A graphic circulating online shows a Tim Tam label with a warning that it may contain human flesh. Is this real or fake?
The photo is fake.
Tim Tams are chocolate biscuits produced in Australia. The graphic first came to light in March 2011 when Weird Al tweeted it. It isn’t clear if Weird Al had a hand in creating the image or if he merely passed it on, but that is certainly when it began spreading online. The warning reads, “May contain traces of peanuts and human flesh.”
There are two easy ways to prove this a hoax. First, allergy warnings do not appear by themselves like this on the side of the packaging. Such warnings appear near the ingredients. Second, inspection of a Tim Tam wrapper shows that no such warning exists.
The graphic showing a “human flesh” warning on the side of a Tim Tam package is fake. It has been circulating for several years and popularized on social media when it was tweeted out by Weird Al.