Don’t worry, your Timbits are safe. Tim Horton fans are riled up after a rumour spread that Tim Hortons was dropping Timbits from their menu. The rumour appears to have started at the satirical website, The Lapin.
Photo courtesy FlickrCC/trupastillaIn the humour piece, The Lapin reports that the new owners were doing away with Timbits and that angry protesters were flocking to Tim Hortons and Burger King restaurants across Canada. Nice try, guys. While Timmies fans didn’t take to the streets, they did take to social media to express outrage at the idea of a world without Timbits.
#SaveTimbits seriously! Wow:( Tim Horton's won't be the same, Timbits are their signature treat. It's like McDonald's scrapping the Big Mac! — Stephanie (@canadiansteph) December 18, 2014
@BurgerKing has gone to far. I grew up with timbits and will not let this happen. #savetimbits — Jacob Dielschneider (@JDielschneider) December 18, 2014
I am definitely not okay with this #savetimbits stupid Burger King #questionablebusinessmoves — Courtney McMahon ⚓ (@18courtney92) December 18, 2014Tim Hortons was quick to reassure customers that the beloved dough balls are still available. “Timbits aren't going anywhere, Alexandra. This is just a rumour,” Tim Hortons said in a tweet to a concerned customer.
@alexandravies Timbits aren't going anywhere, Alexandra. This is just a rumour. — Tim Hortons (@TimHortons) December 18, 2014
@xx_Madison_xx Not everything you read on the Internet is true, Madison... The Timbits you know and love aren't going anywhere :) — Tim Hortons (@TimHortons) December 18, 2014People must really be worried that the Burger King takeover of Tim Hortons will affect the menu. Tim Hortons has dropped less popular menu items in the past. Earlier this year, Tim Hortons announced that they were dropping 24 menu items, along with Cold Stone Creamery ice cream from its restaurants. What is your favourite item from Tim Hortons? More: How to make doughnuts Canadian Maple-Glazed Doughnuts Chocolate Hazelnut Doughnuts Canoe Paddle Doughnuts