It’s a new way to get your caffeine (and chicken wing) fix.
Coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons has debuted their newest creation: the Buffalo Latte.
Yes, you read that right – Buffalo, like the kind of sauce that goes on chicken wings.
The drink was debuted by Canadian coffee chain in their Buffalo, NY locations.
It is described as being made “from freshly brewed espresso, steamed milk, mocha and a bold Buffalo sauce flavour.”
And to make it even more Buffalo-like, the drink is topped with “a dusting of zesty Buffalo seasoning”.
Coffee and Buffalo wings wouldn’t normally be one of our go-to combinations, so putting the two of them together in one cup seems more than a bit confusing to us.
But it turns out it makes sense to the folks at Tim Hortons, as the they revealed the inspiration behind the combination.
Since Buffalo sauce and the doughnut chain both made their debut in the same year – 1964 – the restaurant decided they would definitely work together.
Stephen Goldstein, regional president of Tim Hortons U.S., said in the press release:
“Tim Hortons® and Buffalo sauce were both born in 1964, so why not take these two Buffalo staples and combine them?
“The unlikely pairing of sweet mocha and tangy Buffalo sauce come together to create an unexpectedly delicious sweet and spicy treat we hope our guests will enjoy.”
The reviews have been pretty mixed so far.
Buffalo seasoning and coffee. Yes, a buffalo latte. You can get one in Upstate New York at coffee and donut chain, Tim Horton's.
— Monique Williams (@MoniqueWRDW) October 13, 2017
Tim Hortons in Buffalo has created a…buffalo wing-flavored latte.
What dark sorcery is our American neighbors engaging in?
— ?Sexy Ben? (@browland1) October 13, 2017
buffalo spice latte is a thing. no, for real.
what a beautiful world we live in
— The Ghost of Alex (@alex_marionette) October 14, 2017
If Tim Hortons honestly thinks that I’m going to spend $$ on a buffalo wing flavored latte, just bc I live there…they’re absolutely right.
— Katherine ? (@rainbowscholar) October 12, 2017
An accurate reenactment of my reaction to Tim Hortons new Buffalo Latte pic.twitter.com/YyIJgUiq2u
— Katie Schaffstall (@kschaffstall13) October 12, 2017