Slice or block of Vanilla: the name is treated in the Aussie debate.
After video claims that some Aussies have called it something “gross” in most bakeries, a popular treat has become a hub of the online storm.
Australia’s unique English language approach is known.
From adding “O” at the end to the uncoverable array of slang words that spill out the language – we like our own lingo.
But we got an Aussie name for popular pastry from a recent video, which really gets the biscuit.
The video in TikTok calls the traditional vanilla piece a ‘snobblock,’ creating a state-by-state split, as people from around the world argue ‘If you call it something else, you’re not an Australian.’
Discussions about the true name of a “Australian flair” gooey treat have caused a so much fury, a woman answering the viral video expresses her shock.
The user who goes through the handle @k4chin4l3wiss told us that “I’m sorry, but what does f***ing Australian call a snot slice vanilla slice?.”
“This is a slice of vanilla.”
Their video led to a flood of comments by fellow Australians, many of whom say that “snack block” is most frequently used in Victoria.
“I have always taught snot block from Melbourne,” he said. “I was Melbourne.
Someone else said, “It’s absolute a Victorian thing.
Another said “Def a thing in Melbourne / Victoria”
Others from across the country agreed that they had not previously heard it.
“I’m of Sydney and I never heard this term in my life straight up,” wrote one person.
“I’m from WA and I never heard that call in my life,” agreed another.
I’m Adelaide born, said one bloke, “I never heard my whole life calling it a snot block.
Some argued that the treat – either vanilla cream or custard sandwiched between puffed pastry and topped with icing – was “unAustralian” to name – by a name other than snot block.
A passionate person wrote, “THEY VERY TRUE CALLS IT A SNOT BLOCK.
“It’s not a thing of Melbourne, I’m from Tassie and that’s what my dad calls,” someone else said.
However, for some, it was too much to handle the Australian name.
“No, I can never eat it again, no god,” one answered.
Another wrote: “It’s too gross to say, make me feel ill.
Another big comment was the original video, shared with the artist Tasha who runs the @jublyumph account.
As a consequence, Tasha has since posted a second video explaining that he caused an enormous reaction.
“I’ve posted a vanilla slice video and how many more Australians and I call it a snappy block,” said Tasha.
“It’s a funny name, honestly.”
Many people from all over the world jumped on… to say it’s actually called custard pads or ice slices or tompouces.
Certain people claimed it was a French dessert, while others thought it was English, but it has been adapted to create our own little “slice of happiness” by different cultures around the world.