Gluten free Tim Tams are finally here!

Gluten free Tim Tams are finally here!

It started with a photo of a magazine and ended with a few pictures taken by an anonymous poster. Yes, Arnott’s has made gluten free Tim Tams and they are finally hitting the shelves.

The first image we saw was an ad placed in a New Zealand magazine, promising gluten free Tim Tams were coming this December. After a few messages to Arnott’s we found out they would be on shelves even earlier in November for Aussie coeliacs.

But then it got even better! In the middle of October a shopper in Sydney posted their open packet and soon we were seeing photos of them on the shelves.

Chatter on many Facebook groups indicate they are an early release in New South Wales and that they’ll roll out to Melbourne in two weeks. That’s the end of October, so… my birthday! Happy Halloween too!

News flash!

Arnott’s is releasing more biscuits in 2024 – savoury! Check out my article on BBQ shapes and Savoys / Jatz.

Long awaited, but not by me

I wasn’t the biggest fan of Tim Tams before going gluten free but I was always going to do a review of these new GF biscuits. I know folks will be keen to know!

My mum managed to find my packet! Very handy since I visited the same Coles the day before and the day after, nothing, and then sold out!

You can see the review further down the page and a photo of my husband blindfolded. 😁

The packaging of arnotts gluten free tim tams. The packet looks like usual tim tams but half the packet is green.
I quite like the green!

What we know about gluten free Tim Tams

They come in a packet of seven and are priced at $5.50 per packet at Woolworths. The packet weighs in at 150g.

So, how does this compare to regular Tim Tams? Ever the maths nerd I’ve figured this out.

Regular gluteny Tim Tams are around $4.50 for a packet of 11 biscuits and weigh in at 200g.

Here’s a bit of a side by side comparison, regular first, GF second.

  • Price per 100g. $2.25 vs. $3.66
  • Weight per biscuit. 18g vs. 21g
  • Price per biscuit. 41 cents vs 79 cents.

So the gluten free Tim Tams will be a bit chunkier, and naturally they are far more expensive (but we already expected that).

Allergens and ingredients

Allergens: Milk, soy, egg. No may contain warning.

A close up image of ingredients for gluten free tim tams
This photo was kindly and anonymously uploaded to a Facebook group.

Where can I buy gluten free Tim Tams?

Back in 2022 Katz released their copycat Krispy Kreme donuts across Australia in selected Woolworths stores. People were absolutely desperate to find them and this page helped guide people to them. So I thought I’d do the same here and keep adding supermarkets as I hear about them.

Note: I am adding locations that people have mentioned on Facebook and Instagram. I haven’t personally seen them on the shelves in any of these locations. I’m updating this throughout the day, so refresh if you don’t see a place near you!

See the store type in brackets after the suburb. Woolies (W), IGA (I), Coles (C).

Second note: Lots of people are getting them by asking the staff, with boxes being out the back. So be sure to ask! 😊

ACT

Gungahlin (W), Majura Park SC (W), Woden (W).

New South Wales

Ashfield (W), Bass Hill Plaza (W), Baulkham Hills, Bonnels Bay (C), Bowral (W), Brookvale (W at Warringah Mall), Budgewoi (C), Burwood (W), Cambridge Gardens (C), Camden (W), Chatswood (W), Chullora (W), Corrimal (W), Cranebrook (C), Crows Nest (W, C), Dapto (C, W), Earlwood (C), Erina (C), Erskine Park (I), Figtree (W), Frenchs Forest (W), Glenmore Park (W), Glenrose (W), Grafton, Hillsdale South Point SC (W), Hornsby (W), Howlong (I), Kellyville (W), Kincumber (C), Kurri Kurri, Leichhardt (W), Marrickville (W), Matraville (W), Minto Mall SC (W), Mount Annan (W), Old Bar (C), Pagewood, Penrith Plaza (W), Picton (C), Rouse Hill (W), Schofield’s (C), St Clair (W), St Marys (W), Swansea (W), Sylvania (C), Sylvania Southgate SC (W), The Ponds (W), Thornleigh (W), Tuggerah (C), Tuggerah Westfield (W),Waterloo (C), West Gosford (C), Winston Hills, Wolli Creek (W), Woy Woy (C), Wyong (C), Yamba.

