Can You Ace This Australian Food Quiz?

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Could you live in the land down under? How big a foodie are you really? If you can identify these Australian delicacies you'll impress both us and your mates!

Have you ever drunk a spider? Maybe you've feasted on some fairy bread? Or perhaps you're itching for a trip to Maccas? Whatever your Australian fancy, we've got you covered! Warning: Aussies do things just a little differently than you might be used to!

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1. You either love it or hate it. What do you call this yeast spread?

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  1. Vegemite
  2. Peach jam
  3. Peanut butter
  4. Hot sauce
Vegemite is a thick, brown spread made from leftover beer-brewing yeast extract with some vegetable and spice additives. It's usually served on toast for breakfast or as a snack, sometimes with avocado and egg on top. Everyone should try it at least once!
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2. This Australian dessert is a chocolate-coated sponge cake rolled in coconut.

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  1. Lamington
  2. Red Velvet
  3. Angel Food
  4. Carrot Cake
A Lamington is a small pastry square made from a sponge cake with chocolate icing. It is garnished with desiccated coconut. It was named after Lord Lamington, the Governor of Queensland from 1896 to 1901, or perhaps his wife, Lady Lamington.
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3. What creepy-crawly name do Australians give to this ice cream float?

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  1. Hot Toddy
  2. Spider
  3. Shirley Temple
  4. Cosmopolitan
Don't worry, these aren't tarantulas! "Spiders" are ice cream floats, i.e. ice cream mixed into a soft drink of your choice. Why the name? When the carbonation hits the ice cream, it forms a reaction resembling a spider web.
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4. What's the name of this beloved chocolate biscuit?

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  1. KitKat
  2. Tim Tam
  3. Laffy Taffy
  4. Snickers
You can't go to Australia without trying a Tim Tam! Did you know? This chocolate biscuit can also be used as a straw. Bite off a corner on each end (diagonal to each other), dunk it into a beverage of your choice, and sip!
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5. It's election day! Take a bite of your:

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  1. Big burrito
  2. Democracy Sausage
  3. Krispy Kreme
  4. Döner kebab
Democracy sausages are grilled sausages served on a piece of white bread, often with ketchup or another condiment on top. They have been sold as fundraisers at Australian polling places on election day since at least the 1980s. You can also buy cakes, drinks, and even vegan or gluten-free democracy sausages!
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6. This dessert was created in honor of the Australian opera singer, Nellie Melba, in 1892.

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  1. Peach Melba
  2. Banana float
  3. Chocolate mousse
  4. Tiramisu
The Peach Melba is a dessert made of peaches and raspberry sauce on a bed of vanilla ice cream, often found in fine dining establishments. Did you know? The Peach Melba isn't actually Australian. It was invented in London in 1892 by the French chef, Auguste Escoffier, to honor the Australian opera singer, Nellie Melba.
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7. What classic Australian pie is often topped off with tomato sauce?

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  1. Meat pie
  2. Cherry pie
  3. Pecan pie
  4. Apple pie
You can't get more Aussie than a meat pie! Similar to mincemeat pies, these flaky-crust pies are filled with meat and other savory ingredients and often come with a dollop of tomato sauce at the top.
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8. Australians get this deep-fried pub dish from their British cousins.

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  1. Beef lasagna
  2. Fish & chips
  3. Nacho Supreme
  4. Double cheeseburger
Fish and chips is a hot dish, often served in the pub, consisting of fried fish in batter with a side of chips (i.e. French fries). It originated in England but is now served in plenty of other Commonwealth nations, such as Australia.
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9. Don't burn your fingers taking these piping-hot potatoes out of the oven!

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  1. Crash hot potatoes
  2. Scalloped potatoes
  3. Bangers & mash
  4. Tater tots
Crash hot potatoes aren't your average baked potatoes. Small potatoes, olive oil, salt, pepper, and an herb like rosemary are all you need to make this tasty "smashed potato" dish with a crispy and flavorful surface.
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10. This magical snack is a must for every kid's birthday party.

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  1. Panini
  2. Fairy bread
  3. Banana bread
  4. Garlic bread
Fairy bread is a surefire way to brighten up any party. Sliced white bread, usually cut into triangles, is spread with butter or margarine and then covered in "hundreds and thousands", i.e. sprinkles. It's enough sugar to make anyone feel like they can fly!
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11. This Christmas classic is fresh from the sea.

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  1. Mussels
  2. Calamari
  3. Crab
  4. Australian prawns
Australian prawns, i.e. shrimp, are mainly caught in the Gulf of Carpentaria or farmed in the northern part of the country. Think: Queensland. The Australian Prawns Farmers Association estimates that "40 percent of Australian prawn consumption occurs over Christmas".
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12. Which cookies are named after the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps?

