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The Tim Tam Slam


Maryanne doing Tim Tam Slam

Updated Feb 16th, 2015


The Tim Tam Slam


Didn’t get enough chocolate on Valentine’s Day?

I can help!

Fun for the whole family, the Tim Tam Slam is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. My friend, Ann, was the first to teach me the fine art of The Slam, which I will share with you now.

However, please note: proper technique is essential. If you don’t time the cookie-placement-on-the-tongue correctly, things can get very messy. My niece, Melly, learned this the hard way. And Tim Tams are not cookies you want to waste.

First off, you will need to buy a package of Tim Tams.  Here’s what the package looks like:

Then, here’s how to do the Tim Tam Slam:

1. Make a cup of tea (Earl Grey is best) or hot chocolate

2. Open package of Tim Tam Cookies (Double Chocolate are best, Caramel a close second)

3. Bite off the very end of cookie. Bite off other end of cookie.

4. Using the Tim Tam as a straw, sip a bit of tea or hot chocolate into cookie.

5. Immediately place the cookie on your tongue (closing your mouth is a good idea) and then savour the melting chocolate.

The experience should be like…warm chocolate lava gently flowing from a volcano.

If you dare give it a try, do send us your photos of The Tim Tam Slam in action…and we’ll post ’em on the PGP homepage.

Here’s a shot of my friend, Terri, mid-Slam:

Maryanne Pope is the author of A Widow’s Awakening and the playwright of Saviour. She is the CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and the Chair of theJohn Petropoulos Memorial Fund. If you would like to receive Maryanne’s weekly blog, please sign up here.  

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7 thoughts on “The Tim Tam Slam”

  1. Just had my caramel Tim Tam tragedy. Lost the cookie in the mug mid sip (got slippery & gushy too fast). I did fish it out and eat it though. I will not be deterred from attempting it again in future though, now that you have me hooked on them.

  2. Oh…sorry to hear about the Tim Tam incident…timing is everything 🙂
    Happy Valentine’s Day…I had a Tim Tam Slam for Breakfast!

  3. These are our absolute favorite treat!!! We’ve been doing them for years and they never get old. The only thing greater than having the magical chocolate eruption in my mouth is watching my kids giggle with delight as they race to get their timing down- all smiles with a river of chocolate seeping from the corners of their laughing faces. Best treat EVER!!

  4. Oh Maryanne. Thanks for giving me credit for “The Slam” introduction. I just started 40 days going sugar free. I will now have visions of Tim Tams dancing in my head!!
    Love ya!

  5. Oh no! Sorry for the bad timing on the Tim Tam Slam, Ann. But perhaps after your 40 sugar-free days, you can indulge in a TTS then 🙂
    Hope you are well! VERY impressive to be going 40 days without sugar.

  6. ahahahaha…that’s awesome, Lindse! Kids take the TTS timing VERY seriously…as we all should 🙂


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