7 Aussie Foods Every Backpacker Needs To Try

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Published 08th February, 2017
Article author - Katie Tiffin

If you haven't tried these Australian treats, have you really travelled Australia? Which weird & wonderful Aussie foods are your favourites?

Tim Tams

Due to the dangerously addictive nature of these chocolate biscuits, a packet of Tim-Tams is unlikely to last more than ten minutes once opened. You'll crave them back home.

Vegemite

Love it or hate it - you can’t leave Australia without trying the nation’s favourite spread. Australians love Vegemite so much they not only spread it on toast and sandwiches but also add it everything from pizza and pastries to cheesecake and roast pork. Start with a small amount and build it up from there.

Fairy Bread

A slice of white bread topped with lashings of butter and hundreds and thousands, fairy bread is a staple of Australian children’s parties. Weirdly delicious, whatever your age.

Kangaroo

Although eating kangaroos is considered slightly controversial, kangaroo meat is incredibly healthy as it contains less than 2% fat and is high in both Omega-3s and protein. Plus, they're only hunted or farmed as pests, they're not endangered at all! Kangaroo steaks, sausages, and burgers are all tasty ways to enjoy this healthy meat.

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Golden Gaytime

Toffee and vanilla ice cream dipped in chocolate and honeycomb; it’s not surprising this is Australia’s favourite ice cream! Grab a gaytime for a GAYTIME.

Witchetty Grub

You’re unlikely to find a Witchetty Grub in your local supermarket, but this wood-eating larvae has historically been a staple in the diets of Aboriginal Australians. Although it looks like an oversized maggot, it apparently tastes like chicken. You'll be forgiven if you skip this one out...

Lamingtons

Apparently named after the 1895 Governor of Queensland, a Lamington is two squares of sponge cake separated by cream, coated in chocolate, and rolled in desiccated coconut. Although kiwis seem to claim these too...


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7 Aussie Foods Every Backpacker Needs To Try

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Published 08th February, 2017
Article author - Katie Tiffin

If you haven't tried these Australian treats, have you really travelled Australia? Which weird & wonderful Aussie foods are your favourites?

Tim Tams

Due to the dangerously addictive nature of these chocolate biscuits, a packet of Tim-Tams is unlikely to last more than ten minutes once opened. You'll crave them back home. 

Vegemite

Love it or hate it - you can’t leave Australia without trying the nation’s favourite spread. Australians love Vegemite so much they not only spread it on toast and sandwiches but also add it everything from pizza and pastries to cheesecake and roast pork. Start with a small amount and build it up from there. 

Fairy Bread

A slice of white bread topped with lashings of butter and hundreds and thousands, fairy bread is a staple of Australian children’s parties. Weirdly delicious, whatever your age.  

Kangaroo

Although eating kangaroos is considered slightly controversial, kangaroo meat is incredibly healthy as it contains less than 2% fat and is high in both Omega-3s and protein. Plus, they're only hunted or farmed as pests, they're not endangered at all! Kangaroo steaks, sausages, and burgers are all tasty ways to enjoy this healthy meat.

Roo_Blog

Golden Gaytime

Toffee and vanilla ice cream dipped in chocolate and honeycomb; it’s not surprising this is Australia’s favourite ice cream! Grab a gaytime for a GAYTIME.

Witchetty Grub

You’re unlikely to find a Witchetty Grub in your local supermarket, but this wood-eating larvae has historically been a staple in the diets of Aboriginal Australians. Although it looks like an oversized maggot, it apparently tastes like chicken. You'll be forgiven if you skip this one out... 

Lamingtons

Apparently named after the 1895 Governor of Queensland, a Lamington is two squares of sponge cake separated by cream, coated in chocolate, and rolled in desiccated coconut. Although kiwis seem to claim these too...


Inspired to travel? Click here to start your Australian adventure!

For more info about travelling Oz, check out our Ultimate Guide to Backpacking Australia here.

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