South Australia is known for the freshness and quality of its local products. It is just second to none. So, whenever we go back to Adelaide, we stock up on these products. It is great that Australian States emphasise on ‘Buy Local’ campaign. It creates excitement to try local when you are visiting each states. Especially since Australians take pride in putting out the best stuff and do not compromise on quality and workmanship.
There are plenty of great South Australian made products to try when visiting South Australia. We have shortlisted 10 products below based on these criteria:
- It is easily available
- It is a South Australian Institution
Firstly, this is one high quality South Australian made chocolates. They are so smooth and decadent , they rival European Chocolates! Find exciting range of premium and fine range chocolates at their stores and factory outlet. Word of caution, they get seriously addictive.
Try the – Milk Chocolate Almonds, Dark Chocolate Sultanas and selections of chocolate covered nougats
This popular beverage is responsible for having South Australia being the only place in the world where a milk-based beverage, outsold a Cola beverage. 3 Farmers Union Iced Coffee is sold per every 1 Coca Cola in 2008. Impressive isn’t it? it is not hard to see why. This coffee drink lead miles against its other iced coffee competitors and it is so easy to drink. Whilst it is no longer a South Australian company, it does however remains a South Australian Icon.
Try the – Feel Good Farmers Union Iced Coffee 99.5% Fat Free
The Coopers Brewery is the largest Australian owned brewery and famous for its Original Pale Ale. Good new is, it is widely available in most South Australian pubs and bottle-o’s. So, have a pint or a few to accompany your $15 Chicken Parmigiana at one of SA’s pokies pub.
Try the – Original Pale Ale and Best Extra Stout
South Australians takes their pie seriously. Balfours Pie makes the cut this time as it has been around since 1853. Many South Australians grew up eating the iconic square pie. What makes this pie special and a must try is how eating this pie brings you way back to the good old times. Good enough reasons to put a smile on your face.
Try the – Balfours Square beef pie
Well, if you are a fan of chocolate coated fruits, you must give Fruchoc choclates a go . Cubed apricot and peach coated in Milk, Dark or White Chocolate. It is just so delightfully unexpected!
Try the – Menz Triple Treats Fruchocs
South Australian Wines
With over 15 wine regions within hours from Adelaide, South Australia is the wine capital of Australia. If you have only one opportunity to try South Australian wine, make it the Penfolds Grange Shiraz. This wine is so iconic, it is heritage listed and protected by the National Trust of South Australia. You can try this wine at the Penfolds’ Cellar Door in Barossa Valley or have a glass with your dinner at the Penfold’s Magill Estate.
Try the – Penfolds Grange Shiraz
These guys make great bomb diggity jams. Their jams and chutneys range are available at Woolworths. However, if you are in South Australia, do visit the factory. You can pick Berenberg strawberries at the farm during the strawberry seasons. The strawberries are sweet, big and juicy! The factory also stock the biggest range of Beerenberg products. They are available in normal sizes and cute mini jar bottles -perfect as gifts.
Try the – Blackberry Jam and Tomato Chutney
Originally South Australian, Jurlique was among the early pioneers of natural skincare in Australia (like, way before organic and natural becomes the ‘It’ words). The hand cream collections are widely regarded one of the best. Made with with rich moisturising botanical, stunning scents and simple yet beautiful packaging
Try the – Rose Hand Cream
Maine Beach Body Care Products
We discovered the Ligurian Honey and Wild Bushland Eucalyptus range last year in Adelaide Central Market of all places and fell in love with it. This artisan products are loaded with key organic ingredients from the sanctuary of Kangaroo Island. They are great for sensitive skin and smells good enough to eat!
Try the – Kangaroo Island Wild Bushland Eucalyptus Body Mousse
So, any other must try South Australian Icons we may have missed? do share!