Our South African Journal

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Tim Tam Slam

This ritual treat was introduced to the mission by Elder Holman. Tim Tams are an imported cookie here in South Africa so they are hard to find and expensive. The missionaries love this but can't do this very often because of the cost.

You take a Tim Tam (a chocolate covered wafer cookie) and bite off opposite corners as shown in the picture. Put one corner in the hot chocolate and suck on the other corner like you were sucking on a straw. When you feel the hot chocolate coming through you quickly pop the entire cookie into your mouth. By now the cookies will have started to melt from the hot chocolate and form a gooey chocolaty yummy mess in your mouth. If you wait too long to pop it into your mouth it will fall apart and will fall into your cup of hot chocolate. The hot chocolate needs to be hot for this to work. If you let it cool off too much the interior of the cookies won't melt. You need to be careful that you don't burn your tongue so find the right temperature.

Elder Holman told me that you might be able to find Tim Tams at World Market in the United States. It may be possible to do this with other wafer cookies or candy bars. Some one told me that Twix will work but are not as good.

Tim Tam Slam


  1. Seems like Erin had those on her mission. Are they imported from England?

    1. I don't know where they come from. If I remember right Elder Holman learned this from a relative from Australia.

  2. I wonder if Pirate O's has some. I'll have to check next time I'm there! Sounds yummy!

  3. Cindy , everything sounds wonderful .. Glad you have this blog . Love the pictures also . I thought I would let you know that Karen's mom pasted away on Friday , Karen flew out on Thursday and was able to say goodbye. They cremated her and will do a memorial in the summer when they are back there. We are going over tonight to see them . Just thought you would like to know. Keep up the great work.

  4. I've seen Tim Tams at World Market