Who doesn’t love a Tim Tam? There have been copycats of this biscuit but none quite hit the spot in the way that the Tim Tam can. The Classic has been in existence for a good while now, and a few versions have been introduced over the years including chewy caramel, white chocolate, double coat and mint.
As now, as well as unveiling two delicious new flavours, Tim Tam have also brought back two strong favourites that were previously created in collaboration with celebrity patissier Adriano Zumbo. These four flavours include: Dark Choc Raspberry, Red Velvet, Salted Caramel and Coconut Cream, but I’ll come back to the specifics later.
First, let’s talk about my long-time favourite way to eat a Tim Tam. It’s simple, requires little skill and is extremely moreish.
1. Take 1 x Tim Tam
2. Prepare 1 x hot beverage (coffee works best because of the genuinely scrumptious combination of chocolate + coffee, but hot chocolate, Milo or tea will work just fine too – though probably not a herbal or fruit version.)
3. Sit yourself somewhere comfortable and get ready for the taste sensation of your life.
4. Nibble a small amount off each end of your Tim Tam.
5. With careful precision, put one end of the Tim Tam into your hot beverage (like a straw), placing your mouth on the other end, and suck. Suck until you feel hot liquid coming into your mouth – the timing is crucial (too much liquid and you’re in mess-territory, too little and you’re missing the hype).
6. Stuff the entire Tim Tam into your mouth and float away to taste heaven.
I didn’t take any photos of myself exhibiting this process because I figured there was no way to do it elegantly and I have a certain reputation to uphold, but I googled it and found this thing has a name! Apparently it’s called The Tim Tam Slam. And you can find a bunch of crazy people who are less concerned with being elegant doing it right here.
So, now that I’ve shared with you my favourite way to enjoy a Tim Tam, I thought I’d tell you more about the brand new versions of this delicious little biscuit that have recently entered (and returned to) the market place.
I felt for sure given my love of all things Salted Caramel that this would be my favourite flavour. And don’t get me wrong it’s very, very good. But the Coconut Cream is SENSATIONAL and I MAY have eaten 3 of these bad boys in.a.row. Not something I ever usually do! And not something I am at all proud of… but I’m telling you because I feel it highlights just how delicious this flavour is!
The Red Velvet was my least favourite (though still good), and the Choc Raspberry was super yummy because it was made with dark chocolate and not the milk chocolate that Tim Tams usually are, and we all know how well raspberries go with dark chocolate. Mmmmmm
My challenge was to make something using these little critters and the only way to make already delicious things taste even better is to add … you guessed it: cream cheese! Cheese cake also sounded like a great idea, but way too time consuming and laborious. I’m all about short cuts and speed so let me present to you:
- 1 x packet of Tim Tams (I used the Choc Raspberry)
- 200 g Philadelphia Cream Cheese
- Desiccated coconut (for rolling)
- In a food processor, blitz the biscuits until crumbs. Add the cream cheese and blast until the entire mixture comes together in a big ball.
- Roll into teaspoon sized balls.
- Roll in desiccated coconut.
- Place in fridge for 30 minutes to firm up.
- Keep in fridge for up to 1 week.
- Of course you could make these using any of the new Adriano Zumbo flavours, I only did it using this flavour because we had eaten through every other flavour. Eeeek. Oooops.
I have a four-pack of the brand new flavours to giveaway to one lucky reader! See my Facebook page for details on how to enter.