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  1. Snickerdoodles
  2. Scottish shortbread
  3. Chocolate chip
  4. Anzac biscuits
Anzac biscuits are so named because families often sent these eggless and easy-to-preserve cookies to the soldiers of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who were stationed abroad during World War I.
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13. Want a piece of this custard pastry?

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  1. Vanilla Slice
  2. Bizcocho
  3. Cheesecake
  4. Baked Alaska
Vanilla Slice, also known as mille-feuille, is a pastry filled with vanilla custard and coated with sugar dust. Originally French, it's now popular across Australia.
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14. This is so delicious it'll hop off the plate and into your mouth!

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  1. Platypus
  2. Kangaroo
  3. Dingo
  4. Koala
Australians eat and export kangaroo meat, a marsupial that's native to their continent. It's said to be a cross between venison and buffalo meat, with a wonderfully gamey taste.
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15. It's a lobster, but Australians call it a...

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  1. Paella
  2. Black pudding
  3. Calzone
  4. Balmain bug
The Balmain bug, or butterfly fan lobster, is a type of slipper lobster that lives in shallow waters around Balmain, New South Wales and other parts of Australia. Hungry? Only the tail contains meat (it's said to have a garlic flavor!)
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16. It just isn't tea time without some:

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  1. PopTarts
  2. PB&J sandwiches
  3. Cheese & crackers
  4. Clotted cream & scones
The combination of clotted cream and scones is another example of a tasty dish that came to Australia with the British settlers. The scones are lower in butter and sugar than their American counterparts so they can be slathered with jam and clotted cream (a white, creamy spread similar to butter) for a teatime snack.
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17. This big, Australian burger includes beetroot, pineapples, and a fried egg:

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  1. Baby Burger
  2. Lettuce Burger
  3. Burger With A Lot
  4. Chicken Burger
Australians take their hamburgers to a whole new level. The "Burger With A Lot" includes the standard suspects, like a beef patty, tomato, lettuce, cheese, and ketchup. But that's not enough! Add a fried egg, pineapple slice, and red beetroot slice, and you've got yourself an Australian classic!
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18. When an Australian craves something sweet, they go to the Milk Bar to buy some...

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  1. Curlies
  2. Burpies
  3. Glitteries
  4. Lollies
"Mate, want to stop at the milk bar for some lollies this arvo?" Confused? Don't worry! "Lollies" are what Australian call assorted candies, like in the picture above. A "milk bar" is a local general store or corner shop that carries an assortment of these sweets. "Mate" is another word for friend and "arvo" is short for afternoon. What a colorful language!
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19. What toothy reptile is said to taste like chicken?

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  1. Turtle
  2. Chameleon
  3. Crocodile
  4. Gecko
Australians both eat and export crocodile meat. It's chewy meat that's said to taste like chicken with a mildly fishy flavor. Let us know what you think!
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20. Which nut, high in healthy fats, is native to Australia?

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  1. Almonds
  2. Macadamia nut
  3. Walnuts
  4. Brazil nuts
Macadamia nuts are a type of tree nut native to certain parts of Australia. It's used in lots of dishes and confections, from macadamia cream spread to profiteroles with salted macadamia and chocolate topping.
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21. What's the name of this fruit, highly prized by the Aborigines?

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  1. Quandong
  2. Crab apple
  3. Mandarin
  4. Passionfruit
The quandong fruit is native to the central deserts and southern areas of Australia. It's said to taste a bit like a peach and is stewed to make pie filling or fruit drinks. The Aborigines have valued it for many years due to its medicinal properties.
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22. It looks like a cinnamon roll, but it actually contains Vegemite and cheese.

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  1. Kaiser roll
  2. Pretzel roll
  3. Cheesymite scroll
  4. Lobster roll
A "cheesymite scroll" is a baked roll filled with cheese and Vegemite yeast extract spread. This salty snack isn't exactly good for you, but it's packed with flavor.
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23. No, it's not caviar. This citrusy fruit is called:

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  1. Nectarine
  2. Cantaloupe
  3. Pomegranate
  4. Finger lime
Finger limes are a sour citrus fruit similar to limes. Their seeds, or "pearls", resemble caviar, which make them a favorite for food presentation.
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24. Especially popular with meat pies, this green soup is known as:

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  1. Chicken noodle soup
  2. Tomato soup
  3. Pea & ham soup
  4. Minestrone soup
Another import from Britain, nutrient-rich pea & ham soup is often served as a side to meat pie. Sometimes, the meat pie is even placed directly inside of it!
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25. This moth larvae can be grilled, toasted, or even eaten raw.

