Internet in frenzy over petition to rebrand ‘Golden Gaytime’

The internet is blowing up over the latest calls for rebranding an Aussie classic, and this time, it’s for the Golden Gaytime.

Following a year of rebranding certain products around the country over racial connotations (see Red Rippers, Cheer Cheese and Cheekies).

Now, a man called Brian Mc has launched an online petition calling for the rebranding of the ‘Golden Gaytime’, saying that it is ‘outdated’, and the word ‘Gay’ needs to go.

“In 2021, Gay’s meaning primarily is related to sexuality. As a Gay man I have needed to fight to be myself, overcoming many things in my life, I am a proud Gay man,” the petition description reads.

“As a part of the LGBTQIA+ community I believe my sexual identity is owned by me, not a brand and that the outdated meaning no longer applies. Isn’t it time for this double entendre to end?”

‘Golden Gaytime’ was first released in 1959 by Streets Australia, and has more recently expanded its brand with new flavours and collaborations with other brands.

Brian’s petition goes on to say that it’s not his place to tell Streets what to name the Golden Gaytime.

“I do feel it’s time that the Golden Gaytime is called out for being outdated, especially when Streets is releasing new products and cross-promotions in 2021.

“Streets in their response to my questions said “The origin of the ‘Gaytime’ name was related to having a joyous or happy time”.

“My suggestion would be if Golden Gaytime is meant to relate to having a joyous or happy time, then the product should be called that and its time to remove Gay from its name,” it reads.

“I’ve always said, this story isn’t about myself, I’ve read some comments online in response to my call to change the Golden Gaytime name. Some have even personally attacked me for speaking up,

“I’ve been called a Snowflakes, bonkers, ridiculous, a troll and worst all for saying that Golden Gaytime is an outdated brand in 2021.

“I stand by my comments, I still believe Golden Gaytime is outdated and needs to rebrand, just like many other historical brands have needed to do.”

At the time of writing, the petition has received 1,135 signatures online.

“They have everything!” Woman buys ‘husband’ at Kmart

It’s a known fact that Kmart pretty much has everything, but this hilarious pick-up from one shopper proves it really is true!

Amie Ward was going through her Kmart receipt over the weekend when she discovered she had bought herself a husband – without even knowing it.

She took to the popular Kmart Home Decor and Hacks Australia Facebook group to share the humourous find with other Kmart lovers, writing “Kmart really does have everything you need”.

The post was accompanied by the docket, which clearly shows the woman had indeed picked herself up a ‘husband’, who even had a product code.

PHOTO: Facebook | Kmart Home Decor & Hacks Australia

It immediately went viral, with the photo racking up thousands of likes and comments.

“Can I borrow your docket? Mines broken so need to make an exchange!” One person joked.

“I must be looking in the wrong Kmart,” wrote another.

“I’m going to Kmart after work today time to find me a husband,” commented another.

Mystery surrounds what product the woman actually bought.

Dreams do come true! Cadbury launches Neapolitan choccy block

If you’re a fan of Cadbury chocolate and Neapolitan ice-cream, then boy do we have some good news for you…

The two popular treats have merged to make one mouth-watering delicacy, and it’s fair to say 2021 is already off to a glorious start.

The new Neapolitan choccy block is tipped to hit stores next week, rivalling the top deck favourite and old school Triple Decker block.

Just by looking at the packaging, the sweet treat looks like it features a bottom layer of smooth Dairy Milk chocolate, topped with white and strawberry flavoured chocolate, so we basically get the best of both worlds!

PHOTO: Instagram | @foodfindsgeelong

The choccy is set to retail at $5 for a 178g block, while the 50g bar will likely be less than that.

Meet you at the treats aisle next week fellow sweet tooths!

Whoops! Big W forced to pull ‘naughty’ Xmas item from shelves

Aussie retail giant Big W has been forced to pull a candy cane shaped bath bomb from its shelves over fears it resembled something else a little more risque…

An eagle-eyed shopper was walking through her local Big W store earlier this month, when she noticed the bright pink coloured Bath Fizzer looked more like a man’s genitalia than a candy cane.

She shared a photo of the accidental x-rated bath bomb to the popular Big W Mums Australia Facebook page, where it immediately went viral.

“If anyone’s looking for bath bombs.. I think Big W might have got their candy cane a bit wrong!” the woman captioned the image.

The post garnered hundreds of comments from other members of the page, who saw the funny side of the unfortunate mishap.

“Bath bombs are going to be popular in some household stockings this year, especially all those single ladies,” one person wrote.

“I just spat out my drink!” commented another.

PHOTO: Facebook | Big W Mums Australia

Big W has since confirmed that the festive bath bomb has been pulled from shelves.

“We are aware that the candy cane bath bomb in our range did get some attention on social media,” a Big W spokesperson said in a statement.

“We certainly didn’t intend to offend our customers.

“Thanks to their feedback, we withdrew the bath bomb from our range on Thursday, November 19.”

Aldi’s wine advent calendars are back and Merry Xmas to us!

All we want for Christmas is… Aldi’s wine advent calendar!

Move over chocolate, mama’s kind of advent calendar has arrived and it’s going to make for one very Merry Christmas!

German discount supermarket Aldi has announced they’re bringing back their adult-only wine advent calendars so we can countdown to the jolliest day of the year one mini bottle of booze at a time!

“Counting down the days until Christmas has never been so enjoyable with ALDI’s two wine advent calendars,’ ALDI wine buyer Jason Bowyer said.

“Our brand-new, Australian-first ’12 Nights of Wine Tubes Advent Calendar’ features 12 exquisite wonders-of-the-wine-world including red and white wines from the finest wine regions, available in the comfort of your living room with a full tasting menu.”

The 12 Nights of Wine Tubes Advent Calendar will be on sale for $49.99.

PHOTO: Aldi

While the popular 24 Days of Celebration Wine Advent Calendar, which costs $89.99, is also making a comeback.

“We are also bringing back our fan-favourite, the 24 Days of Celebration Wine Advent Calendar,” Mr Bowyer said.

“With each bottle serving two glasses of wine perfectly, the advent calendar is sure to impress loved ones.

Hidden behind each door is a mixture of 24 mini bottles of sparkling, white, rose, and red varietals for you to enjoy each and every day!

PHOTO: Aldi

Both calendars are set to hit shelves on Wednesday, November 25.