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 Hortons. “By shifting the sizes, we’re able to provide coffee lovers with a full range of five size options: from extra small, all the way up to the new extra large.”
Check out an awesome breakdown by TorontoLife.com that stacks up Tim Hortons with Starbucks.
What do you think? Too big or just right? Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m about to go pick up a bathtub full of coffee.