Food and Drink

You Can Now Buy Bertie Beetle Ice Cream At Aldi

@OzKitsch via Twitter

People are lining up at Aldi – again – but this time it’s for a cause we can get behind. 

Aldi is officially stocking Bertie Beetle ice cream. 

Previously making a limited-time-only appearance at Woolworths, Aldi has taken over the reins, stocking the Bertie Beetle coated paddle-pop-style ice-creams, created by Peters. 

At only $4.99 for a six-pack, they’re an absolute steal. We’ve turned right back into our younger selves, lining up at the royal show to get a Bertie Beetle showbag because we were cool and it’s what the cool kids got. 

Bertie Beetles experienced going ‘viral’ in the ’70s, which has turned into this iconography today and we’re not mad about it. Often when something goes viral, there’s no real explanation of why or how. That’s how we feel about Bertie Beetles; we don’t know why we love them, but we don’t want to stop.

Bertie Beetle fans caught wind of the new product after a series of posts in the Aldi Fans Australia Facebook group. It’s times like these when we rejoice in the creation of social media.

We’re yet to try the Bertie Beetle ice cream offering, but we’re pretty sure it won’t knock our socks off with a flavour bombshell. Bertie Beetles aren’t the type of chocolate we consume for total self-indulgent deliciousness, we consume Bertie Beetle products to show our love for this weirdly classic and iconic Australian confectionery brand that will somehow live forevermore. 

We all have our Bertie Beetle moment. Mine was in 2011, when my high school crush wrote me a card for my birthday saying: 

“Dearest Laura,

Happy Birthday.

You’re getting to that age when boys will start presenting themselves to you (but don’t fall for the trickery). You’re not like that chocolate you get in show bags that you shouldn’t eat but you do anyway because you paid so much for it, except if it’s a Bertie Beetle. Classic Bertie Beetles. You’re a Bertie Beetle, you’re one of a kind and I like you.” 

Safe to say, I know what I’m eating for dessert tonight.Find an Aldi store near you and join me.

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Food and Drink

Red Rooster Is Serving Free Chicken and Piping Hot Cash This Christmas in July

Get your early dose of festive cheer.

Red Rooster Christmas in July
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The cold weather in most parts of Australia coinciding with EOFY celebrations is the closest thing that we’ll get to snowy Christmas vibes. And if you’re in dire need of some festive cheer after the first six months of 2023, grab your ugly sweater and head to your nearest Red Rooster for Xmas in July deals.

From June 29 – July 31, 2023, Red Rooster is serving up free food items, a chance to win $10,000 or one of 10 merch packs valued at $400 and other fun prizes. All you have to do is sign up as a Red Royalty member and spend $5 on at a location near you or online.

Each week there’ll be new delicious deals and prizes to win. The week one deals have already dropped and they’re looking pretty tasty. You can get access to them via your Red Royalty account. The more you purchase, the more chances you have to win.

Spoiler alert: you can get 10 chicken nuggets for free, right now. Brb running to Red Rooster.

Terms and conditions apply. Visit Red Rooster’s Christmas in July to see all the deals.


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