NYC Cookies: Tim Tams Are Finally in the U.S. & We Want Them To Stay!

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Tim Tams are the best packaged cookie NYC Food Guy has ever eaten and now, finally, they’re in the United States at Target Stores.  Imagine chocolate cookies sandwiching silky chocolate creme all dipped in smooth milk chocolate. You’ve never heard of Tim Tams because they’re from Australia.  Ever wonder why Australia seems like a happy place? The answer is Tim Tams.  And now, thanks to Pepperidge Farm, you can find Tim Tams at Target until March 2009.  You need to eat some immediately and then contact Pepperidge Farm to tell them WE WANT TIM TAMS TO STAY!

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You can buy Tim Tams in two varieties: Caramel & Chocolate Creme. I opt for the chocolate creme because I find the caramel an unnecessary distraction to the deliciousness of the silky chocolate creme.  You should buy these for the Tim Tam Slam alone.  Pepperidge Farm should put Tim Tam Slam instructions on the box.  But since they don’t, read on…

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Tim Tam Slam: Bite off both ends of a Tim Tam and use it as a straw for hot chocolate or coffee. The result is a mess of warm, melty chocolate deliciouness.  Get some now and don’t forget to contact Pepperidge Farm and tell them WE WANT TIM TAMS TO STAY!

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39 Responses to “NYC Cookies: Tim Tams Are Finally in the U.S. & We Want Them To Stay!”

  1. Jacky Says:

    I love tim tams! I ate like a pack a week when I studied abroad in Australia.

  2. Before Sunrise Says:

    I am SO glad there are no Targets near me and that the Tuck Shop isn’t close either, otherwise I’d have bought a packet of each one and I’d be having Tim Tam overdose right now 🙂

  3. The NYC Food Guy Says:

    Jacky,

    They’re amazing. They’re the best cookies ever! Go get some at Target immediately. Where you living now?

    Before Sunrise,

    Ha Tuck Shop just got 15 cases so if you’re in the hood, stop in for some authentic Tim Tam love.

  4. Before Sunrise Says:

    I will Food Guy! I have a feeling they are better than Penguin bars. Seems that way from your description. Will let you know.

  5. Jack Says:

    Where is Tuck shop?

  6. Phil Says:

    Went down to Tuck shop today ( http://nycfoodguy.com/2008/08/20/ny-food-tour-vanilla-slice-at-tuck-shop-the-great-aussie-bite/ ) and grabbed a box of the chocolate creme. OH. MY. GOD. 🙂

  7. Maya Says:

    I LOVE TimTams! I was doing my usual shopping at Target over the weekend and saw these ‘new’ cookies from Pepperidge Farms on sale – 2 for $5 right now! So I bought one of each variety. They were beyond yummy so I googled them as I was interested to learn more about “Australia’s Favorite Cookie”. They really are a common treat down under. After reading about the Tim Tam Slam on some Aussie site I ran out and bought two more packages. OMG. Heavenly! It’s been awhile since I’ve gotten this wrapped up in a food item. LOL.. Needless to say I hope PF keeps these around in the States for a long time.

  8. Maya Says:

    Some Tim Tam recipes: http://www.about-australia-shop.com/timtams.htm

  9. annulla Says:

    OK, I’m a bit baffled. Your post is titled “NYC cookies,” yet it doesn’t say where these cookies are available in Manhattan. Do we have to go to Target (which is a schlepp for me) or can the Tim Tams be found elsewhere?

  10. Niko Says:

    Ok, I’ll have to try these cookies then. Are they better than Mallomars? sounds like the cookies have the crunch over others no?

  11. The NYC Food Guy Says:

    Before Sunrise,
    What exactly are Penguin bars?

    Jack,
    Tuck Shop is on 1st street b/t 1st and 2nd avenue. Make sure to get a beef meat pie and a lamington and some vanilla slice. if you can only choose one, get vanilla slice, it’s unreal.

    Phil,
    Serious stuff huh? Did you try any of their other desserts?

    Maya,
    Contact Pepperidge Farm from their website and share those sentiments. I want them to stay too.

    annulla ,
    You can only get them at Target or Tuck Shop. Tuck Shop’s on 1st street b/t 1st and 2nd avenue.

