There are few people brave enough to take on the demanding task of trying as many Tim Hortons Timbits flavors as possible.
However, unsuspecting employees at various Tim Hortons locations were not aware there was a hero in their midst. (Insert me.)
Today, I'm going to take you through the ins and outs of these tasty Canadian treats so you can become a Timbits connoisseur like me. Let's jump right in!
12 Best Tim Hortons Timbits Flavors
There seems to be a lot of passion behind which Timbit flavor is the best, so we’re here to break it down for you!
1. Old Fashioned Plain
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” - Leonardo da Vinci.
I’m willing to bet Leonardo hadn’t tried Tim Hortons’ Old Fashioned Plain Timbits when he famously said this.
I’d like to believe that Florence had better than these chunks of slightly-sweetened bread. I don't mean to be dramatic, but in my opinion, this flavor's only redeeming factor is its soft texture.
Upon asking others, it seemed like they had similar views about the Old Fashion Plain.
It looks like, at this point, the chain is just offering it because you just have to have that flavor when it involves donut holes.
The Atlantic provinces were the only ones where Old Fashion Plain reigned as the most popular Timbits.
2. Sour Cream Glazed Timbits
Made With: Wheat flour, vegetable oil, shortening, wheat starch, water, skim milk powder, soybean flour, preservative, soybean flour
The Sour Cream Glazed is a different story - this is a masterpiece in simplicity and perfect if you're a sour cream lover. The combination of sweet and tangy is addictive.
While Canadian families on average ranked it as the third or fourth most popular Timbit, there are many people who find it to be their favorite flavor.
The creamy flavor is lush and combines perfectly with coffee! If it’s your first time trying the bite-sized treats, we highly recommend starting out with the Sour Cream Glazed!
3. Chocolate Snowball
Amongst the most unique Timbit flavors, you'll find the Chocolate Snowball. For some reason, I thought it was going to be a chocolate-and-coconut flavor, which I was excited about.
Unfortunately, it was just a chocolate Timbit covered in powdered sugar in an effort to resemble a snowball.
If you're in the mood for chocolate, I highly recommend opting for the Chocolate Glazed Timbit (more on that in a sec!).
It's still being determined whether these have been completely discontinued or are just available seasonally.
4. Honey Dip Timbits
Made With: Enriched wheat flour, enzymes, milk, water, shortening, yeast, salt sugar, emulsifiers, vegetable oil
Canada's Western and Quebec provinces consider the Honey Dip the second most popular classic Timbit, and I have to agree that they're pretty delicious!
They don't have that overly sweet, sugary taste to them. Instead, they're covered in a warm honey flavor that balances out a subtly tangy flavor - almost a citrusy aftertaste!
The texture on the Honey Dip is grade-A, and could honestly be the best Timbits flavor.
5. Apple Fritter Timbits
Made With: Enriched wheat flour, apples, yeast, water, sugar, salt, whey powder, shortening, leavening, vegetable oil, emulsifier
Craving the comfort of grandma's apple pie?
You can now get it on the road with the Apple Fritter Timbits! These classic Timbits, regionally and worldwide, are very popular, with apple and cinnamon flavors and a sugary glaze to round out the experience.
This flavor is not to be confused with the actual, limited edition Apple Pie flavor that they used to offer at different Tim Hortons restaurants!
6. Birthday Cake
Birthday Cake holds the solid third place in all Canadian provinces and is one of the most popular in Tim Hortons restaurants globally!
With sprinkles, funfetti, and a rainbow assortment of colors, they may be sweet, but at least you know what to expect.
They remind me a bit of Starbucks' cake pops, and if you're looking to indulge or celebrate a bit, you're sure to love the Birthday Cake top classic Timbits!
7. Lemon Timbits
Made With: Lemon juice concentrate, salt, guar gum, wheat flour, glucose-fructose, modified corn starch, citric acid, milk, sugar
If you enjoy sweet and citrusy treats like lemon bars or key lime pies, the Lemon Timbits are right up your alley.
The sweet and tangy flavors perfectly balance each other out but still feel light on the stomach.
8. Old-Fashioned Glazed Timbits
Made With: Enriched wheat flour, corn starch, artificial flavors, skim milk powder, xanthan gum, dried egg yolk, citric acid, guar gum, spices, emulsifiers
Out of all the Old Fashioned series, the Old Fashioned Glazed came out on top. In the donut world, Tim Hortons has a lot of popular flavors, and this is one of the best.
The glazed white cake balls are perfect anytime - not too sweet or heavy.
9. Raspberry Timbits
Made With: Wheat flour, water, raspberries, citric acid, lemon juice concentrate, salt, sugar, skim milk powder, locust bean gum, natural flavors, emulsifiers, yeast
Now we're really getting into the standout Timbits flavors!
