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Coming to America: Tim Tams

This month, Tim Tam, the number one cookie in Australia, will be hitting shelves in America. Arnott's Biscuits, the maker of the Australian hit cookie, is partnering with sister company Pepperidge Farm to stock Tim Tams in America for a limited time. "Pepperidge Farm is thrilled to introduce Tim Tam to American consumers. We're certain Americans will soon understand why this scrumptious cookie is all the rage in Australia," a spokesperson from Pepperidge Farm said in a statement.

All the rage indeed: Since its introduction down under in 1964, the chocolate-covered cookie, which is made of two chocolate biscuits and a chocolate cream filling, has been a bestseller. Roughly 35 million packs — 400 million biscuits — of Tim Tams are sold to Aussies every year.

Two Tim Tam flavors will be available at Target beginning this month: chocolate creme and caramel. The biscuits, which will supposedly only be available through March 2009, are being retailed for $3.99. Have you ever heard of or tried a Tim Tam cookie before? When they debut at Target, will you be picking up a package of the cookies?

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swmchck82 swmchck82 8 years
I just visited australia this past summer and tim tams are prolly the best cookie i've ever tasted. its probably an understatement to call them a cookie but they really are delicious and i would recomment them to just about anyone. i haven't met a person who doesnt like them yet. the tim tam slam truly makes these the best though. they just melt in your mouth. im so excited!
lil-miss-haley lil-miss-haley 8 years
I live in NZ we have heaps of different kinds here. The caramel ones are the best though. Do you guys get toffee pops in the states? They are the ultimate best biscuit in the world.
kate516 kate516 8 years
Oh man, I love these things. I cannot wait for a Tim Tam slam! I'm going to have to stock up if these things will only be around for awhile! Thank you Target!
marie-lee marie-lee 8 years
As my fellow aussies have already said. Tim Tams rule! A Tim Tam Slam is the best! Are you getting flavours or just the plain ones? I love a 'Caramel Tim Tam Slam' with a cup of coffee....soooo good.
milosmommy milosmommy 8 years
those sound fantastic...I'll need to pick some up on my next target trip
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
you guys find out the BEST stuff. i love when international fad foods are finally available here in the US. there were soo many things that i couldn't live without when i was living in the UK, a and finally they make their way here. i'm not much of a cookie person in reality but i might just have to try this.
roxyb roxyb 8 years
Oooooo! I cannot wait! I lived in Oz for 2 years and Tim Tam bombs were my fave!! I will be stocking up on these!! Thanks for the heads up!
meijan415 meijan415 8 years
these are absolutely scrumptious!
mademoiselleQQ mademoiselleQQ 8 years
they're so great..u have to try a bite!
itsallabouttheg itsallabouttheg 8 years
omg, that's awesome! tim tams definitely played a big role in my study abroad weight gain! however, you can get tim tams (but they're called "arnott's chocolate covered biscuits") at cost plus world market.
Bearsy123 Bearsy123 8 years
I love em! I am Australian, so I may be a little biased having grown up on these biccies. My boss passed a packet around the office only yesterday in fact and mine mysteriously disappeared before I had time to do the Tim Tam slam. Damn! But that is just me, I love all food and I have been known to devour a whole chicken from across the room. We have all sorts of flavoured ones here too, caramel toffee filled ones (I chuck mine in the freezer for it to go hard), dark chocolate, chilli chocolate etc. etc. USD$4 a pack is a bit rich though, but I suppose you have to take into account shipping them over etc. Jennifer Love Hewitt is a fan of Tim Tams too! She tried them years ago and mentioned she loved them. That in turn spurred on every good hearted Aussie to post her TimTams until she had to say enough cause she was getting a bit too fat haha
pianissima pianissima 8 years
this is extremely exciting news. definitely planning on buying these sometime this week!
broose broose 8 years
I bought some Tim Tams at Target last week. I had no clue what they were, but I was sick and the were chocolate and by the registers. I'm not a big fan. There's a taste to the chocolate that I didn't care a very slight sourness or something. I don't know how to describe it. I liked the lightness of them, but couldn't get past the taste.
digibron digibron 8 years
As an Aussie, I'm sorry to say Tim Tams are overrated. Certainly not my biscuit of choice! It's funny to hear them described as cookies. ^_^
WildHeavenFarm WildHeavenFarm 8 years
According to my sister, who married an Aussie and moved down under: Yes! They are wonderful! There is a method of eating them here that seems to be quite good. You use them as a straw for coffee/hot chocolate, you suck the coffee through the cream layer - very good I'm told (given I don't drink coffee). I wondered why Hugh Jackman gave them to the audience on Oprah (which then made the news here).
jelibeann jelibeann 8 years
oooh, one of my girlfriends went backpacking through Australia a few summers ago and brought these back for everyone...naturally, they are long gone, so I'm looking forward to being able to buy some more...yum
splendidblendid splendidblendid 8 years
Tim Tams are deliciously delectable. The trick which someone taught me was to make coffee or some hot beverage. Then you take a tiny bite out of one of the corners of the Tim Tam and then the diagonal corner. You dip one of the corners in your 'coffee' and sip at the other bitten end of the cookie. When you feel the Tim Tam getting soft (and before it dissolves and drops into your cup) you eat it. The chocolate on the cookie melts and its even more delicious than the regular Tim Tam. I cannot wait! sometimes you can buy them at restaurants and specialty stores : )
flyingroo flyingroo 8 years
Yaaaaayyyyy! Finally! I cannot wait...although I'm buying them even here in States from online aussie stores, it's going to be nice to find them in stores as well.
L-Inches L-Inches 8 years
TIM TAMS ARE THE BEST BISCUITS EVER!!! in australia we have so many different flavours, and i dont think there's a single person here who doesnt like them. the "tim tam slam" is even better with Milo. you bite off both ends of the biscuit, and suck hot milo up through the biscuit like a straw... and it melts and is soooo good. they are nothing like a kitkat! try a zillion times better then a kitkat! ;)
EmyAnne EmyAnne 8 years
wooo hoo!! I'm married to an Aussie and yes these are one of my fav's!! Tim Tam slam here we go!! (Google how to do a Tim Tam slam, its so fun!)
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