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How well do you know your Aussie snacks?

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Ever heard of a TimTam Slam or Fairy bread? Not sure how much Vegemite is too much?

As an international student in Australia for the first time, you might be feeling a bit out of depth with the variety of food available. But one of the best things you can do to get acquainted with Australian food culture is eat like the Aussies do!

And we’ve got you covered. In the next episode of our new YouTube series, I’m at Curtin, Now What?, Devna and and Celena discover Aussie snack culture! Watch the video below.

If you’re curious and want to branch out from the snacks included in the video, give the below Aussie food staples a try while you’re here!


Milo is a chocolate-flavoured malted powder, typically mixed with milk, hot water, or both, to produce a beverage.

A meat pie

Try an Aussie classic! A meat pie includes pastry filled with chunky pieces of beef/chicken or vegetables in a rich gravy topped with golden puff pastry.

Chiko Roll

The Chiko Roll is a savoury snack of pastry filled with a variety of ingredients like cabbage and barley, as well as carrot, green beans, beef, beef tallow, wheat cereal, celery and onion.


This staple Aussie dessert takes the form of a cake-like circular block of baked meringue with a crisp crust and soft, light texture inside.

Golden Gaytime

This popular snack is a toffee and vanilla ice cream dipped in chocolate, and wrapped in vanilla biscuit-like “crumbs” on a paddle pop-stick.

Chicken Parmigiana (Also known as a Parmi)

This classic pub meal consists of breaded chicken breast covered in tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. Sometimes, bacon or ham are added too.

This content has been produced with the support of the Bupa Healthier University Fund.

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