Saturday, November 10, 2007

Stumped.

Well, Francoise, if you wanted to create a CHALLENGE you certainly have succeeded! I have been thinking and thinking and thinking, (oh and eating and eating and eating!) and I haven't conjured up a single image that is anything more than a tragic cliche!
This is going to be a very interesting project.

It's been fascinating to see the amazing flavours that you have all found. The only one that I have already tried is the chili chocolate but, given my dislike of chili, I won't be trying it again.

We are BIG chocolate fans in this house (yes, pun intended) and we are also chocolate snobs. Our newest finds are chocolates by Brisbane chocolatier Peter Mayfield in Australian "bush" flavours - kakadu plum, wattle, lemon myrtle, eucalyptus. Delicious and unique - I can't even describe some of them, there is nothing to compare them to. We gave out boxes of them at our company launch a few months ago and they were a big hit.

But none of this Chocolate Passion is getting me any closer to a quilt...

Ooh, writing the word "passion" does remind of something else. Do you non-Australians know Tim Tams? They are an Australian chocolate biscuit that have the honour of being considered a National Treasure. Two layers of rectangular biscuit with a creme filling, then all is coated in chocolate. The favoured way to eat them is with coffee as follows :
Nibble the chocolate away from two opposing corners of a Tim Tam, exposing the biscuit.
Dip one of the open corners in hot coffee and simultaneously suck hard on the other open corner.
Within about five seconds, the whole of the creme layer will explode into your mouth as a molten chocolate/coffee mix.

Poetically known as The Chocolate Orgasm.

(I just found a wikipedia entry for Tim Tams and they called it a Tim Tam Slam. NEVER heard that EVER. Only Chocolate Orgasms.)

10 comments:

Helen Conway said...

Post me some NOW!! (Please!)

Susan D said...

I LOVE chocolate and quite like chilli but together, no thanks. I believe the ancient Aztecs put chocolate in to their chilli.

Sequana said...

I'm a member of a quilting forum with a woman who lives in NZ. She sends up Tim Tams to people all the time. I'm just about in line to get some.
I copied your post about them and posted it over there. They'll get a big kick out of it...*S*

Terry said...

I think I've seen Tim Tams in Cost Plus Imports, but I didn't know their unique powers! I must go back and pick up a package.

Nikki said...

I might have to go to Cost Plus to look for them. Who could pass up a Chocolate Orgasm.

I'm with you on having a hard time coming up with ideas. My only research has been stealing my kids halloween candy and by now all the chocolate is gone. Add to it the realization that the holidays are almost upon us and I'm having a hard time concentrating.

Deborah said...

How fun! I love this idea of a Tim Tam Slam... or Chocolate Orgasm. Whatever you call it, I'm looking forward to having one someday.

Del said...

I was going to leave a comment, but I have to hurry off for some urgent purchases at Cost Plus.

Kristin L said...

Dijanne gave me a Tim Tam when we met in France last September. I did quite enjoy it, but she didn't give me specific instructions on how to get it's full potential. Must try again!

fifiquilter said...

Tha Aussie chums in our international quilt group initiated us into the art of Tim Tam sucking- I am, however, a miserable failure since mt biscuit ends up in a terrible choccie mush at the bottom of my coffee mug!

katelnorth said...

If you are in the UK, you can find TimTams in some Tescos. I have an Australian friend who was very pleased to find that out!