Jane and I have indulged in a wee online chocolate biscuit Taste Off. Jane was recently singing the praises of a particular English biscuit on her blog and I foolishly claimed that the great Australian icon, the Tim Tam, could NEVER be beaten.
The challenge was taken up and Exhibit No. 1 arrived in the post yesterday afternoon.
Marks and Spencers’ Extremely Chocolatey Biscuits.
I managed to hold three small boys off for about … oooh, thirty seconds while I performed bloggy duties.
There were two flavours included in the parcel; the common garden chocolate variety (which is anything but common or garden) and the orange special. I nibbled on the orange version and thought to myself, hmmm, pretty darn good, but sorry, Tim Tams still take the cake.
Then I tried the other kind (the ones with the holes, up there in the picture).
Oh my heavens!
I am a convert. You win.
Pity I live on the other side of the world from a Marks & Sparks.
Jane generously included three extra sweet treats of British award-winning organic chocolate …
… (love the name Space Hopper), and …
… a beautiful blue and chocolate brown Denyse Schmidt quilt card. Wrapped in gorgeous colour coordinated paper was a Persephone book, which I am greatly looking forward to getting my teeth into. After I’ve brushed the chocolate off my teeth, of course.
Thanks so much Jane. That was fun as well as delicious.
I hope your Tim Tams arrive soon.