They’re at it again.

No sooner had we brought you the Spar/Nestlé Ricoffy erratic supply and demand debacle than another drama involving those two same protagonists has emerged. But this time, it’s not ditchwater, it’s something far more important.

This time… it’s chocolate. And the Spar printer has been set to work again.

There have evidently been some issues over the Current promotion, but the Spar management has swept away any confusion with this note. I think the lesson for us all to take away from this is that while the Current promotion includes Nestlé Bar-One 55g, Tex Large 40g, Smarties 40g & Kit Kat 4 Fingers, It DOES NOT INCLUDE CHUNKY.

Thus, when you are wanting to make use of the Current promotion, there’s no point in taking CHUNKY to the checkout and attempting to include it in the promotion. Clearly, the Current promotion, It DOES NOT INCLUDE CHUNKY.
(Feel it, it is not part of the Current promotion.)

What CHUNKY did to warrant this exclusion is immaterial. If you want CHUNKY to mask the taste of your unavailable Ricoffy, then it will not be as part of the Current promotion. OK?

I have no idea what the Current promotion is, because it wasn’t advertised anywhere. Only the fact that It DOES NOT INCLUDE CHUNKY.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

Ricoffy Drama

Drama! As spotted at a local Spar.

Obviously, I was only passing by the Ricoffy section on my way to the real coffee section.
For those of you who are unaware of what the product entails, it’s basically granulated ditchwater.
It’s bloody awful.

And now they can’t make it anymore, though quite what the “erratic supply of coffee” has to do with this is beyond me. I never realised that coffee was involved in the manufacture of Ricoffy.

But then I looked again. And I read more carefully. And they’re only halting the manufacture of the 500g products.
How bizarre.

Will this really affect the average Ricoffy consumer? Did it really warrant a SORRY with two exclamation marks?
Surely one could always share a couple of 750g tins with two other people? Or if you’re more independently minded, just double up on 250g jars.
Apparently, Ricoffy 100g will be produced in very limited quantities – namely 100g – so five of them would work nicely as well.

But the smart choice is still to buy none of any of them.

P.S. “Ricoffy Decaf”? Zero squared…