Last Updated on October 12, 2022 by Timothy Byron Smith
Imagine! you’re walking down a road in Canada on a sunny day sipping your iced coffee and enjoying the bliss. Suddenly, two cops are rushing at you asking you to join them in their car. Your crime? You were drinking iced coffee. Is this as ridiculous as it sounds or is iced coffee illegal in Canada for real?
Responses to this question range from “um, what?” to “yeah, my friend got imprisoned for drinking iced tea!” But, it’s high time we start busting this myth. So, relax those shoulders and calm your racing heart because our Canadian coffee lovers have just as much freedom to drink iced coffee as everyone else!
So, let’s bust this myth that’s playing with people’s hearts and minds.
Is Iced Coffee Really Banned in Canada?
Two words. Absolutely not! Iced coffee is extremely popular all over the world and no, its fame has not spared Canada either. In fact, Canada has some of the most famous coffee places like your Starbucks or Tim Hortons which regularly serve iced coffee.
Why would such a popularly drink beverage be banned then? It even sounds ridiculous that Canadians can drink only hot coffee. Pfft! But then why are we even talking about this? Because this rumor did surface and it originated from a popular social media platform we are all familiar with; TikTok!
So, How did This Rumor Even Spread?
Turns out that TikTok beloved by many is not just a source for amazing dance moves and the most popular songs. It’s also a hub of misinformation and controversial facts. Although it is useful even, with all the hacks and stuff you find there. But, one must filter what they believe to be true.
TikTok is not the best source for facts! So, if it’s telling you that your country has banned iced coffee, you might wanna check that out first before giving in to that heart attack.
Why Must You Not Believe Everything on TikTok?
If you’ve seen videos of dogs, vegetables, and PS controllers turning out to be cakes, you already know why you can’t trust TikTok. However, our story begins on a very usual day when a guy named Taylor Jackson decides to get up in the morning and make a TikTok.
In his TikTok video, Taylor claimed that Canada had made iced coffee illegal. He throws out some solid information, such as that Canada’s major coffee imports are from Brazil, Guatemala, and Columbia. And that in 2007, a trade deal was signed with the Christian Labor Association of Canada.
Taylor also then claimed that since the coffee beans used to make iced coffee had become expensive, Stephen Harper, (the prime minister at the time) had decided to save money. Therefore, he banned iced coffee altogether. Yes, this is all just basic crap.
Why is Iced Coffee So Popular?
Ona hot summer day your caffeine cravings won’t go away. However, you still don’t want to drink a hot beverage. Iced coffee is the perfect solution for this problem and it’s why it is so popular. The coldness of the drink makes it super refreshing and the strong coffee flavors give you just the hit that you want.
Iced coffee creates a unique blend of flavor, caffeine, and roasted coffee beans. It is a flavor that many coffee lovers, and even those who don’t enjoy regular coffee, find addicting. If you haven’t tried the Starbucks iced Mocha, you simply must! The best part is you can make it right at home,
Does Drinking Cold Coffee Help You Stay Awake?
Since iced coffee is essentially coffee, it contains caffeine. So yes, iced coffee can definitely help you stay awake. However, cold black coffee is the best choice if you want to stay awake and remain energized.
Which Iced Coffee is the Healthiest?
Did you know that you could consume this delicious beverage and still be healthy? Iced coffee comes in fat-free, sugar-free, and low calories ranges. So, you can enjoy your iced latte guilt-free.
You can try the Starbucks Iced Skinny Flavored Latte, their Iced Mocha, or even Mocha Light Frappuccino. Or, you could try McDonald’s Iced Nonfat Latte and top it with a Sugar-free Vanilla Syrup. But if you can’t compromise on the delicious flavors, then go for a Starbucks-style Iced White Chocolate Mocha. Absolutely to die for!
Is Iced Coffee Healthier Than Soda?
Although coffee contains caffeine and certainly more of it than even energy drinks, still it is healthier than soda drinks. Soda drinks are packed with artificial flavors and heaps of sugar which is not a healthy option for anyone. With caffeine, a balanced dose of coffee can actually be beneficial for your health.
Maybe substitute your soda cravings by brewing a refreshing glass of Iced Americano. It’s simple and easy and won’t take long either!
Why Does Iced Coffee Hurt My Stomach?
Coffee has an acidic component to it. This means it tends to increase the acidity in the stomach which can cause a burning sensation. This is especially for those individuals who suffer from acidity or acid reflux. However, you can purchase low-acid coffee to enjoy the beverage without the pain.
Can I Drink Iced Coffee Every Day?
It mostly depends on your tolerance. Your body might not have a bad reaction to the high consumption of coffee. However, if you are adding sugar syrups to the beverages then we recommend limiting your servings to one a day to avoid excessive sugar content in your body. It could result in high blood sugar.
Similarly, too much caffeine isn’t good for the body either. It can result in headaches, nausea, and other discomforts. Look out for signs and the way your body is reacting to your coffee consumption. Keep it balanced so you can enjoy the caffeine without any health issues.
How Often Should I Drink Iced Coffee?
Experts consider three to five 8-ounce cups of coffee a day to be on the healthy side of consumption. So, if you’re drinking about 4 cups a day it should be no problem.
Does Iced Coffee Cause Weight Gain?
Coffee, by itself, is not linked to weight gain at all. In fact, the way it boosts metabolism and contains antioxidants can actually result in weight loss. However, couple it with sugar syrups and heavy creams and it becomes so full of calories that it can spike the weight.
Is It Preferable to Drink Iced Coffee or Iced Latte?
Iced coffee has higher caffeine content. However, even with your iced latte, you can add more espresso shots to it to increase its caffeine content. Regardless, the choice depends on your coffee needs.
Remember, not every information TikTok feeds you is valid. So, before going crazy over things like whether iced coffee is illegal in Canada or not? think for a second. And now that the myth has been busted, how about a Grande size Iced coffee? You deserve it!