Have you ever bought a new snack from Woolworths without carefully reading all of the packaging?
You have..? Don’t worry – so have we!
But after hearing Sydney woman Tania Toomey’s sordid tale, of accidentally feeding Scooby Snacks dog biscuits to her kids, we’re going to be a bit more careful next time we purchase a new treat.
Tania posted about her ordeal on Woolworths Facebook page:
“I bought these from the biscuit isle next to the Tiny Teddies at Woolies in North Strathfield,” Tania said. “Put in lunch boxes and kids came home that afternoon and said ‘yuck they are disgusting’. On closer inspection they are DOG treats. It does say that it is pet food only — human friendly but not recommended! BE CAREFUL the store is very disorganised.”
Here is a picture of the Choc Friendly Carob Scooby Snacks in question:
TBH, while the packaging does read ‘PET FOOD ONLY’ and ‘Individual Doggy-Bags’ the design of the product does appear to target kids. What’s worse is that someone at the supermarket appears to have made the same mistake as Tania, putting the Scooby Snacks in the biscuit aisle next to the Tiny Teddies.
As News.com.au points out, Woolworths sell two Scooby branded products – one for humans and one for pets. In the image above, the product on the left is meant for human consumption, while the snacks on the right are for doggos. The packaging is awfully similar, isn’t it?
The moral of this story? If you find yourself in the biscuit aisle, looking for something to much on, always go with the Tiny Teddies. They’ll never let you down.