Aussieisms: the Tim Tam Slam

We were first introduced to the Tim Tam Slam by our friends on s/v Mulan during the Pacific crossing in 2010. It’s fair to say that the Australian Tim Tam “biscuit” (as cookies here are called) has become a favorite treat on Totem. A few extra “packets” (only an American would call them packages) are provisioned and stashed away before our departure.
Mairen demonstrates the Tim Tam Slam, a preferred method for enjoying the cookie. It’s best for warming up after a chilly snorkel.

First, bite off diagonal corners of a biscuit.
Next, dip one of the bitten off corners into your tasty beverage. Mairen has hot cocoa.
Now, use that Tim Tam like a straw. Yes, like a straw. It works, mostly.
When you feel the biscuit getting a little mushy, quick, pull it out of the cocoa and stop drinking!
Eat that biscuit. It’s going to be a super chocolatey mushy delight.
You’re welcome.


3 Responses to Aussieisms: the Tim Tam Slam

  1. NatGeoWannaBe August 15, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    That alone makes me want to sail to Australia.

  2. Stacy @ Sweet Sky August 25, 2012 at 11:56 pm #

    This reminds me a favorite childhood treat my husband told me about — he grew up in the Philippines and they have these sweet rice wrapped in banana leafs called “bud-bud.” He would unwrap it, cover it in brown sugar, and then dip it in hot cocoa. And THEN, drink the sugar-filled hot cocoa. YUM!

  3. Amanda September 7, 2012 at 12:21 am #

    I totally know the tim tam slam. You can get them now in Canada so let me know if you run out and I’ll mail you some at your next port.

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