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rockies
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# Posted: 18 Oct 2019 19:47
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Just an observation, but I was shocked to discover the amount of sugar in a Timmies double-double (A "double-double" is a coffee with two creams and two sugars). For you American's, Tim Hortons is a Canadian coffee chain that is known and beloved by all our citizens. It's almost a cult.

However, I thought 2 sugars meant two teaspoons of sugar. It actually means two "pumps" of the button on the sugar dispensing machine. I also didn't know that the amount of sugar dispensed by the "pump" increases as the cup size gets larger.

So, two sugars for a small 10 oz coffee is 16 grams of sugar, or 4 teaspoons. A large 20 oz coffee has 30 grams of sugar, or 7.5 teaspoons . Yet, both are considered "double-doubles".

So for a large coffee you're getting your entire daily quota of sugar in a double double. Have a large coffee everyday of the month and you're eating 900 grams of sugar (or 225 teaspoons).

And that's just from one coffee a day. Imagine how much sugar you're eating from other sources.

ICC
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# Posted: 18 Oct 2019 20:15 - Edited by: ICC
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Not a real surprise. Starbucks frappuccino's have over 40 grams, up to 60+ grams. I'm so happy I never acquired a taste for sugar in my coffee. It's bad enough I love maple syrup on pancakes. Lots of it. But then I only eat those maybe once a month if that.

Pays to read labels and nutrition data.

ICC
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# Posted: 18 Oct 2019 20:32
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Quoting: rockies
So, two sugars for a small 10 oz coffee is 16 grams of sugar, or 4 teaspoons. A large 20 oz coffee has 30 grams of sugar, or 7.5 teaspoons . Yet, both are considered "double-doubles".



That sort of makes sense as then the coffee tastes the same no matter what size you get. I guess it is also handy when ordering at the drive thru window which always seem to be very busy anytime I have been near Tim Horton's. (I do travel to Canada once or more a year.) Ya can't fly into a Canadian airport without encountering one. I must admit they have some good donuts, tho.

rockies
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# Posted: 18 Oct 2019 20:54
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How about these?

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/iced-coffee-drinks-fast-food_n_3348385

The Dunkin' Donuts Coffee Coolata has 102 grams of sugar! To get teaspoons divide by four = 25 teaspoons of sugar! In one drink!

ICC
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# Posted: 18 Oct 2019 21:14
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Hard to imagine drinking one, at least hard for me to imagine myself drinking one. Makes me shudder.

Looking at the DD linked page. A large frozen coffee, mocha with skim milk lists at 181 gr sugar. Does not seem possible even if it was a quart size. No idea how many ounces a Large is.

rockies
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# Posted: 18 Oct 2019 22:11 - Edited by: rockies
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I would guess a large was around 20 oz. Here's a fun pic to show how things have "evolved".
1950's vs Today
1950's vs Today


ICC
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# Posted: 19 Oct 2019 10:07
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No sugar in Spam. But that doesn't mean it is good for you.

FYI, this topic is not spam. It is simply off-topic and in the right category.

paulz
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# Posted: 19 Oct 2019 10:35
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I bet I could fit in 34s again if I didn't dump 5 packets of sugar and another handful of those little flavored creamers in my coffee at the mini-mart. And a Snickers bar and bag of Cheetos.

I'm too cheap to go to the boutique coffee houses.

My wife and MIL are both sugarholics. MIL is 92 and still does her gardening. It's all in the genes, or jeans in my case.

Brettny
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# Posted: 19 Oct 2019 11:36
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Dunken doghnuts is basicly sweet water they dip a coffee bean in. Its gone to complete garbage in the last decade. Gas ststion coffee is better now.

I make mine at home and use local honey for sweetness.

FishHog
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# Posted: 19 Oct 2019 11:54
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I always figured that sugar and cream were for people who don’t really like coffee in the first place. Black no sugar for me

ICC
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# Posted: 19 Oct 2019 13:09 - Edited by: ICC
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Quoting: FishHog
I always figured that sugar and cream were for people who don’t really like coffee in the first place.

Black here too

paulz
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# Posted: 19 Oct 2019 16:04
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I drink black too, crappy drip Mr. Coffee at home and semi crappy French press at the cabin. But when I stop at the gas station I splurge, the darn fancy creamers and such are sitting right there..

silverwaterlady
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# Posted: 19 Oct 2019 19:54
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We have Tim Horton’s in the states but I will not drink the coffee.
It does not taste the same.

I also buy tea to bring home. I stock up. Red Rose. The tea in the states is very weak. I always wondered why until I did research and found that because Americans like weak tea we are sent inferior tea leaves.

offgriddle
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# Posted: 19 Oct 2019 22:53
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The Hortons around these parts have closed up shop. Maybe the herd prefers the Drunkin Donuts menu which has been perfectly engineered to be devoid of any nutritional content whatsoever.

skootamattaschmidty
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# Posted: 20 Oct 2019 17:51
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We have a Keurig coffe maker at home which we love. We usually get the k-cups at Costco. Yes I know it costs more than making a pot of regular drip coffee, however when you factor in the following, it doesnt cost that much more. Since owning the Keurig (we've had it for years now) I rarely buy coffee at Tim hortons or Starbucks. Prior I did buy a lot more. Also my wife leaves for work early in the morning and would make her coffee. I'm a shift worker so if i started later, I'd dump her old coffee and make more. So we dumped a lot out. Now she makes her cup and i make mine and no waste.

This year we got a "my joe" coffee maker for the cabin. It's essentially an off grid Keurig machine. Heat water up on the stove, pour it in the my Joe and press down on the plunger and it forces the water through the k cup directly into your mug. Makes great coffee, less mess than a French press and easy.

Having said that, I drink mine black but enjoy cream in it too. As much as saying this is anti- Canadian....Tim Horton's makes terrible coffee lol!

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