The product was created in response to a recent Angus Reid survey, conducted for Tims, which revealed most Canadians don’t get the recommended seven to 10 servings of fruit a day and find it difficult to choose healthy snack options when pressed for time.
The new mixed berry and strawberry banana smoothies are fat-free and contain no artificial flavours or colours. A small smoothie has 130 calories (or 160 with yogurt added).
“Canadians are constantly looking for snacking options that fit their active lifestyles,” said Dave McKay, marketing director for Beverages at Tim Hortons. “We’sre helping fill that gap with healthier choices with our refreshing Real Fruit Smoothies.”
The new smoothies will retail for $1.99 (plus 70-cents to add yogurt) starting March 7.