Arnott's Biscuits have a newish advert that's doing the rounds on social media right now.
It tells the story of a special Arnott's family whose mum has to fly internationally on a regular basis on account of her job as a flight attendant leaving her daughter home with dad. The departures are especially hard on the little girl but thanks to a bit of smart watch facilitated technology, she now always has a piece of mum close to her heart no matter where mum has to fly for work.
The ad was meant to showcase the 'Twisted' range of Arnott's biscuits (twisted biscuits, twisted teddy bear geddit?) though the biscuits are so subtly placed in the add that it's a challenge to figure out which biscuits got the twist so to speak.
This is the tear jerker ad in its entirety FYI.
I recently bought this packet of Granitas as back of up for a cheesecake I was making. Turns out I didn't need them so we opened them for afternoon tea the other day. The Granitas of 2017 are visibly scrawnier than their forebears from 1983 and even 1991 (don't know why those years particularly stood out in my Granita eating memory but there you have it). The nett weight is meant to be the same as always yet it doesn't look like there are any more individual biscuits in the 2017 packet to make up for the slimdown. Then we bit into them and both mum and I gasped, sighed and tut tutted. Sugar and some non butter type fat (a Facebook commentator reckons palm oil is the mystery fat in most Arnott's biscuits now) processed to make a crunchy biscuit thing that lacks the flecks of wheat germ and that wholesome tasting crumb of my childhood favourite. Well the 'healthy' favourite I was allowed to eat most days versus the 'treat' favourite Tim Tams we were treated to once a month.
I'm going to add my plea to Arnott's along with the voices of my fellow Australians. Bring back butter and all your old recipes for our biscuits please, Arnott's.
And let me know when you do. You can find me further up the biscuit aisle stocking up on some McVities digestives.
I had the pleasure of doing a Mecca Cosmetica run for my mum yesterday.
My mum LOVES Malin + Goetz's Vitamin E Face Moisturizer ($67 for 118 ml). My brother gave her this sample a few months back and she's been on the hunt for the full size ever since. I tried to give mum my samples from off the plane but she wouldn't accept them, saying that I needed to give it a go myself. Which I think I will. I'll report back soon.
Umm... Thank you, mum! It doesn't count as supporting the ridiculous exploitation of an Easter baked good if your mum and aunty buy the hot cross buns on January 2 rather than yourself, right?