How much do you love tomato sauce? Do you squirt it on a sausage, pop it on a pie or save it for your sav?

Most Aussies see tomato sauce – or “dead horse” - as a food group all of its own, perched at the very top of a food pyramid composed of meat pies, sausage rolls, lamingtons and pavlova.

In this country it’s a cultural symbol to rival thongs (the footwear, not the undies), Vegemite, and Iced VoVos.

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  • glenda mccallum says:

    06:38pm | 05/12/12

    Another Australian manuafacturing business about to go to the wall as well as leaving those lower down the chain without a market for their product. Once we close down our industry, produce nothing, import everything, we lose our skill base, our independence and what actually are those who are shed… Read more »

  • JoniM says:

    04:02pm | 05/12/12

    @ gobsmack “I would wager that most people wouldn’t be able to name the brand of the tomato sauce they last used.  It’s just tomato sauce. People started realising years ago that things like Vegemite and Kraft cheese were crap. “ What tripe ! True connoisseurs of tomato sauce only… Read more »


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