Tuesday, November 3, 2009

TimTam Slam - Campervan Hire Australia

Campervan Hire AustraliaA Tim Tam Slam is the practice of drinking a hot beverage - either tea, coffee or hot chocolate - by sucking it through a Tim Tam chocolate biscuit, with both of the ends bitten off. Watch as Justin tries a Tim Tam Slam in the below video.

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Tim Tams are a chocolate covered biscuit made by Arnott's, a proudly Australian brand that has been baking biscuits since 1865. Tim Rams were first produced in 1964 and are named after a horse that won the Kentucky Derby. Here's some information on the Tim Tam Slam:
"Ideally, the inside of the biscuit should collapse but the outside should remain intact. Just before the biscuit falls apart, it is placed in the mouth. The thicker chocolate coating on the Double Coat Tim Tam offers a more stable structure to help ensure that the biscuit does not collapse prematurely - refrigerating them also helps to preserve the outside structure while allowing the inside of the biscuit to melt... The practice is also known as Shotgunning a Tim Tam, in reference to Shotgunning beer. The Arnott's company prefers the name Tim Tam Suck and ran an advertising campaign promoting it under this name.

A Tim Tam Slam was performed by Natalie Imbruglia and host Graham Norton on the So Graham Norton television series in the United Kingdom. American actress Jennifer Love Hewitt also performed one live on Rove McManus's Australian talk show Rove Live after professing her love for the biscuit." (Source)
Fun fact: On Australia Day in 2004, 200 people in a pub in Croydon, England, and reportedly 30,000 people throughout the United Kingdom as a whole, attempted to set a record for tea-sucking, using Tim Tams.

Warning - don't attempt this with very hot liquid, or in front of someone you're trying to impress.

Video: Justin tries a Tim Tam slam. Suck it up, Justin!

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