Fantales. Though Fantales are relatively simple treats – chocolate cubes filled with gooey caramel – they're apparently the most iconic Australian lolly of all time.
Why do Australians call sweets “lollies”, even when they have no sticks? According to British English from A to Zed by Norman Schur (Harper, 1991) “lolly” derives onomatopoetically for the mouth sounds associated with sucking or licking. The word “lollipop” came later.
1. Cherry Ripe. The Cherry Ripe Bar was manufactured in 1924. The chocolate was made by the Australian company MacRobertson's Steam Confectionery.
Minties (1922) were invented in 1922 by James Noble Stedman (1860–1944), son of Stedman-Henderson Sweets company founder (and Australia's first confectioner) James Stedman (1840–1913).
That being said, let's start with something most of us will probably have sitting in the fridge or pantry: ketchup. Ketchup is underrated. We call it tomato sauce in Australia. Or just “sauce”.
traps, trappers or jacks – police. These Australianisms have been largely replaced by the international cops, coppers, pigs or bacon. However the older, more affectionate wallopers is also still used.
'Gob 'is the word for mouth, it belongs to slang language, it is a bit rude to use the word, like' Shut your gob'! Gob means mouth here in Australia, the UK, and NZ. It's a bit rude to say, and would be used in a phrase such as 'shut your gob!
A lolly is a sweet or piece of confectionery. Particular to Australia and New Zealand, lolly has been part of Aussie slang since the 1850s. A conversation lolly is a sugary lolly with a conversational, often romantic, sentiment impressed into it. These have been part of the Aussie diet since the 1890s.
Now that all seems fairly straight-forward, until we learn that lolly is actually the Australian word for sweets – i.e. British lollies but without the sticks. In other words, the correct translation for “Süßigkeiten” in Australia is “lollies”.
Pavlova, is the national dessert of Australia.
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are the No. 1 selling candy brand in the United States which consists of milk, dark, and white chocolate cups filled with peanut butter.
Also, we don't refer to gasoline as “gas” in Australia. We call it “petrol”… unless it's diesel. We often have a mini-market inside each gas station that sells food and offers other services.
Yeah nah yeah = yes.
Avo: this is what we call an avocado. This is a good one to know, because smashed avo (mashed avocado on toast) is very popular in Australian cafes. Barbie: this is short for barbecue.
Sheila = Girl
Yes, that is the Australian slang for girl.
Australians use a couple of other colloquial words for a hen's egg. The Australian English word googie or goog is an informal term that dates from the 1880s. It derives from British dialect goggy, a child's word for an egg. A closer parallel to the jocular bum nut, however, is the word cackleberry.
Fanny is an extremely offensive Australasian slang term for the female genitalia, so announcing to an Australasian that you ``patted your friend on the fanny'' can can leave him or her with decidedly the wrong impression. The word you are searching for is bum.
In Australia, "biscuits" are what Americans call "cookies," and these traditional treats date back to World War I. It's said that wives and mothers of soldiers in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps—abbreviated to "Anzac"—baked these treats to send to their men overseas.
The Cherry Ripe Bar is Australia's oldest chocolate bar, first devised way back in 1924 Australian company MacRobertson's Steam Confectionery Works.
Cadbury now owns the brand, selling more than 90 million in Australia each year. The Freddo Frog was invented in 1930 at the MacRobertson's chocolate factory in Fitzroy, Melbourne.