The other day I was poking around Koko Black in Canberra, wishing we had one in Brisbane when I saw these little treats. The thing that caught my eye was the label – ‘For Frequent Flyers’. I thought, ‘What’s this? They’ve recognised my fellow zombies, trapped in a twilight zone of overpriced airport shops, shuttling between capital cities in a sardine tin and constantly doing mental somersaults over daylight saving calculations.’ Yes. No. Maybe.
In a canny piece of marketing, the tag on these pieces of chocolate coated, candied orange peel reads: Sandpiper – Marathon Frequent Flyer; Humble Adventurist; Nibble Feeder. So apparently Sandpipers shuttle back and forth between capital cities too. Rarely sucked in by the hyperbole, I had to buy them immediately.
Perhaps they’re meant to be daintily nibbled on a plane but these will be going on the after dinner cheese plate at my next dinner party. I may serve it with Thorn Clarke Sandpiper from the Barossa.