Starburst lollies are being discontinued in Australia

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Starburst lollies are being discontinued in Australia

Due to supply chain issues, the iconic lollies are no longer being stocked on Aussie shelves

Mars Wrigley, the world’s largest manufacturer of confectionery, have confirmed that Starburst lollies are no longer being imported into Australia from July of this year. They had silently retired their products last month, but were forced to make a statement after a TikToker from Sydney wondered where the lollies had gone in a video that went viral.

The key takeaways

  • Mars Wrigley have confirmed that they’re no longer importing Starburst lollies into Australia
  • They retired the products silently last month, but had to make a statement after a viral TikTok questioned their whereabouts
  • They’re being discontinued due to supply chain issues

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“Our Starburst products are imported from Europe and like many businesses that are importing products from overseas, the brand has been exposed to supply chain difficulties and rising cost pressures over the last two years,” a spokesperson for Mars Wrigley revealed to major news outlets, such as 9News and 7News.

Now we can’t have any orange Starbursts even if we do have someone to share them with …


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With comments on the viral TikTok reading “literally no other lollies compare to Starburst”, “these were my favourite lollies” and “bro where did starburst go” – it’s obvious that these chewy treats will be dearly missed all across Australia.

Starburst brand products have been sold in Australia since 1996, so they’re a favourite childhood treat for many. It was revealed in a post on OzBargain this year that they discontinued their lollipops in 2020, discontinued all the snakes, party mixes, babies etc. in 2021 and finally have discontinued the chews this year. It’s kind of surprising no one noticed sooner, honestly.

Rip Starburst. Gone but never forgotten (they’re still stuck in my teeth).