After a TikTok video showed the popular chocolate bars are made in China, Australians have threatened to boycott them.
The news that their beloved Snickers are made in China has shocked Australians.
The news was made public in a TikTok video, in which a customer was browsing the aisles of his local Woolies when he came across the famed chocolate.
Jeremy Toh, a Melbourne resident, posted the video to his social media account, wondering if anyone else was aware that the nutty chocolate bar was no longer produced in Australia.
He took one of the supermarket's bars and twisted it to the backside. 'Made in China,' it declares emphatically. 'Mars Chocolate Australia' is the importer.
Jeremy wasn't the only one who was taken aback by the news, with many viewers declaring that now that the beer is brewed in another country, they will boycott the brand.
According to a statement from December last year, Mars Wrigley has moved to import chocolate from their Jiaxing facility near Shanghai, China, to compensate for the temporary shutdown.
A statement from the company (via Perth Now) said:
"A Mars production site looks and operates the same no matter where it is in the world - and our Jiaxing facility is no exception.
"No jobs have been impacted as we carry out these upgrades, and we are working hard to return SNICKERS production to Australia early next year,"
The Australian factory, according to the spokeswoman, is still an "essential production base."
During last year's pandemic, many Australians encouraged one another to choose foods and products created in the nation to support local producers.
A YouGov poll conducted last year found that the vast majority of consumers want more Australian-made items.
Almost 90% of Australians believe the country should rely less on imported goods from China.
Another 68% stated they would actively seek out products bearing the Australian Made mark. Another study questioned if respondents supported infrastructure projects that used Australian products even if they were more expensive, and 86% said yes.
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