Today, Canadian coffee-giant Tim Hortons officially added Lattes to their menu in Ontario stores. The lattes, which are priced at $2 for a 10 oz medium, come in the trademark brown Tim Hortons paper cup, and have one of those lids where it's just a little slot for you to drink out of instead of that annoying brown lid where you have to push back the thing and it never seems to stay down. Of course, the lattes come in several different flavours (the same flavours that the Tim Hortons Hot Smoothees are served in) including Caramel, French Vanilla, and my personal favorite - Hazelnut.
For some stupid reason because I wasn't paying attention when I ordered it, I bought a French Vanilla instead of Hazelnut. But to be honest, the flavour shot isn't very strong anyway in the lattes, so it doesn't make that much of a difference.
While the new fancy drinks have received some lukewarm reviews from avid Starbucks drinkers, I disagree. Personally, I hate Starbucks, I think they're drinks are bitter and too complex, which is why I was really surprised with the simplicity, and deliciousness of the new lattes at Tim's.
When I first took a sip of the latte, I wasn't very impressed, but then I decided to stir it and add a little bit of sugar (there was already some sugar in it but Tim Hortons seems to constantly forget to stir my coffee) and it made all the difference.
Even if you are a Starbucks fan, or just a coffee lover in general, I would reccommend checking the new Timmies latte out, because those $4 dollar Starbucks lattes are just ripping money out of your pocket, and you'll be saving $2 just by switching to Tim's.
Overall Rating of Tim's French Vanilla latte: 8.5/10