Sydney Restaurant Could Cop A $50,000 Fine For 'Deconstructed Anzac Biscuit'
People were warned they could cop a serious fine if they messed with Anzac Biscuits.
If you call them something else or if you change up the recipe you could have the Department of Veterans Affairs slapping you with a $10,000 penalty for individuals and $50,000 for businesses.
Well, it seems as though a Sydney restaurant could be getting a knock at the door over their 'deconstructed Anzac Biscuit'. It looked like large fish food flakes but the dessert was meant to resemble the colours of the Australian army's uniform.
Restaurant Moon said the dish was meant to be inspired by 'the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War'.
But the photo was quickly circulated on social media, with many people mocking it for being disrespectful and also weird.
One person called it 'peak Sydney wankery' while another said it was 'ill-advised'.
The restaurant released a statement to 10Daily: "We created that dessert for remembrance and didn't mean to create any issue. We deleted the post and took it off the menu, we're not going to sell it today."
They could be off the hook because they discontinued the offer after the backlash and took it off social media - even though that hasn't stopped the criticisms.
The DVA's website reads: "There are clear regulations around the use of the word 'Anzac' under the Protection of Word 'Anzac' Act 1920 (the Act) and penalties apply for the incorrect use of the term. Permission from the Minister for Veterans' Affairs is generally required to use the word 'Anzac' in a commercial context.
"'No person may use the word 'Anzac', or any word resembling it, in connection with any trade, business, calling or profession or in connection with any entertainment or any lottery or art union or as the name or part of a name of any private residence, boat, vehicle of charitable or other institution, or other institution, or any building without the authority of the Minister for Veterans' Affairs."
The recipe is pretty simple: coconut, rolled oats, flour, sugar and golden syrup. People aren't allowed to add eggs, chocolate chips or anything else to spruce up the old favourite.
You're not even allowed to change the word when you're selling the biscuits. They can't be called cookies or biccies or any other variety because that's the rules.
Don't like it, don't make them.
Featured Image Credit: Restaurant Moon/Facebook