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  1. Witchetty grub
  2. Earwig
  3. Ladybug
  4. Dragonfly
"Witchetty grub" is the term used to describe the large, white, wood-eating larvae, and several moth varieties in Australia. They're typically lightly cooked in hot ashes, or even eaten raw -- by brave souls. The Aboriginals have eaten them for many years as they are a valuable source of protein.
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26. Empty a can of spaghetti between two slices of bread, toast it, and voilà!

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  1. Spaghetti jaffle
  2. Indian chilli cheese toastie
  3. Chicken panini
  4. Grilled cheese sandwich
Got a craving for carbs? Spaghetti jaffle, or canned spaghetti on a toasted sandwich is an Australian after-school snack that will certainly fuel the rest of your day!
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27. This meringue cake is enough to make you drool.

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  1. Blondie
  2. Chiffon
  3. Pavlova
  4. Bundt
Pavlova cake is a delicious meringue (whipped egg whites & sugar) concoction with a crisp crust and fruit layers or topping. Named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, it was invented during or after one of her tours of Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s. Which of the two countries it was remains a source of debate to this day.
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28. What trail mix bar is a great snack for the park?

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  1. Caramello
  2. Picnic bar
  3. Milk Duds
  4. Butterfinger
Picnic bar is packed with peanuts, chocolate, caramel, nougat and much more to make a delicious, protein-packed snack that's great for on the go.
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29. This biscuit is topped with raspberry jam, pink fondant, and shaved coconut.

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  1. Fig roll
  2. Gingersnap
  3. Iced VoVo
  4. Whoopie pie
Iced VoVo is a wheat flour biscuit, or cookie, topped with pink fondant and raspberry, jam sprinkled with coconut. It's made by the American-owned, Australian-based confectioner, Arnott's.
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30. Which chocolate bar is named after its curvy shape?

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  1. Charleston Chew
  2. Bit-O-Honey
  3. York Peppermint Patty
  4. Curly Wurly Bar
The Curly Wurly bar is named for its undulating shape. Classic candy buffs might also recognize it as the Marathon bar that used to circulate in the United States.
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31. Tomato sauce, cheese, and breaded chicken breast make the perfect...

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  1. Margherita pizza
  2. Chicken parma
  3. Lasagna
  4. Penne pasta
Pop over to the pub to try some "chicken parma", i.e. chicken parmesan. Tomato sauce, cheese, and breaded chicken breast make a delicious dish that's best served with a "cold one" (beer) on the side.
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32. What veg is stuffed inside a deep-fried "Chiko Roll"?

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  1. Kale
  2. Cabbage
  3. Eggplant
  4. Cucumber
A "Chiko Roll" is a pastry roll stuffed with cabbage and deep-fried. Inspired by the Chinese spring roll, it was first sold in 1951 as the "Chicken Roll", even though it contains no chicken.
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33. Start your day off strong with this wheaty breakfast cereal.

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  1. Lucky Charms
  2. Weetabix
  3. Honey Nut Cheerios
  4. Reese's Puffs
Weetabix is a whole-grain wheat breakfast cereal produced in the United Kingdom, yet very popular in Australia. The palm-sized, rectangle biscuits are soaked in milk or eaten plain as a fiber-rich start to the day.
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34. Light up the barbie and grill a few "snags", or...

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  1. Asparagus
  2. Sausages
  3. Tofu skewers
  4. Carrots
Sausages! "Snags" are sausages grilled on the barbecue, or "barbie", as the Australians call it. Perfect for the "Chrissie Barbie", the Christmas-day barbecue celebration.
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35. This Chinese-inspired dumpling snack food is usually deep fried.

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  1. Chow mein
  2. Dim sim
  3. Yangzhou fried rice
  4. General Tso's chicken
Dim-sims are Chinese-inspired meat and vegetable dumpling snacks popular in Australia and New Zealand. Similar to dim sum, they are typically served deep-fried or steamed with soy sauce on the side.
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36. Nothing tastes like Christmas like a spiced...

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  1. Shortbread cookie
  2. Mince pie
  3. Rumball
  4. Cinnamon roll
Mince pie, also known as "mincemeat pie", contains no meat. This sweet pie of British origin is actually filled with dried fruits and spices called "mincemeat". It goes great with a cup o' tea at Christmas time.
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37. What candy bar keeps you "on track" with its unique black licorice flavoring?

