I assume everyone has heard about Vegemite, so we won’t do him yet. But think about this, you’ve got a jar of that nasty black stuff, what do you do with it? You put it on Australia’s national symbol, the SAO biscuit, that’s what.
This little baby should be in the Aussie Icons Hall of Fame, yet no bastard seems to know about it except us! As a savoury dish topped with cheese and tomato (or Vegemite), it’s the backbone of our great institution – the ‘Afternoon Tea’, and it can even create a decent ‘Devonshire Tea‘ as a sweet delight when topped with jam and cream (obviously you should use scones, but I’m talking about the bachelor’s version). Then of course there’s that quintessential Australian treat, the vanilla slice. You really should click that link, it’s a recipe.
Aren’t you just sick and tired of all that false advertising or packaging that have pictures that bear absolutely no resemblance to the product inside. You know what I’m talking about, just look at any frozen dinner and you’ll see what I mean. But the SAO is different, for example this is a packet of cheese and tomato SAOs and this is what you get….
Now, for a change of pace, let’s look at something Little Miss Moi mentioned in her comments, Peck’s Anchovette paste. Foreigners carry on about Vegemite and how salty it is, well this shit makes Vegemite taste like strawberry jam. I had to go and buy this because I never eat it, I like the Salmonella Lobster myself. There is not a Baby Boomer in Oz who hasn’t been scared for life by the inclusion of a Peck’s Paste sandwich in their lunch box.
Moving, on…the one on the right is a jar of beetroot. There are two things I learned about beetroot while I was living in America: it’s the quickest way to tell the difference between an Aussie hamburger and a Yankie one(ours has it, yours doesn’t), and they actually do come in a form other than sliced and swimming in vinegar (I also discovered that both asparagus and spaghetti didn’t always come in cans too). And now for a bit of fun (for me anyway) click on the link to see them side-by-side.
I’m such a kidder. Stay tuned for even more grocery posts after FunMonday!
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