Tim Hortons Day 2: Timbits vs. Munchkins; Timmy Ho’s Lingo; Iced Cappuccino FAIL
If you’re not sick of the whole Tim Horton’s thing yet, read on! (If you are than clearly you haven’t tried their iced cappuccino, which I probably should have explained is more like a frappe or icy milkshake than a straight up coffee drink.) Unscientific polls were conducted all over Midtown yesterday, pitting timbits (Tim Hortons’ version of the doughnut hole) against Dunkin Donuts’ munchkins- and the results were mixed. The New York Daily News scored it 5 to 4 in favor of Tim Hortons, while TONY’s feed blog had it 11 to 5 (!) in favor of the almighty munchkin. Gothamist decided against polling, and just declared the timbit the winner.
So that solves the “timbit” mystery, but what’s all this about “double double”?
Apparently Tim Hortons has taken a page from the In N Out Burger playbook, and has a special way of ordering coffee. Lunch’er “banbirino” clears it up for us in the comments:
“In Canada, we call it Timmy Ho’s. Or Timmy’s. Look forward to the nickname it gets down there. A â€˜regular’ is one cream and one sugar. A double double is two creams and two sugars in your coffee. Similarly, if you ask for a triple triple, you’ll get three servings of cream and sugar. I’ve never heard of anyone getting a quadruple quadruple – in any case that would just be nasty.”
Sadly I didn’t get a chance to use that lingo today. All I wanted was my iced cappuccino- but the machine at the 50th Street and 7th Ave. location was “out of order”. And the free ice cream truck I posted about earlier had already left for the day. All in all a complete post lunch failure.
I guess there is always tomorrow.