Canadian or Torontonian food to take to Australia
visiting foodie friends in Melbourne, need your help.
I wanted to see if there is anything other than Icewine and the best freakin maple syrup (where to buy?!), is there anything I can take that is worth the trek.
thanks in advance.
My cousins went nuts over Turtles. Yes, I know what you're thinking but they loved these and had never had them before. I took these because they were easy to pack and could get into the country without quarantine.
I also took vacuum packed salmon and yes, maple syrup.
I guess what I'm trying to say here is you may also be limited by the tough quarantine laws set by the Australian government. The items that I mentioned aren't exactly foodie items but they got in with no trouble.
agree, agree, and agree with zengarden's choices :D
a friend in LA loves brings back turtles chocolates when he comes visit Toronto... they're good!
Smoked salmon is a good idea too... I'm actually in korea now and getting some vacuum-packed salmon brought here. I miss it so much >< no good smoked salmon here.. actually hardly any even exists here.... i'm getting it from Milbree Viking, they'll vacuum-pack it if you tell them a few days in advance from when you need it.
You can get some good maple syrup from around Waterloo. If you take a drive north a bit to St. Jacobs or Heidelburg, you're bound to pass some farmhouses that advertise maple syrup.
A bottle of rye??
Mr. Big bars.
Red Rose Tea?? LOL
Oreos (Ours are better than the US version apparently so they may be better than the Oz. version as well)
Peameal bacon. You'd have to figure out how to keep it cold obviously. I've transported it on a plane from TO to Memphis.
Coffee Crisp!! I've taken these to friends in the States who are just knocked out by the little wonders.
If the OP is going to take maple syrup, may I suggest choosing Grade 1 Medium or Grade 2 Amber over the Grade 1 Extra Light? I find they have more of a robust maple taste than the lighter grades.
Careful what you bring - the Aussies are really strict - no loose foods like cookies or cheese for certain... may not work here - but the friends I've visited in Australia had all been to Canada before - and always appreciated a jar of Tim Hortons coffee beans... Or bring some clothes from Roots - my friends loved Roots stuff...