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Western Australia Is Copping Its First Annual 'Goon And Nugz' Festival

Stewart Perrie

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Western Australia Is Copping Its First Annual 'Goon And Nugz' Festival

Goon is one of those sacred parts of Australian culture that isn't really seen anywhere else on the planet. Sure, most countries will have boxed wine, but their citizens don't revere the humble goon sack as much as Aussies.

That's why it's particularly outrageous that Perth is hosting a goddamn Goon and Nugz Festival in October.

What a perfect combination: goon and bloody chicken nuggets.

Credit: Caustic Content
Credit: Caustic Content

The event listing says: "Chilled from the cask and hot off the grill, that's the way you'll find the wine and chicken nuggets at Goon & Nugz Fest.

"Join us Saturday October 19 at Perth Mess Hall for a mad worship of all things booze-in-a box and cooked chook.

"Eight of Perth's dopest food trucks will be dishing out the Nugz along with a crazy amount of dipping sauces. There will also be a range of special Chicken Nugget inspired dishes on the menu."

This sounds goddamn beautiful.

Festival Creator Ronan Freeburn has revealed where the concept for the festival came from.

Credit: my_amii/Creative Commons
Credit: my_amii/Creative Commons

"I came up with the festival as a joke back in 2017, but people went nuts for the concept so I decided to put it on for real with the help from the good folks at Perth Mess Hall," he said.

It's only $15 to enter for the early bird tickets and then they'll jump up to $21.76 after that - which is pretty good value if you ask us.

Speaking of goon, a mum recently shared her hack for fooling her guests with fancy wine when in actual fact, she was serving them straight up casked wine.

The Aussie woman uploaded a shot of some Aldi boxed wine and a bottle of Tempus Two to the Mums Who Budget and Save Facebook group.

Credit: Mums Who Budget and Save/Facebook
Credit: Mums Who Budget and Save/Facebook

She wrote: "You may think you are looking at a cheap cask of Aldi wine ($8.60 or so) and a lovely full bottle of Tempus Two.

"But you're not. It's a cheap cask of Aldi wine and an empty bottle of Tempus Two filled with cheap Aldi wine. Pour it into a nice glass and you and whoever else you're sharing with won't know the difference.

"I even had someone comment the other day on what a nice drop it was.

"Presentation can make all the difference and save you a fortune if you like a quaff of vino."

Look, it's not the most ground breaking or technical method for getting people to appreciate cheaper wine but if she says that it's worked then who are we to question her.

Featured Image Credit: mikecogh/Creative Commons

Topics: Food, Community, Australia

Stewart Perrie
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