The full trivia encyclopedia on one of Australia's national foods.
The world is full of injustices. After spending time chatting with many of the lovely ladies on some of the various IRC channels, it has become painfully apparent that there are many people who's lives are lacking a crucial part of what should be a complete diet... Tim Tams!
I recently spoke with someone at Arnott's Biscuits Ltd, who sent me a bit of info about the company. I have transferred most of that onto this page. For the time being this page is some trivial knowledge type background info so that these presently uneducated people can gain an appreciation of just what their lives have been missing.
There's also heaps of info about chocolate in a Chocolate Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page that I recently found.
Arnott's Biscuits Limited is, by far, Australia's largest biscuit manufacturer with a predominant share of the Australian biscuit industry. It produces one of the widest ranges of biscuits available anywhere in the world. The Arnott's name originates from a bloke by the name of William Arnott, who was born in 1827. As a youth he apprenticed as a baker and pastry cook. He came to Australian with his younger brother in 1850. After various highs and lows, William Arnott finally set himself up in Newcastle making bread, biscuits, pies and cakes. The business flourished, and thus the Arnott's corporate empire begins. William Arnott died in 1901, aged 74, and by that time his five sons had taken over the management of the business. In 1904 a limited liability company was formed, and has gone from strength to strength ever since, with numerous acquisitions along the way. Always one of the great true blue Australian companies, majority ownership went overseas when Campbell Soup Co of the United States bought a major share holding interest in 1995. In 1995, Arnott's also celebrated its 130th Anniversary, and currently employs over 3500 people.
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