Their regular, gluten-containing cookies are 89 cents plus tax, so that is a pretty comparable price. As you can see, each package is individually wrapped and clearly labelled gluten-free, with the Canadian Celiac Association logo on the right. Each macaroon is about the size of a golf ball.
I really liked the taste of these macaroons. Primarily made of egg white and frozen egg whites, they are light and fluffy, with a little bit of drizzled chocolate on the top. I had a really hard time not immediately eating both packages that I bought! There is no flour of any kind in them, meaning no weird rice-y taste or texture. They are definitely rice-free, and I am pretty sure that they are dairy-free as well, since the chocolate topping is made of icing sugar, water, sugar, cocoa, and corn syrup. (Always double-check the ingredients, though!)
Not surprisingly, these macaroons aren’t very good for you. For one, they have some ingredients (like modified palm oil and a pile of chemicals that I can’t pronounce) that will make some people run screaming into the woods. The calorie count isn’t too bad (125 calories per cookie), but each cookie also contains 7 grams of fat (almost all of it saturated) and 12.5 grams of sugar. Ouch!
Right now, Tim Hortons is saying that this is a limited time product. However, they’ve obviously gone to great lengths to create a safe, tasty, if not nutritious gluten-free product. I’m hoping that if these sell well (which they seem to be), Timmy’s will keep them on the menu. So, be sure to let them know how much you love them via their contact page!