Since 1976, Canadian families and friends have been ordering boxes of Timbits to share and debating which of the Tim Hortons bite-sized treats is the best of the bunch. To celebrate the 45th anniversary of Timbits, Tim Hortons is revealing what guests’ top picks of 2021 were, including which new Timbiebs flavour was ordered most.
The most popular classic Timbit in Canada over the past year was the Chocolate Glazed – by a wide margin. Birthday Cake and Honey Dip were neck and neck for second and third place, Old Fashioned Plain was fourth and Sour Cream Glazed was in fifth.
When it came to Timbiebs – the new lineup of Timbits flavours developed in collaboration with Justin Bieber – it was very close, but Chocolate White Fudge emerged as Canada’s top pick.
When looking at the top classic Timbits regionally, Chocolate Glazed came first in the West, Ontario and Quebec. The Atlantic provinces were the outlier where the Old Fashioned Plain was the most popular Timbit.
“It was such a huge year for the Timbits platform, not only for the big 45th anniversary but with our work with Justin to collaborate on Timbiebs, which have been a massive hit!” said Tim Hortons Director of Culinary Innovation Chef Tallis Voakes, who worked with Justin on developing the Timbiebs recipes.
“Justin told us the Chocolate Glazed was his favourite classic Timbit so I’m not surprised it ended up officially being Canada’s favourite as well.”
Timbits through time
There have been dozens of different Timbits flavours in the 45-year history of Canada’s perfect treat. Here are just a few of the Timbits flavours from the past decades (including a few limited-edition offerings that weren’t available in most restaurants) :