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10 Fun Facts About Australian Food!

1. Cherry Ripe is Australia's oldest chocolate bar, and was first produced in 1924.

2. According to Food Standards of Australia and New Zealand, meat pies can legally contain meat from "buffalo, camel, cattle, deer, goat, hare, pig, poultry, rabbit or sheep".

3. Australians eat 45 million packets of Tim Tams a year.

4. Tim Tams were named after the horse that won the Kentucky Derby in 1958.

5. McDonald's restaurants in Singapore sell Iced Milo.

6. Golden Gaytimes are called Cookie Crumble in New Zealand. The tagline is still: "It's hard to have a Cookie Crumble on your own".

7. A recipe for chocolate crackles was first published in 1937.

8. Kellogg's trademarked chocolate crackles 15 years after they were widely known.

9. For their first two years in production, Paddle Pops were only available in chocolate flavour.

10. The guy who invented Paddle Pops was told by his uncle that the ice creams would be a "nine-day wonder".

11. Bacon-flavoured Twisties were sold in Australia in the 1970s, but were discontinued after a year due to poor sales.

12. In Italy, Twisties are called "Fonzies".

13. Dim sims were invented in Australia in 1945.

14. Pavlova is definitely from New Zealand.

15. It was named after ballerina Anna Pavlova who visited Wellington in 1926.

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