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  1. L-Izzle

    I doubt I’d buy them, but I’m so glad these exist… I hate the thought of any child growing up without the experience of drinking milk/tea/coffee/whatever using a Tim Tam as the straw, by biting off the opposite corners. It’s been a very important part of my life.

    Also, my brain malfunctioned slightly when I saw this post, and I misread ‘Macro’ as ‘mango’, saw the picture, and assumed Tim Tams had released a new, seasonal, tropical flavour. Hahaha.. I was quite excited, to be honest!

  2. Fiona

    I had come choc mint biscuits from that aisle once. Well I had half one one and had to spit it out *sigh*

  3. hungryandfrozen

    Well, it’s great that they exist for gluten-free people, but to be honest I’ve never liked Tim Tams (although I appreciate that they’re an Australian ‘thing’, they’re very popular here too) and always found them a bit greasily oversweet…ugh, even just thinking about them…

    BTW I completely believed you! I thought the * was going to say “actually only boxed for an hour not three hours” or something 🙂

  4. Jess

    Hmm, hmm, palm oil… wouldn’t that kind of disqualify them from being vegan, on a technicality? I mean unless it says on the packet that the palm oil was ethically and sustainably sourced, it probably wasn’t, in which case its production possibly indirectly caused the death of orangutans, Sumatran tigers, etc etc, when their habitat was destroyed. I can’t find any information online about Macro using sustainable palm oil, only that Woolworths is trying to move to sustainable palm oil for their home brand items (not including Macro) by 2015. So yeah… I don’t know, I tend to feel like it’s impossible to follow vegan principles to their full conclusion because of stuff like this. Bloody palm oil. I try to avoid it where possible but it just sneaks into everything. I’ll be drinking some juice – yum! Juice! What fruits are in this one? Oh, palm oil. Sigh.

    But I like Macro though because they have black beans! So I can make delicious Mexican foods and not have to substitute in stupid kidney beans (I have nothing against kidney beans, per se, they’re just not the genuine ingredient for Mexican food).

    Am I the only Australian who hates Tim-Tams? If I never saw one again in my life, it would make no difference to me. Yet every Australian I know adores them, and the non-Australians I know love them even more (e.g. my research participant from Paris who was lamenting the lack of beautiful cheese and bread in Australia, but who consoled himself with Tim-Tams, and who was elated when he found out about a specialty store in France that stocks them, and was horrified when I said I didn’t care for them at all).

  5. chocolatesuze

    lol ive always wanted to box..

  6. Kath Lockett

    Palm oil. At least they had the balls to list it as ‘palm oil’ and not hide it under the vague ‘vegetable oil’ or ‘vegetable fat’.

  7. Louise

    I wondered about the palm oil as well (and the three hour boxing sessions- I thought perhaps you’d lost your mind). Once again, I’m glad that you’re out there trying these things for us, so I can just keep eating Tim Tams (but not read the ingredients just in case they have palm oil too).

  8. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Hannah, things just jump into my shopping trolley too. I blame the aliens 😛 And their galacticatose.

  9. Simply Life

    oh my gosh, these look so good!

  10. ~L.K.

    I’ve found that a lot of vegan chocolate foods don’t really taste all that chocolate-y, which would make a lot of sense. I recently tasted a local vegan bakery and some of the goods were wonderful, but the chocolate cupcakes were, sadly, not chocolate-y tasting. It was disappointing, because the frosting was marvelous. (A perfect not too sweet but still very tasty type.) The palmiers, for instance, were superb.

  11. whisperinggums

    Must say that I’m not passionate about Tim Tam’s either (and can’t eat them these days anyhow) but I could quite happily eat one with my black coffee.

    Now, here’s a story. Last time we visited the US, we had marked “food” on our customs form, but before customs we had to go through immigration/passport control (whatever it’s called) and got a rather chatty official as we were doing the finger printing etc stuff. He looked at our form, and said “Ah, so you’ve brought some Tim Tams”! Oh dear… are we that predicable. We had, of course, for the Americans we were visiting.

  12. Anna Johnston

    Gotta say the Tim Tam came into & then went pretty quickly out of my life about the same time as it was cool to drink your chokky milk through them while giggling with your brother watching cartoons which to me was an awesome timeframe & a serious not to be missed phase of childhood, so glad there is a GF equivalent for all those intolerant’s out there.
    Totally relate with those pesky items that somehow manage to jump into your basket in the supermarket though!! Troublesome little budget crushing gremlins for sure.

