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13 Things Canadians Want Americans To Know About Tim Hortons

This is our thing, guys, and there are a few things you need to know before your next double-double.

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1. For years, everyone was convinced the coffee was so addicting because it contained MSG.

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But no. It’s just pixie dust, maybe?

2. Timbits aren’t Canada’s answer to "doughnut holes.” They’re freaking Timbits, and they are a way of life up here!

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3. We all got a little too freaked when we heard that the new owners (Burger King) were going to stop selling Timbits.

Luckily, it was just a vicious rumor.
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Luckily, it was just a vicious rumor.

4. There can be five Tim Hortons in a single small town, and there is still a long line at the drive-thru of each of them.

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5. Every Canadian has a specific order they always get at Tim Hortons.

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Even if they don’t go very often.

6. So yeah, we pretty much go all of the time.

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7. You can buy coffee for everyone in your office and it still costs less than Starbucks.

8. Roll Up The Rim To Win is a huge deal.

9. Nothing hurts more than throwing away your cup and realizing later that you forgot to roll up the damn rim.

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The struggle is real.

10. At least five times a day during the promotion, you’ll hear somebody try to roll the Rs in "Rrrrrrroll up the rrrrrrrrim."

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More like roll your EYES, amiright?

11. Somebody even invented a little gadget to make all that rim-rolling easier.

12. It’s not called a “Café & Bake Shop” in Canada. This ain’t Cake Boss, guys — we’re not fancy

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It’s just “Tims” or “Timmies" up here.

13. You might think you’re being healthy by choosing a muffin, but they have more calories than the doughnuts.

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Make the heart-smart choice, and order a filled Canadian Maple like a good canuck.

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