Is Iced Coffee Really Illegal In Canada?

Another day, another rumor thanks to TikTok. Let's be real: The app continues to hold an influence on its users, whether it's convincing people to buy leggings or try out the viralĀ feta pasta recipe. While a lot of the tips and tricks on the social media platform can be extremely helpful and mind-blowing, some should be taken with a grain of salt.

This week, a TikTok creator took it to a whole new level by claiming that iced coffee is illegal in Canada. So, is it? Well, in the original TikTok, Taylor Jackson explains that, "Canada gets most of its coffee from Columbia, Brazil, and Guatemala, and in 2007 we signed a trade deal with the CLAC (Christian Labour Association of Canada)."

Essentially, the creator claims that the coffee beans used in iced coffee were too costly, so the Prime Minister at the time, Stephen Harper, decided this was an unnecessary expense, which resulted in banning the drink altogether in Canada. This is way too extreme, right?

Don't worry, iced coffee is not illegal in Canada

Turns out that, yes, this is way too extreme and untrue! In fact, TikTok users are realizing just how gullible they can be when it comes to "informative" videos online. One creator, @fionaleah, went viral for a video claiming she absorbs crazy information not realizing that it is satire. Her caption refers to fact that she also fell for the rumor that iced coffee is illegal in Canada.

Individuals questioning the topic even took to Reddit to ask if the rumors are true. A Reddit user commented, "good lesson not to believe everything you see on the internet," while others played into the joke by saying, "Yes, they've thrown me in prison for iced coffee-related crimes many times. But I won't stop fighting" (via Reddit).

Well, there you have it, iced coffee enthusiasts. If you need proof, the Canada Starbucks menu offers the drink right on its website. Lesson learned: do not believe everything you see on TikTok!