Tim Hortons recently formed a partnership with Tassimo to start selling “T DISCs” in their restaurants. Customers who want to save a bit of dough could fork over their hard earned cash and score 3 variations, coming in Regular, Decaf and Latte varieties. A 14 disc package costs $9.99 – good deal considering the cost of going to a Tim’s. You’ll also need to buy the Tassimo machine.
I stumbled into my local Timmies and found the Tim Hortons T DISCs for sale. Packaging is nice. Can’t see myself buying it, nor the machine, mainly because I love the experience of Tim Hortons. However, checking out the ingredients of the Latte caught my attention.
For 1 1/4 cup, which is 320ml (size of a medium) you’ll swallow 80 calories, 6 grams of fat, 4 grams of carbs, 3 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of protein. Comparing to a regular latte when going into the store is a bit different. According to the nutrition calculator a medium will run you 120 calories (up significantly), 0.3 grams of fat (5.7 grams lower than the Tassimo version), 12 grams of protein, 18 grams of carbs, and a whopping 18 grams of sugar.
Both have highs and lows. If nutrition is important to you then you better take the time to weigh them both out. On the flip side, the potential monetary savings of a Tassimo over a Tim’s in-store latte is, in the long term, something to consider, but might eventually wear off. There’s just something spectacular about walking in those doors…