1. Fairy Bread
Despite the fact that it confuses the rest of the world, fairy bread is probably the food invention that we are most proud of. Basically grab a slice of white bread, spread with butter, and top with hundreds and thousands. You can’t have a kids birthday party without a plate, but that’s not to say it’s not for adults as well.
3. Tim Tams
Yes, they’re now available in a few places in the USA, but they just aren’t on the same level as Aussie Tim Tams. Though they do come in a range of flavours (shout-out to chewy caramel), we all know that original is always the best. Oh, and you haven’t lived until you’ve done a Tim Tam Slam.
Milo is basically malt powder to be mixed with milk, but don’t let that disgusting description fool you – Milo is the drink of the gods. It’s important to get the milk-to-Milo ratio just right. But when we were younger and Mum wasn’t looking, it was all about trying to heap as much Milo in as possible.
If you grow up eating Vegemite, it’s impossible not to love. But that’s because we Aussies know the CORRECT way to enjoy it. Don’t eat it by the spoonful like it’s Nutella; it’ll only make you hate it. Spread it with butter on toast, and it’s the perfect breakfast.
Fantales can be kinda dangerous to eat if it’s a bit cold, as you might lose a tooth or two. But if they’re soft enough, they’re so damn good. They’re basically just chocolate-coated caramel, but they come wrapped in celebrity trivia so you can quiz yourself while trying to unstick your jaw.
14. Sausage Sizzles
Yes, this is just a sausage in white bread with some onions. But what you really get from a sausage sizzle is the experience. Head down to your local Bunnings Warehouse (a hardware shop) on a Saturday morning, and enjoy a hangover-curing sausage sambo while sitting in your car with the door open, drinking a Solo or a Powerade. It’s the best.
While Shapes come in a huge array of flavours, pizza and barbecue are probably the best. It’s just a biscuit topped with flavouring, but you always knew it was going to be a good day when you opened up your school lunch box to find a bag. They’re also a great addition to a last-minute cheese plate.