You have got to give Top Chef’s Gail Simmons credit for excellent judgment. She’s the spokesperson for the re-introduction into the United States of Australia’s favorite cookie, the Tim Tam, courtesy of Pepperidge Farm. Tim Tams (not to be confused with Tam Tams, a matzo cracker made by Manischewitz and also enjoyed by Jews down under) is like a chocolate graham cookie on steroids.
Two chocolate biscuits sandwich chocolate cream or caramel and are enveloped in dark chocolate. Like Mallomars, they’re only available at your local supermarket on a seasonal basis (October to March, $3.39/pack of 9). While Chocolate Crème and Caramel Tim Tams are available at stores nation-wide, Classic Dark Tim Tams are sold only at Target.