If you’ve been living under a rock (or are gluten intolerant), you might not have heard that Arnott’s has caused serious angst after changing the recipe for Shapes biscuits.
People are seriously flipping out.
But with their “new, improved and now with more flavour” biscuits being rolled out across supermarkets in recent weeks, fans of the old, unimproved and less flavourful classics are desperately on the hunt, trying to hoard boxes of the savoury biscuits they once knew and loved.
“Went to the local IGA and bought up a dozen boxes of the old flavours,” one Facebook user wrote. “You can find them on eBay in six months time, going for 100 bucks a pop.”
What the user didn’t realise though, is that they’re already on eBay, with boxes of barbecue, pizza, cheddar cheese and chicken crispy flavours all going for around $5 each.
Joe raises an important question. Source: Facebook.
"Stocked up on the original cheddar shapes since the new ones are terrible! Pretty sure these will be a good investment in a few months time once you can't buy them anymore," another Facebook commenter said, posting a picture of seven boxes of the soon-to-be-extinct.
"I savoured every single one of my beloved Pizza Shapes this morning, as I refuse to let a new recipe taint fond memories of something so good. Second saddest day of my life: Wednesday, April 27, 2016," another said.
Some people are even using the Shapes Facebook page to try and source their beloved favourites.
"Does anyone know if the old style shapes are stocked anywhere in Melbourne? Need to have closure as i'll never purchase the new kind," a Melbourne man asked.