I've read about Tim Tams here and there through the blogworld over the years. They have never been available in the US... at least not at the stores where I shop regularly. Until now! There was a big display of them at Target. Apparently the Tim Tam people have partnered with the Pepperidge Farm people to sell them here. A package jumped right into my cart.
The cookie really is delightful, but since I'd also heard about the Tim Tam Slam, I decided to try it out. Yowza. I have to take a deep breath just thinking about it. (Jenny Doh has a great tutorial with pictures on her blog.)
Basically, you bite off opposing corners of the Tim Tam, dunk one end in your coffee and suck through the other end. The coffee comes right up through the cookie and just as it begins to melt and get all gushy in your fingers, you pop the remaining Tim Tam in your mouth. Seriously.
I went back to Target the next day and bought several more packages. They are going in every stocking I can think of. Apparently, they are available exclusively at Target. (As if I needed another reason to shop there. Ahem.)
There is even a contest for photographs and videos of people loving their TimTams. I could watch these kooky videos all day. Clearly I am not alone in my new found love for the TimTam.