Arnott’s Tim Tam Gelato Messina Coconut & Lychee

Never in a mil­lion years would I have ima­gined that Arnott’s would come out with a lychee fla­voured Tim Tam. But they did and I could not wait to get them into my hands (and tummy) — it took less than 12 hours! These are Arnott’s Tim Tam Gelato Messina Coconut & Lychee and they’re one of four fla­vours released dur­ing February 2017 in col­lab­or­a­tion with Gelato Messina and inspired by gelato fla­vours in their lineup.

These have two bis­cuits sand­wich­ing a lychee fla­voured but­ter­cream and enrobed in a coconut fla­voured white chocol­ate. I was always dis­ap­poin­ted by the lack of lychee fla­vour in their coconut & lychee sorbet, so was curi­ous to see if their Tim Tam would fare bet­ter.

The Tim Tams smells like coconut and white chocol­ate, much like the Raffaello by Ferrero Rocher, and comes through on tast­ing ahead of a light flor­al lychee fla­vour as you reach the but­ter­cream. The lychee fla­vour builds in the body, recall­ing a sweet, ripe and juicy fresh lychee before a slight savoury note in the bis­cuit reigns in the sweet­ness a tad, leav­ing a pleas­antly sweet coconut and white chocol­ate fin­ish fol­lowed by a light lychee after­taste.

The lychee fla­vour is more prom­in­ent in their Tim Tam format than their ori­gin­al gelato format. But these Tim Tams are still best eaten one at a time, as the coconut fla­vour washes out lychee fla­vour by the second bis­cuit. But that’s prob­ably just as well, as the recom­men­ded serving size is one bis­cuit!

This pack­age of Arnott’s Tim Tam Gelato Messina Lychee & Coconut con­tained 9 bis­cuits. It was pro­duced in Australia and was pur­chased in Sydney, Australia in 2017.