Timbits is the name of donut holes from Canadian fast food chain Tim Hortons. Inspired by the donuts, Post has partnered with Tim Hortons to create Timbits cereal.
Read on to discover more interesting facts about Timbits cereal.
1. Two Timbits Cereal Flavors
In their restaurants, Tim Hortons sells a variety of 10 different Timbit donut flavors including:
- Salted Caramel
- Chocolate Glazed
- Double Chocolate Glazed
- Cinnamon Sugar
- Old Fashion Glazed
- Old Fashion Plain
- Sour Cream Glazed
- Birthday Cake
- Cinnamon French Toast
While that’s the case, Timbits Cereal only comes in two flavors: Birthday Cake and Chocolate Glazed.
2. Almost 50% Sugar!
You might be shocked to hear that Timbits cereal contains almost 50% sugar by weight.
For Chocolate Glazed, a 36 gram serving of the cereal contains 17 grams of sugar. Doing the math, this is over 47% sugar by weight.
Likewise for Birthday Cake, a 34 gram serving of the cereal contains 13 grams of sugar. This comes out to over 38% sugar by weight, making it contain slightly less sugar than Chocolate Glazed.
3. A Bowl of Cereal = 2 Chocolate Glazed Timbit Donuts
A bowl of Chocolate Glazed Timbits cereal contains 140 calories. On the other hand, a single Chocolate Glazed Timbit donut contains 70 calories. That means in terms of calories, just 2 Timbit donuts is equal to a bowl of the Chocolate Glazed cereal.
In terms of sugar content, a single Chocolate Glazed Timbit donut contains 5 grams of sugar, while a bowl of the cereal contains 17 grams of sugar. In this case, 3.4 Timbit donuts contains the same amount of sugar as a bowl of the Chocolate Glazed cereal.
4. A Bowl of Cereal = 1.6 Birthday Cake Timbit Donuts
A bowl of Birthday Cake Timbits cereal contains 130 calories. On the other hand, a single Birthday Cake Timbit donut contains 80 calories. That means in terms of calories, just 1.6 Timbit donuts is equal to a bowl of the Birthday Cake cereal.
In terms of sugar content, a single Birthday Cake Timbit donut contains 8 grams of sugar, while a bowl of the cereal contains 13 grams of sugar. Again, 1.6 Timbit donuts contains the same amount of sugar as a bowl of the Birthday Cake cereal.
5. Back of Cereal Box is French
Like a lot of other food products in Canada, the front of Timbits cereal boxes are in English while the back of the boxes are in French.
Although Canada is a predominantly English-speaking country, over 22% of the population speaks French at the time of this writing.
6. Timbits Cereal Ingredients
Timbits cereal ingredients differ slightly depending on the flavor, but the core ingredients in both are sugar, cornflower, corn meal, glucose syrup, canola oil, calcium carbonate, sale, and trisodium phosphate.
Here are the ingredients lists for Timbits Chocolate Glazed and Birthday Cake cereals.
Chocolate Glazed contains cocoa and caramel color as you’d expect whereas Birthday Cake contains degermed corn as well as colorings like erythrosine, indigotine, and sunset yellow.
7. Timbits Cereal Nutrition Facts
As far as nutrition facts are concerned, Timbits cereal are far from being considered a healthy cereal thanks to a high sugar content.
Here are the nutrition facts for Timbits Chocolate Glazed and Birthday Cake cereals.
8. Cereal Boxes Come in Oddly Different Sizes
According to Post’s website, Chocolate Glazed cereal are available in 326 g and 482 g boxes while Birthday Cake cereal are available in 311 g and 1 kg boxes.
Why the different sizes? I have no idea.
9. Only Available in Canada (sort of)
While you can find Tim Hortons restaurants around the globe, the chain is primarily located in Canada.
Tim Hortons cereal is only available at grocery stores in Canada like Walmart and IGA at this time.
However, you can pay a premium in the United States and order Timbits cereal from Amazon.
10. Timbits Dietary Facts
According to Walmart Canada’s product pages for Birthday Cake and Chocolate Glazed, Timbits cereal fall into the following dietary categories:
- No egg
- No fish
- No milk
- No sesame
- No shellfish
- No soy
- No sulfite
- No wheat
- No lactose
Additionally, Timbits Chocolate Glazed cereal is listed as kosher.
Is Timbits cereal gluten-free? The cereal box nor Post’s website explicitly states that Timbits cereal is gluten free.