Penguin Biscuits, UK’s version of Tim Tam, finally launching in Australia

Penguin Biscuits have long been considered the United Kingdom’s competitor to Australia’s fiercely beloved Arnott’s Tim Tam. Whether or not they are better is the topic of hot debate amongst expats, but Penguins do at least have the claim of predating the dynamic Aussie treat by more than three decades.

Now more Aussie locals will be able to make the comparison themselves, as snack food brand McVitie’s announces the arrival of Penguin Biscuits down under. They will be waddling into supermarket shelves from 22nd July, the result of recent trade discussions between the two superpowers.

Penguins are described as longer and crunchier than Tim Tam biscuits, although they haven’t seen quite as many flavour iterations.

“The key difference is the crunch factor”, said McVitie’s development chief Mark Schomberg. “Penguins have a great bite to them. They audibly crack when they hit your teeth, whilst still having that delicious chocolate coating, double biscuit layering and chocolate cream filling.”

The Penguin comes in packs of six, retailed at $2.80 and available exclusively at Coles stores from July 22.

Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy-Editor-At-Large of the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.

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