Scooby-Doo strikes again!

In June we reported that parents in New Zealand had been left feeling very embarrassed after realising they have been accidentally feeding their children dog biscuits after a mix up at the supermarket. It has happened again!

The treats labelled ‘Scooby Snacks’, feature a large image of the cartoon character Scooby Doo and contain packaged biscuits shaped like little bones, they are very similar to the Scooby-Doo! cookies that are a common lunchbox treat.

scooby doo

The Scooby Snacks were reportedly displayed at the end of the supermarket aisle where several parents grabbed them thinking they were children’s snacks. The sign however clearly read “dog treats” but as they weren’t in the dog food section, parents mistook them for a tasty lunchbox treat.

Notices have gone up around preschools in NZ and staff are checking lunchboxes to make sure children aren’t eating the dog food.

It happened in Australia too!

At the time a mum in Victoria had a similar experience herself, sharing on the Woolworths page, “Omg went to Woolworths today and in the biscuit aisle I found these Scooby Doo biscuits. After consuming a few I realised they were DOG BISCUITS!!! WTF  who sells Dog food in the biscuit aisle seriously”

As did this Victoria mum who shared her experience in a video below.

Yet ANOTHER Aussie mum has been caught out with the Scooby doo snacks

Update 29 August 2017

A Sydney mother-of-three took to the Woolworth’s Facebook page to vent her anger after claiming the pet food was disguised near the confectionery aisle.

‘Put in lunchboxes and ‘Kids came home and said yuck they are disgusting’ BE CAREFUL! The store is very disorganised and very little healthy option snacks for children in a family area’ she wrote.

Despite the front of the bag clearly stating ‘PET FOOD ONLY’ the packaging design appears to be marketed towards children, something which Ms Toomey believes will confuse others.

‘How many others have been sucked in?’ she questioned.

scooby doo

Oh dear this did make us chuckle.

Have you been caught out at all with something similar?

Related story – Calls to ditch cartoon characters off kids snacks

Share your comments below.

  • i would have thought the package was different but i would have taken a good look at it as well. That is an easy mistake to make though as the writing on the front isn’t that big of print and i bet that some pranksters are out there laughing about this


  • No – I have not had this experience.l I thoroughly check all packaging – maybe they need to make the pet food only on the bag a little bigger for everyone to be able to see. I hope they can all laugh about it now!


  • Sorry, had to laugh.
    It shows disorganization from the shop, these dog treats should be in the Dog Food Isle.
    Glad I don’t buy biscuits as lunchbox food,it’s not the most healthy lunchbox filler in my opinion.


  • And these were in the biscuit aisle? Geez. They do look like treats, gotta read the packaging otherwise you could be barking up the wrong tree.

    • LOL! Like your funny comment! Very clever!


  • Am I reading correctly to assume that the above pictures are the dog treats? If so what is a dog going to do with a magnet?
    I admit they could very well be mistaken for human cookies.


  • oh dear :( that is rather embarrassing – hopefully none of the kids got sick or anything


  • Haha so funny ????


  • Ha Ha that is so funny. My brothers friend when we were younger used to love cat biscuits. He knew what they were but loved them anyway.


  • Gotta wonder why they were put in the biscuit aisle


  • If they are in the actual normal biscuit aisle you would not expect them to be put there if they are made specifically for dogs. Why would you have “on the go” biscuits for your pet dog. Scooby Doo Biscuits have been in existence for a few years.


  • I know it’s probably wrong, but I couldn’t stop laughing over this article.


  • Wow, an easy mistake to make if you don’t look carefully.


  • Oh no !! Lol, I had to laugh reading this.
    Just wondering if these parents don’t read the labels and the ingredients of the products they buy ?!

    • That’s what should happen, isn’t it? Apparently not! :-)


  • Oh my! But where they not in the pet’s aisle then?


  • at least the kids will have nice shiny coats!


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