What happened to Bertie Beetles?

What happened to Bertie Beetles?

The Bertie Beetle showbag brand is currently managed by showbag company Chicane Marketing, which acts as an agent for Nestlé and produces other branded showbags for the multinational company. In 2016, a range of Bertie Beetle showbags and other products were made available to purchase online.

How are Bertie Beetles made?

The chocolate Bertie Beetle was launched by Hoadley’s in 1963 and is generally supposed to have been created as a way to use up fragments of honeycomb left over from making the company’s famous Violet Crumble bar. It is made from milk chocolate containing small chips of honeycomb.

What showbags are available at IGA?

The Showbags Bonanza Sale is available at IGA, despite the cancellation of the Ekka Royal Queensland Show. Types of showbags on offer include the likes of Dairy Milk, Caramello Koala, Curly Wurly, Chupa Chups, Zappo, Warhead, Harry Potter, Hot Wheels, Bluey, Pokémon, and many more!

Can you still buy showbags?

The Gamesmen offers a range of iconic showbags, including some of those manufactured by Chicane Showbags and Bensons Trading (lollies). You can buy now, pay later with Zip and they offer nationwide Express Delivery.

How many Bertie Beetle showbags have been sold?

The Bertie Beetle showbag is one of the most popular showbags ever made. At the 2017 Brisbane Ekka, more than 250,000 Bertie Beetle showbags were sold. When the showbag was briefly withdrawn from sale at shows, Nestlé bowed to the resultant consumer pressure and recommenced sale of the bag.

Are Bertie Beetles available to the public?

For many years Bertie Beetles were generally only available to the public in showbags sold at Australian agricultural shows. The Bertie Beetle was first produced in 1963 by Hoadley’s Chocolates, who were later taken over by the Rowntree Company and became Rowntree Hoadley Ltd (the company was later acquired by Nestlé in 1988).

What is a Bertie showbag?

The showbag range that needs no introduction. Bertie Beetle is one of the longest running showbags and a favourite for old and young. Browse our range of Bertie Showbags.

What is a Bertie Beetle Bar?

Bertie Beetle is a small chocolate bar manufactured by Nestlé. It consists of a chocolate coated bar containing small pieces of honeycomb that is shaped like an anthropomorphised beetle.