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Old 03-06-2008, 01:19 PM   #1
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Need help from OZ

A week ago or so I mentioned Tim Tams on an email list I am on. I think we were talking about not being able to find certain products from country to country... I don't remember what exactly we were talking about or how they came up, but up they came.
Today I opened up my mailbox to see a package in it from Australia.... YES! Tim Tams! From an internet friend in Australia who remembered me saying I could not find them where I lived.

So of course I want to surprise them back. I know that graham crackers can't be found there, but they are kind of an aquired taste unless you roast some marshmallows and have some chocolate on hand. Can you get Oreos in Oz? I'd like something non-perishable that would make a nice return gift.

What do you folks down under think would make a nice trade?

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Old 03-06-2008, 01:25 PM   #2
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pacanis, yes you can find Oreos in Australia. Looked back to YT's post about the UK just getting them. :) Dawn
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:24 PM   #3
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Uuuh, I'll take your word for it
So I know Oreos are out.
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:30 PM   #4
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Where's Bilby? She can tell you what unavailable delicacy an Aussie would swoon over!
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:39 PM   #5
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Yeah, I was so excited I probably posted this at the wrong time of the day.
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Old 03-06-2008, 11:00 PM   #6
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How bout you send them a smores kit with instructions?
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Old 03-07-2008, 03:05 AM   #7
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Smile Help here!!

What do you think of the Tim Tams!!!!

Yes, we do have Oreos, my sister makes the best Oreo Ice Cream. Anyway, non-perishable are good idea. When I was in Honolulu quite a few years ago I found Low Fat Twisties in a can, heaven on a diet, can't get them here. Graham Crackers are a real specialty and only found in specialty shops in the major cities like Sydney and Melbourne.

I would suggest things like biscuits, snacks, peanuts, honey, spice blends, the type of things you see in christmas hampers for overseas relatives.

I will get in touch with Bilby tonight for you, she is sure to know and I'll get back to you.
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Old 03-07-2008, 03:39 AM   #8
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Hershey's Chocolate Sauce!! The online website I saw for Oz deliveries worked out at about A$12 for a small bottle!!!! The 'smore kit sounds good, and isn't there another "'s" dish that you guys talk about? I have no recollection of what US chocolate tastes like or what you have on the market place. Clamato juice for a Bloody Caesar would be interesting. Bay seasoning, or Montreal steak rub

I think though I would listen more to Cath or Rom as what you can get on the East coast of Oz is much different to Perth. We don't get much variety of foreign goods. Can't even get a decent sour gherkin here; they're all sweet these days. The US has so many canned products that we just can't get, and often things that you would think of as common place, like canned onion rings!

Just be careful with our Customs as we can be very picky on some food items. Hmm, thinking about that, I would steer away from spices and the like. And definitely no honey!! (Cath, you haven't been watching Border Patrol have you!! LOL)

I'll have a think and post further if I can Pacanis. But if you think of something else, post here and one of us will let you know if we can get it or not. My knowledge of US foods is pretty much limited to DC info!! Lovely idea!
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Old 03-07-2008, 06:06 AM   #9
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Cath and Bilby, I heard from my DD, that Kraft is going to go global. This means if you have Oreos, you should soon have Nabisco graham crackers also, as they are a Kraft product. Not sure about things like Cool whip, Jello, and Lunchables but you naver know.
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We have had Nabisco since I was a kid, although some of the products got dropped when they got taken over. Cool whip has made it to Sydney but will probably some time before it crosses the country. Kraft will have stiff competition from Aeroplane Jelly Crystals!! ROFL What's a Lunchable?? We have Munchables! Are they similar perhaps? Oreos have been around for several years cos I used to take a supply into hospital with me for those hours between dinner at 5:30pm and breakfast at 8am!!! Oreos and iced water (if there was any left or they had left the kitchen unlocked) for a midnight snack!! The little things in life. ;-)

Hey that made me think Dawn, Kraft make those crumbing mixtures don't they Shake 'n' something. Don't think we have those here. Got to check out a US online grocery site and see what's available!
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