The taste: If you have had Tim Tams before, you know the indulgence of chocolate; while the cheese flavor was still very creamy, it didn't hit the sweet spot. Covered in a white chocolate type of substance, the biscuit-y cookie and the odd cheese filling was a bit too over the top. Perhaps it was the fact that a cookie we knew as sweet here changes to savory. Overall, we just couldn't acquire a taste for the Indonesian goodie.
The price: We found the cookies for 11,000 rupiah, which works out for be about $1.20. Each package has about 10 cookies, so the price can't be beat.
Where to find it: We purchased this pack at a local grocery store near our hotel in Seminyak. It was a mom-and-pop shop, but we can imagine these can be found in most grocery stores across Denpasar. As you can tell from the photo, it is a "special edition" flavor, so supplies might be limited. One caveat: so many Australians travel to Bali for vacation, that neighborhoods that cater to tourists from the south might be the best place to find them.
Pretty shocked to see cheese Tim Tams? This was actually just the tip of the iceberg on cheese-flavored treats we found on Bali. More on that at a later date.
If you'd like to share some of your foreign grocery finds, we'd love love love to see them. Send 'em on over via email here and snack on, my friends.
[Photo: Rayme Gorniak for Jaunted]