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Foreign Grocery Friday: The Tim Tam Ice Cream of Australia

Where: Australia
August 2, 2013 at 11:40 AM | by | Comments (0)

When we travel, one of our favorite things to do is to pop into a local grocery store and check out the food products and candies we'd never find anywhere else. So we're trying out this new feature, Foreign Grocery Friday, where each week we'll feature some of our (and your) favorite overseas treats. Got a recommendation? Let us know!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

Now there's more to scream about if you're heading down under, with a new flavor ice cream that marries the delicious flavor of Tim Tams—the iconic, chocolatey cookie from Australia—with the creamy delight of chocolate ice cream.

We've talked about Tim Tams before, okay, maybe more than once (here and here). The moment the specialty ice cream flavor caught our eyes, we knew we had to give it a whirl, for research's sake. If you've had Tim Tams, then you know why Aussies treasure them.

The taste: As you can imagine, it's chocolate ice cream flavored with bits of chocolate Tim Tams and a chocolate lovers' cream. A super creamy icy treat with peanut-sized chunks of the cookie liberally scattered throughout. The soft texture of the ice cream matched with the still-crunchy quality of the Tim Tam couldn't be beat, even on a cool Aussie winter night.

The price: For ice cream, it's on the expensive side. Ringing up at $14 for a one liter container, we admit to a little sticker shock, but once we tasted it, we knew why. The brand, Lick, is a boutique creamery that hand-crafts their desserts while keeping nasty ingredients out of their recipes.

Where to find it: We snagged this and other flavors at a local IGA and have seen it a gourmet and specialty-markets around Brisbane. Since the ice cream is stirred-up right outside the city, this may be a flavor only locally available in Queensland.

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: Jaunted]

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