News

LIST: Australian made logo means "next to nothing"

Gladstone Woolworths claiming their tiger prawns are caught in Australia, but Choice said they're not.
Gladstone Woolworths claiming their tiger prawns are caught in Australia, but Choice said they're not.

An investigation by consumer group Choice has exposed a suite of favourite Aussie products whose companies claim are made in Australia, but actually aren't. 

Select brands of pavlova, meat pies, lamingtons, among many other favourite Australian snacks sold at Woolworths, ALDI, or Coles, are the chief offenders, according to the Choice investigation. 

In total, the investigation outed a total of 32 "quintessentially Aussie foods" on supermarket shelves where it was impossible to tell if these products actually used Australian ingredients.

Tim Tams are "Made in Australia" but the cocoa mass comes from West Africa; the cocoa butter is sourced in South East Asia; the palm oil comes from Malaysia; and, part of the sugar comes from Thailand.

Gladstone residents who helped clear Woolworths' shelves of lamingtons might've been duped into thinking they were buying local. 

But the report found Woolworths Choc Lamington Fingers contained just 60 per cent Australian ingredients.

Woolworths "Select" lamingtons were made out of 53 per cent Australian products.

A spokesperson for Choice said that the "Australian-Made" logo "tells you next to nothing". 

LIST: 

 

 

Topics:  aldi, australian made, coles, gladstone, shopping, woolworths




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

THE EXPERT: Stop judging working mothers

SUPER MUMS: Being a working mums comes down to perfecting time management.

"WORKING for money is all right; so is working because you want to.”

OPINION: How to prepare your child for day care

Your kids will love childcare, but it may take some adjusting.

GETTING your child ready for day care is vital.

MUMS' TOP 5: 'Musts' to have on your childcare checklist

SOME FALL SHORT: Organisations that train childcare workers will be subjected to extra audits.

SENDING your child off to day care can be daunting and confusing.

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

Everything you need to know for the next cruise ship arrival

The Pacific Jewel docked in Gladstone.

Pacific Jewel visiting Gladstone on Tuesday

LETTER: Where do Flynn candidates stand in abortion debate

This is a priority for this Gladstone resident

Flynn candidates share their ‘resumes’

Jordan Puku pictured when he was around 12 years old.

Flynn candidates share their 'resumes'

Latest deals and offers

Three bedroom, 1100sqm block: Is this Qld's cheapest home?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward

Cheap, cheap rental in Gladstone

$150/week for 6 Drynan Dr, Calliope

Cheap cheap rental in Gladstone