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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Arnott's Tim Tam Chewy Choc Fudge Confirmed sighting: Arnott's Tim Tam Chewy Choc Fudge
Posted: 11:47 Wed 11-Aug-2004. Price: I've forgotten, sorry. Location: Tesco, Swansea. Sub-flavours: "Original" and "Caramel" were also available. Nutritional unusualness: None noted.
"elmsyrup" reports: Of course these are delicious, they're Tim Tams. The chocolate coating is thick and rapidly melts onto your fingers and the filling consists of both chocolate cream AND fudge. The fudge is like very thick chocolate syrup, slightly salty, and rather satisfying to munch on. But the sturdy resistance it provides doesn't work so well for the all-important Tim Tam slam! There are only nine in the pack rather than the usual 11 perhaps due to the double filling, which is a shame. I could eat lots of these but I can't fully recommend them because of their slamming deficiencies.

...In other biscuity news-bites: NiceCupOfTeaAndABlahBlah have predicted that Tesco are to sell another Arnott's import, the Milk Plus (and, in an unrelated development, claim to have discovered vast stockpiles of Burton's ToffyPops over in Ireland). The Grocer notes that Burton's are relaunching Wagon Wheels, now with no hydrogenated vegetable oil, a chocolate biscuit base instead of a cinnamon flavoured one, a chocolate sauce filling, and a "real chocolate" covering - while, just to wrap up the "chocolate fudge" theme, we're not sure that "Michael Pilcher" really meant to use the word "empowering" here when he paid 1.09 for six Fox's Rocky Fudge Bars in Morrisons, Huddersfield, and reported: These are like the Caramel ones but with a thin layer of fudge instead of caramel. Unfortunately no picture, but they come in light brown packets. The layer of fudge is nice but way too thin and the biscuit-bit sort of takes over and is a bit too empowering.


Posted: 18:53 Wed 11-Aug-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: I got to try these before they came out over here, as my friend brought some over from Aus. They are good, although the ones I had didn't taste very "fudgey". I also got to try some hazlenut cream filled Tim Tams, which were delicious - they really are the most delicious Tim Tams ever. The dark chocolate Tim Tams, however, were disappointing.
Posted: 22:10 Wed 11-Aug-2004 by "Anna" # permalink comment
Comment: I recently started going out with a new bloke and was asking him all the important life questions that you have to ask and when the subject of favourite biscuit came up, I was distraught to find out that he'd never had a Toffypop (my all time favourite). I may have to have a trip to Asda just to buy him some. Or if that fails, I'll be off to Ireland...
Posted: 13:48 Thu 12-Aug-2004 by "elmsyrup" # permalink comment
Comment: But when did Wagon Wheels ever taste of cinnamon?
Posted: 14:21 Thu 12-Aug-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: well, it was quite subtle but there was definitely a hint of something semi-spicy in there - making them ideal "melange" flavoured provisions while enjoying a quick game of "Dune", so you could mutter "He who controls the Spice, controls the universe!" (through a mouthful of Wagon Wheel crumbs)...
Posted: 20:32 Thu 12-Aug-2004 by "Kaptain Korolev" # permalink comment
Comment: As a teenage youth the Kaptain once spent most of a day during the school holidays sitting in his underwear (a bit like Sting in the film), playing Dune 2 : The Battle for Arrakis. The Kaptain loves the Dune 2 game, a videoing game that krafted the RTS genre into what it is today. He never did complete it with House Ordos though, only Harkonnen (easy) and Atriedes (bit more difficult).

The Kaptain also read the book, which was an epic. He then tried to read Dune Messiah, which wasn't.

Posted: 20:57 Thu 12-Aug-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: I was working on a computer games magazine when "Dune 2" was released on the Amiga, and was allowed - as a special treat - to use the picture caption "Have you been to a (Spice) Harvester before?"

did you ever try consuming cinnamon-flavoured snacks at the same time, to "heighten" the experience? or perhaps sipping from a can of Coke, inbetween chants of:

"It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the extracts of vegetable that thoughts acquire speed, the lips acquire stains, stains become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion."

Posted: 12:56 Fri 27-Aug-2004 by "Natasha "
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Comment: Back to the Tim Tams. I was brought up on Tim Tams. They were the best treat you could ever be given in Australia. My favourite are the plain ones although the double dipped plain ones are pretty good too. The best way to eat them is to bite off a corner then bite off the opposite corner dip it in your coffe or tea then suck - once the hot drink makes it through put the whole things in your mouth. It all melts and tastes fantastic. It has to be tried!
Posted: 00:18 Fri 15-Oct-2004 by "spence donavan"
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Comment: its good 94734 4
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