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Thousands Of Australians Are Begging For Toobs To Be Brought Back

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Thousands Of Australians Are Begging For Toobs To Be Brought Back

Growing up in Australia a few decades ago looked very different. There were no iPhones, no WiFi, no Facebook, no Uber and there was a small selection of epic food items to buy at the servo.

One of those things was Toobs and they were incredible.

Aficionados don't need to be reminded, but for the uninitiated, Toobs were potato-based flavoured crisps that were effectively like chunky rings coated in a variety of flavours like Chicken, Oriental, Oats, Mexican Party, and Original Tomato.

They were discontinued in 2015 due to poor consumer demand, however an online campaign has been started to get them back on our shelves.

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Credit: Kham Tran (Creative Commons)
Credit: Kham Tran (Creative Commons)

The Bring Back Toobs Facebook page has amassed more than 16,500 followers who are all demanding Smiths put this celebrated snack into production once again.

A News Corp survey found an overwhelming amount on Aussies wanted Toobs to be brought back out of all the iconic and nostalgic food items, which included Sunny Boy ice blocks, Burger Man chips and Arnott's Coffee Scroll biscuits.

The creator of the Facebook page has told news.com.au that clearly there's a big appetite for Toobs.

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Brad said: "There is nothing else like them on the market. When you bite into one, you get that tang in your mouth.

"Even though a number of companies have tried to replicate them, they can't get it quite right. They are crunchy, tangy and the roof of your mouth knows you've eaten them hours later. You can't stop at one... bag."

This isn't the first campaign to get Toobs to be brought back into production. Legendary cricketer Shane Warne issued a call to Smiths a few years ago to have the tangy treat on our shelves in a rant on a Facebook video.

"I've been living in the UK for around for four or five years now and every time I come back to Australia, I come back here, I go down to the milk bar and I look for some Toobs," he said.

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"Where are the Toobs?! I read in the paper yesterday they've shut down Toobs! This cannot be happening! The Toobs have been in our household, the Warne household, all my children and that, from a young age.

"All of you people in Australia, you feel like me, get behind this movement. Long live the Toob."

A spokesperson for Smiths told the news outlet that while they had no immediate plans in the future, they are adopting a 'never say never' mentality when it comes to Toobs.

They were first invented in 1954 and hit peak popularity in the 1970s. After that, it was a slow decline until they were cancelled in 2001. They were revived in 2007 under the name Tasty Toobs, however eventually fell on the chopping block in 2015.

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Could it be time for a second resurrection?

Featured Image Credit: Woolworths

Topics: Food, Australia

Stewart Perrie
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