Attention all lolly lovers!
Coles has announced that they have removed Starburst off its shelves, following on from Woolworths who axed the yummy fruit chew back in 2015.
A Coles spokesperson wrote on Facebook “Unfortunately we can confirm that Starburst varieties have been removed from our national range”
“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.”
— Starburst (@Starburst) November 1, 2016
“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.”
“We’re sorry for the disappointment and we’ll ensure your feedback is shared with our Merch Team so they’re aware.”
A Woolworths spokeswoman said, “We discontinued ranging Starburst products in late 2015. We continue to stock a wide range of delicious chocolates and sweets which are very popular with our customers and great value.”
A spokesman for Metcash confirmed IGA still stocked Starburst while a spokeswoman for Starburst manufacturer Mars has declined to comment.