Robern Menz is recipient of Federal Grant funding to support manufacture of Polly Waffle
We are pleased to be one of a number of companies receiving grants from the Commonwealth Manufacturing Modernisation Fund, announced today.
The funds provided by the grant will go a long way to supporting the production of the Polly Waffle chocolate bar, right here in Australia. The significant contribution gives us the confidence to move forward, and purchase vital equipment to support the production of Polly Waffle at our factory in Adelaide.
The grant allows us to create 38 new full time jobs within the Polly Waffle production line – who will be recruited over the next two years.
This means that we are one step closer to getting Polly Waffle back into production and into the hands of customers. We do not currently have a definitive date for launch but are anticipating Polly Waffle will be back on shelves in late 2021. We kindly do ask for patience from fans as we know how important it is that the final product meets people’s expectations and that takes time to perfect.
We will ensure the public is kept up to date as and when there is news to share regarding the timeline for Polly Waffle
FruChocs for Firies
We are pleased to announce that 100% of proceeds from all Menz FruChoc products sold for one week to be donated to the CFS Foundation
From today for one week, 100% of proceeds from all Menz FruChoc products sold will be donated to the CFS Foundation. The donation applies to all FruChoc products sold across Australia.
The start of the bushfire season has been devastating for communities across the country, and it’s particularly sad for us to see the impact locally, most notably at Cudlee Creek and on Kangaroo Island. As a proud South Australian business, we want to support where we can.
We’d love for Menz FruChocs fans to dig deep and stock up on their favourite snack this week, and we’ll donate all proceeds to the CFS Foundation, providing much-needed support to volunteer firefighters and their families.
Menz FruChocs are widely available in retailers across South Australia, and in Big W and selected IGA stores in other states and territories.
Get ready for FruChoc Appreciation Day
~ Friday August 23rd 2019 ~
Calling all FruChocaholics and sweet tooths alike! Come and join us to celebrate FruChocs Appreciation Day on Friday August 23 in Rundle Mall! One whole day choc-a-block full of prizes and giveaways galore just for you!
Come and join us from 10.00am in Gawler Place for a huge FUN filled day & FREE ACTIVITIES including face painters, music, the FruChoc photobooth, the unveiling of our new 3D Trick Eye Art, the NOVA Casanova’s and so much more!
Plus, there will be plenty of prizes, giveaways including a HUGE FruChoc Biscuit give-away thanks to Emmalines. Feeling lucky? Give our prize wheel a spin and you might just win a sweet something, thanks to our friends at Flight Centre Australia, Krispy Kreme South Australia, Wallis Cinemas, Romeos Supermarkets and MORE!
Fan favourite Mr FruChoc will be handing out delicious samples and getting his groove on with friends - Adelaide 36ers’ Murray Magpie, Thunda from Port Adelaide Football Club and Adelaide Thunderbirds’ home girl Tori T-Bird!
Joining us on the day will be the Adeladys’ Lauren and Hayley!
Oh, and did we mention you could WIN a YEAR’S SUPPLY OF FRUCHOCS!?
YOU LIKE FREE FRUCHOCS? We have you covered, take a pic of yourself enjoying the festivities, upload to Facebook or Instagram and use the #FruChocAppreciationDay - come and show us your pic and you'll get a FREE 35g Pack of FruChocs! (*1 per person)
Can’t make it to see us in Rundle Mall on the day? Don’t you worry, Mr FruChoc has got your back!
Visit any one of The FruChocs Shops at McLaren Vale, Glynde or Hahndorf or shop online for 25% off store-wide!
We don’t want any of our FruFam to miss out, party on with these tantalizing tips below…
* Bring some FruChocs to the office to share
* Bake some of our fantastic FruChocs recipes
* Buy a packet to share with friends and family
* Take the Oath and officially join our FruChocs Appreciation Society
New chapter for Australia's Violet Crumble
Official production of the iconic Australian chocolate bar begins
10 October 2018:
Today we officially commenced production of Violet Crumble, after acquiring the brand from Nestle earlier this year. The acquisition brings the ownership of one of Australia’s most iconic and favourite snacks back to Australian soil after 46 years offshore. . See press release PDF
Australian confectionery company Robern Menz acquires Violet Crumble from Nestlé
Fourth generation family owned Australian business, Robern Menz, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an
agreement with Nestlé to acquire the Violet Crumble brand. This acquisition will bring one of Australia’s most iconic and
favourite snacks back under Australian ownership. See press release PDF
We've welcomed some new ‘Friendz’ to the family
Introducing the NEW Menz Friendz and Menz Mango JeliChocs!
The new Menz Friendz range is inspired by those childhood lollies we all know and love, and is available in the perfect party trio of snakes, bananas and milk bottles, and what’s more, they are gluten free and contain no artificial flavours or colours.
Earlier this year, we worked to ensure our factory no longer contained any trace of gluten in any product or machinery used within the factory so that all products produced, including the popular FruChocs range, Choc Honeycomb and Crown Mints, are all clearly marked as gluten-free.
We're excited to add Menz Friendz to our extensive range of more than 100 products after research identified a gap in the market for a reasonably priced, gluten free, locally made and owned lolly range perfect for kids’ parties and the occasional treat.
It’s a wonderful feeling to expand our product listing to include those childhood favourite lollies that have been passed down for generations, and have them in the form of our Friendz range. Being 100% gluten free and having no artificial flavours or colours gives Menz Friendz a key point of difference when compared to other similar products on the market.
The new Friendz range is available at Big W stores nationally, as well as IGA, Foodland, Drakes and Cheap as Chips in South Australia.
Menz Mango JeliChocs
Robern Menz has also expanded its beloved Menz JeliChocs range from Turkish Delight and Raspberry to the newly introduced Mango flavour, so you can now enjoy a delicious gluten free tropical jellied fruit smothered in chocolate.