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Old 12-05-2011, 09:53 PM
 
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Supposedly it was invented on Light Square in the city. Its also an SA Heritage icon. I don't really care if it were invented by cockroaches or by South Australians. I like it. Much like pavlovas, if kiwis want to claim it.. good on em, they has so little to claim of anything significant, I say give em the pav. I pity them.
They have Russel Crowe when we don't want him (usually after throwing phones at people etc)

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BTW, when I ordered a pie floater at an Aussie pie shop in Boston they owner (from NSW) said.. you must be from Adelaide.
Maybe they are a SA thing. I've only ever seen them in SA and NSW though.
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:40 PM
 
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ick.
Most certainly not a Victorian thing
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Ive never seen a pie floater, although pies are not something i eat regularly.

The photos i got doing a google search did not look very tempting thats for sure.
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:24 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Holden cars (Holden started in ADL), Grange shiraz, hill of grace shiraz, Haighs, pie floaters, and me.. LOL.

PS (gasp) Im happy with Cadbury fruit and nuts
Holden, you mean GM's Australian branch? lol.

Haigh's isn't that good tbh. But neither Daryl Lea or that other one, Johnny something, is that fantastic. Just pretty decent sort of commercialized chocolatiers. I think the smaller ones are better. Tasmania has a few.

A pie floater might actually not be as bad as it sounds. Pea soup can taste nicer than it sounds too.

I'm jealous of your Central Markets...we really need something like that in the West.
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:13 PM
 
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IMO Darrell Lea is no where near the quality of Haigh's. Trust me, I worked there for a few years through highschool wearing that horrendeous uniform... DL chocolate isn't very good, they're liquorice is okay.

Koko Black is the best in terms of chain, except they're not in Sydney yet.

Not sure of the Johnny one you're talking about... ?
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Old 12-06-2011, 04:01 PM
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Location: Way beyond the black stump.
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Good old Blue Boiler pea soup, with bacon bones added {or just plain bacon rashers chopped up and tossed in}, and with or without the pie, as long there is a bottle of tomato sauce handy <g>.
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Old 12-06-2011, 04:56 PM
 
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Supposedly it was invented on Light Square in the city. Its also an SA Heritage icon.
Seems you're correct, it is indeed a SA thing.

I shall now go and eat humble pie floater.

Agree with Artemis about Darryl Lea the chocolate is sub-par but the liquorice is pretty good.

This place

http://www.justwilliam.com.au/

Is right near my house and is pretty good. Although I'm not a huge chocolate eater. There's also a Max Brenner about 3 minutes walk from my place, and the hot chocolates there are very tasty on a winter day!
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:14 PM
 
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Just William is a must, when shopping on William St ...

Max Brenner is okay. their cinnamon babka (cue Seinfeld) is good. I like the chocolate pipe thingy... a-la Willy Wonka
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:01 PM
 
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A sad state of affairs having no real competition here in WA. Don't even get Aldi in this state. I tend to shop mostly at Woolworths being so near to the house or on occassions IGA which is even closer but limited and more expensive.
There isn't any feasible alternative in my case. If only we had a proper market as has been remarked already Adelaide has.
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Old 12-07-2011, 01:23 AM
 
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Holden, you mean GM's Australian branch? lol.

Haigh's isn't that good tbh. But neither Daryl Lea or that other one, Johnny something, is that fantastic. Just pretty decent sort of commercialized chocolatiers. I think the smaller ones are better. Tasmania has a few.

A pie floater might actually not be as bad as it sounds. Pea soup can taste nicer than it sounds too.

I'm jealous of your Central Markets...we really need something like that in the West.

Holden is still an Australian icon. As much as Vegemite (owned by Kraft foods USA) or Tim tams (Pepperidge Farms USA).
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