TIM TAM by GELATO MESSINA
Shut the front door.
It’s true…we have teamed up with Arnott’s, the makers of Australia’s favourite biscuit to make a range of Tim Tams which are inspired by our gelato flavours.
There’s 4 flavours in the range:
Choc Mint, Salted Caramel & Vanilla, Coconut & Lychee and Black Forest
Where can you buy them? In any good supermarket near you
How did this happen?
Way back in 2015, we got an email from Tim Tam HQ. To be completely honest, we thought they were telling us to stop making one of our specials called ‘Tim Tam Slam’ (which is a killer mix of coffee gelato with chocolate biscuits, chocolate buttercream and chocolate chip sauce – we make our own Tim Tam’s in house for it). Instead, they wanted to talk to us about co-creating a range of ACTUAL Tim Tams with them. And who would say no to that! Get us to the Tim Tam factory now…
After extensive testing and trialing, a full range of Tim Tam Inspired by Gelato Messina was born. They took about a year in the making – from testing with our chefs here at Messina HQ, to making our own Tim Tams in the Tim Tam bakery there was a lot of tinkering, tweaking and tasting of the flavours to make sure everyone was happy. Tough job, but someone’s got to do it!
For us it was a challenge to make a biscuit which was inspired by our flavours. We make gelato – and gelato isn’t going to last long on the shelves of your local Coles or Wollies. We had to work on flavours which taste like our gelato but can be sandwiches between two biscuits and coated in delicious chocolate and that won’t be a melted mess by the time you come to eat them. It was crucial to us that the biscuits stayed true to Messina’s ethos of quality – being able to taste distinct flavours, made from the best ingredients.
At Messina, we make everything for our gelato from scratch. Each of our gelato flavours has its own recipe, plus our in house bakery team bake all our gooey brownies, coulis & sauces in house which are churned into our flavours. If there’s mint in a flavour, we cold press it here, if there are pistachios we find the best ones we can and use the real nuts. Working with the Tim Tam development team, we’ve taken all this flavour knowledge and made something that will tingle your taste buds in biscuit form.
We hope you like it. Who’s tried a Tim Tam slam?