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Woolworths Store Brings In New Rules To Stop People Panic Buying Tasty Toobs

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Woolworths Store Brings In New Rules To Stop People Panic Buying Tasty Toobs

People were pretty stoked to hear Tasty Toobs were coming back to Australia.

A hard-fought consumer campaign ended a years-long drought and the delicious snack eventually landed back on our supermarket shelves.

It's clear people are dying to get their grubby mitts on the product as many shopping aisles have been cleared out.

But one Woolworths has hit back at people panic buying the prized item by bringing in new restrictions.


Customers at Chester Hill's Woolworths will only be permitted to buy four packets of Tasty Toobs with every purchase.

Credit: Facebook
Credit: Facebook

Woolies didn't shy away from introducing restrictions on several items when Australia went into lockdown, including toilet paper, meat, pasta and rice.

Clearly the appetite for Toobs is at the same level in this part of Sydney.


A shopper posted a photo to Facebook showing a sign had been erected where the snack usually sits in Woolworths.

It instructs customers to only buy four or fewer packets to ensure other shoppers have a chance at them.

The customer wrote on Facebook page Cooking Confessions: "There you go... now there's a limit on Tasty Toobs!!! I guess it's just as important as toilet paper."

Some were shocked and others were not surprised at the drastic measure to prevent panic buying.


One user said: "The other day a lady took a whole carton off the shelf of them! Would have been 12 bags! I just looked as she walked off. The guy working there saw and went out the back grabbing me two bags."

Another added: "Good!!! So many miss out because certain people feel they should buy them in the box loads."

Interestingly, it appears the four packet limit at Chester Hill got back to superiors at Woolworths and they weren't happy.


Woolies headquarters has instructed staff to take down the sign and say they are working with Smiths to get a greater supply to prevent people missing out.

A spokesperson told Yahoo Australia: "We have not placed any official purchase limits on Tasty Toobs, and have followed up with the store to ensure the sign has been removed.

"Following the relaunch of Tasty Toobs, this old favourite has proven a hit with our customers. There's been significant demand for the limited edition snack and some stores may be running low on stock at the moment.

"We're working closely with the supplier to bring forward deliveries and restock shelves in the coming weeks."

Featured Image Credit: Kham Tran (Creative Commons)

Topics: Australia

Stewart Perrie
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