What do you make of Tim Hortons' new lasagna?
Where reviews are concerned right now, much of the world is pondering the fate of The Rum Diary or last night’s Game 5 of the World Series.
Canadians? Well, we won’t stop until we’ve assessed one thing, above all: Tim Hortons’ new beef lasagna.
Surely, as MSN highlighted Tuesday, much of the country is abuzz over the coffee chain’s new menu add, which is either the greatest thing since McPizza or an ill-advised step from the franchise’s comfort zone.
What do the initial reviews of the pasta dish say? Of course, they are mixed.
The most encompassing evaluation of Tim’s lasagna to date comes courtesy the Financial Post, which sent its Investment blog team out to try the $4.99 pasta casserole.
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“Ultimately, it tastes pretty much exactly like the pasta I make at home,” opines Eric Lam, “which I suppose is as much an indictment of my cooking ability as it is on Tim Hortons’.”
Adds the FP’s Jonathan Ratner: “The portion size was adequate and the pasta was cooked properly, but it was more than a little light on the ricotta – one reason why the lasagna name doesn’t hold.”
Indeed, while MSN can’t confess to having tasted Tim’s new lasagna, the enduring theme from early Internet reviews is that a) the ricotta is skimped, and b) the ground beef is nice.
Still, it’ll take plenty for the dish to make strides on Tim Hortons’ menu, which – where lunch is concerned – is led by another ground beef-heavy meal, chili.
According to a CBC poll on the dish, while 29 per cent of respondents said they’d try the lasagna if it looked good on another customer’s plate, a further 25 per cent replied, “No, what’s next? Curry? Fried chicken? Stick to your niche.”
Have you tried Tim’s new lasagna? If so, how is it? If not, will you give it a shot?
*Photo courtesy Tim Hortons.
Posted by: Candice | Oct 25, 2021 1:56:06 PM
They have always had chili so why not lasagna!
Posted by: Wanda French | Oct 25, 2021 1:59:26 PM
I do not care for it. Reminds me of caned pasta.
Posted by: Monica | Oct 25, 2021 2:27:48 PM
Sorry, sorry, sorry worse than the chili
Posted by: Meghan MacLellan | Oct 25, 2021 2:29:25 PM
I love it! I got sick of chili years ago. The lasagna is a great deal because you get the sandwich roll with garlic spread.
Posted by: Monica | Oct 25, 2021 2:29:31 PM
Awful coffee in Port Perry Ontario, tastes different in other towns, do not buy in Port
Posted by: michael | Oct 25, 2021 2:41:40 PM
It's more of a lasagna casserole, but it's tasty & meaty! ;o)
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Posted by: Tammie | Oct 25, 2021 2:56:26 PM
It was nummy. Everthing at Tims is addicting lol.
Posted by: Pam Biero | Oct 25, 2021 3:01:53 PM
It really isn't that big a stretch for a bowl of beef lasagna as it is comparable to their soup dishes. I think I like it.
Posted by: Bee Bell | Oct 25, 2021 3:03:07 PM
I guess the taste would have come from MSG like so much of this fast food.
I certainly didn't like it and my grandchildren didn't like it,
Posted by: Roger | Oct 25, 2021 3:11:40 PM
They better off to stick with what they got. It doesn't do anything for me. Just like the CHILI in a bread bowl.
Posted by: Roland | Oct 25, 2021 3:17:22 PM
St John's NL the coffee in most Tim Hortons around here is absolutely awful don't buy it anymore, junk food is still junk food do you know what is in it?
Posted by: Mary | Oct 25, 2021 3:21:21 PM
The beef lasagna is really good! Hats off to Tim's for looking at new options...there is something for everyone at Timmy's!
Posted by: Joseph | Oct 25, 2021 3:21:35 PM
I am a highway driver and for most highway drivers eating the same garbage all the time like KFC or Mcdonalds, don't matter which fast food really, to eat burgers after burgars all the time it gets boring and sickning. But..... I tell you what for us driving nights it's a great deal for a warm hot meal that will stick to the bones. It is much healthier and much more enjoyable to eat other then that greasy spoon down the road so keep up the good work timmies. Whether the coffee is good at one place or bad at another it is there for all to enjoy a coffee lazagna and a gret donut.
Posted by: Deborah | Oct 25, 2021 3:22:14 PM
Haven't had it yet but judging by the photo I won't be. Did they just open a can? Funniest looking lasagna I have ever seen.
Posted by: Joyce Baker | Oct 25, 2021 3:26:17 PM
Just heard about the lasagna. If it is anything like their chili...no thanks. Wendy's chili is far superior. Will try it, though!
Posted by: Brenda | Oct 25, 2021 3:44:45 PM
Its fairly decent for fast food lasagna. Ask for some shredded cheddar on top. Costs a little extra but worth it!
Posted by: Lynn | Oct 25, 2021 4:26:29 PM
I really like their chili (except that I pick out the mushrooms!) so unless it tastes like canned lasagna this should also be a good seller.
Posted by: Wayne | Oct 25, 2021 4:28:49 PM
It tastes the same as Haberger Helper
Posted by: tam | Oct 25, 2021 4:45:11 PM
Their soups are a little too salty.
And I wish they have gluten free options in their bakery. I know...its asking for the moon. Tim Bits used to be my fav before I had to go gluten free.
I do love the atmosphere and love drinking tea there.