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1. At lunchtime in the school yard of my Australian childhood, Vegemite worms abounded. Just what was the composition of this most familiar and comforting food?
2. In the 1950s and '60s, my visits to the movies in Australia were always accompanied by a food induced noise. Without fail, about ten minutes after interval, there came a sound akin to about 20 marbles being dropped onto a wooden floor. Someone had dropped a box of what type of confectionery?
3. No self respecting Australian birthday party would be complete without Fairy Bread. Generations of Aussie kids eagerly plundered large platters of this unique party food. White bread was a must - and butter - but what was sprinkled on top?
4. Chocolate Crackles were probably the most enduring of all my childhood treats. It was always the staple food item at any Australian birthday celebration. When I visited the United States in 1990, I dearly wanted to make them for a friend's children but it was impossible. Why?
5. Each year, every capital city and most regional areas of Australia held their agricultural shows, and an appalling amount of extremely unhealthy food was consumed. One particular food item came into its own during these festivities. While this popular consumable was available at other times, it simply didn't taste quite the same. Just what was this Sideshow Alley favourite?
6. One of the after school highlights that I hold most dear in my Australian childhood, was a trip to the local corner store. Judicious budgeting could result in quite a variety of treats including bullets, fags, love hearts, frogs, cobbers, raspberries and mint leaves. What were these items?
7. Milo moustaches were an Aussie badge of honour. They signified that you had been able to defy parental odds, and appropriate enough spoonfuls of the delicious stuff to create the perfect fashion accessory. Just what was Milo?
8. Authorities in the Australia of the 1950s were the self appointed guardians of the health of its youthful citizens. All children received this food item each day. It must be admitted that the enthusiasm of the powers that be for this initiative, was only ever greeted with lukewarm distaste by the Baby Boomers of the nation. What was distributed and reluctantly consumed each school day?
9. As a child I grew up in country Queensland and large social picnics and barbecues were highlights - still fondly remembered. After the sausages and sauce were finished, my favourite dessert pie of all was caramel tart. To a seven year old, it was the most delicious sweet treat imaginable. How was the caramel made?
10. This is probably the most deliciously disgusting of all Australian food habits - the Tim Tam straw, or maybe you know it as the TimTam slam. Fortunately this treat is not endangered so hold tight. You may well learn something that could change your life - forever. First take your TimTam. Hang on - just what is a TimTam?
Source: Author Nannanut
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