  13. Camille

    I have that same problem in just about every aisle in the grocery store! 🙂 That’s why it’s very important that I make a list, and know the layout of the place, and most importantly, not go in hungry. I mean, what is willpower when confronted with chocolate-filled, chocolate-dipped chocolate cookies?

  14. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    You need me to come over and be the Mickey to your Rocky! I can hear Eye of the Tiger already!!

  15. Johanna GGG

    I would be tempted to taste these as well – the health food aisle is like that – I rarely have tim tams and yet the idea of tasting gf vegan version is just has to be done

    and wasn’t there a Dr Who episode when he fought the aliens from glactose 🙂

  16. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    So THAT’s what a Tim Tam is like! And vegan and gluten-free, nice find! 🙂

  17. Agnes

    I did think that 3 or 4 jars of peanut butter to last you until Friday sounded quite restrained. :p

  18. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Ohh goodie! Good to know – not for me, so much, I eat the real stuff 😉 – but for my clients and friends who are vegan. I’m going to go to my boxing class now too…
    Heidi xo

  19. Judy

    Does anyone know where I could purchase these in the United States?

  20. Judy

    Then is it possible to have some shipped to the United States?

  21. Amy

    Great to see that they’re dairy-free too! But being allergic to soy, however, these (along with most GF chocolate cookies) don’t really go down well. 🙁 Would be good to see Woolies actually producing some FreeFrom chocolate products that took soy into account. Even in the UK where I went recently all their chocolate cookies included soy flour in the milk-free chocolate…

  22. pat

    hi hannah its pat again got new recipe for bread very nice i use self raising flour
    wheat glutin and dairy free, rice flour chia bran seeds, 3 eggs soy milk and some
    water and some nuttelex marge, wards baking powder, mix it up, place in tin
    cook in oven 30 40 mimutes, comes out better than my last bread, more stable,
    very cool.
    thought you would like to know.
    I am 4 foot 11 tall, very skiny, but with a good sense of homour, and a very good
    younger brother that helps me when I need the help. pat

  23. Mrs Pat Rowden

    hi hannah how was your xmas day mine was very quite, made a meal
    for my brother and for myself, quite nice chops spuds carrots for me and
    green beans for my brother, and gravey for my brother, i dont use gravey
    for my self, cant get one for me with my food problems, but thats ok.
    made a loaf of bread today the 27 dec, came out very cool, will be eating
    some of it with my tea tonight, will be frezing the rest for later, bye for now
    happy new year to you and your family, if you would the bread recipe dont
    hesitate to use my email address, bye for pat rowden.

  24. Mrs Pat Rowden

    hi to everyone wishes for a happy and safe new year, and may here from you
    in the new year, bye for now, pat s.a.

  25. Mrs Pat Rowden

    hi to everybody happy new year,its 9.45 am where i am sunday morning,
    1 of jan 2012 how cool is that,have a wonderful new year, if I can help with
    wheat free glutin free and dairy free recipes, please dont hesitate to contact
    my email address, have quite a few now, bread recipes cake recipes, pasta recipes
    so if interested let me know. thanks.

  26. Mrs Pat Rowden

    thanks to you hannah have a lovely day bye for now pat.

  27. Naomi

    Can you get these anywhere outside of Australia? I grew up in Papua New Guinea and loved Tim Tams, but now I live in the USA and I have celiac disease so I can’t have gluten. Would love to have Tim Tams again, or something comparable!

  28. laura

    Macros’ GF Gingernut biscuits – absolutely yummers!

  29. Mrs Pat Rowden

    hi this is pat found some nice organic porrige from an australian company called
    forage there website is if you would like to look I like the porrige
    very tasty and no nastys wheat glutin dairy and nut free. very good for me, you
    may like to try let me know ok pat from Elizabeth s.a.
    email address for them is ok thanks.

  30. Emma

    i was just wondering if there is a recipe for these Macro Gluten free double choc biscuits i wanna make these up instead of buying them. If there are any other Macro brand recipes can you please them to my
    thanks Emma 🙂

  31. Emma

    MY email: for any other recipes from the brand Macro

  32. Jessie

    Are these sold in Canada? and where?

  33. kat

    Contains palm oil! No thanks.

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