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Bertie beetle

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The Bertie Beetle was first produced in 1963, when it was launched by AFL player Ron Barassi, and was sold in shops until 1970, when manufacturer Nestle entered an exclusive agreement with Showbag Marketing to only sell the chocolate at shows and exhibitions in showbags.Also a popular cocktail that began in Mary Barry’s Commercial Hotel in the Queensland country town of Dalby. Initially named after a race horse that had won that fateful day. During the celebrations one of the owners found the mixture resembling the confectionery known as the Bertie Beetle and with the horse winning cemented the name for the drink. The ‘Bertie Beetle’ is made by drinking an appropriate amount out of a Schooner of draft beer then pouring in a Tia Maria and Coke (with or without ice to the drinker’s choosing). The result is a refreshing drink very similar in taste to its name sake.A Bertie Beetle Showbag.Bertie Beetles are most well known for their inclusion in the reliably cheap Bertie Beetle showbag, available around Australia at various Shows. The ‘Bertie Beetle Showbag’ is one of the most popular showbags ever made. When the bag was withdrawn from sale at Royal Shows, Nestle bowed to the resultant louis vuitton handbags community pressure and recommenced cheap louis vuitton handbags under 100 sale of the bag.The bag traditionally cost $2 and came with a louis vuitton bags few Bertie Beetles and some Allens lollipops. Until 12pm on the first day of a royal show there is often an early bird special with some Bertie Beetle bags discounted to $1.The ‘Bertie Beetle Bonanza’ was created to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Bertie Beetle in 2003, which came with many Bertie Beetles as well as some other goodies. In 2006, there were four variations in existence: a small red bag, a medium sized blue bag, a large gold bag and the ‘1-2-3′ bag, which contains the three bags as well as some extras. The price for the classic blue ‘Bertie Beetle’ showbag was increased in 2006 to $3. For the 2007 Royal Shows however, the price has returned to its traditional price of $2.In the 2009 Royal Easter Show, there were a number of bags, including a Bertie Beetle Blue, Gold, Red and Green, along with a Bertie Beetle Bonanza Bag and a Bertie Beetle Black- Triple Deal.Despite the reputation of the Beetle showbag for ubiquity, comedian Rove McManus famously failed to find one when he visited the Royal Adelaide Show in 2001.The product comes in the regular packaging as well as a red and white Christmas edition. The standard sizing for both versions is 10 grams. Bertie Beetles contain gelatine so are not suitable for vegans.[citation needed]Bertie Beetles have been reintroduced to the Australian market through supermarket chains Woolworths/Safeway(Victoria), Big W, Coles and possibly other stores in fun packs containing 14 Bertie’s. Moreover, Nestle has introduced a Bertie Beetle Easter Pack, with chocolate eggs and some Bertie Beetles.No longer available is Lady Beetle, Bertie’s white chocolate equivalent, which had its own, slightly more expensive showbag.Cockington, J. ‘It’s in the bag’, The Age, 7 March 2006.Edmonds, M et al. ‘Watch this space’, The Herald Sun, 13 September 2005.’Mr Beetle brings smiles’, Northern News, 7 August 2003.’Bertie Beetles a hit with nation’s chocolate lovers’, The Advertiser, 15 November 2006.Dyer, B. ‘The big loot is in the bag’, Gold Coast Bulletin, 15 February 2003.Smith, M. ‘Remember when’, The Advertiser, 6 September 2006.Gnter Blobel Peter Brabeck-Letmathe Nobuyuki Idei Henri Nestl Kaspar VilligerAquapod Aquarel Arrowhead Contrex Dear Park Ice Mountain Ozarka Panna Perrier Poland Spring Pure Life San Pellegrino Vittel ZephyrhillsCerelac Gerber (Gerber Life) Nido100 Grand Bar Abuelita Aero After Eight Baby Ruth Bertie Beetle Big Turk Bit-O-Honey Breakaway Butterfinger Cailler Caramac Chico babies Chokito Chunky Coffee Crisp Crunch Goobers Jelly Tots Kit Kat2 (not USA) Lion Bar Mackintosh’s Toffee Matchmakers Menier Chocolate Milkybar Mirage Munchies Nestle Fav*rites Oh Henry!2 (not Canada) Orion Peppermint Crisp Perugina Quality Street Raisinets Rolo2 (not USA) Rowntree’s Rowntree’s Fruit Gums Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles Smarties Sin Parar Sno-Caps Spree Svitoch Toffee Crisp Toll House Violet Crumble Walnut Whip The Willy Wonka Candy Company YorkieDairy, Coffee and DrinksCarnation Caro Coffee-Mate Juicy Juice KLIM La Lechera Milo Nescaf Nespresso Nesquik Nestea Ovaltine3 (malt only in USA) SjoraChipwich Dreyer’s/Edy’s Drumstick Eskimo Pie Hagen-Dazs1 (only USA/Canada) Hjem-IS Ice Screamers La Cremeria Maxibon Mvenpick ParlourBuitoni California Pizza Kitchen DiGiorno Herta Hot Pockets Lean Cuisine Maggi (noodles) Stouffer’s Thomy TombstoneBoost Jenny Craig Nutrament PowerBarAlpo Beggin’ Strips Beneful Dog Chow Fancy Feast Felix Friskies ONE Tender Vittles1 Brand owned by General Mills. 2 Local production rights owned by The Hershey Company. 3 Local rights and specific trade dress owned by Nestl, but not worldwide.Nest

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