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Day 243/365: Friday’s Unscientific Poll: Australian Treats [20180831|15:20]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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[The lab’s current chocolate stash, from left to right: Tim Tams, Mint Slices, Caramello Koalas.]

One of my colleagues just came back from a month in Australia, visiting her partner’s family. As is traditional, she brought a stash of treats to the lab. This consisted of the following:

Tim Tams: Generous layer of milk chocolate coating a chocolate biscuit interior. Like an inverted bourbon. Or a Penguin on steroids.
Mint Slices: Generous layer of milk chocolate coating a smooth minty interior. After Eights on steroids.
Caramello Koalas: Milk chocolate koalas with caramel filling. I can't think of a UK equivalent.

Poll #2084641 Australian Treats

My favourite of these is/I would most like to try

Tim Tams.
5(50.0%)
Mint Slices.
3(30.0%)
Caramello Koalas.
2(20.0%)
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[User Picture]From: meathiel
2018-08-31 15:33 (UTC)
I've wanted to try TimTams for ages but I can't get them in stores here. Only online and if I only order one package postage would be almost the same as the biscuits are. So I'd have to order like 5 packages or whatever. And I'm not sure I'd like them enough for that ... *sigh*
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[User Picture]From: becofoz
2018-09-01 09:16 (UTC)
I'm happy to send you a packet of Tim Tams if you really want to try them.
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[User Picture]From: meathiel
2018-09-01 10:20 (UTC)
Thanks for the offer but I'm sure postage would be outrageous!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-09-07 13:39 (UTC)
I cannot say if they would be worth it for you, but I'm considering an order myself. They were my favourite of the three.
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[User Picture]From: impulsively
2018-08-31 19:13 (UTC)
I love Tim Tams! My friend brought me some from her business trip to New Zealand last year and from then on, I was hooked.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-09-07 13:34 (UTC)
They're so good. I think they were my favourite of the three, and that's saying something, given how much I love caramel.
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[User Picture]From: becofoz
2018-09-01 09:17 (UTC)
Did you do the Tim Tam Slam?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-09-07 13:33 (UTC)
Alas, I did not! It was only through DW/LJ comments that I learned of it, and when I did, they were gone. :(
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[User Picture]From: becofoz
2018-09-10 10:32 (UTC)
What a bummer! Next time then...whenever that may be.
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[User Picture]From: melissa_maples
2018-09-01 10:23 (UTC)
I adore TimTams but the original is probably my least favourite. I like the caramel ones or the white ones... or red velvet. Basically anything but plain chocolate.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-09-07 13:36 (UTC)
Okay, there are OTHER types of Tim Tams?! I am now on a mission to hunt them down, as I know there are enough Aussies in London for there to be at least a few shops that sell them.
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