Food·Posted on 9 Dec 201617 Times Australian Food Was So Extra In 2016At least there were no milkshakes.by Gyan YankovichLifestyle Editor, AustraliaFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. When the "new and improved" Shapes arrived and left everyone shook. @kristianne18 / Via instagram.com The people protested and eventually got their old faves back. 2. When Halal Snack Packs sprung into the limelight. @chubbles__ / Via instagram.com The official Halal Snack Pack Appreciation Society now has over 183,000 members. 3. This 2.4-metre, 75-kilogram snack pack was eventually made. @taystev / Via instagram.com 4. And then the vegan HSPs began to appear. Gyan Yankovich 5. When insane doughnuts became the new milkshakes. Elisa Pie The ~freakshake~ was so 2015. 6. And Messina claimed their new ice cream flavour was "better than a pill at Stereo". @robbie_bucic / Via instagram.com 7. When this Golden Gaytime burger made an appearance at a food truck festival. Kayter Co 8. Then these It's Always A Gay Time doughnuts came into existence. Doughnut Time 9. And when the ~gaynetto~ was invented at last. @laurabelle_23 / Via instagram.com 10. When someone decided to start serving blue algae lattes for $8 each. @matcha_mylkbar / Via instagram.com Melbourne, aye. 11. And rainbow coffee art arrived too. http://@lisakrebs.au / Via instagram.com Fancy and frothy af. 12. When Hungry Jack's claimed to have invented seagull-repellant chip packets. Gyan Yankovich 13. And when polling places took their democracy sausages to a whole new level. @CharisChang2 / Via Twitter: @CharisChang2 14. When someone made the decision to start serving meat pie parmas. @berettas_langwarrin / Via instagram.com Yeah, nah. 15. When fairy bread ice creams blessed everyone's lives. @megdashmade / Via instagram.com 16. When a Sydney café made the biggest big breakfast. @liselleey_ / Via instagram.com 17. And when Australians were introduced to the ~hamdog~. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com The gift nobody ever needed. For more Best of 2016 content, click here! Want more proof that Australia is the craziest place on earth? Sign up for BuzzFeed's "Meanwhile in Australia" newsletter! If you can't see the signup box above, just go here to sign up for BuzzFeed's "Meanwhile in Australia" newsletter!