  12. Before Sunrise Says:

    Food Guy,

    I’d say they are the British equivalent of a Tim Tam. Chocolate biscuits with chocolate cream filling and covered in milk chocolate.

    Seems that Tim Tam Slams are not exclusive to Tim Tams, they are done with Penguins too see the “Penguin Straws” comment in the link below:

    http://www.englishteastore.com/mcpe8.html

  13. The NYC Food Guy Says:

    Niko,

    That is a tough question. Mallomars are pretty damn good but a lot of Mallomars’ deliciousness is a credit to the fact that you can only get them during the winter. I mean they’re amazing, don’t get me wrong, but if we ate the everyday I have a feeling they wouldn’t be as good, what would right? This is a tough spot to be in. Tim Tams or Mallomars. I may have to give it to the Mallomars. I mean marshmallow, graham and dark chocolate, they’re freaking awesome. Go try some Tim Tams and let me know what the real dessert expert thinks.

  14. Odd! Says:

    Are the Pepperidge Farm Tim Tams identical to the Australian ones? If so, they’re not very good and are somewhat on the expensive side (I guess not for Pepperidge Farm) – too sweet, tasteless, not chocolate-y enough Twix-ripoffs, imo. (The caramel ones – I haven’t tried the other kind).

  15. The NYC Food Guy Says:

    Odd!,

    Personally, I didn’t like the caramel ones that much either. I didn’t taste the Australian version of those, however. I did compare the chocolate creme in American and Australian version and taste was identical.

    What are some of your other favorite desserts?

  16. flo Says:

    these are amazing! i just went and bought 10 packs of these 🙂

  17. The NYC Food Guy Says:

    Flo,

    That’s what I like to hear. Are you based in NY? Had you ever heard of Tim Tams before this?

  18. Tony Says:

    The last time I was at the Tuck Shop and DUB pies they were all out of Tim Tams, but, that was last month so I was waiting till my trip to Seattle this weekend to get my fix. They have a few places out there that make pies and carry Aussie groceries and I was planning on flying back with a few sleeves of original and a few of Double Coat.

    When my wife and I came back from our second trip to Oz we brought 6 packs of Tim Tams and a few Picnic bars too, but we went through them pretty fast. I couldn’t be happier that they are at Target and I’ve already let Pepperidge farms know that I want them to stay. Now we just need someone to import VB and we’ll be set.

  19. Michelle Says:

    I just came across Tim Tams this week and have since ate the entire package of caramel Tim Tams even though I have to admit they weren’t my favorite thing. I just couldn’t bring myself to pitch the package, so I ate around the caramel. I’m usually a big caramel fan but I wont be buying the caramels again, the texture was just really weird.

    However, I am going back to Target to get some original Tim Tams…mmm. I’ve also got to try this Tim Tam slam I’ve read about. It might have actually made the caramel ones better!

    I’ve also done my duty and wrote to Pepperidge Farm and told them to PLEASE keep stocking Tim Tams after March. I don’t usually buy cookies but I’d buy a package a week if they kept these yummy things around.

  20. The NYC Food Guy Says:

    Tony,

    What’s VB?

    Michelle,

    Right on. As Tony would say, good work out of you. I’m more of a chocolate creme fan than caramel as well.

  21. tony Says:

    Food Guy,

    VB is actually what’s Australian for beer, mate. Don’t be fooled by Fosters, as virtually no one in Oz drinks it. The top beers are Toohey’s, Boag’s, Coopers, XXXX and Victoria Bitter or VB which is king. While you can get your hands on Tim Tams, Lamingtons, and a variety of beers there is no way to get VB in the US.

    The story goes that, since Vic Bitter is the real Aussie king of beers and the are owned by the same company that imports Fosters, they decided to pick one to import and stick with it. They feel that by allowing VB in the states it would weekend the sales of Fosters which they have already done years worth of branding for.

    I know the guys at the Tuck Stop and at DUB Pies in Brooklyn have tried to get it brought to the US, but so far no one has been able to make it happen. Maybe you can get something going with your blog to make it happen.

