogourt with fruit when I'm really desperate . . . or a bowl of soup. But that's it).
Caffeine: my only remaining sin. (As if.)