To say the tribe has spoken about Tim Hortons’ newest menu item is an understatement.
We’ve always known Canadians are passionate about poutine, and more specifically where they get their poutine. Us Canucks can be particular about the crispiness of the fries, the saltiness of the gravy, and most importantly, the squeakiness of those cheese curds.
So we can’t say we’re surprised to see poutine backlash from Tim’s version of the classic Canadian dish.
Made from this spot’s signature potato wedges, cheese curds from Quebec, and gravy, Tim’s unveiled the creation on June 13. People also have the option to add chilli and bacon on top.
How do you take the new Tim Hortons Poutine? With Chili, Bacon or traditional style? Crispy potato wedges topped with Quebec cheese curds and delicious gravy, try it with chili or bacon today. #TimHortons #Quebeccheesecurds #fries #gravy #delicious #Chartwells #Sait pic.twitter.com/eAcklGu2SM
— SAIT Chartwells (@SAITChartwells) June 14, 2018
Some of the complaints seem branch-specific (I mean, shredded mozzarella is no Quebec cheese curd), but the general consensus is disappointment and savage-ness.
Tim Hortons poutine was so disappointing. #PoutineSnob
— Waffles (@no_worriezz) June 15, 2018
Tim Hortons has poutine now? Trying to get back into Canada’s good graces eh! I cannot wait to never try it!
— Megan (@mpreecephoto) June 15, 2018
Tim Hortons’ poutine looks disgusting…no thanks.
— Gilles LeBlanc (@ROCKthusiast) June 15, 2018
Now don’t get us wrong, for every 15 bad comments there are a few good ones, but the majority of commenters are not here for this kind of mainstream poutine activity.
Tim Hortons has a new poutine with wedge fries instead of normal fries. It pairs perfectly with their new slogan: “I mean we tried…”
— Jesse the best Jesse nobody Jesses better than me. (@jcitysinner) June 15, 2018
Goes to Tim Hortons asks for a poutine.
Me- A poutine
Cashier- A what
Me- A poutine as I point to a picture
— Mel (@Pricetastic31) June 14, 2018
Is Tim Hortons really using seasoned potato wedges in poutine? Yikes 😬
— cameron (@camsinclairr) June 14, 2018
I think it is odd that Tim Hortons has decided to sell Poutine.
— smallgreatthings (@alexiadaley1) June 14, 2018
tim hortons has poutine now ????? what kind of world do we live in
— mimi (@moonuclub) June 14, 2018
Tim hortons has a poutine? I don’t know if I’m about that. Probably going to taste like diarrhea & frozen McCain fries.
— Nicole Ditα (@1NicoleDita) June 14, 2018
first ihop sells burgers and now tim hortons sells poutine??? wtf
— melyssa nicole ♡ (@foreverloveais) June 14, 2018
Some people are getting REALLY serious about it, but in all honesty, we like our poutine simple and drama-free.
So many people are lost and believe in the bullshit Tim Hortons is spewing out. Tim’s having poutine is NOT the most Canadian thing ever. Tim’s isn’t even Canadian anymore. And what they call “poutine” should be considered a disgrace to Canada. I’ve had better poutine in the USA
— Jacob (@paddle_down) June 14, 2018