They thought we wouldn’t notice, but we did. Starburst has quietly vanished from shelves, and one Sydney TikToker discovered it.
TikToker @nariman.dein posted a video about starbursts and their absence from supermarket shelves. She tagged Starburst for answers, and we got them.
A spokesperson for Mars Wrigley told 7News.com.au that the reason the popular treats were so hard to find in Australia is that they’ve been discontinued.
“We regularly review our Mars Wrigley product range to ensure we’re offering our consumers great tasting products that are also great value for money,” the spokesperson told 7News.com.au.
“Our STARBURST products are imported from Europe, and like many businesses that are importing products from overseas, the brand has been exposed to supply chain difficulties and rising cost pressures over the last two years.”
The company said that after “reviewing all options,” it had made the “difficult decision” to discontinue the brand in Australia from June 2022. Instead, it will focus on products manufactured locally.
“As a proud Australian manufacturer for more than 60 years, we are taking this opportunity to prioritise and invest in the brands and products we make locally in Australia, such as M&Ms, Maltesers, Skittles, Snickers, Extra and Eclipse.”
So there you have it. Starbursts are no longer but don’t worry, there is plenty of great snacks on shelves still.
Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.
Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.
You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.
As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.