Don't judge a book by its cover. This idiom definitely applies to Harry's Homemade, an unassuming shop and cafe located on Augusta Highway in a small Southern Flinders Ranges
locality called Nelshaby. The business might not have a website or Facebook page to its name, but it sure does possess a sincere presence along the highway (although its facade is somewhat under par). We have visited twice before and weren't disappointed both times.
The shop sells a huge range of products from jams, olive oils and sauces to smoked fish, pickled seafood and gourmet meats. We spent quite some time browsing around. I could not believe how much hard-to-find stuff they actually have in stock! Well, I mean, when was the last time you saw a crocodile burger patty or camel milk, or even mango jam, at your local Adelaide supermarket?
The flavour of camel milk is, of course, different to that of our usual milk from cows. It tastes slightly salty and smells a bit stronger, but overall, it is rather pleasant. I enjoyed drinking it on its own as well as having it with cereal in the morning. As for the mango jam, we noticed that there was no pectin in it. This could probably be the reason why it wasn't as thick as the highly commercialised jams, I guess.
The cafe serves up a great selection of food too. Dine-in or takeaway, the choice is yours. After chickening out a few years ago in Darwin, I made sure I did not shy away from trying the crocodile this time around. My fear proved totally unfounded. The burger was amazing and I really loved it. The texture of crocodile is, I reckon, kind of similar to that of fish. And, I certainly prefer eating them to being eaten by them! The chips were delicious too, some of the best I've had.
Harry's Homemade is worth stopping for without a doubt. I'll be visiting again on my next road trip up north and I'm looking forward to stocking up on other products as well as tasting more of what the menu has to offer.