A double-double plus a pinch of MSG – Part 1

It’s come to my attention that there’s a rumor about Tim Hortons putting MSG in their coffee. According to snopes.com they don’t:

Tim Hortons coffee contains neither nicotine nor MSG. Indeed, it contains nothing other than coffee. Just as the USA has its Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to oversee the safety of commercially-sold ingestibles, so Canada has its Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Neither agency would permit the inclusion of a poison in a beverage vended to an unwary public.

The internet knows all. However, I sent the following email today:

Dear Tim Hortons,
I’ve been a happy Tim Hortons’ coffee drinker for over 20 years; however, I’ve recently heard a rumor that Tim Hortons puts MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) in their coffee, possibly to enhance the flavor.
Is there any truth to the rumor?
I look forward to your response.
jody cairns

Given their prompt response from my last email, I expect a reply by the end of the week.

Updates: See Part 2, their automated response, and Part 3, their formal reply.

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