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To “Tim Tam Slam” & Tea for Christmas

by HomeRearedChef (writer), San Jose, December 14, 2012

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Christmas Time!

Just what the heck is a “Tim Tam,” and how do you “Tim Tam Slam”? I am so very glad you asked!

A Tim Tam is a sandwich cookie—of wafer with layers of chocolate malted biscuit, chocolate cream filling, and a thin coat of chocolate on the outside—originating from Australia. To “Tim Tam Slam” is to briefly use the cookie like a straw, while drinking coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, and then it is consumed with a degree of urgency…or you’ll end-up wearing it!

I should know. I was just recently introduced to this delightful wafer cookie, and just missed making a mess of myself. But my sister, Victoria, was not so lucky. The cookie dropped into her cup of tea, as we watched the sugary confection dissolve between her fingers, splashing tea upon her face. I rather enjoyed watching that!

How to enjoy the “Tim Tam” straw: First you bite off a small bite from both ends of the Tim Tam, then, while holding the cookie firmly between thumb and index and middle finger, you submerge the other end into your hot beverage of choice, and quickly drink, sucking through the biscuit. The biscuit softens from the center and the outer chocolate coating begins to melt. Basically, the inside of the biscuit will collapse while the outside should (hopefully) remain intact, just long enough for the beverage to reach inside your mouth.

The Tim Tam was the creation of Mr. Ian Norris, who then worked as food technology director of Arnott’s Biscuits, the cookies manufacturer. But they can now be purchased in the United Stated. “Tim Tam, Classic White” was introduced through Pepperidge Farm and is selling in Target stores.

So, do you dare to Tim Tam Slam?



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By Barbara MacDonald on December 14, 2012 at 05:56 pm

((smiling)) as I picture you and your sister...I have never heard of Tim Tam Slam but I have had a similar type of cookie straw, often flavored with different types of coffee... They are a very soft bisquit like cookie and yes they do desolve quite quickly if you dip them in anything hot...They are finally opening a Target store here in Hamilton in March and I am looking forward to being able to shop there more often ...I will have to try these...yummy...:-) I do have a sweet tooth...have a blessed weekend Virginia.

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By HomeRearedChef on December 14, 2012 at 06:52 pm

Thank you, Barbara, and let me wish you as well a wonderful weekend too! :)

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By Barbara MacDonald on December 14, 2012 at 07:46 pm

:-)...thank you Virginia.

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By Uttam Gill on December 14, 2012 at 08:50 pm

Virginia, let me check if TIM TAM available here in Indian stores...One thing I would like to share with you here in India...especially in country side; people dip their biscuit in tea before eating that...I use to wonder …why they do

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By melanie jean juneau on December 15, 2012 at 12:02 am

NEVER heard of this, Actually I am not sure I want to try it becuse it seems lke it would ruin a good cup of tea AND a good cookie

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By HomeRearedChef on December 15, 2012 at 02:21 am

Uttam, in Latin America, we eat sweet, dry breads mostly, because they are meant for dunking in hot coffee or milk. My mother has told me many wonderful stories of her childhood in El Salvador. I listen to them and soak them in. :)

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By HomeRearedChef on December 15, 2012 at 02:22 am

Melanie, I think I can see your point. lol!

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By souschef on December 15, 2012 at 03:02 am

Sounds like fun!

I am gonna have to look for these also.

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By HomeRearedChef on December 15, 2012 at 03:18 am

Yay! Another person that is willing to try them. Thank you Souschef. :)

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By riginal on December 15, 2012 at 04:30 am

you must be a soothsayer girl, if you have any sooths left after eating this sweet biscuit/ wafer. One of Arnott's factories is/was about 6 klm from my home,worked there for about three weeks during my holidays fair while back. Their red delivery trucks are immaculate. The factory also. One guy was sacked for chucking boxes of the biscuits over the fence but security caught him...he got chucked...out the front gate. MEMORIES! I wrote up bit of nonsense about the tim -tam ages back...going to put it up. Little bit risque mightn't get up, i'll try anyway. Listen! if any of your female friends are going through a break- up with partner, give them a packet of tim tams. They'll break it off , dip it in a cup of tea and suck on it...and fall in love with it.NO! not the damn partner! I didn't know they still made them but i remember the taste of them...the damn biscuit!...not the partner! You can lick them without dunking...NO! not the damn partner..........

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By HomeRearedChef on December 15, 2012 at 05:34 pm

LOL! Oh, dear Riginal, you're killing me here. You must be a hoot to hang around with. Don't ever change, Amigo! :)

And for your information, I do know plenty of women that have been burned enough times by their partners that I am sure they would rather "Tim Tam slam" alone than be miserable another moment. lol!

~Virginia

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By riginal on December 16, 2012 at 03:38 pm

my missus whispered in my ear the other night that she would never leave me...anywhere IMPORTANT? Without my wife's constant assurance hugs and kisses i wouldn't be in the place i am today...DESTITUTE MANOR. When two people are in love there are no barriers...just the razor wire and alarm bells down the centre of our bed! I'm only kidding...we're like two peas in an ipod. We're the Brady Bunch on steriods...ummm Tim Tams....take care...

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By HomeRearedChef on December 18, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Hugs and kisses are the ticket, Riginal, it is survival food! :)

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