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    The USA Has Stolen Tim Tams From Australia And I Am Personally Offended

    This is an outright crime against Australians.

    As a proud and passionate Australian, I can tell you that few biscuits arouse the same sense of patriotism as a hallowed Tim Tam.

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    A creamy filling, sandwiched between two crunchy biccies and coated in chocolate? Siri, play "Waltzing Matilda".

    So, you can imagine my distress when my dear, Los Angeles-based uncle innocently sent through a photo of an "Aussie-style" biscuit that appeared on the shelves of Trader Joe's.

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    Look FAMILIAR!?

    That's right, my fellow patriots, your eyes are not deceiving you. The downright dirty, American thieves have gone and created their very own version of our beloved Tim Tam biccie.

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    Props and styling courtesy of my uncle — I cannot confirm whether the American flag comes free with every biscuit purchase. But, you know, it's not unlikely.

    And I'm not the only one who's cottoned on to this duplicity.

    Um, did Trader Joe’s just come out with their version of a Tim Tam? 👀

    Hey Trader Joes, what is this abomination? And does @ArnottsBikkies know about this TimTam ripoff?

    Twitter: @LJSearles

    @about_KAS this is the Trader Joe’s knockoff of the Tim Tam. Although it’s good, I would still give the Tim Tam the slight edge because I feel their chocolate tastes better. This is more of a milk chocolate & you already know the American chocolate quality is pretty inferior🤪

    Twitter: @Teresa7277

    Stacked view (Tim Tams on top level) - Taste test: Tim Tam is less sweet, so you don't feel as bad if you eat the same amount, also smoother chocolate, US chocolate continues to (mostly) disappoint. Winner: classic Tim Tam (but I wouldn't turn down the Trader Joe's effort).

    Twitter: @kevinlew

    If that wasn't enough, Trader Joe's have added further insult to injury by mocking our precious Vegemite on the bloody box!

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    Yes, it's brown and yeasty and vegetable-derived — but it's delicious. Christ, let us live!

    So, just watch your back, USA. We'll be coming for your precious Milk Duds and Reese's Pieces and Hershey's bars next.

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