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Posted: 17:24 Fri 09-05-2003. Price: 1.29 for pack of 9. Location: Tesco, Southampton. Sub-flavours: Original, Chewy Caramel, Double Coat.
"ChoccieMan" reports: Following the comments on the Mars Midnight post and on NiceCupOfTeaAndASitDown.com I had to follow up with a sighting confirmation at my local Tesco's. Whilst Tim Tams are very similar in appearance to Penguins they have a much richer, more chocolatey taste to them. On the minus side there's no convenient individual packaging to stop yourself getting chocolatey fingers when eating them. I can thoroughly recommend the Tim Tam Slam/ Tea Trick which has to be one of the finest chocolate consumption inventions of all time (those who don't know what I'm on about should watch old episodes of Graham Norton). Or, less drastically, view these song lyrics about "slamming" (drinking tea through) your Tim Tam. It's been a busy day for biscuit news, with this United Biscuits-sponsored study revealing links between your personality and which McVitie's product lines you prefer - but, while searching for that story, I also stumbled across this ongoing controversy over whether Tim Tams are actually "Australian" at all.


Posted: 18:02 Fri 09-05-2003 by "Carmen Miranda"
Comment: Also sighted in Tesco's in Brixton. Stacked with the cheese crackers, Ryvitas, etc, which I thought was a little strange, though...
Posted: 16:57 Sat 10-05-2003 by "Tom Tiddly Tom Tom Tom"
Comment: Tim Tams and other Arnott's biscuits used to be stocked by a handful of Sainsbury's stores in Lodnon. As much as I love my Tim Tams, I can get my chocolate fix pretty easily elsewhere.

However, more importantly, they also stocked Arnott's Shapes savoury crackers which are truly exceptional and sadly missed. I could live of the things (in particular, the BBQ flavour).

Shapes are available from The Australia Shop in Covent Garden, although they do sell out pretty quickly.

Anyway, point being, maybe Tesco's thinks Arnott's biscuits are vaguely cracker-esque because - *gasp* - there might be Shapes in that shipment too? (If you see what i'm saying...)

I'm so excited, I need a lie down.

Posted: 14:43 Mon 12-05-2003 by "greggo"
Comment: yep - i bought a load of tim tams for my aussie rugby team mates at the end of last month from the tescos in the old hoover building on the a40.

and it isn't just tea you can drink through them - try a nice chilled pint of lager!

Posted: 09:35 Fri 16-05-2003 by "anthony baxter"
Comment: As well as tea you can also drink port through a tim-tam. Pro: Not heated, so doesn't get as messy. Con: You get very, very, drunk very quickly.

Aussie comedian Rod Quantock is fond of pointing out the innate selfishness of tim-tams: a pack contains 11 (a prime number), so no matter how you try, it's not possible to share a pack fairly.

Many of the non-traditional tim-tams are frowned upon in Australia as trying to fuck with a legend.

Posted: 11:59 Wed 14-04-2004 by "banksy" # permalink comment
Comment: these yummy chocolate coated biscuits are from australia.. used to buy them all the time when i was there.. and now i've discovered them here! yummy!! they're the famous aussie biscuit that you bite the corners off, and then drink hot chocolate through it like a straw and its centre goes all gooey! mmm
Posted: 14:35 Wed 14-04-2004 by "beth" # permalink comment
Comment: the same joy can be had with tea and a Penguin... whichI'm sure we are all aware of. I have also given Twix a chance at this, as well as a Kit Kat. Cadburys fingers don't work that well, but I can't wait to give the new giant variety a go in my tea! Any other suggestions?
Posted: 14:46 Wed 14-04-2004 by "Victoria" # permalink comment
Comment: I can tell you that the giant cadbury's fingers work admirably for drinking tea through.
Posted: 02:56 Thu 15-04-2004 by "elmsyrup" # permalink comment
Comment: Cadbury Snack Shortcake biscuits don't work. But I suppose it was a bit of a vain hope, really.
Posted: 06:26 Thu 13-05-2004 by "frothy" # permalink comment
Comment: i cant believe no-one mentioned drinking tea or coffee through a Soira chocolate bar. Not so easy as they are not so easy to get hold of but they make a damn fine chocolate tea. i currently live in Australia and it really is heaven. not only for the ability to buy Tim-Tams oh so easily but also because they sell the said Spira. i do miss Ben and Jerrys ice cream though as they dont sell it here and Ben and Jerrys have no plans to do so. Being a largely american influenced country i find this very strange.
Posted: 06:48 Thu 13-05-2004 by "frothy" # permalink comment
Comment: spira not soira but you already knew that didnt you?!
Posted: 13:38 Mon 17-05-2004 by "chipko" # permalink comment
Comment: I hear (not tried as yet) that Kit Kat Chunky Slams are possible though not for fitting the whole lot in your mouth at once, so prehaps no slamming :D
Posted: 07:38 Mon 20-Sep-2004 by "Rasputin01"
(apparently posting from www.ceecom.co.uk) # permalink comment
Comment: Any ideas if Tim-Tams can be found in the depths of West or East Sussex (Haywards Heath, Brighton etc.)???
Posted: 15:22 Mon 20-Sep-2004 by "Daveybaby" # permalink comment
Comment: Been buying them in bexhill tesco's for about a year now, so i assume they are also available elsewhere in east sussex.
Posted: 10:53 Wed 22-Sep-2004 by "pocketdynamo" # permalink comment
Comment: most Tesco's stock tim-tams. Even my local tesco metro in the sticks (coventry) stocks them. Call tesco and ask them they can check in seconds on their computer whether a local tesco stocks them.
Posted: 02:32 Mon 31-Jan-2005 by "elm0" # permalink comment
Comment: Hey all, just thought I'd refer back to the original post, and let you know that in Australia TimTams are available in individual packs. Not sure if they're available in the supermarkets, but caterers are certainly able to buy individually wrapped TimTams. Most of us Ozzies aren't overly worried about the whole chocolate on the fingers thing, we just suck em clean when we're done.
Posted: 14:43 Wed 06-Jul-2005 by "sam_j_89" # permalink comment
Comment: its good to be an aussie...tim tams are freely available whenever we want them
Posted: 17:01 Fri 21-Jul-2006 by "Arthur" # permalink comment
Comment: Tesco Poisons

