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The Tim Tam Slam: Thoughts on Variations?

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So my parents were kind enough to bring about 30 boxes of Tim Tams on their last visit, and all of our Tim-Tam loving friends are going into chocolate and caffeine overload. Lots of very buzzy people here in Montreal right now.

I am a classicist on this matter, and love sucking up really great expresso (Thanks Caffe in Gamba!) with my Tim Tam. But I have also tried regular tea, and it is an acceptable substitute when I decide I really need to sleep at night. One of my friends got a craving late at night, and tried it with hot milk, which sounds soothing and delicious! Any other liquids that you have tried and loved?

To Tim-Tam newbies: You musty search out this cookie and try the Tim Tam Slam! Tim Tams are an Australian wafer cookie covered in chocolate: see this description of the Tim Tam slam:

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

There is no substitute if you like gooey chocolatey coffee treats! No other cookie quite behaves like this. Tim Tams on their own are rather pedestrian, but in a Tim Tam Slam, well, heavenly...

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  1. Wow! I had no idea that was this popular!

    I am not a coffee drinker, and I learned to do it with tea. Upon reading the entry in wiki, though I want to try irish cream.

    1. Can I do this with my Choco-La-Tea drink?
      What do you think?

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      1. re: fruglescot

        Oh yeah, I'm sure that would work! You can get Tim Tams in the GTA at Loblaw's/Superstore... When the snow stops, you should seriously search some out!

      2. Milo. Or any kind of hot chocolate drink.

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        1. re: kiwiFRUIT

          I have resisted hot chocolate for 2 reasons. Firstly, I am concerned it might be too much chocolate (is this possible?). Secondly, the hot chocolates that I prefer are the really rich thick intense hot chocolates, and these might be too thick and viscous to be sucked up through the TimTam. Still, perhaps in the interests of science, i should bite the bullet.

        2. We Tim Tam Slam with hot chocolate. I like them best with hot tea, though.

          1. I just have to say, I love Tim Tams! The caramel ones are awesome. I wish they sold them in the US. I was introduced to Tim Tams and the Tim Tam straw on a visit to Australia several years ago. I guess the Tim Tam Straw is the same thing as the Tim Tam Slam. We used cold milk, and sucked it up thru the Tim Tam. Yum! Like chocolate milk and the cookie tastes good afterward too.

            1. Sweet milky tea, coffee, cocoa, and then there's sherry....

              I've found that the caramel ones don't slam that well. Nor did the black forest one. The sticky layer in the middle doesn't melt.

              Cost Plus World Market started selling Tim Tams in the US.

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              1. re: mlgb

                You're right, the caramel ones are just good on their own, not good to slam. Thanks for the heads up on Cost Plus, I'll be heading there tomorrow, yahoo!

                1. re: mlgb

                  Black forest Tim Tam? What is that like? Sounds awfully yummy, but I am always a little suspicious of fake cherry tastes, they can be very bad sometimes.

                  1. re: moh

                    It was a special flavor several years back. There was a layer of sticky cherry filling in the center (like they do with caramel). Maybe the other cream filling was also black forest flavored. The flavor was okay, but the cherry layer was too gummy (and made it so that you couldn't properly slam them). Probably would have been better if they had just flavored the cream filling. Disappointing since you got fewer per package.