Josh and I just got back from a much needed trip away down the coast. We spent our time camping in Northern NSW, gorgeous! Our trip however was predominantly based around National Parks, beaches, rain forest walks and battling the rain in our tiny tent, definitely not gourmet food. We mainly lived off bakery goods, snack foods and steak burgers, but I did manage to find a few gems to share with you.
I hesitated a little before posting this Strongbow cider as it's well, you know, not very fancy. However this pear cider has completely changed my view on this cider brand. It was cold and refreshing and enjoyed after the long hikes that we did during the day.
Carobana Confectionery is a confectionery company that is situated just north of Coffs Harbour. Carob is a legume like plant that tastes similar to chocolate that is conveniently "fat free" with 1/3 of the calories of the equivalent amount of chocolate....need I say more?
I found these gorgeous carob covered honeycomb nibbles at Honey World at Currumbin on the Gold Coast a couple of years ago and I have been struggling to find a honeycomb that is better than the Carobana brand.
Although I didn't get a chance to visit the factory it is definitely on my list for the next time I am travelling down south.
Macadamia Castle is situated on the Pacific Highway just north of Ballina and south of Byron.
We stopped in here for afternoon tea on the way home and I sampled these gorgeous banana pancakes drizzled with honey and macadamia nuts.
They were divine, definitely the best pancakes I have ever had that were not home made.
I also loved their huge range of local produce from the surrounding region.
Josh and I picked up some gorgeous chai tea and coffee as well as Macadamia Castle's specialty, macadamias.
We sampled the honey roasted, salt roasted and garlic.
The trip was way to short and I am struggling to come back to reality.