This is a new series I am calling is it vegan worth it. Where I talk about various new vegan items. Everything from fast food/chain restaurants to cooking it yourself. I will be trying to incorporate as many as I can, when I can.
I will talk about everything from the average price (where I live anyways), and what I think of it (flavor, texture Etc). With the whole idea of me letting you know whether it is worth your money to even try it. I can’t tell you how many times I have been excited for a new vegan product or a vegan option only to be disappointed and WAY out of money. Not everything is going to be in the exact price range I try to get on the discount vegan because my goal is to save you as much money as I can, so you can splurge/save while you are on this beautiful life journey.
So two months ago Tim Hortons announced that they were teaming up with beyond meat to offer three new sandwiches on their menu. One of them they specifically stated will be vegan. So for anyone that knows how difficult it can be to order at a fast food restaurants such as Tim Hortons. You know how intriguing it is to be able to go in and just say I want a Beyond sausage tomato and lettuce sandwich please. No customization, no worries.
Admittedly when this finally came out I was actually really excited. I couldn’t wait to try it, but I actually waited about two days before I walked across town to try it. On a whim and a prayer I bought two. That’s right, I bought TWO of something I hadn’t tried yet. Go figure.
So let’s start out with the fact that Tim Hortons is now the second fast food company in Canada to carry the beyond meat substitute on their menu. A&W of course being the original in which they actually have the beyond meat burger and the Beyond sausage. If you have been following me on Instagram for a while, then you would know that I tried both Beyond Meats products when they came out at A&W and I kind of knew what I was in for already. Even if it was only one time.
So first off Let’s start with price. A vegan Beyond sausage lettuce and tomato sandwich on a vegan biscuit is $3.99+tax Canadian. Now this is nice. You don’t have to worry about any margarine, butter, Mayo Etc the sandwich comes completely bare, no condiments at all. You would think that this would be a problem, but it actually isn’t.
The texture of the biscuit is Fluffy with a good thin crust. Not too much or to little biscuit. It’s the perfect Goldilocks ratio. Then you have your lettuce tomato and of course you’re beyond meat sausage. That’s it, super simple. The first thing I did when I got to my table was I unwrapped it and immediately the aroma surprised me. It smelled of traditional sausage, and kind of punched me in the face with doubt. I wondered if I received the wrong product and this was in fact sausage. After double-checking with staff that they got my order right, I decided to Chow Down and try it for myself.
Although this breakfast sandwich does not have any condiments, you surprisingly don’t really need any. the tomato and the fluffy moistness of the bun makes this work out so well. what also really helps is the sausage patty itself is slightly more oily than most products and creates a very nice marriage of flavors. I think Beyond Meats kind of does this on purpose to emulate the products it’s trying to replace.
I have seen other vegans recommend adding a hash brown patty on it. Some saying it makes it dry other saying it makes it the absolute perfection. In my personal opinion I don’t think you need any of that. It is already so simple and so delicious. I wouldn’t waste my money on anything else for it…other than maybe some vegan cheese. That would be good, and yes, I have tried it.
So in the end the question is, is Tim Hortons Beyond Meat Vegan breakfast sandwich worth your money? Bells yeah!!! It’s super simple to order. No modifications needed,and it will make for a great quick stop road trip meal while you’re on the go. Or just a snack or lunch, because Tim Hortons Breakfast menu is available ALL DAY.
If you are new to Tim Hortons, I highly recommend you add a side of delicious Potato wedges, garden salad with balsamic dressing. and this summer go with their delicious Chillers. You can choose either mixed berry or tropical fruit, but don’t forget to ask them to put it in your own container.
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