The natural macadamia spread is made entirely from macadamia nuts- no added oil, preservatives, anything. It's such a simple idea but has changed the way I eat my morning toast. I did try this with butter as well but it really doesn't need it. The spread is creamy and luscious to taste and is much more subtle than your average peanut butter. It's actually so subtle, I tend to spread it on my toast now as if I were icing a cake.
Another gem of a spread from Rainforest foods is their small leaf tamarind jam. It's nothing like the tamarind you may typically associate with Thai cooking, but is a fruit native to Australia. The jam itself is quite tart and I was a bit concerned it would end up being too tangy. I had some on pancakes with cream and it worked a treat by offsetting the slightly sweet pancakes. If you're wondering with regards to the picture below, I then tried another jam on my second pancake but found it much too sweet after the awesome small leaf tamarind-topped pancake, so I went back to the tamarind jam for my 3rd, 4th and 5th pancakes.
Rainforest Foods work with local farmers in the sub-tropical hinterland around Byron Bay to create small, sustainable native rainforest orchards from which they produce their delicious spreads. Their range includes Davidson’s Plum Jam, Illawarra Plum Jam, and Riberry Jam which I sampled at the markets and loved its ginger-like taste. These condiments really provide a great way to taste some produce that's native to Australia but that the vast majority of us have never even heard of before.
I stumbled upon these products at the Kelvin Grove markets in Brisbane's northside, but they are available at a plethora of other markets I'm told, and also can be bought online.
Website: Rainforest Foods