Tim Tam Double Coat

May 2, 2011 at 10:02 | Posted in biscuits | Leave a comment
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What happens when you take a regular Tim Tam and give it an extra thick chocolate coating? Well, if that thought has been keeping you up an night, never fear as you can find out simply by visiting the biscuit aisle of your local supermarket. Well, if you live in Australia at least.

I have to say, I am somewhat suspicious of the ‘double coat’ moniker. This implies to me that regular Tim Tams have been taken of the production line, and then passed through the chocolate enrobing machine for a second time. However, I looked very hard at the coating on these biscuits, including examining the cross section with a magnifying glass and experimentally etching the top surface with a sharp knife, and it seems to me that this is just a singe thick coating. I suppose it’s possible that the heat in the machine might be enough to fuse the two coats together making the layers imperceptible, but I have my doubts.

The biscuits look different to regular Tim Tams as the slightly dimpled appearance of the normal chocolate coating is replaced with a smooth, glossy look. It’s actually quite classy. They taste good too; it sounds a bit boring to say they taste like a kind of extra chocolatey Tim Tam, but, well, that’s how they taste.

Finally, apologies for the grainy pictures. I bought these to share at orchestra tea break, and it was rather dark at the rehearsal hall. However I had to grab one and photograph it quickly, as they were very popular – especially amongst the violinists. I practically got swept away by a stampede of second violinists when they realised what was on offer.


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