In a press release, the company called mocha and buffalo an "unlikely pairing", but one that makes for "an unexpectedly delicious sweet and spicy treat".
Roughly a month ago, Tim Hortons' Buffalo locations were the first in the country to roll out shiny new espresso machines that create a more legitimate latte, where milk is steamed until frothy and the espresso is more potent than the previously tepid mix.
"Tim Hortonsand Buffalo sauce were both born in 1964, so why not take these two Buffalo staples and combine them?" says Stephen Goldstein, Regional President, Tim HortonsU.S. It's a mocha latte with the improved espresso, enhanced with "Buffalo sauce" flavoring and "zesty Buffalo seasoning" (essentially cayenne pepper) sprinkled on top of the whipped cream.
Tim Hortons has a new latte out today that doesn't just titillate your taste buds - it reaches all the way back and slaps your gag reflex.
The new drink is meant to highlight Tim Hortons' new espresso lineup, which includes lattes, Americanos, and cappuccinos.
The Buffalo Latte is available for $2.79 at two locations in NY, on Transit Road in Depew and Main Street in Buffalo, while supplies last.
While the promotion will undoubtedly bring in the connoisseurs of curious culinary creations, the reactions to the news on social media so far have been less than favorable - "yikes", "gross" and "nope" being the most popular so far.