SUITABLE FOR HOME COOKING, RESTAURANTS & TAKE AWAY OUTLETS
While Australia’s fish and chip history can be traced back to 1879 and a small takeaway shop in Sydney, the modern history of our love affair with battered fish and chips owes a great deal to Mary Mack’s Instant Batter Mix.
An icon of Far North Queensland, Mary Mack’s Instant Batter Mix hails from the tiny coastal town of Innisfail, where locals Mary and John McCormick developed what would become Mary Mack’s Instant Batter Mix in their home kitchen. They were searching for that unique, secret ingredient that would set their fish and chips apart from what other takeaway shops in town were offering. And what they came up with was an innovation – a quality, easy-to-mix ready-made batter, as suitable and easy to use in home kitchens as it was in the McCormick’s takeaway shop in Innisfail. The secret was a carefully crafted formula that simply needed water added to create delicious, crunchy batter for fish, as well as for a variety of other battered dishes.
The McCormick’s battered fish and chips soon became the talk of the town. Up and down the Far North Queensland coast it gained a wide following. A local supermarket approached the couple about creating a retail instant batter mix product.
They soon sold their takeaway shop and focused on commercialising their product and launching it Australia-wide. Their focus was on the packaging and supplying of their instant batter mix to retail, and also to the foodservice industry. A testament to its quality, demand for Mary Mack’s Instant Batter Mix grew organically through word of mouth and it soon became the batter mix product of choice for both home chefs and commercial chefs. Today Mary Mack’s Instant Batter Mix can be found on supermarket shelves and in-home kitchens Australia-wide.