Even more bizarre? The Triple Wafer biscuit - but only in the chocolate flavour - which took out second place.
The list prompted hundreds around the country to register their outrage on social media.
“HOW DOES THE TRIPLE WAFER BEAT THE TIM TAM? #dreaming” raged one very angry Tim Tam fan, with another adding: “This is an outrageous insult to the Tim Tam.”
Said a third: “Original Tim Tam not at the top of the list. Yeah nah I’m gonna have to officially deny the NT is even part of Aus anymore.”
Others were angry that many favourites including the Monte Carlo, Wagon Wheel, Mint Slice, Shapes, Sao and *shock horror* Iced VoVo had been left off the list altogether.
Said one: “I’m just going (to) go ahead and assume that BBQ Shapes have been renamed ‘Jatz’,” a hopeful person said.
Added another: ‘Where are the Iced VoVos.’ Commented a third: ‘Or the Monte Carlos?’
While another critic compiled their own list, filling out places 1 to 8 with Saos!
But most of the fury was directed the NT News’ decision to mix sweet and savoury biscuits in the one list.
Wrote one critic: ‘NT News, you're mixing dry cracker styles with sweet biscuits in that list. What were you thinking? They are two different types of snack that should be ranked in their own categories, never together.’
Added another: ‘This is an absolute mess you guys. Comparing sweet and savoury biscuits is completely insane.’
But NT News’ Deputy Digital Editor David Wood - the man behind the list - refused to back down.
‘Hatred of the Monte Carlo is where this whole thing started,’ he told Melbourne’s 3AW about the Aussie classic biscuit, which didn’t make the top 10.
‘They’re a bit la-di-da for us (NT people). You wouldn’t see us eating one of them.’
The editor also included his grandma’s shortbread biscuits in the list, adding: ‘She used to make them. It was her only endearing quality.’ Ouch!