When it comes to iconic Australian food, lamingtons are pretty much up there with meat pies, Chicco rolls and Vegemite.
So much so, that there’s even a national day to honour the Aussie dessert.
National Lamington Day is this Tuesday 21 July, and while the origins of why the event falls on this day is a little murky, it’s a great excuse to indulge in this iconic Aussie sweet.
Naturally, as the makers of South Australia’s favourite and iconic lamingtons, Kytons Bakery are on board for the special occasion.
Lamingtons have been firmly part of Kytons’ DNA since their opening back in 1938 when they began selling lamingtons among other cakes at a stall in the Adelaide Central Market.
However, it was really Kytons’ community fundraising drives that really cemented lamingtons as the bakery’s signature product.
Since the mid- 1980s thousands of community groups, sporting clubs, dance schools and social clubs have raised millions of dollars through Kytons community fundraising drives and these fundraising events remain an important part of the Kytons business today.
Since then, not only has their business grown tremendously but their lamington offerings have as well.
The iconic SA bakery not only offers the traditional lamington with a fluffy vanilla sponge but a raspberry lamington, a coffee lamington and even a cute little bite-size lamington that’d go perfect with your morning tea or coffee.
In the past, Kytons have marked this special date by creating the longest lamington line at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the end result was a lamington trail that spanned a whopping 1079 metres in length and featured over 2000 individually handmade lamingtons.
This year to mark the date, Kytons is going back to their city roots by opening up a lamington stall in Rundle Mall.
From 8:30 AM to 3 PM, foodies will not only have the opportunity to sample the bakery’s versatile lamington range but they’ll also get the chance to meet Larry the Lamington, the Kytons Bakery’s adorable mascot.
So, on Tuesday July 21, celebrate with a Kytons lamington or two or three…and look fondly back on your childhood memories of you and this iconic Aussie cake.
If you can’t make it to Rundle Mall this Tuesday, Pick up a box at Kytons’ Edwardstown outlet, at one of their many stockists or even online here.
Kytons Bakery can be located at 15 Lindsay Avenue, Edwardstown (right behind Castle Plaza).