Review: Tim Tams



Over here on Poppy and Aster we tend to be a little bit crunchy, but in all honesty, we do indulge in things like chocolate covered biscuits, or brownies. That’s why I, at least, go by “crunchy-ish”. Tim Tams are crunch cookie biscuits from Australia that have finally made their way stateside.

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(Have a Koala, because… Australia)

If you’ve ever been to Australia, or if you know anything about the culture there, you’ve probably heard of Tim Tams. If not, never fear, because I googled in order to give you an authentic definition.

They are, according to our friend Wikipedia, a brand of chocolate biscuit made by the Australian food company Arnott’s and available in several countries. A Tim Tam is composed of two layers of chocolate malted biscuit, separated by a light chocolate cream filling, and coated in a thin layer of textured chocolate. Tim Tams are the world’s most popular chocolate biscuit per capita.

You read it correctly, the MOST popular chocolate biscuit per capita. So when bzzagent offered to send me a package to try, I was *so* excited.

The details:

Tim Tams have come to a store near us, the in the US, according to Bzzagent. They state: “Look for Arnott’s® Tim Tam® Original cookies at Target, Safeway, HEB and select Walmart stores nationwide for a suggested price of $3.29.”

3.29 is pretty pricey for 10-11 cookies! I sure hope these things are good!

I’d show you a picture of the packaging bzzagent sent, but my mailperson shoved it into my box, and I had to cut it out of my apartment’s little mail box. It was traumatic; I almost lost my chocolate. Do you feel the fear? Okay, not that traumatic.

Still, I got them into my apartment safe and sound after some grumping and pulling and cutting.

Tada!

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I’d never tasted one before, but I was so excited to! Chocolate covered chocolate biscuits with chocolate cream inside of them. What could be better?

The result: delicious, but sickeningly sweet. I mean it. One Tim Tam and I was absolutely done. Is this a good thing? I’m not sure. I do know that I can’t eat more than one without feeling a little sick and that while they taste good the sweetness is overwhelming.

It’s a good quality chocolate, not waxy, but milky and creamy, and it does taste good, but I think even the very small wafer is almost too much to each all at once. Or by itself.

I guess that is why people recommend a Tim Tam Slam. This is a method wherein you bite off the ends of your cookie, stick it in coffee, hot chocolate, or in my case, chai tea, and suck on it until it is full of the liquid and then slam it back in your mouth.

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Yes, that’s right, you fill that chocolatey-sweetness with caffeine or more chocolate and then eat it as it melts. Sounds delicious, right?

It absolutely is, but it only seems to intensify the feeling of indulgence. I do not recommend doing this more than once in a row because you will ruin your dinner.

I totally ruined mine

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Oh, the hu-manatea! (If interested, the “ManaTea” pair can be purchased via amazon).

Bottom Line: 3.5 out of 5 stars.

I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy these very often. They are pretty pricey here in the US, and they are just *too* sweet for me. That being said, I can see craving these little cookies a few times a year now that my palette has been introduced to them.

If you want a really indulgent treat that goes great with chai tea, I highly recommend the Tim Tam.

-Aster

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