Tim Tam Day

Tim Tam Day is observed next on Sunday, February 16th, 2025 (300 days from today).

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Tim Tam Day is celebrated on February 16 every year. Each country has a special treatment. When you come to the US it is Apple Pie, when you come to the UK it will be a cake, but when you look down, it is Tim Tam who makes the impression. Tim Tam is a chocolate chip cookie made by Arnott's, and it consists of two malt cookies separated by a light chocolate cream filling covered with a thin layer of textured chocolate. So Tim Tam Day is a special day to celebrate this special treat with your family members and friends.

History of Tim Tam Day

The Tim Tam was made in 1958 by Ian Norris at Arnott's, and it's made in true Australian style. What do we mean? We mean that he went to England and discovered that they simply didn't know how to make a proper cookie, and with his mind fixed on 'Penguin Biscuit', he put out to make a better one. He fulfilled this ambition in 1964, and succeeded almost immediately. So what is Tim Tam? Two chocolate malt cookies with a creamy filling and dipped in delicious milk chocolate. What is not to love?

One of the little known little facts about Tim Tams is where they get their name. It turned out that Ross Arnott was a huge fan of horse racing, and when he attended the 1958 Kentucky Derby, he chose to name his latest dish after the horse that had won the race. So Tim Tam was born, and so a horse was forever immortalized in a delicious Australian confection. Among such things are born legends. Since then, they've become hugely popular in Australia and spread around the world, but they never forget the place they call home.

How to celebrate Tim Tam Day

The best way to celebrate Tim Tam Day is to pick up a Tim Tam and eat the entire package in one sitting. For more fun, bite both ends of Tim Tam and use them as straws to drink soft drinks through. Gather your friends, family members for dinner and have a Tim Tam themed party. Post pictures and share your thoughts on the day using the hashtag #TimTamDay.


Tim Tam Day has been observed annually on February 16th.


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