Starburst fans, we have some devastating news.
Coles has confirmed they will no longer be stocking the much-loved lolly brand, following in the footsteps of Woolworths.
The supermarket giant revealed the sad news whilst responding to a customer on Facebook.
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“Unfortunately we can confirm that Starburst varieties have been removed from our national range,” Coles wrote.
“We understand how frustrating it can be to see a favourite product disappear from the shelf and we can assure you that this decision is not one made lightly.”
In their response, Coles blamed poor Starburst sales for the decision to remove the product.
“It’s our job to provide customers with choice and value but with limited shelf space we have to balance providing choice with making sure the most popular products customers want to buy are available every time they shop.
“Keeping products that are not selling on shelf makes this difficult.”
An outraged fan has since created a change.org petition page in a bid to put Starburst back on supermarket shelves.
“I think its a copout when your grocery store deletes lines that you’ve always purchased, citing no demand for the product,” the petition page reads.
“Woolworths and Coles have both removed starburst products from shelves with no valid reason given by staff.
“Im extremely devastated.”
The petition has already racked up nearly 400 signatures.