Thursday, July 2, 2009

Australia – The Food Icons – Tim Tams

If there is one Australian food icon that is easy to love it would have to be Arnott’s Tim Tams. The manufacturers are so confident about its appeal that they’ve bravely printed on every packet “The most irresistible chocolate biscuit” (with emphasis on the “biscuit” - this being Australian).


Tim Tams are made up of a chocolate cream filling sandwiched by two chocolate malt biscuits and the whole thing is coated in chocolate. It’s hard to go wrong with three types of chocolate in one biscuit.


Tim Tams first came out in 1964 and was named after the winning horse in the 1958 Kentucky Derby which Mr Ross Arnott attended.


The original Tim Tams are mainly milk chocolate. But in recent years Arnott’s have come up with more imaginative varieties to include Chewy Caramel, Creamy Truffle Temptation, Tia Maria, Black Forest Fantasy, Classic Dark (my favourite) and a whole lot more.


Devotees have what they call Tim Tam Slam. It is supposed to be the best way to enjoy Tim Tams. You basically bite the opposite corners of the biscuit then use it as a ‘straw’ to suck up your favourite beverage. I’ve never tried this (as I do not like soggy, wet biscuits) but you can see Hugh Jackman demonstrating this on Oprah when he was promoting the movie Australia.

4 comments:

Edik said...

i love tim tams! i did not even bother to look if this is australian hehehe.

The Beancounter said...

hehehehe... now you know...

Tangled Noodle said...

It is now my mission in life to try a Tim Tam Slam! I can't imagine a better straw than choc-on-choc-on-chocolate. The only question: where to find them in Minnesota, very likely the most distant point from Australia as one can possibly get.

The Beancounter said...

Like what i said it's pretty hard to go wrong with chocolate... give it a go! See if you like it! hmmmm... i can mail you some if u like!