Food and Drink

We Need to Talk About Chatime’s Bizarre Goblin Mascots

Chatime has certainly gone their own way with this one.

Chatime's satisfy your strange mascots.
Photo: Chatime’s collection of beastly goblins

Generally, when you’re looking for an icon to represent your brand, you play it safe. You go with something cute and cuddly, but definitely something recognisable. Well, Chatime has done it all a little bit different. The bubble tea chain’s new mascots sure are recognisable, but cute and cuddly they are not.

@chatimeau 📞 Calling all Brown Sugar lovers! Say hello to our NEW Brown Sugar Jelly range. 👋 Try Brown Sugar Milk Tea or Brown Sugar Oreo today. 🤤 #fyp #brownsugar #milktea ♬ original sound – Chatime Australia

It’s all part of Chatime’s new ‘Satisfy Your Strange’ campaign. The strange new characters include a half horse/half baby sort of thing, a green half-baked dog creature, a yellow chilled out character that reminds of That Yellow Bastard from Sin City, among others.

Head to Chatime’s TikTok and you’ll find these characters not just looking bizarre, but doing bizarre things. One video shows the blue grub/cow thing filling up a Chatime cup directly from its udder. And this is what you get if you scan the QR codes on Chatime bus stop ads around the cities.

@chatimeau UDDERLY TEA-LICIOUS! 🧋Have you seen a Strange on a street near you?! Scan the QR code and you’ll be in for a teat… we meant treat. #satisfyyourstrange #chatimeau #fyp ♬ original sound – Chatime Australia

The troubling visuals don’t stop there, another shows the yellow character drink a whole bubble tea and shoot tapioca balls out of his ears. I’m not even going to try to decipher the biology of these things.

See for yourself.

@chatimeau Have you ever had so much boba it’s started coming out of your ears? This Strange has, go and find it on a street near you! #satisfyyourstrange #chatimeau ♬ original sound – Chatime Australia

Chatime, is everything ok?

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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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