CANADIAN quick service restaurant Tim Hortons launched its holiday collection with the Dark Chocolate Iced Capp and Truffle Timbits.

The signature Iced Capp is given a twist with Hershey’s Cocoa Powder and drizzled with chocolate syrup; while the classic bite-size Timbits are mixed with chocolate brownie filling and Hershey’s Snow Cocoa Powder.

“We listened to our consumers and they want something sweet and indulgent,” Stephanie B. Guerrero, Tim Hortons Philippines marketing director, told BusinessWorld at the store’s branch in Ayala Ave. in Makati City on Dec. 12, adding that the brand has decided on chocolate as “the best sweet treat.”

“The chocolate flavors [in general], really sell well.” Ms. Guerrero said regarding the Filipino’s reception to the brand’s chocolate flavors.

The Dark Chocolate Iced Capp are priced at P155 (small), P175 (medium), and P190 (large); the Truffle Timbits are prized at P15 per piece.

Other items offered during the holiday season are merchandise including notebooks (P90 each), and holiday sweater mug (P650), and hampers (P350 each).

Beginning this month, Tim Hortons also introduced its six cake offerings with American restaurant chain Cheesecake Factory: Red Velvet Cheesecake; Black Out Cake; Wild Strawberries and Cream Cheesecake; Dulce De Leche Caramel; Cinnamon Layer Cheesecake; and Banana Foster Cheesecake.

“Christmas comes once a year, so we’d like to celebrate the season with these luscious offerings as a thank you to our loyal guests. After all, chocolates give you that warm and fuzzy feeling so it’s something that Filipino families will enjoy this festive season,” Guerrero said in a press release.

The cakes are sold at P300 per slice while whole cakes are sold at P4200. Tim Hortons and The Cheesecake Factory’s cakes are available at the following branches: Tim Hortons BF Presidents, Tim Hortons Estancia, Tim Hortons Glorietta 4, Tim Hortons I-Care, Tim Hortons L’Ermitage, Tim Hortons Paseo 111, Tim Hortons SLC Building, Tim Hortons Three E-Com, and Tim Hortons Vistamall, Laguna.

The Cheesecake Factory cakes are a permanent item on the menu, while the holiday offerings are available until Jan. 5, 2020. — Michelle Anne P. Soliman