Coles is known and loved for delivering bang for your buck, but one customer ready to munch on a bargain has been left disappointed by a major fail on the supermarket’s behalf.
A mum shopping for some easy and small snacks for her child couldn’t help but raise an eyebrow after she cracked open a packet of cookies only to discover what at first seemed to be portion control gone mad.
The shopper picked up a packet of the supermarket’s own-brand choc chip cookies for her little boy and quickly realised the name should have been ‘choc chip cookie’ as the packet contained exactly one mini treat.
Retailing for $2.50 for an eight-pack of the little packets, each serve should contain around 23 grams of cookies.
It may work out to just 30 cents a packet but with just the one nibble included in this mum’s buy, the savings seem to extend to your daily calories as well.
Taking to the Coles Facebook page, the woman hilariously shared her predicament alongside a very sad snap of the lonely cookie in the packet.
“Hey Coles,” she captioned the photos. “I might be trying to diet and need more appropriate portion control measures but my little guy doesn't.”
“[One] mini biscuit.”
The supermarket was quick to respond on the public forum, saying they were ‘disappointed’ to see the serving fail, and asked for further details away from the public eye.
Luckily the mum could see the funny side of the situation, responding: “I find hilarious more than I do frustrating.”
It’s not the first time a product has not quite delivered on its promise.
One Kmart shopper took to Facebook to share a hysterical manufacturing fail from the retailer after a nifty laundry hamper product came upside down.
Another shopper was left with a shivering wrist after an Aldi T-shirt she purchased turned out to have been measured to two very different arm lengths.