Victoria

Altona Meadows, Bacchus Marsh (C), Balaclava (C), Barkley Square (C), Bendigo (C), Blackburn North (C, W), Blackburn south (W), Box Hill (W), Brandon Park (C), Braybrook (C), Brimbank (W), Broadmeadows (C, W), Brunswick (C), Brunswick West (C), Bundoora Square (C), Burwood Brickworks (W), Carrum Downs (W), Casey Central (C), CBD – Spencer St (C), CBD – Melbourne Central (C), Chirnside Park (C), Coburg, Pentridge (I), Corio (C), Craigieburn (W), Cranbourne (C), Daylesford (C), Diamond Creek (C), Dingley Village (W), Drysdale (W), Eastland (W), Eden Rise (C), Epsom (W), Essendon (C), Fairfield (IGA), Ferntree Gully (W), Forest Hill, Forest Hill Chase (C), Frankston (C), Gladstone Park (W), Greensborough (C), Greenvale Lakes (W), Golden Square (W), Hastings (C), Heidelberg (W), Karingal (C), Kennington (W), Kensington (W), Knox Westfield (C), Lilydale (C), Manor Lakes (C), Maryborough (W), Melton (W), Mentone (C), Mill Park Lakes (C), Moe (W), Moonee Ponds (C), Mooroolbark (C), Mount Waverley (I), Mulgrave Waverley Gardens (C), Northcote (C), Pakenham Cardinia Lakes (C), Parkmore (C), Phillip Island (W), Point Cook Town Centre (C), Prahran (C), Port Melbourne (C), Rosebud (C), Rowville Stud Park (C), Sale (C), Sanctuary Lakes (C), Selandra Rise (W), South Morang, Plenty Rd (W), South Morang, Westfield SC (W), Somerville (W), South Melbourne (W), Southland (C), Sunbury (C, W), Traralgon (C), Vermont (C), Vermont South (C), Warrnambool North (C), Wendouree (C), Werribee Pacific SC (W), Westmeadows (I), Williamstown (C), Woodlea (C), Yarraville (C).

South Australia

Adelaide City (C), Greenacres (C), Marion (C), Newton Village (C), Warrandale (C).

Queensland

Albany Creek (C), Arana Hills (C), Armidale (C), Aspley (C), Birkdale (W), Booval (W), Britinya (C), Browns Plains (C), Bundamba (I), Beaudesert (C), Brookside SC (C), Browns Plains Grand Plaza SC (W, C), Camp Hill (W), Capalaba Park (C), Carina (I), Carindale (C), Chermside (C), Cleveland (C), Deception Bay (W), Everton Park North West Plaza (W), Fairfield (C), Goodna (W), Greenslopes (C), Jimboomba (C), Kallangur (C), Lutwyche (W), Manly West (W), Mermaid Waters, Q Centre (W), Mount Gravatt (C), Mount Gravatt Plaza (C),Mount Onmmaney (C), Murrumba Downs (C), New Farm(C), Newstead (W), Park Ridge (C), Pimpana (C), Richlands Fresh and Save, Stafford (W), Robina (C, The Kitchens), Rochedale (Drakes), Springfield, Springwood (C), Taigum (C), Toowong (C), Underwood (W), West End (C), Woolloongabba (C), Yarrabilba (C),

Tasmania

Bernie (C), Bridgewater (C, W), Devonport (W), Eastlands SC (C, W), Glebe Hill Village (C), Glenorchy Central (W), Hobart CBD (W), Kings Meadows (C, W), Kingston (W), Launceston Wellington St (W), Launceston Kmart Plaza (C), Mowbray (C, W), New Town (C), Northgate (C), Port Sorell (W), Prospect (W), Shoreline (W), Sorell (C), Ulverstone (W), Upper Bernie, Wynyard (W).

Western Australia

Alexander Heights (C, W), Applecross (W), Armadale (W), Atwell (I), Aveley (W), Baldivis (C, I, W), Banksia Grove (C), Beechboro (C), Beeliar (C), Belmont (W), Bennett Springs (W), Bertram (I), Booragoon (C), Bull Creek (W), Bunbury (C), Busselton (W), Byford (I, W), Canning Vale (C) Carine (I), Dianella (C, W), Darch (I), Dog Swamp (C), Eaton (W), Ellenbrook (W), Forest Lakes (C), Gosnells (C), Geraldton (W), Greenwood (C), Innaloo (C, W), Joondalup (C), Kardinya (C), Karratha (C), Karrinyup (C), Kingsley (I), Kingsway (W), Kinross (I), Lakelands (C), Lakeside (W), Leederville West (C), Leeming (I), Maddington (W), Margaret River (C), Maylands (C), Midland (W), Mirrabooka (C), Mount Hawthorn (I), Mount Lawley (I), Mount Pleasant (W), Noranda (C, W), North Perth (C), Ocean Keys (C), Padbury (I), Port Kennedy (I), Quinn (I), Rain Square (C), Rockingham (W), Scarborough (C), Singleton (W), Southlands (W), South Lakes (C), Square (I), Subiaco (C), South Perth (I), Tom Price (I), Thornlie Square (W), Victoria Park (C, W), Wanneroo (C), Warnbro (W), Warwick (C) Wembley Downs (I), West Leederville (C) Whitfords SC (W), Woodvale (W).

