When you think about iconic Australian foods, there’s Vegemite, the lamington, the meat pie… and the Teddy Bear biscuit. Not to mention the Tim Tam, the Iced VoVo and every kids’ favourite, the Tic Toc.
Now thanks to Make Me Iconic, those purveyors of impossibly hip Australian-themed toys and homewares, Aussie kids everywhere can play tea parties with their favourite Aussie bickies.
Iconic Bickies is a collection of ten wooden biscuits based on real favourites beloved by generations of Australian kids (and grown-ups too). They’ve graced the bickie jar on the counter or in the pantry of just about every Australian kitchen at one time or another (though Tim Tams never manage to survive long enough to make it to the bickie jar at our place), and now they’ll be spotted in the best toy boxes too.
We’ve already mentioned the Tim Tam, Teddy Bear, Iced VoVo and Tic Toc, but there’s also the Scotch Finger, (beloved by my kids because they can break it in half and have two bickies), Hundreds and Thousands, Delta Cream, the Yoyo and those two bickies of last resort, (you know, the ones palmed off onto dads or eaten begrudgingly by the kids when all the “good” ones are gone) the Milk Coffee and Malt-O-Milk) .
Iconic Bickies come in a cute tin so that they’ll always be on hand for the next impromptu pretend tea party. They are numbered on the back from one to ten, so your toddlers can learn to count between morning and afternoon tea times. Buy them at Make Me Iconic for $35.
Hungry for more iconic goodness? Make Me Iconic also do a fab Aussie tucker-themed wooden puzzle with pieces including fairy bread, Vegemite on toast, a slice of pav, a meat pie with sauce and a burger with the oh-so-Australian slice of beetroot and runny egg. The Munchies puzzle costs $30.
Now here’s something that’s perfect for Christmas stockings. Remember the beaut Iconic Toy Tram and Sydney Ferry we showed you way back in 2011? Make Me Iconic have just launched a Small Parts Kit for these toys that contains tickets, road signs, money and extra passengers, including some all glammed up for a night on the town. The Small Parts Kit costs $35.