Well, Tim Hortons is bringing out the big guns. Yesterday, via their official site, Timmy Ho’s announced that their previous double-double holders weren’t big enough, so they introduced a new version of the extra large – and it’s definitely living up to the name. It’s a 24oz steaming hot beverage – and for those of you keeping track at home – that’s bigger than the Venti (20oz) from Starbucks. Here’s what the PR rep from Timmy’s had to say: To accommodate the brand new cup, the names of the other hot cup sizes have shifted: the original small is now extra small, the medium is now small and so forth. The change in names of the hot cup sizes will apply to all hot beverages – guests will still receive the same amount of coffee for the same price, only the name of the size has changed. “We tested the names of the new hot cup sizes with our guests and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Our guests also told us that they love our small eight-ounce cup, so we will continue to offer that size,” said Dave McKay, Director of Brand Marketing for Beverages, Tim
Ok – so maybe I’m just thirsty lately, but I have been spotting some really great beverage-consuming products out there. This week, the Cuppow (kapow!). It’s an insert that you can fasten to nearly any canning jar to turn it into a to-go coffee cup. This is awesome for me, because I forget about 1inch of coffee in my mug over the weekend… nearly every week. The glass jars are easy to clean, and this is a pretty cool look, too. Check out the video below for an incredibly styled shot of the cuppow in action. From the website: This is CUPPOW – our solution for easier drinking from a canning jar. The canning jar already makes an awesome platform for a travel mug: it’s easy to clean, made of heat-resistant glass, cheap, durable, and when sealed it doesn’t leak. The only problem is that with their large openings, canning jars are not great for spill-free sipping while on the move. So we adapted it – made a new lid that lets us drink like a boss from virtually any wide-mouth canning jar. It’s a simple eco-friendly alternative to poor-performing and messy disposable hot cups, and over-built and
Habits can be budget-killers. It’s a lot more fun to go have a drink, a smoke, a latte, or a dinner out than it is to worry about how much it is costing you to do those things each month. It’s really human nature. Who wants to feel deprived, or like a slave to their budget? Who wants to go without the things they enjoy just to save some money? Well, the trick is to not go without. Don’t give anything up. Just decide whether or not the habit is worth the money. If the habit is worth it to you, keep it. If it isn’t, ditch it and give yourself some motivation. Kick that habit and take a vacation instead! Let’s take a look at a few habits, how much they cost most people, and whether or not you really could take a vacation if you wanted to. Smoking – Let’s say you spend an average of $60 a carton, and smoke three cartons a month. That’s $180 a month, or $2160 a year. If more than one person in the household smokes the same amount, you’re looking at $4320 per year.
Coffee is the one of the greatest conversation starters. It crosses everyone’s path at some point during the day. You may know or even be that someone who has to drink a certain brand of coffee. The statistics prove that coffee is the most popular drink on Planet Earth. It is also the most popular drink in Canada. The average person drinks 3 cups per day, stands in line for 45 hours per year and spends an average of $164.71 on coffee per year. Here are 10 reasons why people skimp on anything but coffee. 1. Give me my coffee: We all live such fast paced; jam packed lives that we are in need of coffee to fuel our busy lifestyles. That caffeine gives you the jolt to stay alert. You can choose between coming in the coffee house, fixing coffee at your house and getting your coffee to go. You can get a coffee on almost every corner from a restaurant or coffee shop. Most people have them at the office and at home. 2. It is a community: There are about 14 million Canadians that drink coffee everyday. This size of community makes coffee houses the