Lollipop lovers are storming shops across Australia to get their hands on packs of Fantales after it was announced that the beloved chocolate will be discontinued
- Shoppers flock to stores to grab the last bags of Fantales
- The beloved Aussie sweet is being discontinued
Fantale aficionados will have to try harder to get their hands on a pack of their favorite discontinued lollipops as they sell out nationwide.
Nestle shocked Australians on Tuesday when it announced it would end production of the popular lollipop in July.
The company cited “declining sales and the need for significant upgrades” at its Melbourne factory as the reason it discontinued the sweets.
Now fans have a frenzied battle ahead of them as they try to stock up on Fantales before the shops run out of stock.
Fantale aficionados have stormed the stores to try and get their hands on some of the last packs of candy, which will be discontinued in July
The lollipop is sold out throughout Woolworths (pictured)
Those trying to get their hands on them can’t get their hands on Coles online either, as the supermarket originally specially marketed the lollipop before it sold out
Those trying to get their hands on them won’t be able to get them online at the two major supermarkets, as Coles and Woolworths candies are already sold out.
Empty shelves in their stores have also been noticed by people looking for a package.
Lolly shop The Sweets Lab in Geelong has sold an extraordinary number of Fantales since the move was announced.
“Did you know we’ve sold over 50 pounds of Fantales in the last 24 hours?” said owner Maddy Collins.
“We’re all very sorry to see them discontinued, but we’ve ordered more and hope to have lots of them so everyone can stock up on their favorite chocolate caramel!”
Fantales, first created in 1930, have become an iconic treat for many Australians
Fantales, first created in 1930, have become an iconic treat for many Australians.
“We know our decision to stop making Fantales will be sad news to many people,” Andrew Lawrey, general manager of confectionery for Nestle Oceania, said in a statement.
“Many of us grew up with Fantales and have fond memories of them.
“Despite the sense of nostalgia that Fantales evoke, unfortunately people don’t buy them as often as they used to.”