I’ve never been much of a tea or coffee drinker. I typically stick to the 3 W’s: water, wine, and whisky. While living down under in New Zealand, however, my beverage consumption was turned upside down when I was given a Tim Tam—2 layers of chocolate malt biscuits sandwiched around a chocolate cream filling—for a Tim Tam slam. A Tim Tam slam (link to video) is when you bite off opposite corners of the Tim Tam and use it as a straw to drink tea or coffee (or any other delicious beverage you might like, though a hot drink is typically best since it melts the chocolate). Its pretty much one of the best and most fun ways to consume a hot drink, though you can totally eat them on their own without a drink in tow.
Moving back to the states, I knew that one of the things I would miss most would be Tim Tams. The package even says “Irresistible chocolaty happiness in a cookie,” and I was hard pressed to find said happiness again. It wasn’t until recently, though, that I was informed that Tim tams are now being sold at Target. You can imagine my delight when I made this most important life discovery. Sold in original and caramel flavors, I got some in at Saveur and was soon teaching everyone how to do a Tim tam slam; needless to say, I think we’re all a little bit obsessed now.