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

  1. 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!

Comments are closed.