Review

So I thought I’d do a two panel review. One by me and one by my husband who of course always jumps at the opportunity to eat treats.

We bought a packet of regular Tim Tams to do a blind taste test. I prepped my husband with not one but two blindfolds, one of which is the headband from my daughters mermaid costume I made earlier this year.

A blindfolded man eating a biscuit.
His blindfold is held in place with the headband from my daughter’s mermaid costume!

Regular Tim Tam: A bit more firm, slightly more solid structure.

GF Tim Tam: Slightly more crumbly and more melty (it is a 28°C right now in Melbourne).

Following this he asked if I’d just given him two from the same packet. He said both are really good, but if he had to pick one… it was the gluten free one!

Okay, I admit for the first one I tried I didn’t take any notes, as I was writing what my husband was saying. But here’s a few things I noticed, in terms of smell it’s pretty much exactly the same. The OG Tim Tams maybe have slightly more of a cocoa aroma. But there’s definitely no weird smells with the GF ones.

You can do a Tim Tam slam with them! I did one but as you can see above I took quite a big initial bite, which isn’t great for slamming. But, it did survive and it was a gooey chocolately mess. Highly reccomend!

I ate one straight from the fridge later on and it was great. The other thing I noticed is that it’s not leaving crumbs… How amazing is that for a gluten free biscuit?!

One bad thing about gluten free Tim Tams

So the one bad thing in my view is that they honestly look absolutely identical. If you had these on a platter at an afternoon tea or a conference and they weren’t in the packet I think you’d get pretty huge anxiety over which were the right ones.

Even after I put the two on the plate for my husband to try I second guessed myself on which one was which.

So! Lovely non-gluten free people, if you are buying these keep them in the packet until you serve them to your coeliac pal!

PRODUCT DETAILS

Gluten free: Legit, nil detected.
Vegetarian / vegan: Vegetarian? It does contain cochineal food colouring.
Allergens: Milk, soy, egg. May contain: Nil.
Serving size: 7 biscuits.

If you need a Tim Tam biscuit that is milk, egg or soy free, the Woolworth’s brand double choc biscuits will fit the bill. They are both gluten free and vegan.

Leave a comment!

Have you found them? Let me know where! Better yet, have you tried them? Were they amazing? Please leave a comment or reach out to me on Instagram or Facebook.

If you’re after more gluten free biscuits then head to the reviews, I’ve tried a few!


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6 thoughts on “Gluten free Tim Tams are finally here!”

    • I got to try them and I agree – just how I remember them! So nice to have this treat back.

      Thank you for sharing where you found them! Kati x

  • GF Tim Tams, spotted in ALBANY CREEK Coles (QLD).
    They’re delicious. They’re so similar to the regular Tim tams..you can tell they’re GF, but still amazing! If the Mint slices are 12/10 the Tim Tams are sitting at about a 10/10!!

    • I’m so glad you found them Cass! It sounds like it’s been trickier to find these in Queensland. And what a review! Arnott’s is really nailing the gluten free range.

      It certainly makes thinking about future products exciting. Kati x

  • Managed to purchase a packet @ Coles Waterloo NSW a few days ago. Pretty disappointing with only 7 TimTams in the pack and as you point out Katie “Price per biscuit. 41 cents vs 79 cents.” is twice the price for the GF product compared to the OG muggle version. Seeing it’s been 20 years since Id’ eaten a TimTim I thought I’d ration myself. Who am I kidding? 😉

    Pulled two from the pack and got stuck in! Hmmm…delicious! so went back for a 3rd then stopped there because “Gee the packet’s almost half GONE!. Next night….same again. Managed to save the last one for the 3rd night.

    Banana, Bulla Murray St. Vanilla ice cream, Hershey’s Choc syrup and a GF TimTam! YES!!!!

    Yep they ARE delicious but sadly now relegated to the “only buy when on special” list because of the GF tax. If there were 10 in the pack for $5.95 I’d probably buy fortnightly.

    FYI Coles Waterloo NSW is now out of stock 😉

    • Your ice cream dessert 20 years in the making sounds amazing! Truly a dish worthy of having a GF Tim Tam as its crown.

      I think once the hype dies down it will certainly become a special occasion or on special item. At least then it won’t be flying off the shelves like it is now. 😊

      Your point about 10 for $5.95 is something I’ve been pondering myself. A packet of 11, like a regular one, at the same price per biscuit would have ended up as $8.69. I am guessing they did some market research to get to a price point folks were willing to pay. 🫤

      Kati x

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