Arnott’s Choc Malt and Sticky Caramel Tim Tam Slam

April 23, 2019 at 08:57 | Posted in biscuits | Leave a comment
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tim tam slam 3 packWell, here we go with the final installment of out Tim Tam Slam reviews, with the last one in the range. (You can read the others here and here, including a description of how to perform a Tim Tam Slam).

It’s probably worth noting at this point that this whole range as just half a star health rating. This whole health rating system is of course a complete nonsense, but it’s nice to see that something unashamedly bad for you rated so low. This way you know it’s going to be good.

tim tam slam 3 biscuitAnd these ones are good. They are the best of the bunch. Rich and malty, with a smooth caramel. It’s a bit like Milo in a bar – but better. Again, I’m not sure the Slamming aspect is particularly enhanced, but good on Arnott’s for celebrating this more Australian of rituals in this new range.

I’m going to give these ones an eight out of ten. Arnott’s seem to be on a roll at the moment. Keep up the good work, guys…


February 2, 2011 at 14:24 | Posted in biscuits | 1 Comment
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What do the apostrophes in ‘Malt’O’milk’ represent? If they represent missing letters, then presumably the un-contracted name of these biscuits has a middle word with an ‘O’ in the middle. Malt More Milk? Malt Sour MIlk?

Or perhaps they are quote marks rather than apostrophes, perhaps referring to someone’s name. However, I only know of one literary character called ‘O’, and it seems very unlikely that Arnott’s would name a biscuit after her.

Or perhaps the type of malt that finally was considered perfect and ready for production during development of these biscuits was the fifteenth variety, after ‘Malt ‘A’ Milk’, ‘Malt ‘B’ Milk’ and so on.

Anyway, they are quite a thin, dark biscuit, with the words ‘Malt’O’Milk’ written on them in wavy writing. (If you are from the UK, these biscuits will not be what you are expecting. This is because in the UK there is a biscuit called ‘Malted Milk’, which is actually kind of like a thin Scotch Finger, bit with a picture of a cow and a pig and a milk churn on it. These are not at all like that, as you will see.)

They are quite crunchy with a high bake, with a sort of slightly spicy taste; the maltiness is also quite distinct. For some reason they remind me of those little biscuits you sometimes get in foil wrappers when you order a coffee in France.

The shape, high bake and taste lend themselves admirably to dunking; this is a biscuit that was just made to be dipped into a cup of tea. (I suppose, given my earlier comment, they might also go with coffee, but as everyone knows you don’t have biscuits with coffee. Not unless you are in France.) It’s very easy to polish off a while pack in this way, although you do get a lot of biscuits in a pack so it takes a while and the tea can go cold in the process.

I’d give these a seven out of ten. Really quite good.

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