A Sydney mother who accidentally packed her children's lunch boxes with dog food biscuits has taken aim at Woolworths over misleading packaging and poor product placement.
Tania Toomey purchased a pack of ‘Scooby Snacks’ from her local supermarket only to realise the bone-shaped treats were actually intended for dogs.
The snacks are labelled as "pet food only" and promise to promote "skin and coat health," but you’d be forgiven for simply reading "choc friendly carob" and whacking them into the trolley.
To make matters worse, the busy mum claims the cartoon-emblazoned product was found next to the Tiny Teddies in the biscuit aisle.
“I bought these from the biscuit isle [sic] next to the Tiny Teddies at Woolies in North Strathfield,” she posted on Woolworths’ Facebook page.
“Put in lunch boxes and kids came home 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.”
“Terrible and disgraceful, not to mention dangerous!”
According to News.com.au, the supermarket giant insisted the treats were not stocked in the biscuit aisle but in the pet food section.
Among the 7000 replies on Ms Toomey’s post many were quick to point out the “pet food only” warning, but others came to her defence agreeing that the packaging seem designed to attract the attention of kids.
“Probably better than most snack food. Especially after chasing people dressed as ghosts,” one commenter wrote.
Another commenter, who chose to see the funny side of the snack-snafu, wrote: “Now those kids are digging holes scratching behind their ears.”