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So are they being shoved up or down? And where?

Where ever they like. Just not down my throat or up my arse.

Which other way is there!?

In the ear, noise, eye or peehole?

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You look like a guy who’d enjoy a good sounding

I’m going to walk away from that…

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Who knew Yowies were so popular overseas and a huge money spinner sonce 2015?

$23.7m in 2018 and $25.3m in 2017. :open_mouth:

Woolies has started selling them again. The chocolate is made in the USA so I guess that’s where they’re from.
I bought one recently for nostalgia’s sake.

I’ve seen in them in the supermarkets for a while. Maybe two years. I didn’t realise they were made in the USA though. :open_mouth:

I always thought there was a big marketing opportunity that was wasted with these things. They should have made a cartoon for television using those Yowie characters. Could have been a chance for some big bucks in movies, toys and other merchandise.

Bit sad that this was a prominent story on the two top rated “news” bulletins in Brisbane tonight.

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Even sadder that the piece from Seven (with Jessica Ridley being a Sydney-based reporter) most likely aired in all markets!

Didn’t see the Nine piece in Sydney though, which makes me wonder if it was another “brilliant” local content decision for QTQ made by Amanda Patterson and/or her advisories…


Probably paid for just like the Murdoch front pages today…


Carlton and United Breweries, which makes Victoria Bitter, Carlton Draught, Foster’s etc. has a third foreign owner, after Anheuser-Busch InBev sold the company to Japan’s Asahi Breweries. CUB initially sold itself to SAB Miller in 2011, before the latter was acquired by AB InBev with 2016. Asahi currently owns Schweppes Australia as well as European alchohol brands Peroni, Grolsch and Pilsner Urquell.

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Picnic Dark Choc Feast


I’ve seen crispy honeycomb m&ms and vanilla maltesers in Coles this week.

Why would anyone trust them - it’s like the choc-orange Twirl, great, but then disappears!

Should boycott new things until this stops.

On an unrelated note, I like the Wagon Wheel chocolate bars. There’s really not enough marshmallow on the shelves. My local Coles does at least stock ‘Buzz’ bars, in the international section because they are NZ specific, despite being made in Australia. They’re nice, they should sell them here properly instead of another 20 different Cadbury block variants.

Yes, the International section has a few Australian made products which is weird. They sell these Greek style biscuits “Biscota” which are made in Australia.


Kirks Tonic Water 1.25l has been withdrawn from shelves due to incorrect labelling.

All stock has been affected so a mistake in the new packaging must have only just been found, even though the new packaging has been out for several months now.

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