back from honeymoon downunder

Oct 23rd, 2002, 06:47 PM
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Welcome to Food Chat!

How funny! Like Debbie, on my first trip to Australia I too noticed the lack of bagels as a food source.....(that's the former East Coaster part of me)...also, the lack of a really good salad bar (that's the West Coast part of me, where I now live). Having a fairly entrepeneurial sort of bent, I started fantazing about moving, opening either a bagel shop or fantasic salad bar (ala "Fresh Choice") and becoming fabulously weathly.

I'm not a person who craves sweets, although I have had Tim Tams (can you avoid it)? My downfall was Twisties. I developed a serious Twisty problem; thankfully I've been through a 12-step program and I'm ok now.

Shannon, you must go back to Tassie though -- you've missed out on some fabulous cheeses!

Oct 23rd, 2002, 10:11 PM
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Hi Shannon, being a chip lover I can help you - the brand is Red Rock Deli. I haven't tried the Lime & Pepper yet but have the plain Rock Salt as well as Honey & Soy - yum!
Oct 23rd, 2002, 10:59 PM
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Good news for our friends in the "States"..Tim Tams will be in USA soon but under another name.Look out for them!
Oct 24th, 2002, 08:26 AM
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Debbie--no, I am not in Atlanta --Pittsburgh but I will be in Hotlanta this weekend attending the Ga Tech vs UVA football game.

oooh Tim Tams in the US...I hope they don't screw with the recipe! Wonder how long it will be??

J0---thanks for the potato chip help!!! Will have to search around for them or request Simply Oz to find them for me! Would make a great stocking stuffer for the honey.

DOES anyone know if there is a CADBURY product that has HARD chewy caramel in the middle??? I could have sworn the tourguide told me it was nut caramel BUT I broke down and opened up that candy bar today and IT is NOTHING like what I tasted while on tour.

It was chocolate covered but the caramel was not anything like a caramello it was hard like a taffy and it appeared to have bits of small nuts in it.

Sorry I missed the Tassie cheese
Oct 24th, 2002, 12:40 PM
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Shannon, are you talking about Snickers bars?
Oct 24th, 2002, 01:24 PM
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You can also get all sorts of aussie food at:

They have a catalog of products at the Australian consulate offices as well.

Oct 24th, 2002, 03:18 PM
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The chocolate bar you're thinking of might be the Scorched Peanut Bar.
For those interested, you can browse and view a range of foods at the on-line supermarkets, like
Oct 25th, 2002, 06:20 AM
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This is so weird, what we take for granted, just have to mention, im in Perth western australia and doing my weekly shop today only succumbed to 2 packs of tim tams ( they were on a special) Eat your hearts out!!! sorry,
anyway when my mother went to the US last year the things she missed most were lemon squash and fish & chips and a decent cup of tea!
She did love those massive steaks & can't understand why the salad gets served first before the steak. She filled up on the salad & could not eat all the steak, here we eat it all together!
One thing she bought back from our relatives in LA was a recipe for these yummy biccies, they are crackers sandwiched together with peanut paste (butter)and dipped in white or milk chocolate and covered with 100s & 1000s, can anyone tell me what they are called?
happy eating, sue
Oct 25th, 2002, 07:58 AM
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hmmmm peanut butter crackers with chocolate and 100s and 1000s on them???

not a clue.

I can't think of any place to buy something like that other than our local amusement park has Ritz Crackers filled with peanut butter and dipped in regular chocolate but they don't put 100s and 1000s on them??

I don't think it is anything official. We did notice a lack of the peanut butter and chocolate combinations in Oz. IT is my husbands FAVORITE combo. He loves Reese's ANYTHING....even the chocolate ice cream with peanut butter ribbons!!! doesn't even show this NUT CARAMEL bar that I am eating right now. Ingredients--Dairy Milk, with toffee, rice cereal and peanuts.

The only thing I can think of---perhaps the MILK TRAY or other mixed variety chocolate boxes have a hard/chewy caramel chocolate covered sweet in them??

I emailed Cadbury but they didn't answer my question.

OH and another says that Campbell's bought Arnott's and they have an agreement to NOT sell any of their biscuit formulations in the according to her they will NOT be selling Tim Tams (under any name) in the states. Whomever mentioned this--where did you get your information?

I have to go online and put in my order soon for xmas.

I think the reason the salad gets served BEFORE the meal is this--we are impatient and HUNGRY. WE don't like waiting for our they can make the salads in a few minutes and you can eat that while waiting the 15-20mins for your hot food to arrive.

IF anyone knows the real reason---please post!

Oct 26th, 2002, 03:10 AM
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Shannon - that bar you are eating sounds like a Cadbury Picnic. Choc coated, toffee, nuts and rice crisps - all bumpy on the outside.
I loved the dark choc Milky Way bars we found in America and THOUGHT I bought some on our last trip to bring home. They were the WRONG BARS! Aaaahh! Anyway, they have just brought out a dark Mars Bar here which is exactly the same - yum!
Oct 26th, 2002, 05:25 AM
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Or possibly a Chokito bar? It has a chewy centre with rice crisps on top all coated in of my faves!
Oct 27th, 2002, 06:27 PM
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HI again,
Mt imformation came from news radio(630 AM)They were talking about the fact that for US markets they were going to change the name to...(and I cant remember!!!!it was 2 words and the were both the same word I think)I was interested because my other half is from San Fran and we keep sending Tim Tams to our friends there...
Oct 28th, 2002, 09:44 PM
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Please Melodie keep bagels in the USA we much prefer our lovely bread or French/Italian bread. I think bagels are an acquired taste like vegemite. I am surprised that you couldn't find nice salad bars because we have more consumption of that sort of food compaired to the USA. I always get withdrawal from veggies when I go to the US - where are the beans, peas, cauli, broc and all the rest...... mostly fried stuff there.
Oct 29th, 2002, 02:31 AM
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Funny - I am from Perth Western Australia too. Last week Tim Tams were on special at Coles for AU$1.75 - US0.96. I love the new "Limited Edition" Fudge ones.

Yum - the best biscuits as we call them (cookies? in the US) in the world.
Oct 29th, 2002, 08:06 AM
John in Miami
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Mmmm...Tim Tams...Yum!

I'd love to find XXXX beer in the States. Anyone know where I could find some? I'm getting really thirsty!

John in Miami
Nov 5th, 2002, 09:26 AM
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hmmm not sure where you might get XXXX

I put in my order for TIM TAMS and LIFT....lift is backordered...

but should be getting Tim Tams soon I regular and dark chocolate.

The shipping on the LIFT cost more than the product itself. OH 12 bottles. I will have to ration 1/month ;-)

SO how do I RETIRE in AUSSIE????

FIGURE we could come and live there and travel around for a few years after we retire.

IT would double my spending $$$ assuming in 30 years the rates are still the same!

I sure miss that place.......
being back in the real world SUCKS....

only thing keeping me sane is planning my European vacation for the 1 year anniversary. IF I only had 2-3 weeks to take to Aussie again...that is where I would be headed.

I am trying to squeeze 8 days to Belgium, Luxembourg, Paris, Netherlands and Western Germany....just enough to give me a taste of the places to see if they are worth coming back and exploring my AUSSIE trip!
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