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Hey all.

I have been pestering Loblaws and Dominion for a while now with emails requesting Tim Tams.

The latest email I got back had this to say

Dear Gnaremoob,

Thank you for taking the time to write to us.

These cookies produced by Arnott's will be carried by our stores, and will be readily available by early November. Please visit your local store at this time for further information.

We look forward to serving you in our stores.

Regards

Loblaws Supermarkets

Enjoy!

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  1. That is good news! Thanks for sharing. Will be stalking Loblaws in November. If anyone sees them in the stores before then, please report back!

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    1. re: LovesToEat

      I have to ask....what are Tim Tams????

    2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Tam

      according to wikipedia, the cookies are sold @ the canadian superstore~

      maybe it's here already?

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      1. re: oohlala

        It might be an older comment. Tim Tams were sold at Loblaws and Superstore a few years ago (under the name "Arnotts Originals" or something like that) but they disappeared after a while. They were pretty expensive, so they might not have sold so well (people not already familiar with them might not be inclined to try them out). I'm glad to hear they're coming back however. Hopefully they'll do better this time.

        1. re: PaulV

          And if you happen to travel to Australia, go to a supermarket and they are $1.77 Australian (on sale).

          Great cookies. Well worth the fuss. Lots of other flavours too.

      2. YES!!! I can't wait! I get my Mum to send them over periodically, it's a taste from home I can't quite give up. I hope they import all the types, the double chocolate ones are my favourite.

        1. All Hail the efforts of gnaremoob ...thank you thank you thank you. We just moved to Ontario from BC, where the SuperStore used to sell them (at nearly $5 a pop!); they suddenly stopped the supply and let me tell you, me going TT cold turkey is not a fun sight. I wait with bated breath for November and the first shipment. Oh the return of the days of Tim Tam Slams are drawing near.
          Gnaremoob uoy knaht

          1. They are officially in. I bought 6 boxes (xmas presents) for $2.49 / pkg. Good luck

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            1. re: gnaremoob

              Hi gnarmoob - how exciting! My Aussie friend just brought me back two packs (regular & latte flavour) but it would be great to have a closer, more permanent source. Hope this will carry over to the Loblaws here in Quebec as well. Do you have any idea if this is a local decision in your neck of the woods or a chain-wide decision? Thanks!

              1. re: gnaremoob

                Which Loblaws did you check out? I checked the Queens Quay one in Toronto without any success.

                1. re: urbantrauma

                  Queens Quay didn't have any, but Leslie & Lakeshore did have several left. Regular 'ol Tim Tams, $2.49 per package. Hiding away on the top shelf.

                  I'll hit up a few more (Mississauga, Heartland) and report back when I can.

                2. re: gnaremoob

                  Saw them at the Loblaws on Dupont/Christie, too.

                3. I'm so excited!
                  Please report back with exact locations as you all find them. Thanks!
                  $2.49 seems really cheap for imported...I wonder if a North American bakery is licensed to make them now?

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                  1. re: Food Tourist

                    It was the Loblaws at Victoria Park and Gerrard

                  2. Tim Tams!!??!!! Back in TO? OMIGODOMIGODOMIGODOMIGOD!!!!!!!!!!!

                    I will never say anything bad about Loblaws again.........for at least 2 months......

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                    1. re: Lazar

                      Just got a package from the Loblaws at North York City Centre. Frankly I don't know what the fuss is about...

                      1. re: Teep

                        Tim Tams are to Australians what Oreos are to North Americans...but Tim Tams are more "grown up" in many ways. Like any food, the context and emotional connection can make all the difference in taste.

                        1. re: Food Tourist

                          Thanks for the explanation. Nothing tastes as good as nostalgia!

                          The package says "Made in Australia" and "Imported by Loblaws Inc.", so that's probably the only only you'd find them here.

                          1. re: Teep

                            found them at the St. Clair's loblaws!

                            1. re: food_lover

                              theyr'e also at the loblaws at Bayview village...yah!!

                              1. re: food_lover

                                my friends who just returned from australia (and who normally bring suitcases of tim tams) went searching for them at the loblaws on duport and christie to no avail. those of you who found them there - where are they? in the general cookies section, or some special promotion section? my friends asked me to post this - i got their hopes up and now they're inconsolable that they can't find them:)

                                1. re: Kasia

                                  We usually bring a whole bunch in our suitcases as well.

                                  I am holding a package from St Clair and Bathurst that were bought 2 weeks ago. The package says Arnotts Tim Tams. On the back it's printed that they are imported by Loblaws Inc. They are the real thing, same 200g packages. Have your friend call around the various Loblaws.

                                  1. re: Kasia

                                    Believe it or not, you may have to look in the kosher aisle. I had called into the Bayview and 7 Loblaws, and the manager informed me that they did stock them, and to look in the kosher section. So I go in, and what do I find? *Tam Tams*, the matzo crackers. By then, the manager was gone, and no one else had a clue.

                                    The next time, I was in the Bayview Village store, and after perusing the international cookies section and coming up empty, I decided to try out the kosher section once more. Voila! Beautiful Tim Tams, sitting right next to their Jewish cousins, the Tam Tams. Evidently, the stockers there had no idea what they were either.

                                    Regardless, score...

                                    1. re: Chester Eleganté

                                      great, thanks guys, will pass on the suggestions.

                                    2. re: Kasia

                                      At the North York City Centre, they were in the regular cookies section.

                                      1. re: Kasia

                                        I honestly don't remember, but you may want to check the snack aisle.

                          2. YUM!!! I just bought a package of Tim Tams at the St. Clair and Bathurst Lobalaws. I checked the kosher isle first (just incase)... but they were in the regular cookie isle.

                            I can't wait to have a couple in my coffee!

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                            1. re: zoodalish

                              Zoodalish, you HAVE to try them a la the "tim tam slam"..

                              Nibble off 2 opposing corners, just until the middle fudge appears. Dip one of these nibbled corners in your coffee and suck. AS SOON as you get the coffee coming thru the other end, STOP!!!. ANd then bung the whole soggy tim tam in your mouth in one hit.

                              Heavenly.

                              Even more so when done with a liqueur coffee.. or straight Baileys, or Contreau. ;)

                              1. re: purple goddess

                                Cointreau and Tim Tams? OMG - I have GOT to try this! Thanks for this tip! (I'm not within reach of a Loblaw's, but luckily there's a store in my town that carries Tim Tams. Otherwise, I'd head up north tonight!)

                                Anne

                                1. re: purple goddess

                                  the tim tam slam is about the only way i eat them now. if i don't have coffee, tea works in a pinch, but nothing beats the coffee. i've made all my friends try this and not one person who hasn't loved it!

                              2. They are $2.49 at the Leslie/Lakeshore Loblaws, on the top shelf in the cookie aisle. Regular (original) flavour only!

                                1. Here's another source
                                  Lucky Moose in Chinatown - at Beverley and Dundas on the southwest side

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                                  1. re: Christine.Cushing

                                    I just picked up two packages of classic dark Tim Tams at Sobey's for 3.49. A label has been applied to the back of the package listing the ingredients and nutrition facts in english and french.

                                    The sticker also says they are being imported by: Concord Sales Ltd, 303 Mountain Way, North Vancouver, BC V7J 2K7

                                    The two packages of Chewy Carmel ($2.99) that I picked up at the Superstore did not have the additional label.

                                    1. re: giggling goose

                                      I think it's safe to say that they're widely available now in Toronto. And amen to that. :)