To explain what Tim Tams are I have to think hard because what I really want to call them is cookies. To be correct in Aussie terms, however, I have to refer to them as chocolate “biscuits” – two of them, sandwiched with chocolate cream and covered with a layer of chocolate. Chocolate Heaven, no?
To make matters worse (or better), they come in a variety of flavors. So instead of a chocolate cream, you might be met with caramel, cherry or some other divine mixture in the middle. The possibilities almost seem endless, and there is never a time where I was disappointed with my decision. Then again, it’s chocolate, and it’s really hard to get that one wrong in my mind.
I was actually warned about Tim Tams when I first arrived in Australia. Horror stories were told of travelers packing on a few pounds during their stay all thanks to these delicious “biscuits” produced by Arnott’s. So, be warned foreigners: tim tams are good… quite good in fact. Only get close to them if you have the power to force yourself to step away when things get out of control.
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Ok, so I might be exaggerating the goodness of these “biscuits” a bit, but they are indeed tasty. They deserve a try when you’re in the land down under, and maybe even a Tim Tam Slam attempt.
The Tim Tam Slam
The Tim Tam Slam occurs when someone bites both ends of a tim tam off, sucks the chocolate filling out, and then uses the biscuit as a straw to drink hot beverages, such as tea or coffee. Yes, it is a real thing. You can even watch this video on YouTube showing you the step by step process.
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