Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Tim Tam Slam

Okay, Australia, you've got your cuddly koalas, your magnificent Great Barrier Reef, and your rugged outback--must you keep all the Tim Tams for yourself? You must? Well, I don't blame you. But can you at least convince Pepperidge Farm to continue producing these cookies in the states forever and ever? Right now, for a limited time only, they can only be found at Target. But you don't understand, Australia, I NEED these cookies in my life! More specifically, I need the Tim Tam Slam!

For my Tim Tamless fellow Americans, I will attempt to explain this heavenly experience. First, head to Target and buy a package or 12 of Tim Tams.



Some folks say it's better to refrigerate them for awhile but I couldn't wait.


Prepare a hot beverage--I used green tea.

Then, bite off two opposing corners and use it like a straw to suck up the tea, and then, when you feel the hot tea on your tongue, promptly pop the cookie into your mouth, and then....

...well, this is where I lost the use of my mental faculties and didn't get any after pictures so let me just say...nothing. Because there are no words. It's indescribable--you'll just have to try it yourself. The hot tea melts the inside of the cookie and when you pop it in your mouth the whole thing just collapses into a chocolatey mess. It's a divine experience. And it's too bad that the nearest Target is over an hour away but I guess it beats going all the way to Australia.

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29 comments:

  1. Never heard of them but they look soooo good. But not as good as yesterdays post! YUM.

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  2. um, YUM. I bet this would be fantastic with a toffee nut latte from startbucks!

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  3. LOL I laughed when I saw this heading, very unexpected. As a true blue Assie girl I will let you in on a secret, you can get them at World Market!!! As well as some other Aussie biscuits that are worth trying. Tim Tam slam works best with hot chocolate. Mmmmmm

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  4. Thanks for the comment!

    LOL. They look really good. Hope the "limited time" is long and youwill be able to buy some to put back. ;-)

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  5. Oh my goodness! I just got a package at Christmas from a friend in Australia that included these and I've been using them sparingly :0) Good to know they're 3 minutes down the road...

    And I really wish I hadn't seen the comment about the toffee nut latte, because now I must have both!

    Visiting you from SITS...have a fabulous day!

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  6. SHUT UP!
    Those look delicious!!! How is it that I've missed out on those babies my whole life!
    Can you order them online?

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  7. I didn't know Pepridge Farm was making them now. I have gotten them from World Market. I love a good Tim Tam Slammer! A friend on my birth board introduced us all to the Tim Tam and now we are all hooked!

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  8. Thank you so much Ali for trying to get me addicted to something else (just kidding). I will probably head to Target on my lunch hour :P

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  9. Hi Ali! I actually thought of you last night, did you and your sister do ballet? did you do everything togehter?? how old were you when you began to do your own thing?? Sorry about all the questions, I don't know an adult twin!! :)

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  10. Target you say? I have never seen them but I will be looking!

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  11. never heard of them and I love pepperidge farm cookies, will have to try them.

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  12. Ooooh, I had my first Tim Tam last February when I went to Australia for my sister's wedding. They are so good. I might have to make a trip to Target to see if I can find them. Thanks for the tip!

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  13. Stopping by from SITS! I didn't know Target had Tim Tams! I ned to stock up, I loooove those things!

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  14. Sadly my Target did not have any today. I guess I will have to make them a daily habit until I FIND them.

    Stopping by from SITS!

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  15. Better than any other drinking game I've ever heard of!

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  16. OK, I have never heard of these cookies, but I will have to try them now!!! =)

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  17. First the cupcakes, not the Tim Tam. Your blog is yummy these days!
    Might have to check out the tim tams!

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  18. Hi! Stopping by from SITS & saw your "line" on Blogher! I love Tim Tam's. My bro-in-law brought some back with him and put those together w/hot chocolate & totally in heaven! Tim Tam Slam's are indeed divine! Thanks for making my mouth water! :)

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  19. Never heard of these.
    I may have to give them a try.

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  20. make excluding alll the ingrediants you have listed but keep the name and i will eat

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  21. I have never heard of them but now have a strange desire to go stalk to local Tar-jay. Bet they would taste divine with my coffee!

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  22. not to be found at the downtown brooklyn target on sunday, 3/15, so unfortunately i believe the promotion is over.

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  23. They are amazing. My roommate lived in Australia and she raved about them... when they came to Target we did a happy dance.

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  24. Does your husband know you're having an affair with Tim Tams?

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  25. We call these penguins in the UK. The "penguin straw" works great with chocolate milk.

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  26. They're best with milk or a hot chocolate. Dunno about the tea...

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  27. Tim Tams are available at every (or almost every)Cost Plus World Market, but they're labeled as Arnott's. Thank goodness there's one across the street from me...

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