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Adelaide institutions #3 – Haigh’s chocolates

Adelaide institutions #3 – Haigh’s chocolates

Aaah – Haigh’s Chocolates. The name evokes thoughts of silky smooth chocolates in the shape of frogs: and chocolate teddies: On a trip to the factory store today, I also spotted these: Haigh’s is truly an Adelaide institution, established in 1915. You can read about their history here. My all-time favourite chocolates from Haigh’s would […]

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Adelaide institutions #2 – Menz

Adelaide institutions #2 – Menz

Mmmmm – Menz Confectionery! The mere mention brings back happy memories of mouths filled with delicious treats from my childhood… Treats such as Apricot Delight: Milk bottles: Witchetie grubs: (ok, confession here, I never ate these “grub shaped white and yellow confection” but couldn’t resist the picture!). Candy bananas: (yes cos they look very natural… […]

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Adelaide institutions #1 – Balfour’s frog cakes

Adelaide institutions #1 – Balfour’s frog cakes

Aren’t they lovely??? But what are they?? Why it’s a frog cake, of course – they even have a Wikipedia entry! It’s a basic sponge cake square with a jam layer in the middle coated in thick fondant (brown, pink or green) icing with a round “head” made of sticky sweet cream and slit to […]

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All I want in the early morning….

All I want in the early morning….

is a real coffee. So still quite jetlagged, I managed to stay awake on Sunday from 1.45am to 9.00pm through a flight, a 5 hour 90th birthday party: and a dinner (and an old favourite drink!) with a good friend: Crashed in the lovely Grand Chancellor Hotel at 9pm and slept soundly until 4.40am which […]

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If Qantas can do it…

If Qantas can do it…

All right, so have made it through another flight but this time, it was surprisingly pleasant. Instead of either no food or very very average food, mum and I were greeted with this: Cereal, milk, a kind of raisin tea biscuit, sliced apples, juice and a hot drink…. What’s this? BREAKFAST??? On an plane???? For […]

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