National Tim Tam Day

For many people, Tim Tam Day might not be a holiday that holds much meaning. However, for Australians with a sweet tooth, this holiday means a great deal. This day celebrates Tim Tams, a type of chocolate biscuit that consists of two malted biscuits separated by a light, hard chocolate cream filling and then coated in a layer of textured chocolate.

It’s a confection that’s been around for over 58 years and one that continues to please those who have had the pleasure of eating it.

The History of Tim Tam Day

In 1958, Ian Norris and Alan Morrow took a world trip to find inspiration for new products. When they arrived in Britain, they discovered Penguins—biscuit bars containing chocolate cream and coated in milk chocolate—and they decided they could make them even better.

They developed the first Tim Tams, and in 1964, these biscuits would end up going on the market. They were named by Ross Arnott, who had just attended the 1958 Kentucky Derby and noticed that the name of the winning horse, Tim Tam, was perfect for this confection.

In 2008, Pepperidge Farm began importing Tim Tams into the U.S., but they’re still not widely available. Sometime around 2000, this holiday was created to show love to the now-famous Tim Tam Bar.

Some Facts You Might Not Know About Tim Tams

Some people are such big fans of Tim Tams they believe they know everything there is to know about them. Others may have never even heard of this product. To satisfy both camps, we decided to list the following facts about Tim Tams.

They will give newcomers to these biscuits a little bit more information about them, and they will provide hardcore fans with some facts that may be a little more obscure. Let’s check out these facts below.

  • Every year, Australians consume almost 50 million packets of Tim Tams.
  • The chocolate in Tim Tams is supposed to have a slight caramel flavor.
  • The Tim Tam factory in Sydney, Australia, produces 3,000 biscuits a minute.

Observing Tim Tam Day

We think it’s pretty obvious that the only real way to observe this holiday is by taking the time to eat some Tim Tams. Unfortunately, depending on where you live, this can be challenging.

Fortunately, Tim Tams are also available online, so anyone anywhere can get some of these delicious snacks for this day. Just be sure to order in advance. We also encourage everyone to spread the news about this holiday using the hashtag #TimTamDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
February 16 Friday
Next year (2025)
February 16 Sunday
Last year (2023)
February 16 Thursday
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