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Topic: Tim Tam Slam (11 msgs / 199 lines)
1) From: Jim K.
Everyone,
A friend of mine in Australia sent me a box of biscuits called TIM 
TAM'S.   They are basically a multi-layered chocolate biscuit.  Its the #1 
selling biscuit in Australia.  Anyway you do a TIM TAM SLAM with it.   You 
nibble a small amount off of each end and then dip the biscuit in 
coffee.   Then you use the biscuit like a straw to get some coffee inside 
the biscuit.   Then you plop it in your mouth real quick.   If you like 
chocolate its an awesome treat at coffee time.
These guys "About-Australia" sell them here in the U.S. and shipping is 
low.   You can also do a google search for the slam and see whats its all 
about.
I thought some of you might be interested in this little gem of a treat.
Jim

2) From: Ben Treichel
Jim K. wrote:
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sounds interesting

3) From: paul
On Mon, Nov 01, 2004 at 05:43:59PM -0700, Jim K. wrote:
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Great, aren't they? Which version did they send you? Regular, dark,
double layer, etc?
If you've still got any left, next time try nibbling off opposing corners
at opposite ends rather than the whole end. 
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While you're there, grab some Cadbury Crunchies, Cadbury Flakes and (for
the daring) Kraft Vegemite [1].
Also go tohttp://www.arnotts.com.au/They've got the Tim Tam suck on the front page. Oh, and they have an
online store that sells biscuits by the case. And believe me when I say
that 20 packs will disappear before you know it ;)
Direct link to Tim Tams:http://www.arnotts.com.au/Biscuits/OurBiscuitsP.asp?BIDyOn the topic of chocolate, can anyone tell me why American mass-market 
chocolate is salty? 
Cheers
Paul Haddon
Sydney, Aus
[1] aside from being good on buttered toast it's an excellent example
of how "yeasty" smells & tastes.

4) From: R.N.Kyle
Thanks for the link Paul. nice to hear from you, Contact me off list and let
me know how things are going
RK

5) From: miKe mcKoffee
Sounds great, now you've got me thinking of figuring out a way to make small
hollow biscotti coffee straws... hmmm, Dang that could work! Find a small SS
tube or something to form the biscotti around before baking. This could have
real possibilities and will take some serious investigating. Thanks for
kicking in my creative juices!:-)
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc.http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm

6) From: Gene Smith
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You know, it's funny...but when I read that post I immediately thought "I be 
this will spur Mike to invent something similar...and probably improve on 
it."
Gene Smith
who really, REALLY wishes he was close enough to come over for taste testing 
all the things he's heard about in Mike's kitchen

7) From: paul
On Mon, Nov 01, 2004 at 06:14:52PM -0800, miKe mcKoffee wrote:
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You mean the US doesn't have those *either*?!? And here I thought you
guys had everything ;)
Hmmm.. I'm not 100% sure they're "biscotti" but we've got off-the-shelf 
tubes that are Italian style biscuits. Some come chocolate coated, some
chocolate or hazelnut filled, some filled *and* coated. They're usually
sold in gelato shops alongside reeeally bad coffee.
Next time I see them I'll grab some plain ones and see if they suck.
Cheers
Paul Haddon
Sydney, Aus

8) From: Jim K.
Paul,
My Aussie friends sent me the original versions of the Tim Tam.
I found a store in Texas, USA, that sells Australian goods and they had the 
Tim's for $3.50 per box.  So i bought 10 boxes and they charged $7.00 for 
shipping.   So that was a pretty good deal and I'll have them in 3 days.  :-)))
I've had about 4 boxes of them so far and have experimented with biting the 
ends off and just the corners.   The only problem with them is that once 
you open a box, its tough to not eat them all right away.  So far i haven't 
been able to do that.  :-)
Jim
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Great, aren't they? Which version did they send you? Regular, dark,
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9) From: Michael Wascher
Paul,
We do have them in the US. They don't suck, they disolve first.
--MikeW
On Tue, 2 Nov 2004 14:59:01 +1100, paul  wrote:
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-- 
"Insanity -- a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world."
  -- R. D. Laing

10) From: Craig Shields
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It's an example of how "nasty" smells and tastes!

11) From: John Blumel
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I thought you were supposed to type that 'v*gem*te' in polite email?
John Blumel


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