Today, I went to Tim Horton’s for the first time in a couple of weeks. I was stuck at a bus station, and so decided to wait inside and get a hot coffee. (For you Non-Canadians out there: Tim Horton’s is a large coffee chain in Canada. It’s literally everywhere.)
The order went something like this:
Coffee Girl: Hi! What can I get you?
Me: Hi. A medium coffee with soy milk, please!
Coffee Girl: Oh. We don’t actually carry soy milk here. (said with embarrassed, apologetic voice)
Me: Say whuuuut?!
No soy milk in Tim Horton’s?
This is Canada’s largest fast food chain, and they don’t carry soy milk? I have been known to mention the availability of soy milk as one of the factors why living in North America can be preferable to living in Europe, so this completely took me out of nowhere.
So when I got back home, I did some research. Had noone else noticed this before?
There was some information. A facebook group, urging people to request soy milk there, and 2 petitions on care2.com, to be found here and here.
The latter was started back in 2005. That’s 6 years ago.
Clearly, Tim’s needs to get behind the competition here. “Tim Hortons’ competitions such as Starbucks, Second Cup, and Timothy’s all carry soy milk”.
Also, I feel fidgety and shaky now because I had to drink my coffee black.
Not impressed, Tim’s – not impressed.
Edit: Contact them and let them know how you feel here: http://www.timhortons.com/ca/en/contact_nature.html