This week, the company launched its new Gluten-Free Coconut Macaroon. Not only is it the first certified gluten-free menu item offered by Tim Hortons, but it’s the first product from a Canadian quick service restaurant to be certified as gluten-free through the Canadian Celiac Association Gluten-Free Certification Program.
“Living gluten-free can be challenging, especially when it comes to dining out,” says Peter Taylor, Executive Director, Canadian Celiac Association. “The new Gluten-Free Coconut Macaroon is a clear example of Tim Hortons’ leadership in the quick service restaurant industry for offering a high quality, high value product to a growing segment of the population.”
Tim Hortons launched the product as part of their commitment to offering a balanced menu that has something for everyone and to make grabbing a quick snack while on-the-go easier for those living with celiac disease or gluten intolerance.
“We’ve made a commitment to our guests to provide balanced menu choices, and the new Gluten-Free Coconut Macaroon is an example of that,” says Donna Finelli, Vice President Marketing, Food and Merchandise, Tim Hortons. “Given the growing number of people who have celiac disease and gluten intolerance, we’re making it just a little bit easier for friends and families to enjoy eating together at our restaurants. And the new macaroon tastes fantastic, which makes it a great snacking option for everyone, not just those with gluten intolerance.”
A delicious treat for anyone, the new macaroon is a meringue-style cookie made with real coconut and drizzled with milk chocolate. It’s sold in a pre-wrapped two-piece package to avoid cross-contamination and is available at Tim Hortons restaurants across Canada for only $1.29.
I was not compensated for this post, it's up because I have friends & family who suffer from Celiac disease and I know exactly how hard it is for them to eat out.