Australian supermarkets have had a growing number of New Zealand food products appear in our international aisles in the past few years. Here’s the full selection of New Zealand products I saw at Woolworths at Pacific Werribee today.
My mum is from New Zealand so I’m quite familiar with some of these products having travelled there many times over the years. Here’s what I found.
1.5 Litre bottles of L&P
This is probably the most important item on the list, so it’s going first even though it’s from the bottom shelf. L&P – Lemon & Paeroa is good lemony stuff and definitely the most iconic New Zealand soft drink.
RARO Sweet Navel Orange Beverage Mix
I don’t think I’ve ever had this before, I guess it’s a cordial.
Whittaker’s West Coast Buttermilk Caramelised White Chocolate & Marlborough Sea Salt and Caramel Brittle
Whittaker’s is a great chocolate brand. We only get two of their New Zealand products in Woolworths stores. The West Coast Buttermilk Caramelised White chocolate is a great alternative for when the Cadbury Caramilk is sold out. The Sea Salt and Caramel Brittle is good too but not really for me.
Wattie’s Tomato Sauce
It is only now that I realise that Wattie’s doesn’t exist in Australia anymore. It seems to have been bought by Heinz. I don’t really eat tomato sauce but it’s good to know kiwis can get their go-to sauce here if they need it.
Nestlé Pixie Caramel Original
I’ve never had these. I’m not really into caramel chocolate bars, but maybe you are!
Maggi Onion Soup mix
Whilst there are other onion soups available, this is the one New Zealanders prefer for making dip with.
L&P 440ml cans
More L&P but now in cans. Great.
Griffin’s Malt biscuits
These are essential for making “lolly cake” which is one of the greatest foods to come out of New Zealand. I’m not sure if Australia has the right lollies to go into it.
Griffin’s Mallowpuffs Original
Just some chocolate coated marshmallow biscuits.
Griffin’s Krispie coconut biscuits
I’ve never had these, they don’t sound very interesting to me, but must be good if we import them.
These are definitely better than any other gingernut biscuits I’ve had.
Fresh Up Apple and Orange
I’m not familiar with this, sounds kind of boring. Fruit drink in a can? Is that just watered down juice?
Cookie Time Chocolate Chunk
I haven’t had these before, but for $4 each you’d hope they are good.
Cadbury Chocolate Fish
These are basically just marshmallows shaped like fish covered in Cadbury chocolate. These are great if you like marshmallows. Not really sure why the packaging looks like fish-shaped thongs though.
Cadbury Perky Nana
These are marshmallows covered in a layer of thin Cadbury chocolate similar to the Chocolate Fish, except these are banana flavoured. I’m not a big fan of artificial banana confectionary, but if you’re into this, check it out.
Bluebird Green Onion Chips & Curlies
These are both good chips. Check them out.
Bluebird Cheese & Bacon Rashuns
These are like cheese & bacon flavoured Cheezels or something. They are great. Go try them.
Bluebird Biguns Big Cheese
Pretty sure these are quite similar to our Cheezels. I don’t think I’ve had these before, but I’m sure they’re good.
Fresh Up Big Fizz Feijoa Burst
I love Feijoas. I hadn’t noticed this drink before but I bought this.