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The Polly Waffle is BACK! Iconic chocolate bar is returning to shelves

by Kandi Willmott (2020-05-23)

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It's been more than a decade since the humble Polly Waffle chocolate bar graced Australian shelves.

But in one of the few bright sparks among the coronavirus doom and gloom, the famous log of marshmallowy and waffle goodness is rising from the dead in early 2021.

The federal government is pumping almost $50 million into manufacturing projects to create new jobs during the pandemic.

One of the beneficiaries is sweet-maker Robern Menz in South Australia, which will receive $1million to establish a Polly Waffle production line.

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But in one of the few bright sparks among the coronavirus doom and gloom, the famous log of marshmallowy goodness is rising from the dead 







The classic chocolate bars are filled with marshmallows and wafers


The project is expected to create 38 jobs. About 200 projects overall will be supported through the manufacturing cash splash.

Industry Minister Karen Andrews said the public funding injection couldn't come at a better time.

'As we face the coronavirus pandemic and look to come out the other side stronger, this investment will be more critical than ever,' she said on Thursday. 

Polly Waffles were originally made in 1947 by Hoadley's Chocolates in Melbourne, and were later bought by Rowntree and du lịch hồ ba bể Nestle. 






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Robern Menz CEO Phil Sims (pictured) have now revealed that not only will Polly Waffles be making a comeback, they'll also be made using the original 1947 recipe














The bar was last sold in 2009, infuriating fans of the chocolate treat.

But Robern Menz revealed in 2019 that not only will Polly Waffles be making a comeback, they'll also be made using the original 1947 recipe. 

Robern Menz CEO Phil Sims said the delay until 2021 was caused by his company's need to build the right equipment to make the bar as it was back in the 1940s.

'Polly Waffle is a unique chocolate bar, and although it may sound simple enough - with its combination of chocolate, wafer and marshmallow - it actually requires a number of fairly complicated processes to create,' he told 7News at the time.

'Technology has advanced significantly since Polly Waffle was first produced in Australia, so we want to thoroughly examine all options before selecting the best one.'  



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