Tim Hortons Chili Review
Product Name: Tim Hortons Chili
Offer price: $5.49
Summer is over, and cooler temperatures are on their way. It’s time to bust out our sweaters and boots, and enjoy some of our favorite fall chili and soups. I’m a huge chili fan – I even won a chili cookoff a few years ago. A common argument is that chili shouldn’t contain beans, but in my opinion, it most definitely should. The protein in big, deep red kidney beans helps this recipe stand out, and Tim Hortons does an excellent job in blending a variety of flavors into one big tasty bowl of hearty chili. Not sold yet? Check out my Tim Hortons Chili Review to find out if its worth the trip to your nearest restaurant.
History and Inspiration
Tim Hortons is Canada’s largest fast-food restaurant chain that serves coffee, doughnuts, and other fast food items. Its prevalence in the coffee and donut market has made it a cultural icon in Canada, but since the mid-1990s, the restaurant has branched out into serving other specialty items, like the New York-style cheesecake, and a lunch selection that includes soups, chili, and sandwiches. Canadians commonly refer to the restaurant as “Timmy’s,” and its soups and chili are among the most popular menu items.
Types of Tim Hortons Chili
You can order the chili in two sizes, either small or regular, or you can order it with or without cheddar cheese. Besides that, you can always count on the consistency of taste in Tim Hortons chili recipe – it never changes.
Tim Hortons Chili Review
Tim Hortons chili is rich and flavorful with various ingredients, including ground beef, kidney beans, tomatoes, mushroom, green peppers, onion, and celery.
1. Taste and Texture [5/5]
This is a thick, meaty chili with large kidney beans, big chunks of mushrooms and tomatoes, and a hearty flavor. It’s not spicy in heat, but it’s spicy in flavoring spices- it’s a cross between a soup and a meaty taco mixture, plus slow-cooked vegetables. It’s so packed with ingredients that it’s easy to get a spoonful of everything in each bite.
2. Are they healthy? [3.5/5]
The bad news is that Tim Horton’s Chili contains over 50% of your daily recommended sodium; it’s highly processed and high in saturated fat. The good news is that it’s a good natural source of iron, and the combination of beef and kidney beans gives you about 20 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber, which will help you feel full for a few hours. It’s possible that eating chili could help you lose weight- the capsicum found in chilis and peppers raises your body’s metabolic rate, which raises its heat production, burning off those calories. This meal is also loaded with vegetables like tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, and celery, giving you a nice serving of your daily recommended veggie intake. So healthwise, I’d say it’s a healthier choice than some other fast-food options.
3. Is it Worth it? [5/5]
In the world of fast food, this is a top choice for chili lovers. Made daily with high-quality ingredients, it’s a hearty, filling chili, served hot and ready to warm you up on a chilly day. Hortons is known for its dedication to serving fresh food to its customers, and their chili is no exception. It’s definitely worth it and highly recommended.
If you live in Canada, you’ve probably visited a Tim Horton’s restaurant. If you’re one of the loyal customers who visit for coffee and donuts, I will encourage you to branch out and check out some of their lunch menu items. Both the soups and the chili are delicious, and you might even find a new favorite—excellent value and flavor.
- Calories – 300
- Total Fat – 16 g
- Saturated Fat – 6 g
- Trans Fat – 0 g
- Cholesterol – 50 mg
- Sodium – 1180 mg
- Total Carbohydrate – 18 g
- Dietary Fiber – 5 g
- Sugars – 5 g
- Added Sugars – 3.75 g
- Protein – 21 g
The price is fair and consistent with some of the restaurant’s similar items. At just $3.99 for a small serving, it’s comparable to any of the soups or the Classic Mac & Cheese. The regular size is enough for two servings, and I’d recommend enjoying it with a piece of nice warm ciabatta bread or dinner roll.
Soup with Ciabatta Bread Regular – $3.79
Chili with Cheddar Small – $3.99
Chili with Cheddar Regular – $5.49
Classic Mac & Cheese Small – $3.99
What do you think?
Have you ever tried Tim Hortons Chili? If you don’t live in Canada, don’t worry. We’ve got the perfect homemade Tim Hortons Chili Recipe for you to make at home. We even have a couple of tips for preparing a healthier version.