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The Tim Tam Slam

By July 27, 2009

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I was recently in America and came across an ad for Oreos -- “milk’s favorite cookie”. Very cute.

We do it slightly differently down under.

The Tim Tam Slam (variously known as the ‘Tim Tam Bomb’, the ‘Tim Tam Suck’, and the ‘Tim Tam Explosion’) makes coffee breaks deliciously interesting.

Tim Tams have been a chocolate biscuit favorite in Australia and New Zealand for… I don’t know how long –- but as long as I can remember.

The biscuit (we call ‘cookies’ biscuits) is a stroke of genius -- chocolate cream inside a chocolate-covered chocolate biscuit.

The Tim Tam Slam is a method of using these cookies as a straw to suck up a hot drink (coffee, for example) and then eating it before it explodes.

For full instructions, click on the Tim Tam Slam article.

But before you try it I offer this warning: Oreo Dunks are going to seem really, really tame after this.

Photo: © S. Wongkaew (2008) licensed to About.com, Inc


July 28, 2009 at 6:46 am
(1) Ria says:

Hahaha we just called it “sucks” in primary school. It’s also yummy with chocolate milk.

I love Tim Tams, although Oreos come in close second. I also love the Oreo “twist lick dunk” method, although I’m always tempted to just “twist eat-the-filling throw-away-the-biscuit” everytime I do that.

August 5, 2009 at 6:29 pm
(2) Barney says:

The British have a biscuit similar to the tim tam called a “Penguin”. Similar in the same way that a house cat is like a bengal tiger.

Anyway, nothing beats a tim tam but I’m from the school of thought that a tim tam slam ruins a good tim tam and a good cup of coffee. I’d rather eat/drink them separately but together (if you know what I mean).

November 3, 2009 at 2:06 pm
(3) Julia says:

These are far better then oreos. Something about the outside layer of chocolate melting in your hand as you dip it in milk. MMM, now I am craving them!

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