Tim Tam and Vegemite are the political satirists we didn’t think would exist, but are so grateful for. The iconic Aussie snacks are teaming up on the only elder-abuse I can get behind, bullying UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Tim Tam have rolled out a campaign, beckoning followers to vote for their favourite biscuit flavours based on classic, revolting, British food staples. There are four ambitious (and equally heinous) flavours on offer: bangers & mash, scotch egg, fish & chips and scones & cream.
The prospect of scoffing down a scotch egg flavoured Tim Tam has caused my stomach to flip so violently I fear I have ruined my digestive system forever.
“G’DAY BRITAIN… We heard you might want more Tim Tam biscuits over your way!,” the brand shared in an Instagram post. “Maybe you would love a few flavours more inspired by your British cuisine?
At the end of the post, the brand have tagged in the Prime Ministers official Instagram account.
The posts are a response to a video shared by Boris Johnson, addressing the negotiations between increased vegemite-marmite trade between Australia and the UK that kicked off on Wednesday.
“I want a world in which we send you Marmite, you send us Vegemite, we send you Penguins (popular British chocolate biscuit) and you send us, with reduced tariffs, these wonderful Arnott’s Tim Tams,” Boris Johnson shared in a video.
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“How long can the British people be deprived of the opportunity to have Arnott’s Tim Tams at a reasonable price?”
The Vegemite response saw the iconic yeast spread throw shade towards their UK counterpart, Marmite. The post disperses video footage of Johnson’s speech
“No worries, @borisjohnsonuk. We’ll pop a couple of jars of the good stuff in the post for you this arvo,” the brand wrote. “But don’t worry about sending us any Marmite”