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Popular Australian Snacks That Are Perfect With Drinks (Or On Their Own!)

By: Risha Ganguly

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Australia is not just known for its stunning landscapes and friendly neighbourhood kangaroos; it's also a snacking paradise. Whether you're enjoying a cold beverage or just want to much on something truly delicious, Aussie snacks have got you covered. So, we actually have a list of 7 yummy Australian snacks that you would love to try out, with or without the side of alcohol. 

Tim Tams 

First up, we have a true Aussie icon – Tim Tams! These chocolate biscuits are legendary down under and are called Australia’s favourite cookies. Two layers of chocolatey goodness sandwiching a creamy filling, all coated in more chocolate. Whether you're dunking them in your coffee or nibbling them one by one, Tim Tams are a guaranteed delight. 

Vegemite on Toast 

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You can't talk about Australian snacks without mentioning Vegemite. It's a dark, salty spread made from yeast extract. While it might be an acquired taste for some, Aussies love to spread Vegemite on toast for a quick and savoury snack. Pair it with butter, and you've got yourself an Aussie classic. Beer and some vegemite toast, anyone? 

Twisties 

If you're a fan of cheesy snacks, Twisties are a must-try. These corn snacks come in various flavours, but the cheese flavoured Twisties are a fan favorite. Imagine a crunchy, cheesy twist that'll have your taste buds doing a happy dance. They're addictive, so be warned! Twisties can go very well with gin or white rum cocktails. 

Meat Pies 

Aussies take their meat pies seriously, and for a good reason – they're delicious! These handheld pies are filled with savoury goodness, often a mix of minced meat, gravy, and spices, all encased in flaky pastry. Whether you're at a match enjoying yourself with your friends or just craving something hearty, a meat pie is the way to go. Paired with whisky, it is the best lazy weekend meal.  

Prawn Cocktail Chips 

For a taste of the delicious seafood on offer in this cool continent, try Prawn Cocktail Chips. These potato chips capture the essence of a classic prawn cocktail, combining the flavours of seafood and tangy sauce in every crispy bite. They're a unique and tasty snack that might just transport you to the beach. Whisky, rum or gin – every spirit is perfect with these chips. 

Anzac Biscuits 

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These biscuits are a classic Aussie treat with a rich history. Originally made to send to soldiers during World War I, these oat-based biscuits are the perfect balance of sweetness and texture. Their hearty nature makes them an excellent companion for sipping on whisky. The combination of the warm, oaky notes of whisky with the chewiness of Anzac Biscuits creates a wonderful pairing you will definitely enjoy! 

Macadamia Nuts 

Australia is home to the native macadamia nut, and what better way to enjoy them than with a glass of rum? The buttery and slightly sweet flavour of macadamia nuts complements the rich and complex notes of rum. Whether you prefer them roasted or coated in flavours like honey or sea salt, macadamia nuts prove to be perfect partners to the smooth warmth of a good rum.