POPSUGAR Celebrity

5 Iconic Australian Foods

Jan 26 2012 - 11:10am

Happy Australia Day, mates! One thing is certain about that very large continent down under: they have totally unique food products. Vegemite is perhaps the most famous — or infamous depending on how you feel about it — of these five foods we're looking at (have you ever tried it?), but all of them have secured spots in the hearts of Australians. Check out some awesomely Australian snacks and lollies.

Source: Flickr User Thinkstock [1], Flickr User tolomea [2], Flickr User Wade Rockett [3]

Musk Sticks

Also called "musk lollies," these semisoft sticks have a floral, musky flavor.

Source: Flickr User Wade Rockett [4]

Nestlé Milo

This chocolate or malt powder is mixed with water or milk to produce a very popular fortified beverage. It has also been made into a chocolate bar.

Source: Flickr User britain [5]

Violet Crumble

Honeycomb toffee coated in chocolate — just thinking about it makes me hungry. Named in part after the creator's wife's favorite flower, Violet Crumble is now one of the best-selling chocolate bars in Australia.

Source: Flickr User Like_the_Grand_Canyon [6]

Tim Tam

The original Tim Tam was two layers of chocolate malt biscuits with a light chocolate cream filling and coated in chocolate. According to the company, about 400 million biscuits are sold each year to Australians.

Source: Flickr User trekkyandy [7]


This Australian paste is made from brewers' yeast extract. It's actually a byproduct of beer production. It's incredibly salty and even a little bit bitter. The most common way to eat it is to spread some butter on toast, and then spread a thin layer of Vegemite over it.

Source: Flickr User tolomea [8]

How Many of These Have You Tried?

This slideshow has officially made us hungry for Aussie snack food (and also for a little vacation down under). We want to know — how many, if any, of these have you tried?

Source URL