An Englishman bought a Twix bar from Tesco and after taking a bite he could not breath and went unconcious. Investigations revealed that an angry Tesco staff member used undiluted Johnson and Johnson warehouse floor cleaner on the Twix bars and the organic solvents went through the wrappers reacting with the cocoa butter to produce a very very deadly poison.

Tesco did not do any product recall because they feared losing money, they tried to intimidate and frighten the poor victim into silence.

More details are available by contacting the poor victim at arthur (at!) aakz.com

This is a very real danger, industrial floor cleaners can penetrate thin chocolate wrappers and just a little is enough to kill a person.

Warn your loved ones of this very real danger

Posted: 17:23 Fri 21-Jul-2006 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: ...allegedly, that is - sounds a bit like the old "Swiffer WetJet" urban myth to me:


Claim: The Swiffer WetJet poses a general danger to dogs and other household pets. Status: False.

"I recently had a neighbor who had to have their 5-year old German Shepherd dog put down due to liver failure. The dog was completely healthy until a few weeks ago, so they had a necropsy done to see what the cause was. The liver levels were unbelievable, as if the dog had ingested poison of some kind. The dog is kept inside, and when he's outside, someone's with him, so the idea of him getting into something unknown was hard to believe. My neighbor started going through all the items in the house. When he got to the Swiffer Wetjet, he noticed, in very tiny print, a warning which stated "may be harmful to small children and animals." He called the company to ask what the contents of the cleaning agent are and was astounded to find out that antifreeze is one of the ingredients. (actually he was told it's a compound which is one molecule away from anitfreeze).

Therefore, just by the dog walking on the floor cleaned with the solution, then licking it's own paws, and the dog eating from its dishes which were kept on the kitchen floor cleaned with this product, it ingested enough of the solution to destroy its liver.

Soon after his dog's death, his housekeepers' two cats also died of liver failure. They both used the Swiffer Wetjet for quick cleanups on their floors. Necropsies weren't done on the cats, so they couldn't file a lawsuit, but he asked that we spread the word to as many people as possible so they don't lose their animals. "

Posted: 21:28 Mon 02-Oct-2006 by "Elfike" # permalink comment
Comment: Help...I used to buy timtams online at Tesco's but they seem to have disappeared from the list without trace!!!! Does anyone know where else I can get them...I need them NOW!!!! 5194 0 0
Posted: 17:22 Thu 28-Dec-2006 by "TIM TAM LOVER" # permalink comment
Comment: Where are the Tim Tams? Bloody TESCO! 4,357 packets of value 'chocolate covered biscuits' and no TimTams in sight. They lulled me in by stocking them for a couple of years but now they've all gone. Suicide is the only answer...
Posted: 15:11 Wed 24-Jan-2007 by "keely" # permalink comment
Comment: I have just seen Tim Tams for sale in Homa Bargains!! Anyome know where I can get Garlic shapes?
Posted: 19:58 Thu 25-Jan-2007 by "Paul" # permalink comment
Comment: Sainsbury's seem to sell them in most stores...!
Posted: 14:38 Wed 07-Feb-2007 by "Willa" # permalink comment
Comment: I am suggesting that all the Aussie's who have recently discovered that Tesco's have stopped stocking Tim Tams (the bastards!!), all write to Tesco's and complain. Surely if they receive enough complaints they will have to restock them!
Posted: 00:52 Tue 15-Jan-2008 by "skippy" # permalink comment
Comment: Found a place to get Tim Tams. http://www.truebluetucker.co.uk

I got Original and some Dark ones. And the delivery was free.

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