When we were in Australia, I took the chance to head into the grocery store, which is one of my absolute favourite things to do in a new country. In the US we usually stock up on Trader Joe’s snacks, in Belgium Jan’s Dad (hi, Rudi!) takes us to the Colruyt and in Australia I loved finding treats at Woolworths (the Aussies adorably call it Woolie’s!). Here’s the best of what I found:
OK so you can get TimTams pretty easily in Canada- they’re at the grocery store. But they’re Australian and they’re so delicious! It’s like a crispy, wafer-y cookie coated in a serious amount of thick chocolate. I like the original flavour (chocolate), but we’ve tried a whole bunch (like dark chocolate, vanilla, and salted caramel!). My favourite way to have them is cold, straight from the fridge, or dipped in coffee.
Shelby’s Healthy Hedonism Chocolate Chip Cookies
I loved these! We (I) went through at least three packages on our trip. They’re a great size for snacking and not super sweet. I also liked the crunch, and they have NO refined sugar. Plus, they’re vegan! (Don’t tell Jan). My only complaint is that each one is individually wrapped, which seems unnecessary. I’m sad I’m almost through the extra three packs I stashed in our luggage.
Tasti Smooshed Wholefood Balls
These little healthy-protein-power-ball things were all over! Cafe’s sell them from big jars, there are recipes to make your own in magazines, and the grocery store had this little package! I liked them, and they were great for snacking on our road trip and sightseeing days, but I couldn’t really eat more than 1-2 at a time (which is probably the point!). I’m going to try making my own next.
LovingEarth Salted Wholefood Caramel Chocolate
I was so curious to try this! It’s a completely vegan cashew and cocoa butter product, and it was sooo creamy! It looked and felt just like a chocolate bar (and this one was salted caramel flavour). I did find that the higher fat content, even though they’re plant based, made it very filling.