Someone ordered a Wayne Gretzky coffee at Tim Hortons and it actually exists
Is there anything more Canadian than a secret drink named after our most celebrated hockey player from the country's most iconic coffee chain?
Thanks to a viral TikTok video, residents across Canada are discovering that Tim Hortons does indeed serve a coffee in a style called "the Wayne Gretzky," and we're losing our minds over it.
Someone ordered a Wayne Gretzky coffee at Tim Hortons and it actually exists 📹 Slayer pic.twitter.com/ANP3zSPYVD— Freshdaily (@freshdaily) November 14, 2019
With nine sugars and nine creams to honour jersey #99, the Gretzky certainly won't be the drink of choice for real coffee aficionados — who, if we're being honest, wouldn't be caught dead going to Timmy's for their morning cup in the first place.
It's essentially the famed Canuck double-double on steroids.
If you go to Tim Hortons and ask for a Wayne Gretzky they give you a coffee with 9 cream and 9 sugars https://t.co/Pr2SYZ2NxV— Kyle Pohlmann (@kylepohlmannn) November 5, 2019
Tim Hortons employees in the buzzed-about video seemed to know what the customer meant when he ordered the drink, though they laughed and made sure to ask him if he was okay and if he actually liked coffee when he pulled up to the drive-thru window.
One staffer even offered the disclaimer, "you might die."
Its #WorldDiabetesDay - so please, dont go to @TimHortons asking for a #Gretzky #Coffee with 9 sugars and 9 creams. Diet is important! Get that blood work done every year, depending on risk factors! #ThursdayThoughts pic.twitter.com/uxgWUc4Oo4— Dan (@DanMac2014) November 14, 2019
People have pointed out that the warning is fair, given that the amount of cream and sugar in a Gretzky is... a lot — nearly the amount of fat and number of calories that some people would healthily consume in whole a day.
The online Tim Hortons nutrition calculator doesn't even allow users to add more than four creams and four sugars.
Me: can I get a double double— 🎃🥀 𝖘𝖈𝖍𝖆𝖉𝖊𝖓𝖋𝖗𝖊𝖚𝖉𝖊 ⚰️👻 (@macabrabes) November 2, 2019
Tim Hortons on campus: *hands me black coffee*
Tim Hortons in town: *hands me a Gretzky*
But cream and sugar can surely provide a much-needed energy boost too, right? Even if they're at overdose levels? And this drink is more about the novelty factor, anyway.
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