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Old 25 March 2011, 07:39 PM
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Default TimTams contain WHAT?

Comment: This looks photoshopped, but my buddy insists it is not...
manufacturer website doesn't indicate anything of the sort, either.

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Old 25 March 2011, 07:47 PM
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Sounds appetizing... IF YOU'RE HANNIBAL LECTER! YIKES!!

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Old 25 March 2011, 07:49 PM
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Weird Al twitpic'd this from his Australian tour a few days ago.
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Old 25 March 2011, 07:55 PM
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I'd still eat them.
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Old 25 March 2011, 07:56 PM
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Got a box (imported) sitting at home, along with about 20 of the ones sold locally at Target - no such label.
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Old 25 March 2011, 10:14 PM
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I too have both imported and domestic TimTams and found no such label.
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Old 25 March 2011, 10:25 PM
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Just checked the packet of classic dark chocolate TimTams in the cupboard - no such label.

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Old 25 March 2011, 10:41 PM
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So is Weird Al a master of photoshop or is the label a joke, deliberate or not on the part of Tim Tam? Browsing other photos on Weird Al's Twitpic, it certainly looks like his hand, the wedding ring matches the one in several other shots so do the nails and just the general appearance of the hand. So he either grabbed this bar shot it with his phone and shopped it in later or it really looked like that on the shelf?

Is there a smart phone app (iPhone or Droid) that lets 'shop photos easily? I know there is an actual iPhone Photoshop app, don't know how realistic the end results are.

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Old 26 March 2011, 04:22 AM
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Oh damn, now I'm going to have to buy a pack and eat every single tim tam just to see if any of them taste of human flesh.

Oh the terrible sacrifices I make for Snopes!!
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Old 26 March 2011, 06:53 AM
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I was given a box—that's 24 packets—of black forest TimTams for my birthday. I haven't actually opened it yet because I've only just managed to clear the stockpile I already had in the cupboard from the last time they were on sale.
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Old 26 March 2011, 10:07 AM
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It is fake. Quality Assurance processes would ensure there was ABSOLUTELY no trace of peanuts in the Tim Tams.
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Old 26 March 2011, 01:12 PM
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I used to work for Arnotts and my mate on the biscuit assembly line, Three Fingered Bazza, reckons that on 99.9% of packets, the warning is simply superfluous.
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Old 26 March 2011, 04:37 PM
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I'd still eat them.
So would I.

I get them two or three times a year from my Aussie friend and they never last a day in this house. (because I share... and we're all pigs).
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It is fake. Quality Assurance processes would ensure there was ABSOLUTELY no trace of peanuts in the Tim Tams.
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I used to work for Arnotts and my mate on the biscuit assembly line, Three Fingered Bazza, reckons that on 99.9% of packets, the warning is simply superfluous.
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Old 26 March 2011, 07:23 PM
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Shame about the peanuts.
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Old 26 March 2011, 07:35 PM
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Human flesh is added for textural integrity. It helps preserve the structure of the biscuit whilst Slamming.
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Old 27 March 2011, 12:48 AM
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So is Weird Al a master of photoshop....?
I follow Weird Al on Twitter, and he's posted some 'shopped pictures before, such as him struggling under the weight of an enormous avocado, and pictures of his band looking enormously fat from supposedly eating too much junk food while on tour.
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Old 27 March 2011, 03:30 AM
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So would I.

I get them two or three times a year from my Aussie friend and they never last a day in this house. (because I share... and we're all pigs).
They're on sale at Target (for about another week, then they're gone until October). Pepperidge Farm merely imports them - they're still made in Australia.
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Old 24 July 2012, 03:26 AM
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I sent an email to Arnotts, the maker of Tim Tam biscuits, and I got the following reply...

Hi Jennifer,
Thanks for your email.
Please be assured that the image you refer to is a hoax and the packet of Tim Tam biscuits was photoshopped. The message shown does not appear on pack and is not an ingredient in any of our products.
Regards,
Dawn
Consumer Contact Representative
24 George Street | North Strathfield | NSW | 2137 | Australia
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Old 24 July 2012, 05:29 AM
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So is Weird Al a master of photoshop or is the label a joke, deliberate or not on the part of Tim Tam? Browsing other photos on Weird Al's Twitpic, it certainly looks like his hand, the wedding ring matches the one in several other shots so do the nails and just the general appearance of the hand. So he either grabbed this bar shot it with his phone and shopped it in later or it really looked like that on the shelf?
Perhaps a fan gave him one at a gig. In these days of Photoshop and laser printing it wouldn't take much for a random person to make up a fake candy wrapper & wrap it around a candy bar; epically if you are going to give it to a jokester like Al?
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Old 24 July 2012, 04:21 PM
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Are they really that good? I just saw some the other day and considered it, then thought - nah. And I hadn't seen them before. Strangely enough I think it was at a bookstore.
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