If you've had a Tim Tam, then you can just skip this review, print out your $1 off coupon, and head to Target. (Don't forget to get some cold milk while you're there.) If you haven't had a Tim Tam, then read on.
What is a Tim Tam? It's two chocolate malted biscuits that are held together by a fluffy chocolate cream filling and coated in a thin layer of smooth chocolate. The Aussies can't get enough of them. In fact according to Arnott's, the maker of Tim Tams, Aussies eat over 400 million Tim Tams per year, or nearly two boxes per person!
The Tim Tams here in The States are from Pepperidge Farm. I have sampled both chocolate creme and caramel and prefer the chocolate. I found the caramel too saccharine; though when I crushed them on some vanilla bean ice cream and tossed in some salted peanuts, I liked them much better. The chocolate Tim Tams are delicious. The contrasting textures of crisp malted biscuits, soft cream filling, and silky chocolate are oh-so-satisfying. They have just the right amount of sweetness and are exceptionally good when paired with a tall glass of cold milk or a hot mug of coffee.
Now for the best part: One lucky Food Blogga winner will receive a free package of chocolate creme Tim Tams! Here's what you have to do to win:
Just tell me what you like about Tim Tams, or why you'd like to try them for the first time. Please respond by the end of the day, Saturday, February 28, 2009. That's it.
With the help of random.org, 1 winner will be randomly selected and announced in a future post, so please check back. Since I'll be mailing the cookies, this give-away is open to all Food Blogga readers wherever you live. The winner will need to provide her or his real name and mailing address. Don't have a blog? Just leave an active email address where you can be reached. Good luck, everybody!