Guest PaulandVicky

What came first....the Penguin or the Timtam?

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    Guest Xhako

    They are so not the same thing, a Tim Tam is much 'lighter' try sucking your tea through a penguin, it's impossible!

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    Guest PaulandVicky

    Where from????, I tried a mint -Timtam yest....twas ok!

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    Guest Ross Dymond

    The sort of question this forum is made for lol :)

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    The first penguin was in the South Pole a long time before Arnotts were formed.

     

    Wrong. the first Penguins were from Gondwanaland. Part of that broke of and is now called Australia. The current 'South Pole' was too far inland pre separation to have had penguins. Hence Penguins come from Australia. Them's my interpretations and I'll stick with em.:biglaugh:

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    So, the timeline appears to be this:

     

    Adorable flesh and blood penguins, Penguins in 1932 followed by the marketing of Tim Tams in 1964

     

    I (of course!) googled this and found this,

     

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    [TD=width: 70%]Mr Norris,first thought of the Tim Tam in 1958 while on a world trip for the company, searching for new ideas. In Britain, he came upon the Penguin, a type of chocolate-coated biscuit sandwich.

    "I thought that was not a bad idea for a biscuit ... we'll make a better one," he recalled.

    Ross Arnott threw in the name Tim Tam in honour of that year's Kentucky Derby winner.

    ©2003 The Sydney Morning Herald[/TD]

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    Who knew?

    I love this kind of thread; it's fun AND I've learned something new! Thanks to the op

    :notworthy:

    LC

    Edited by Lazy Cow
    Tried to get rid of stupid box-thing

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    Guest PaulandVicky

    Brilliant.:cute: Love your answers! Ha ha :biglaugh:

     

    (I have to admit it Penguins are still my number biscuit...yum yum....)

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    Guest Xhako

    mmmm tim tam mcflurry - a magical treat

    anyone heard of such a thing? if not then i shall patent it

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