CHOICE’s annual awards name and shame the shonkiest products and companies taking advantage of Australian consumers.

Surprisingly some of the worst products include The Commonwealth Bank, KitchenAid, Nutri-Grain and Marriott Vacation Club whose bad behavior has earned them a lemon gong at the 13th annual CHOICE Shonkys.

Marriott Vacation Club received a Shonky Award for… trapping holiday-makers into a bad deal for a lifetime.

CBA Dollarmites received a Shonky Award for… a relentless marketing program targeted at young minds.

Portacots  received a Shonky Award for… Putting infant lives at risk.

Magnet therapy received a Shonky Award for… Using weak claims to pull on hip pockets.

Bioglan received a Shonky Award for… Trickery that leaves people sleepless.

KitchenAid 2 Slice toaster received a Shonky Award for… miserably failing its only job.

Kelloggs Nutri Grain Smash received a Shonky Award for… Putting the squeeze on good health.

What other products would you like to see on the shonky list?

Share your comments below

  • I don’t have any of the products listed but think all the banks should now be classifies as ‘shonky’ after the banking royal commission.


  • I love reading CHOICE ratings on products. They are meant to be completely fair and unbiased. Makes for such informative info


  • I’m sure Nutri-Grain has a much higher sugar level than is listed on the packet.


  • This is good to know. From the above list I only have Nutri Grain. Wonder what else is on there.


  • Another one that should Definitely be up there is Wyndham Hotel and Resorts, they do the same thing as Marriott Vacation Club.


  • Good to know what’s considered shonky and for us to be aware and informed. And CBA Dollarmite… not surprised there!


  • im going to look up to see what else is on the list!

    • I am always keen to have a look at these lists too – being aware and informed is important.


  • Oh no, not the Kitchenaid and the dollormite account!


  • Very surprised that the kitchenaid toaster made the list !!!


  • Always happy to be informed about the shonky awards and particular products – good to be aware and prudent in purchases.


  • Glad these products are named and for all to see, their producers should be ashamed.


  • I would’ve thought cba was good at inspiring kids to save


  • Some surprise products in these awards!


  • Always a good list to know about


  • Quite astonishing that a Kitchenaid product is on the list. That toaster must be very expensive too!!


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