Australia’s Stupidest Foods (And One From New Zealand)

Our Aussie correspondent breaks down the most ridiculous and disgusting junk food of the Antipodes.


As an Australian expat living in the U.S., I am asked the same question over and over again on trips back home: "How do you handle all that American food?" Oh, y'know, I've just grown accustomed to starting every day with deep-fried butter spread on a bacon-wrapped Pop-Tart—helps if you wash it down with a peanut butter milkshake.

Yep, American food has a pretty crummy international reputation. Probably because you guys keep publishing listicles with headlines like, "22 American Fast Foods That Aren’t About To Apologize For Anything." Stop doing that, maybe. But what I really want to say to my friends at home is, "Uh, have you seen some of the shit you eat?"

What no one ever writes a listicle about are the equally stupid regional dishes originating from Australia, but believe me: they exist. So I have written that listicle. I have even thrown in a special treat from New Zealand, because there is nothing more Australian than hypocritically making fun of New Zealanders.

Written by @rbbrown

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  • Disgruntled Aussie..

    You’re a dim sim! Aussies don’t eat half that shit.. And dim sims, pies and cheeseymite scrolls are all awesome.. And who are you to rag on fairy bread.. I mean, Who rags on fairy bread? You are just trying to make the fat Americans feel better about thier junk food..

  • Kristy

    This article is stupid. Sorry Ruth, but I don’t really think representing a nation of people with this list is fair at all.

    Also, cheesymite scrolls are excellent, as are gaytimes! Pie floaters are also delicious. Your list bombs to say the least.

    If you were honest, most Australians eat sushi and thai takeaway.

  • Sarah Smith

    Australia’s stupidest foods, really?
    You clearly don’t know many Australians.

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