  22. Amy Says:

    The Pepperidge farm website says their tim tams are actually manufactured in Australia by Arnott & imported – just packaged & distributed by PF. that’s why they’re exactly the same as the Arnott brand (they both have the same parent company – campbells).

  23. The NYC Food Guy Says:

    Tony,
    That’s an interesting story about Foster’s, I had no idea. Sort of the way they don’t really sell Molson Dry in the US even though I thought it was the best Molson I had in Canada. I actually had some great Australian beer recently at a little Australian restuarant called Ruby’s in SoHo. It was called Lucky and it came in a beer shaped like a Buddha. Very tasty. Would you say VB has a similar flavor to Foster’s? Where do you like the meat pies better Tuck Shop or DUB?

    Amy,
    Well there’s our answer. Nice detective work.

  24. Franny Says:

    I am dying to try Tim Tams! I went to Target at Atlantic Ave last week and there were none! Has anyone seen them there recently?

  25. dan Says:

    IF you have not tried tim tams, go get some now. I just ate some for the first time and they are DAMN GOOD

  26. Steve Says:

    You can also find these at World Market stores.

  27. Steve Says:

    They are awesome with Milk as well that is how I originally was introduced to them.

  28. Franny Says:

    Where’s World Market store? In NYC? I have to go to Target again tomorrow to try to find these Tim Tams! But I have a bad feeling they’re not there! Does anyone have any info on the Target at Atlantic Ave Bklyn?

  29. kimberly Says:

    i have tasted the aussie version of these as my australian friends mail them to me all the time however the last 2 they sent me went missing. maybe the postaman ate them!! however i am wondering what these are like…they better be good but i hate the ‘americanized’ packaging

    and they only brought over 2 of the samples??????? what about the double coats? and all the others?

  30. Franny Says:

    I bought out Target’s inventory of the chocolate Tim Tams yesterday & did my 1st Tim Tam slam! I have about a year’s worth now & I look forward to buying out their next shipment!

  31. Jeff Says:

    My wife just surprised me with a year’s supply. (I saw this blog and told her we need to go to Target right now. And she admitted she had already cleared out the shelves with my upcoming Christmas gift). I add my vote for VB here in DC area, but my wife likes James Squire Ale.

  32. The NYC Food Guy Says:

    Robyn-

    Glad to see you finally made it to Crif Dogs. It’s one of the best places to eat in the East Village. If you like hot dogs and you like bacon, this is your mecca.

    Check out the NYC Food Guy review & the East Village Food Tour.

    Other things to keep in mind at Crifs:

    Tater Tots
    Chili Cheese Tater Tots – fantastic, artery stopping
    Tsunami Dog – bacon wrapped with pineapple, green onion and teriyaki sauce – odd but delicious
    Temptee Dog – not great, cream cheese with a bacon wrapped dog, I’d skip this one

  33. A Treat for Mom & Dad Says:

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  34. Andrew Says:

    They were out of stock at my local Target… I don’t know if that is a bad sign or a good sign for the possibility of them continuing beyond Feb.

  35. alison Says:

    OMG I LOVE Tim Tams!!! Do you happen to know if they sell them in Canada?

  36. Noelle Says:

    this is amazing….i brought home 3 boxes when i studied abroad in aussie…needless to say they didn’t make it through the 24 hour flight!!!! I have people bring them back for me….

    I am running to target NOW!

  37. Master Says:

    Yep…Target and Pepperidge Farm held true to their word. I can no longer find them being sold anymore. Argh!! That’s such a bad tease to release such a good dessert and then take it away…what an injustice!

  38. tutormelbourne Says:

    I agree. Go with the original. Saves a lot on shipping them over here.

  39. DEEEEROY Says:

    I had a side by side taste test with the Arnott’s brand and the Pepperidge Farm brand and the Pepperige Farm Version Sucks! The chocolate (like most American chocolates) tastes like wax when compared to Arnott’s. On these grounds I say we should push Arnott’s to bag this partnership bull-shit with Pepperidge Farm and bring their own recipe to the USA.

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