hubby and I have become quite strict with reading labels on food products lately. Mostly for the ingredients (how much sugar, fat, salt etc etc etc) and to see where the products from. We buy Australian as much as we can and are dismayed to see the growing trend in Coles supermarkets. A lot of brands are being removed from the shelves, mostly to be replaced by Coles brand, which often is not Australian made or Australian produce. Why are we letting this happen? The other week, I needed a tin of pineapple. Coles had 3 different brands, Coles, Dole and another I can’t remember. Dole was the cheapest (who would name their brand ‘Dole’? Doesn’t work for me. Lol) so I put 2 tins in the trolley. Hubby did the usual label read……product of Thailand. 3 brands and not one was Aussie :/ The tins went straight back on the shelf and I went without pineapple!

Posted by mom81879, 19th September 2015

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  • It is sad… Australian products should be the first easily seen. It seems being Australian doesn’t matter to too many people or companies this day and age :-(


  • It is hard to try and stick to buying Australian made.


  • Glad to hear you wrote to Coles!


  • It is getting very challenging to buy Australian foods, but I try too.


  • Also went tp buy pineapple in Coles last year and there were no Aussie brands,makes you think twice about buying it.


  • Whenever you feel strongly feedback is the best way to get things changed. Have you tried writing to COLES and providing feedback? Always worth trying.

    • I have written to Coles, waiting for a reply

      • Good on you – hope you get some good feedback.


  • So good on you to always check the labels. I don’t do it as often as I should.


  • It’s so sad to see iconic Aussie brands disappear from the shelves. We should be supporting Aussie made and grown, supporting our farmers! But the big grocery chains can only see short term financial gain and are ignoring long term necessities to keep Australia going


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