Tim Tam Cookies

Date Wed, October 21 2015

If you had asked me about TimTam snacks just a few weeks ago, my response would have been “Huh?”. As an American who was previously unable to buy these snacks native to Australia, I didn’t think about them at all. I didn’t know they were named after a winning horse in 1958, for example.

However, that’s all changed since these cookies have become available in stores across the pond by me!

As someone with a major sweet tooth, I had to sign up when I got the invite for BzzAgent. Soon, I was anxious awaiting a delivery of goodies.

Tim Tams

Tim Tams

Let me tell you that I haven’t waited too long to devour the Tim Tam cookies, however. I received one package to try and report my honest opinion on. From the outside, they look just like any cookie package you might have, which pictures of the chocolate cookie on it. I received a package of the original cookies,  which are described as:

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.

This layered cookie reminds me a bit of a cross between a Kit Kat candy bar and a wafer cookie.  Tim Tams are just much bigger, both in length and width. The chocolate malted “biscuit” is something like a chocolate graham cracker or something similar with a satisfying crunch. The surrounding chocolate wraps it all up in a pretty awesome package.

Tim Tam Cookies in Original

Tim Tam Cookies in Original

While I’ve enjoyed my Tim Tam cookies, they do taste a little bit different from American treats. I think they’re less sweet. Perhaps it’s the malt as opposed to regular chocolate candies or just how other countries make their chocolate.

With less than a dozen cookies in the package, it’s taken me only a short while to enjoy them. I grab one or two to snack or to quiet my rumbling tummy as I run out the door. I think these sort of cookies would be great with a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate. I’m not much for hot drinks, but it would be great after a long walk on a windy autumn night — and there’s been no shortage of those lately!

Suggested use is to use the cookie as something like a straw when you’re drinking. Bite off diagonal corners then suck through it to melt the chocoalte. After it’s all moist, stuff the whole thing into your mouth. This is called the Tim Tam Slam, and you can find plenty of videos like the one below of people trying it!

Don’t worry if you have no drink, however. Tim Tams are pretty good on their own, too!

After trying to original Tim Tam, I really want to try the chewy caramel. I think I’d like it even better.

You can all try Tim Tam, too, because the cookies are no longer exclusive to Oz! You’ll find them in local stores including Target, Walmart and HEB for a price comparable to many other cookie products rather than the high prices you’ll find on Amazon and similar online retailers.

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