A Tim Tam Slam is all about drawing your hot coffee through a Tim Tam, to make the inside warm and gooey. Best practiced in the comfort of your own home, in front of the tellie, with the heater on...
If your not entirely sure what I am talking about here, you really are missing out. You bite the opposite corners of your chocolate Tim Tam, dunk one corner into your coffee, and before it melts, you suck the other corner, drawing coffee into the biscuit. You end up with a warm gooey centre, and melting chocolate. Luckily there are 12 Tim Tams in a pack, so you can get plenty of practice! For that added advantage, try keeping your Tim Tams in the fridge.
This week, I plan to try the same treat with a Twix and Mint Slice.
When was the last time you tried the Tim Tam Slam?
Purchase any Fair Trade Product from the Fair Trade Gift Catalogue from our friends at Games From Everywhere and they will send you a freshly roasted bag of Premium, Bay Beans Organic Fair Trade Coffee Beans complimentary with your purchase. This offer is strictly limited, so jump on over and take a look at some Classic, Clever and Beautiful games from the Fair Trade catalogue.
About Fair Trade
So, What is Fair Trade?
In the context of the Fair Trade Movement around the world, Fair Trade is international trade in which producers are paid a fair price. The movement advocates the payment of a higher price to producers as well as social and environmental standards.
Fair Trade means that those who work - particularly in developing countries - are paid properly for their labour. Fair trade's strategic intent is to work with marginalised producers and workers in order to help them move towards economic self-sufficiency and stability. It also aims to allow them to become greater stakeholders in their own organisations, as well as play a wider role in international trade.
Fair Trade proponents include a number of international development aid, social, religious and environmental organisations such as Christian Aid, SERRV International, Oxfam, Amnesty International, Catholic Relief Services, and Caritas International.
Whenever we are dealing with hand made games, we seek out Fair Trade producers - those who are being paid fairly for their work. Fair Trade promotes ethical international trade, it rejects sweat shop labour and encourages you, the customer, to do your bit and use your buying power to strenthen producers who truly do look after their workers in developing countries.
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The Team at
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With all this talk recently about taxing GST Exempt online purchases, to "level the playing field" for traditional stores, I am pleased to see evidence that the solution is not in taxing and over-governing society, but rather allowing the entrepreneurs of this world to think about solutions that work for the people.
Enter Mike Boyde, from CupStart who has developed an application for internet enabled mobile devices so customers can order and pay for their coffee BEFORE they arrive at their local cafe. It means the customer saves time, and there is no cash that exchanges hands at the register. Mike originally thought that his service would benefit the time poor, but didn't realise the adoption rate being so high due to the cashless benefit.
In America, there is a shift towards Near Field Communication, and phone manufacturers will soon be releasing devices with the technology built in, along with high profile companies like Google via Android and Paypal wanting a slice of the action, I can guarantee its going to be a hot bit of real estate.
My point here is that the issue around GST-Exempt offshore internet purchases creating an unlevel playing field for our retail stores in Australia just is not true.. in fact, its a complete lie. The difference between the price of products that can be bought here AND offshore via the internet is a lot more than 10% - in some cases, I can quote items that are 30 and 40% difference in price. The internet is only the vehicle for the popularity of offshore purchases, we in Australia have been paying the likes of Gerry Harvey premium dollars for a lot longer than the surge in popularity of the internet, and the introduction of the GST. Its time we got smarter and adapt to the changing ways of the world and service our customers better, not govern our people and companies to the point where we are excluded from the global playing field. . This is a global economy.