When I was a kid my rich cousins used to get all the good show bags. I’m still seething with envy decades later. But discovering that (1) the most popular show bag is a now $3 Bertie Beetle sampler and that, (2) Lindt takes the piss with a HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FIVE DOLLAR offering, makes me feel a little better.
If a terrible chocolate beetle is number one, then obviously a new generation of children is feeling just as poorly done by as I did.
And who the hell drops a tonne plus on a Lindt bag? You can get that stuff discounted most days at Woolies. And you don’t have to pay $50 at the front door to get in.
God, I sound like my dad now.
Anyway. The ABC has the drop.
Keen-eyed fans of Brisbane's annual agricultural show have already spotted an increase in the price of the event's cheap and popular bag.The Bertie Beetle bag, which previously cost $2 for six Bertie Beetle chocolates and three Red Ripperz, will now command two gold coins at $3 a pop.
Keen-eyed fans of Brisbane's annual agricultural show have already spotted an increase in the price of the event's cheap and popular bag.
The Bertie Beetle bag, which previously cost $2 for six Bertie Beetle chocolates and three Red Ripperz, will now command two gold coins at $3 a pop.
Weirdo wife loves the Bertie Beetle bag. I remember when they were actually sample bags and free. What were those triangular drink packages you froze?- Sunny Boys? They were the ducks nuts back then and up there..... and the show was the only place in the beef capital that did shoestring fries like Maccas. One a year treat.
The older I get the more certain I am that my parents would stealthily remove the hubba bubba bubble gum from my show bags, then gaslight me that I must have eaten them already. The scars remain.
The bags were never a big thing for me at the Ekka, always just went for the rides, or when I was young the Japanese (with many horrible stereotypes I can't remember) fish pond where you could catch goldfish live and take home.
Sunnyboys were great! A summer staple hereabouts. In the past we have bought a Bertie Beetle showbag and mailed it to my sister in law overseas...she's a bit of a fan. Note - this was the Sydney Easter Show.