AUSTRALIA is known for many things. Its beautiful beaches. Amazing rainforests. Great Barrier Reef. Vegemite and beef pies (though not together).

But how about the humble sauce packet?

A video posted on Reddit about the "magical" easy-to-squeeze sauce packet has sparked amazement by others from overseas who have never seen them before.

Reddit user Youlikeitlike captioned the video: "Australians not only have a beautiful country. And beautiful people. They also have these motherf***ing personal sauce dispensers."

It has attracted more than 60 comments - and even coverage overseas.

"Why can't we get these here? Australia has the best no-mess ketchup sachets ever," read a headline on UK site The Sun.

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It's not the first time our sauce packets have caused a stir online though, as you will see in the video above.

But there were also plenty of comments about the size of the packet, the way they work and of course, the costs which can be 30 to 45 cents.


"I reckon they're a cruel joke. Such ingenuity, yet just not quite enough sauce inside for a pie.

Another posted: "It's an ingenious way for bakeries to charge you for sauce that they should provide for free in a squeeze bottle."

What do you reckon? Great Aussie innovation or rip-off?

What is the fair price for a sauce packet?

This poll ended on 29 January 2016.

Current Results

10 cents


20 cents


30 cents


40 cents


Should be free


Why don't they just leave a sauce bottle on the counter


50 cents if they make the packets bigger


This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

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