Travel discoveries in the supermarket

A whole new world of discovery opened up to us in a Cairns supermarket.  It started with Wallaby Bread Improver – found in the baking aisle of the grocery – and obviously an Australian product.  We read the description and still don’t have a clue what it is.


A sign for “Bugs” on a seafood store caught our attention.  Curiosity compelled us to go in.  The clerk was surprised to be asked.  He pointed to the Morton Bay Bugs on ice.


In the freezer section of the grocery, Bubble ‘n Squeak caught our eyes.

DSC05712 By that time, we wondered how many other products we could find that we’d not seen before.

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The one new food we tried soon after we arrived in Australia – that we shall miss when we leave – is TimTam Dark Chocolate Biscuits.  We were told to eat them straight from the freezer – and discovered it works!  Yum!

DSC05709Now we wonder – what other treasures might be discovered on grocery store shelves at our next travel destinations?


June 2014

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Beth and Joe enjoy simple travel.
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8 Responses to Travel discoveries in the supermarket

  1. Josh says:

    A friend of mine taught me how to bite off the opposite corners of Tim Tams and then use them like a straw to drink hot chocolate.

  2. Kathy Oshaughnessy says:

    Hi Beth and Joe! Love these colorful pics of exotic foods. Bubble ‘n Squeak is a great name, but it’s TimTams that caught my eye. Tuck a few extra of these yummy treats in your bag…they are here on amazon for almost 4x the price! Continued happy travels to you both.

  3. Bread Improver makes the loaf rise better and also helps it stay fresh longer. It’s good to use when making bread in a bread machine.

    Mushy peas are a South Australian thing. They eat what they call a pie floater…a meat pie sitting in a bowl of mushy peas. (Not my thing at all)

    Did you try the bugs? They are delicious.

    We love exploring the supermarkets when we travel overseas. There are always fascinating foods to discover.

  4. Barbara says:

    So glad you’ve discovered the joys of Tim Tams!

  5. icelandpenny says:

    I’m fascinated by your discoveries, must add that I’d only want to try some of them, not all. As for Tam Tam, look for it once you’re home. It’s stocked in regular supermarkets here in Toronto, so who knows?

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