Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.

There’s a festival dedicated entirely to garlic bread and OMG

25/04/2023

Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.

Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman

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Who doesn’t love garlic bread? It’s one of those snacks that is universally adored, and for good reason. It’s carby, it’s comforting and ultimately it makes every meal better.

So, you can imagine our excitement when we found out there was a whole festival dedicated to the stuff.

Honestly, have you ever heard of something more heavenly?!

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Breath mints at the ready (Credit: Alamy)

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Yep, lucky Australian garlic bread lovers will be able to head down to a garlic bread festival in Melbourne this weekend – and we literally couldn’t be more jealous.

Taking place for the fourth year in a row on Saturday, April 29th, the festival might be one for Vampires to avoid, but we have a feeling that everyone else in the area will be flocking down.

It doesn’t just offer bog standard garlic bread (although there will be plenty, obvs), it also offers up a whole bunch of garlic bread fusion dishes, including Mexican pan de ajo, and “garlic bread inspired treats, drinks and desserts”. Cryptic, right?

There are whisperings that the garlic bread themed drink is a Bloody Mary (oooft), and… as for desserts, we can’t even begin to imagine what they’ve knocked up there, but we’d certainly be intrigued to see.

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This is what dreams are made of (Credit: Twisted)

As well as exploring all the garlic bread varieties, there’s also an opportunity to take place in a Garlic Bread Eating Relay and Garlic Bread Bingo (both as downright silly as they sound).

Those who win stand the chance of taking home limited edition garlic bread hoodies (what more could you want?!) and a keg of Italian pilsner to enjoy on the day itself.

The festival is taking place at Welcome To Thornbury, and the best part is that entry is free. Just grab a ticket on their website.

Sadly, the festival currently has no plans to travel over to the UK, although we desperately wish it would.

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All isn’t lost though, as there are plenty of fast-food related festivals landing on our soil soon – Wing Fest being one of them.

Arriving this summer, the festival is dedicated entirely to chicken wings, and promises music, beer and poultry aplenty.

We’ll bring you more deets on that as it draws closer. In the meantime, let’s all just silently envy our mates Down Under.

Enjoy the garlic bread, guys.

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