Tim Tams (TM)
A Tim Tam
is an Australian chocolate filled and covered
biscuit produced by Arnott's. Although delicious
by itself, a nice way of consuming it is via the
"Tim Tam(TM) Slam":
you need to bite both
ends off the biscuit, then use it to suck coffee
out of your cappucino or latté. Make sure
you have a spoon handy, because the biscuit is
liable to quickly break up. Suck as much coffee
through it as you can and, when you feel it
breaking up, quickly ram the melting biscuit
into your mouth with the spoon. It is
particularly bad form to allow the biscuit to
disintegrate and fall into your coffee, where
it then floats in chunks.
This procedure is particular fun with the new
"Dark Chocolate Tim Tams"
For those of you who live in North America and
have weird names for things, the English term
"biscuit" includes a variety of items such as
The Tim Tam (TM)
biscuit would, in North
American terms, be somewhat of a cross between
a cookie, biscuit and chocolate bar. In fact,
have recently begun to be
marketed as stand-alone chocolate bars in
From time to time, I get emails from North Americans, asking where
they may purchase these antipodean delights.
For those of you from Texas, or for that matter anywhere
within cooee's roar of San Antonio, you might wish to try The
About Australia shop.
Victoria Pearce assures me in an email (17/3/2003) that
"We even sell Tim Tams by the box...you can never have too many!!! ;-)"
So, get your fix today !
I received an email on 10/9/2002 from Dave Cuthbert, reading as follows
Came across your Tim Tam page.
I'm unfortunate enough to be in a large span of land (U.S.) where many have
not heard of Tim Tams. However, there's a wonderful fellow from Canberra,
John Hawking, who has set up shop in Arkansas and sells, amongst other
things, most of the varieties of Tim Tams. And at a fairly reasonable
price, to boot (~US$3.60/pkg, which is expensive compared to Coles' in Aus,
but rather reasonable here...).
His site is at http://www.everythingaustralian.com/
Hope this helps!
There used to be a place called Tuckeroos,
but they have closed shop. You could give
Gary Black a yell and
promise to buy enough Tim Tams from him to keep him in business...
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