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Tim-tams are coming to the states?!?!?!

post #1 of 81
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I heard a rumor today that on 11/1 Target will become the exclusive US dealer of Tim-Tams. I guess that Pepperidge farms bought Arnotts (the Aussie maker of Tim-Tams) and signed a deal with Target to sell their product.

I predict Wally World going under (I mean who can compete with Tim-Tams) and a huge obesity/diabetes epidemic, the likes of which we have never seen. This could be the start of a calorie based apocalypse.

Anyone that has ever eaten one will understand why I make my dire predictions.
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I heard a rumor today that on 11/1 Target will become the exclusive US dealer of Tim-Tams. I guess that Pepperidge farms bought Arnotts (the Aussie maker of Tim-Tams) and signed a deal with Target to sell their product.

I predict Wally World going under (I mean who can compete with Tim-Tams) and a huge obesity/diabetes epidemic, the likes of which we have never seen. This could be the start of a calorie based apocalypse.

Anyone that has ever eaten one will understand why I make my dire predictions.
post #3 of 81
I was introduced to Tim-Tams when I was in Thailand a few years ago--one of the students in my class was from Oz and brought some with him to the class. Later when I visited Oz, more of my students brought Tim-Tams to class. All I have to say is, YUM!!
post #4 of 81
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Maybe this will help:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=tim+tam
post #5 of 81
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I think someone should send me some so I can decide for myself.
post #6 of 81
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I think someone should send me some so I can decide for myself.
Nice try Phil....

Go to Target on Saturday and pick yourself up some chocolate death, you won't be the same...
post #7 of 81
The closest Target to me in the Bronx is oft over-crowded and in general the closest to a GS course I've ever come to sans snow (barring biking in downtown Manhattan which is insanity, pure and simple). I fear this will now make each trip there a full-fledged avalanche!
post #8 of 81
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The closest Target to me in the Bronx is oft over-crowded and in general the closest to a GS course I've ever come to sans snow (barring biking in downtown Manhattan which is insanity, pure and simple). I fear this will now make each trip there a full-fledged avalanche!
Dude you're in the Bronx what do you expect??

Now picture that with a bunch of (stereotypical and drunk)Aussie ex-pats... Or worse fat sugar craving Americans.

I have never wanted to go to NYC so bad in my life as I do right now...
post #9 of 81
I have a Target spitting distance from my shop. They are really that good?
post #10 of 81
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I have a Target spitting distance from my shop. They are really that good?
They are pretty much chocolate OD. I'm not much of a sweet eater myself, but I do enjoy these quite a bit. I doubt I could eat more than two per session, but I have a low sugar/sweet tolerance.
post #11 of 81
Tim Tams ... you can't even get them in the UK. The substitutes are poor at best.

I wonder if there's a Target anywhere near Park City.

And yes, they are that good.

Now we need an outlet for Cherry Ripes. And Violet Crumbles. And Minties ...
post #12 of 81
Yeah, I really love a lot of the food in the USA, but your cookies are really sub-standard, I must say. I mean, Oreos? Pass.

Did you know Tim Tam's come in 8 varieties? The original is still great, but I am also partial to Double Coats, Chewy Caramel and Dark Chocolate.
post #13 of 81
SandGroper, can you not get them in the Aussie shop in Acton?
post #14 of 81
Tomorrow, huh? Will stop on my way to work. Will post a TR. Do I need milk with these?
post #15 of 81
are these really that good, or are they like vegemite, where an aussie tells you it's good and then you spend the next hour vomiting?
post #16 of 81
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Tomorrow, huh? Will stop on my way to work. Will post a TR. Do I need milk with these?
milk is always good, but they are nor that dry, so maybe not. Uou should really be doing the Tim Tam Slam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Tam_Slam
post #17 of 81
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are these really that good, or are they like vegemite, where an aussie tells you it's good and then you spend the next hour vomiting?
A totally different animal, I mean they are basically chocolate upon chocolate, so it depends on your sweetness tolerance. Me, I'm usually a low sweetness kinda guy, but I like these despite the fact that they are a diabetes bomb.
post #18 of 81
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Tomorrow, huh? Will stop on my way to work. Will post a TR. Do I need milk with these?
So? Didya get 'em? Were they everything you dreamed of and more?
post #19 of 81
I went in search of Tim-tams today. Target didn't have a clue Anybody else have any luck?
post #20 of 81
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I went in search of Tim-tams today. Target didn't have a clue Anybody else have any luck?
Nope, brought me over to the GPS's..Tom-Toms
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post #22 of 81
They are with all the other Pepperidge Farms cookies at my Target.

While a fine cookie, I didn't find them to be a life changing experience.
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Nope, brought me over to the GPS's..Tom-Toms
post #24 of 81
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They are with all the other Pepperidge Farms cookies at my Target.
It took me awhile to find them as I didn't realize that the package actually said Pepperidge Farm Tim Tams and not Arnott's.

In any case, they were $2.50 for 9 cookies - the package may look like it holds more cookies, but once you open them you will see that much of the space in the package is plastic and not cookies. I bought the caramel flavor and some other chocolate flavor. I've only tried the caramel.

How are they? I'm not a huge sweet eater, but these are some pretty amazing cookies. They are also filling - I couldn't eat more than one at a sitting. These would certainly be a good choice for some quick energy after a day of skiing. I have never had the originals, but you can find a comparison here.

http://www.meniscuszine.com/food/foo...021/index.html

Phil, I would definitely suggest heading to your local Target and trying these, you won't regret it.
post #25 of 81
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It took me awhile to find them as I didn't realize that the package actually said Pepperidge Farm Tim Tams and not Arnott's.

In any case, they were $2.50 for 9 cookies - the package may look like it holds more cookies, but once you open them you will see that much of the space in the package is plastic and not cookies. I bought the caramel flavor and some other chocolate flavor. I've only tried the caramel.

How are they? I'm not a huge sweet eater, but these are some pretty amazing cookies. They are also filling - I couldn't eat more than one at a sitting. These would certainly be a good choice for some quick energy after a day of skiing. I have never had the originals, but you can find a comparison here.

http://www.meniscuszine.com/food/foo...021/index.html

Phil, I would definitely suggest heading to your local Target and trying these, you won't regret it.
I will try again tomorrow.
post #26 of 81
I've got a Target trip coming up this weekend (oh, the joys of having Target only two subway stops away), so I'll be sure to grab a box!
post #27 of 81
oh the tim-tam slam is a dangerous thing. it did get me to like tea though.

definately double coat or caramel.

-nerd
post #28 of 81
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I will try again tomorrow.
So, Phil, did you find them?
I should have negotiated a couple of bags of these with my last ski purchase.
post #29 of 81
That review rates the original Australian product higher than the Pepperidge Farms version. Philpug, let me know if you have problems, PM me your address and I will send you a couple of packets.. original, caramel, double coat, dark, whatever.
post #30 of 81
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are these really that good, or are they like vegemite, where an aussie tells you it's good and then you spend the next hour vomiting?
Step outside, pal. Vegemite is god's gift to humble toast.

Foxy: Acton? Only if dragged, kicking and screaming. Actually you could apply that to "Aussie shop". I don't do that sort of thing!
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