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  1. Hershey's Chocolate
  2. Twix
  3. Choo Choo Bar
  4. Milky Way
The Choo Choo Bar is a chewy, licorice-flavored bar available throughout Australia. The wrapper features an old steam train, "The Choo Choo Funtime Express", with loads of silly animals onboard!
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38. Put a few snacks on a plate and you've got yourself a:

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  1. Servo
  2. Nibblies platter
  3. Mozzie
  4. Grommet
If you're off to the pub for a cold one, don't forget to order a plate of something to nibble on the side, like the adorably-named "Nibblies platter". Staples include macadamia nuts, avocado, sausage, and cheese!
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39. Wake up and get your "brekkie"!

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  1. Breakfast
  2. Lunch
  3. Late-night snack
  4. Dinner
Australians are famous for their habit of abbreviating everyday words. Breakfast = barbie, afternoon = arvo, sunnies = sunglasses, and the list goes on...
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40. Add a little rum or coffee liqueur to this fruit to make a delectable dessert.

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  1. Star fruit
  2. Black Pudding Fruit
  3. Passionfruit
  4. Grapefruit
The Chocolate Pudding Fruit, or Australian Black Sapote, is a black persimmon fruit. Only eaten when very soft, the flavor is enhanced with a little rum, vanilla, cream, or coffee liqueur. It's also great in ice cream or pastries.
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41. Although originally English, this spongy dessert is not to be messed with.

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  1. Trifle
  2. Soufflé
  3. Macaron
  4. Crème brûlée
A trifle is an English dessert popular across Australia. Sponge fingers, or ladyfingers, are soaked in sherry or another fortified wine and layered between fruit and custard. The sweet treat is often served in a glass dish and topped off with whipped cream.
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42. Cherries, coconut, and dark chocolate make this classic candy bar:

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  1. Turkish Delight
  2. Cherry Ripe
  3. RitterSport
  4. Mr. Goodbar
Cherry Ripe is one of Australia's oldest chocolate bars, as well as one of the top chocolate bars sold in the country. It's made with cherries and coconut covered in dark chocolate.
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43. You'll always have a great time with this toffee and vanilla ice cream bar.

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  1. Torpedo Pop
  2. Golden Gaytime
  3. Creamsicle
  4. Snow Cone
Golden Gaytime is a toffee and vanilla ice cream bar that's dipped in chocolate and covered in pieces of biscuit. It also comes in fun flavors like "Unicorn" and "Pina Colada"!
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44. What is this hoppy little guy meant to be?

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  1. A wombat
  2. A platypus
  3. A frog
  4. An echidna
Freddo Frog is a Candbury candy that makes a great, on-the-go snack. Although he's a frog, Freddo has humanlike features and even wears clothes!
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45. Australians call this fast-food restaurant "Macca's", but Americans call it...

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  1. McDonald's
  2. Burger King
  3. Wendy's
  4. Five Guys
"Macca's" is Australian slang for McDonald's, the popular fast-food chain restaurant. Grab a burger to go!
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46. Americans eat gummy worms, but Australians dare to bite the heads off of...

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  1. Killer Pythons
  2. Strawberry Clouds
  3. Sour Ears
  4. Eucalyptus Drops
Australians are known for their deadly snakes, but they can be tasty too! Instead of gummy worms, Australians snack on Allen's "Killer Pythons", gummy candies shaped like the scary serpent.
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47. This concoction is made with "Milo", a brand of...

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  1. Brown sugar
  2. Chili powder
  3. Baking flour
  4. Chocolate powder
Milo, also written as MILO, is a chocolate and malt drink powder that can be mixed with hot water or milk to make a sweet beverage popular throughout Australia, Southeast Asia, parts of Africa, and even South America.
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48. In Australia, you can also eat the world's second-largest bird:

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  1. Cockatoo
  2. Emu
  3. Kookaburra
  4. Magpie
Emus have been hunted for their meat since the first humans arrived in Australia. Now farmed, they remain a valuable source of protein-rich meat, oil, and leather. They're said to taste like beef, but with a lower fat content, similar to chicken.
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49. What is Australia's most popular variety of wine, also known as Syrah?

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  1. Zinfandel
  2. Merlot
  3. Shiraz
  4. Cabernet Sauvignon
Shiraz, aka Syrah, is a versatile grape variety that is now the highest produced in Australia. It's known for its vibrant berry characteristics and hints of spice and oak.
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50. This sea bass kept its Aboriginal name.

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  1. Barramundi
  2. Catfish
  3. Nile tilapia
  4. White perch
Barramundi is the Aboriginal name for this sea bass found in Australian and Indo-Pacific waters. Literally "large-scaled silver fish", the barramundi is a staple of Australian cuisine.
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