Tim tam

Eamonn and Ruth announce Australian Tim Tam biscuits are ‘coming to the UK’

And they're designed for the British palate

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Good news could be on he horizon for fans of Australian Tim Tam biscuits.

The biscuits are much like our Penguins, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson appears to be on a mission to bring them to the UK.

He was recently seen brandishing a pack and declaring he wants a “trade deal with Australia” so Brits can enjoy the Tim Tam “at a reasonable price”.

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Boris appears to be a Tim Tam fan (Credit: YouTube)

On today’s This Morning, Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford played the video of Boris, before taste testing the biscuits during a segment called: “The Australian Tim Tam is coming to the UK.”

Boris said: “I’m absolutely thrilled today to be inaugurating the UK/Australia trade agreement.”

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He added: “I want a world in which we send you Marmite, you send us Vegemite, we send you Penguins and you send us, with reduced tariffs, Arnott’s Tim Tams.”

PM’s Tim Tam plea

The PM concluded: “How long can the British people be deprived of the opportunity to have Arnott’s Tim Tams at a reasonable price?”

“It makes sense,” said Eamonn, before Ruth explained Arnott’s had created a packet of Tim Tams “made for the British palate”.

Only four packets of these exist, they have sent us a special packet to taste test.

“So this is based on scones, jam and cream,” Ruth revealed.

“Only four packets of these exist, they have sent us a special packet to taste test,” she said.

The “Tim Tam slam”

Ruth them proceeded to disgust Eamonn by performing the “Tim Tam slam”.

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The couple hosted a segment that said the Aussie biscuits were heading to the UK (Credit: ITV)

She bit off opposite corners of the biscuit before dipping it into her tea and sucking the tea through the biscuit.

“That’s most undignified, stop being such a pig, if I was doing that you’d be disgusted. ” Eamonn stated, before requesting: “Can I please taste one?”

The prototype biscuit appeared to get the thumbs up from the presenter.

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“Oh Jim jam Tim Tam,” he cooed at the biscuit.

He then added: “It’s something that’s going to be in our shops more and more if this trade deal goes ahead.”

The British Tim Tam started as a joke after Arnott’s saw Boris’s video.

They created four flavours – Bangers & Mash, Scotch Egg, Fish & Chips and Scones & Cream and posted a picture of the packets to Instagram.

The account then posted a poll on its stories to find a favourite.

Unsurprisingly, Scones & Cream won and now it seems at least one of the “joke” flavours of Tim Tams could be coming to our supermarket shelves.

Head to our Facebook page @EntertainmentDailyFix and tell us if you’ll be trying them.

Nancy Brown
Associate Editor