These nostalgia-invoking Timbits are a favorite among adults and children alike. Just like the raspberry-filled, powdered-sugar-topped donuts from back in the day, these things are tasty but dangerous!
10. Old Fashion Sugar
You know when characters in TV shows try to disguise themselves by donning a cloak and a pair of sunglasses and hope no one recognizes them? Yeah, this is the Old Fashion Sugar.
It's the Old Fashioned Plain attempting to disguise itself in a literal coating of sugar, and still, we see it for the bland ball of bread it really is. It's not terrible - it's just nothing special.
11. Strawberry Timbits
Made With: Water, strawberries, modified corn starch, citric acid, sugar, salt, color, milk, wheat flour, vegetable oil, preservatives
Sugary but not overwhelming, the Strawberry Timbits taste almost like cherry-filled donuts. I found that these are either a love-em or hate-em situation, but they still remain very popular around Canada.
I personally could only have one or two at a time before the flavors became a bit overwhelming for me.
12. Chocolate Glazed Timbits
Made With: Corn flour, wheat flour, sugar, corn meal, glucose syrup, salt, canola oil, cocoa, caramel color
Now, onto the head honcho: the Chocolate Glazed Timbits!
I guess you could say they're "Canada's perfect treat," considering they're consistently ranked as the most popular Timbit all around the country!
However, chocolate glazed does remain a bit controversial outside of Canada. Some feel they aren't chocolatey or moist enough, but I actually quite liked them!
If you're comparing them to the overly-sweetened "milk chocolate" Hersheys bars, then I can see how someone would feel they aren't flavorful enough.
However, I find them to be just right.
What’s Inside Tim Hortons Timbits? (Nutritional Value)
What is inside a Timbit at Tim Hortons will vary a bit due to their ingredients. This means that the nutritional values of each Timbit box will be a bit different.
However, we can give a pretty good estimation of what to expect:
You can expect to get about 50 to 90 calories per Timbit. This may vary some across the different flavors.
Tim Hortons Timbits contain about 5 to 10 grams of sugar per donut whole. Considering most people eat more than one, Timbits aren't the healthiest breakfast option at Tim Hortons.
Timbits contain about 1.5 to 5 grams of saturated fat depending on the flavor.
Tim Hortons Timbits contain anywhere from 9 to 14 grams of carbs. This is not the healthiest option for people on a low-carb diet.
If you're on the keto diet, you should limit your Timbits or opt for another breakfast item at Tim Hortons.
How Much Do Timbits Cost At Tim Hortons?
Timbits cost $1.99 for a pack of 10, $3.99 for a pack of 20, or $7.99 for a pack of 40. You can also order just one Timbit for 29 cents! Pretty good deal, right?
You might just find yourself ordering boxes of local favorites.
What Are TimBiebs? (Justin Bieber & Tim Hortons Collab)
TimBiebs are exclusive (and wildly popular!) Timbits flavors made in collaboration with the pop star Justin Bieber. The most popular is the Chocolate White Fudge for many.
It's like chocolate cake with an interestingly tangy/creamy background! Kind of like sour cream chocolate (I know that sounds weird, but it's delicious).
There always seems to be a new TimBiebs flavor, too.
The newest, is currently a French Vanilla-flavored Cold Brew Coffee! Others include Chocolate White Fudge, Sour Cream Chocolate Chip, and Birthday Cake Waffle!
Frequently Asked Tim Hortons Timbits Questions
How many Timbits can you get?
You can order as few as one Timbit, all the way to a box of 40! Of course, no one is stopping you from ordering more than one box as well.
How big is a Timbit?
The size of a Timbit is around 1.5 inches long, or 3.81 centimeters.
Do Timbits have eggs in them?
Yes, Timbits have eggs in them.
Does Tim Hortons still have jelly-filled Timbits?
Yes, Tim Hortons still has jelly-filled Timbits! However, there’s a chance that your local restaurant does not carry them if they aren’t on the menu.
What are the white Timbits called?
The white Timbits are likely going to be the TimBiebs Sour Cream Chocolate Chip or Chocolate White Fudge! If they aren’t, there’s also a chance that they’re Sour Cream Glazed.
What Timbit Flavor Will You Try Next?
The Sour Cream Glazed, Chocolate Glazed, and Honey Dip consistently rank as the best flavors, but there are a bunch to try.
Different Timbits flavors are constantly being released, like the Chocolate White Coconut Churro, Cinnamon French Toast, and many more. Wondering what the next step is?
Driving over to your local Tim Hortons and trying the flavors for yourself!