We are in Australia at the moment and that
means lots of new snacks to try. Today we went to the supermarket and stocked
up on some nice little treats. We’re going to be sampling these today and telling you
what they taste like. It appears most of these items are heavily
skewed towards sweets and junk food, but that is not a problem for me. So first up we are going to be trying Shapes
(Arnott’s). These look like some savory crackers and they come in the shape of Australia. Here we have Australia in cracker form and
we are actually here on the east coast in Queensland. It tastes like a pizza cracker. It is nice
and salty. I could munch on these while watching a movie. Well, first up for me is Freckles. Because
I don’t have enough on my arm as it is. This is choc buds with hundreds and thousands
of freckles. Let’s give it a go. It is chocolate-y and crunchy. It is kind
of strange. It is like these things are exploding in my mouth but it does taste good. It has
a very chocolate-y taste. Yeah, thumbs up from me. Next up is a classic. This is Tim Tam original
and the package says the most irresistible chocolate biscuit. Here is my first chocolate Tim Tam. I already
like the smell of it. Okay. It is like a chocolate cookie with a
nice creamy chocolate filling in the middle and it is covered in chocolate. I can’t complain.
That is a lot of chocolate-y goodness. We’ve got Bowen Mango Macadamias. These are
chocolate covered macadamias with mango flavor. We actually went to Bowen and it is the home
of the biggest artificial mango I have ever seen. It was just this massive mango structure.
Bowen is known for its mangoes, so let’s give this a try. It looks pretty big. I’m going
to eat the whole thing. Wow. I’ll tell you what. I love mangoes. I
love chocolate and I love macadamia. This is really good. I’m not sure how this is pronounced. I think
it is Fantales maybe. Honestly, I’m not so sure I’m going to like it just based on the
look of the package but we’ll see. It looks like chocolate. Oh my. Okay, it is
very chewy. Very very chewy. It is getting stuck on my teeth. This actually reminds me
of the kind of candy that your Grandmother would have in her purse. So I don’t like it.
Hahaha. Okay, next up we’ve got some weird looking
candy here: Chicos. I don’t really know what is going on but it’ll be interesting to try
these. These are pretty bizarre. They look like naked
little babies. I’m going to be gobbling up one of these. It is really chewy. That’s not good at all.
I think it is trying to be chocolate-y but it is just so artificially flavored. No thanks. Next up is Lamington. This is a soft sponge
cake that is coated in rich chocolate. Coconut-y. Okay. This is a pleasant surprise.
Honestly, in the supermarket we could only find the Weight Watchers variety so I thought
it was going to be a little bit bland and not very sweet. But it is actually a nice
cake. It is very soft and very spongy. It has a thin layer of chocolate, so it is not
overwhelming and I really like the shredded coconut over top. This would be nice with a cup of tea. Chokito. Chokito. Fifty five grams of chewy
caramel, fudge, crunchy balls and loads of chocolate. I think I’m going to like this
one. Ooh, it is kind of shaped like an O’Henry
bar. Oh, I can taste all of that caramel and fudge.
This is a really really good chocolate bar. This would do well in Canada and US. Next up I’m having a bar called Violet Crumble.
I really like the tagline on this. I says, “It’s the way it shatters that matters.” I
think it is going to be really crunchy. I’m not sure what the filling is. It looks
dry. Like a dry sponge. That is crunchy. It is like coffee meringue. This is surprising.
Or maybe really crunchy caramel mixed in with meringue. I’m kind of confused about this one but it
is super sugary and sweet so I do like it. Next up is Cherry Ripe – the big cherry taste.
I just had a friend on twitter tell me that I’m going to get addicted to this, so I better
watch out. Alright, I think I’m ready for the big cherry
flavor. It taste coconut-y too but you can really
taste the cherries. I think my friend is right. I better not have too many of these or I may
get addicted. Okay, so here we have a Mint Pattie and again
it looks like we accidentally picked out the diet variety. It says 50% less fat. We’ll
see what it is like. I hope it tastes like the After Eight chocolate
squares because I really like those. Okay. It doesn’t have a very strong peppermint
flavor. It is more like a hint of it. The filling is also a little bit chewy. Yep, I
do like it. I’m giving it the thumbs up. These are Anzac biscuits. We were just around
Australia for Anzac day. This will be interesting to try as well. These smell good. They smell very buttery.
Oh wow. That is a lot crunchier than I thought they’d be. That is a nice cookie. It is very rich and
as expected also very buttery. This is Kirk’s Originals. We’ve actually been
seeing this brand a lot here in Australia. I’m going to be sampling the Ginger Beer.
It is called Olde Stoney and it says Australian made since 1865. Alright, so this is already smelling like
medicine. It has a really strong ginger flavor and it doesn’t really smell artificial. This
seems like the real stuff. Sam wants me to chug it like a man, so I’ll
do my best. It has a strong aftertaste. You don’t really
taste the ginger at first but once you swallow it is like the ginger is here. I don’t know. I’m not convinced yet. It probably
wouldn’t be my first choice for a beverage. Let’s leave it at that. Bundaberg. Another kind of ginger beer. And
we’ve become so famous in Australia that look – our photos are on the cover. Hahaha. Yeah,
right. We’ve staying in Pepper’s Hotel in Broad Beach,
which is located in the Gold Coast. And to surprise us they gave us these beverages with
our faces on them. I think I’m almost obligated to like this here. You’re guzzling that. Gingery gingery goodness.
I love anything with ginger. Yeah, this is something I would actually endorse this. Overall, this was a really pleasant surprise
that I liked – I don’t know – over 90% of the things I tried. My favorite being the
Chokito bar followed by the Cherry Ripe bar, which is hardly a surprise because I really
have a sweet tooth. The only thing I really didn’t like were these Chicos. They were not
tasty. Okay, so for my favorites I’m going with the
Shapes crackers. I thought these were really tasty and really flavorful. Kind of like pizza.
Yeah, a nice snack. And I also really enjoyed the Lamingtons. They were a pleasant surprise.
I was expecting them to be a little bit bland so these were nice. I like shredded coconut
so it was a good combo. If you ever find yourself in Australia now
you have some ideas of treats you can try. These can easily be found in a local supermarket
and they don’t cost very much. So enjoy!