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The Humble Goon Sack Is Making A Comeback In Australia

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The Humble Goon Sack Is Making A Comeback In Australia

The humble goon sack has been a staple of university students across Australia for decades.

Other people also enjoy guzzling down the cheap, boxed wine, which usually gets sold in litres rather than millilitres, meaning you get a lot of bang for your buck.

While you can usually pick up around 4L of goon for no more than $15, it's always been considered a bogan drink.

However, it seems like the tide is turning on this misconception, with ritzier wineries now starting to adopt the flagoon as a means of packaging wine, according to the Guardian.

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Credit: Mr West
Credit: Mr West

Sadly, these posher wineries aren't lowering their prices and are flogging 1.5L to 10L boxed wines for anything from $59 to $200.

It does seem like these places are taking on the goon sack to not only attract a new audience, but to also be a bit more environmentally friendly.

A 2016 study by the Australian Wine Research Institute found that bottling wine produces three times the amount of greenhouse gases than casked wine.

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While it might be 'lighter and easier' to package, the sacks are made with a single-use plastic that can't be recycled, meaning your sacks end up at the dump, unable to be reused.

Now you can play Goon of Fortune with your posh friends.

Featured Image Credit: mikecogh/Creative Commons

Topics: Food, Wine, Community, Australia

Stewart Perrie
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