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Tim Tam Biscuits

Has anyone come across these Australian delicacies anywhere in the GTA, now that Sobeys are importing them (replacing Loblaws)? Last week, I spoke to a Customer Service representative at Sobeys who said, that while they can't tell if an individual Sobeys/IGA/Price Chopper carries one of the three varieties being imported, one can ask for a store to bring one or all three in.

 
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  1. Is Loblaws no longer carrying them at all? I bought so many packages a while back, I haven't had an reason to check lately! Seriously, I need to know.

    1. the sobeys at queensway and parklawn carry all 3

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      1. re: plavka

        Didn't realize Sobeys had started carrying Tim Tam biscuits so was pleasantly shocked to find 3 flavours (original, classic dark and chewy caramel) at the Queensway/Parklawn location just now! $3.49 each.

      2. Strangely enough, I've seen them at the Chinese supermarket just west of Beverley and Dundas called Lucky Moose(?). It's in the aisle to the left of the ramp up to the meat/fish counter and frozen foods section. I'm pretty sure I saw several flavours too.

        1. I went to the three Loblaws around my area when news first broke of TimTam stock, and none of them had any. Nor did any of the staff have any idea what I was talking about. Luckily I just got back from NZ & Australia, so I have a supply in hand. Double chocolate all the way!

          1. Thank you, Kai. I found them this afternoon at the Sobeys on Front Street. They are $3.49 a pack, and the three varietals are Original, Chewy Caramel, and Classic Dark. Hopefully, more Sobeys/IGA/Price Chopper etc. will list them.

            While Loblaws was the importer last time, a company called Concord Sales in North Vancouver is listed on the packages, and they are Product of Australia!

            1. Oceans at Shoppers World in Brampton stocks 3 varieties. I think they're $3.49 or $3.99 a pack.

              1. Just came across the following news release. Doesn't help if you're looking in GTA - but if you're crossing the border you can satisfy your craving:

                Pepperidge Farm® Tim Tam™ Cookies Make American Debut
                Down Under Favorite Now Available in United States at Target Stores Nationwide for Limited Time

                Norwalk, CT (Nov. 11, 2008) - Bakers at Arnott's in Australia have been delighting consumers "Down Under" for over 40 years with Tim Tam™, an iconic Australian 'biscuit' that takes the sweet life from ordinary to Aus-some! Pepperidge Farm, sister company of Arnott's, is introducing this decadent favorite to Americans beginning this November to tempt, tantalize and delight, layer by layer. Both Pepperidge Farm and Arnott's are subsidiaries of Campbell Soup Company.

                "In keeping with the tradition of our founder, Margaret Rudkin, Pepperidge Farm is thrilled to introduce Tim Tam to American consumers. Margaret searched the globe to bring back delectable cookies and crackers to the U.S. that are now beloved icons to Americans, much like Tim Tam biscuits are to Australians," said Michael Simon, Senior Vice President/General Manager - Snacks Division at Pepperidge Farm. "We're certain Americans will soon understand why this scrumptious cookie is all the rage in Australia."

                The number one chocolate biscuit in Australia, Tim Tam cookies are truly irresistible! Beneath a smooth layer of heavenly chocolate fudge, between two layers of crispy biscuits, a mouthwatering layer of chocolate crème awaits. Pepperidge Farm is pleased to offer Tim Tam cookies in two delectable varieties - Chocolate Crème and Caramel. Available exclusively in Target stores nationwide, Tim Tam cookies are sure to bring deliciously sweet cheer to families this holiday season.

                With such a loyal following, it's no surprise that Australians consume over 400 million Tim Tam biscuits each year - that's 35 million packs. And earlier this year, a joint poll by The Times in the United Kingdom and news.com.au in Australia ranked Tim Tam as one of the best inventions since sliced bread. Tim Tam came in at number four behind stiff competition: The World Wide Web, penicillin and the TV remote!

                Pepperidge Farm Tim Tam cookies are available from November 2008 through March 2009 at Target stores nationwide, with a suggested retail price of $3.39. For additional information, please visit www.pepperidgefarm.com.

                About Pepperidge Farm
                Pepperidge Farm, Incorporated, based in Norwalk, Connecticut, is a leading provider of premium quality fresh bakery products, cookies, crackers, and frozen foods. Among the company's most popular products are Chocolate Chunk and Milano® cookies, Goldfish® crackers, and more than 50 varieties of fresh baked breads including Swirl, Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse , 100% Natural and Whole Grain.

                Pepperidge Farm was founded in Connecticut in 1937 by Margaret Rudkin, an entrepreneurial homemaker who began baking fresh, all-natural bread for her allergic son. The company is now a nationwide business with 8 manufacturing facilities, almost 5,000 employees, almost 4,000 independent distributorships, and over $1 billion in sales. Pepperidge Farm was acquired by Campbell Soup Company in 1961.

                1. I just bought some at Loblaw's (Bathurst and St. Clair) the other day.

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                  1. re: hautecocoa

                    I just bought some at Loblaws on Empress Walk.

                    1. re: food_lover

                      I bought some from T&T in Toronto on the weekend.

                    2. re: hautecocoa

                      I don't know how much these normally are but they are on sale at the Forest Hill Loblaws for $2.50/package.

                    3. I saw some Arnotts tim tam biscuits at the Galati Market Fresh on Leslie, south of Steeles -
                      5845 Leslie Street
                      North York, ON M2H 1J8

                      I think they were $3 something per package. I remember seeing caramel and double chocolate...

                      1. i just got them from the lucky moose mart on dundas at beverley! mmm. they have the chocolate ones and caramel ones and i think another kind too ..

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                        1. re: halugii

                          That would be the dark chocolate ones! Got a box myself :).

                        2. I saw these today at Lone Thai at Kennedy and Lawrence.

                          Original, Chewy Caramel and Dark Chocolate, .$3.99 a package.

                          1. I had my very first Tim Tam Slam on the weekend and now I'm hooked. Turns out that the larger Zehrs in the Cambridge area sell the cookies. (Zehrs is part of the Loblaw group of stores)

                            1. Couldn't help myself and picked up a package when I saw it at my local Superstore yesterday night. They are delicious! I thought it would be really sweet but it was actually so light and crispy... mmmm

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                                1. re: Little T

                                  Pretty sure I saw them today at the Don Mills & Eglinton Superstore.

                              1. Spotted at Corcord Foods on Centre St. & Dufferin in Thornhill. I heard you must dip them in coffee to really enjoy them.

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                                1. re: Pistolpete

                                  Went last weekend, they're still there!
                                  Three flavours - original dark and caramel - at $3.50 each.
                                  Was my first time at that grocery and i must say it was so clean!
                                  All the produce looks perfect, and after i took the Tim Tams a stock boy immediately refaced the shelf!

                                2. They're at Loblaws at Bayview Village again. I noticed they're now from Aus and branded Tim Tams as opposed to "Arnott's Biscuits." Only original flavour and 3.19. Anyone found double chocolate yet?

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                                  1. re: Negaduck

                                    Got them last week at the 197 Front Street East Sobeys.

                                    1. re: chocolatebeerqueer

                                      they have caramel tim tams at the loblaws in North York Centre Station

                                      1. re: food_lover

                                        I'm pretty sure they're at most major grocers now. They're not that hard to find.

                                        1. re: magic

                                          Yup. I see them everywhere now. This thread could go on forever!