Operation Tang: Cadbury's Protest
OPERATION TANG: Don't Farkle With The Sparkles!
A Sugar Liberation Army (S.L.A) Media Release
Wednesday October 1st
On the 18th of September, Cadbury's - a self-made Dunedin icon and influential employer of local workers - announced they were discontinuing the production of Snifter's, the sweet, peppermint-coated chocolate snack, a close cousin of the cinema favourite Jaffa's. Tangy Fruits and Sparkles had already been put on the chopping block, but the end of Snifter's was the final straw.
The Sugar Liberation Army (S.L.A) was formed out of desperation by concerned Dunedin resident Leigh Paterson. "I always thought I would protest something like cheese prices - but this is just ridiculous. People just don't care anymore. Someone has to stand up to Cadbury's and tell them the way they are hacking at the childhoods of thousands is atrocious." Ms Paterson added that passing it off as a public health measure to combat child obesity and cavity rates was blatant pandering to the current mode of Nanny State regulation and interference that is plaguing the country. They are also all melamine-free products.
This Thursday October 2nd, the S.L.A will officially launch their direct action campaign Cadbury's, with a peak hour protest outside Cadbury's on Cumberland Street at 5.30pm. Enough is Enough! Don't Biff The Sniffs! Rally your friends and their soft-focus milk bar memories and make a stand when it counts! The S.L.A is the only group prepared to stand up to the hulking corporate Cadbury's and it's Machiavellian remodelling of their sweet treats range.
In a world of financial uncertainty and economic crisis, we turn to nostalgia for small comforts. Cadbury-Schweppes Pty Ltd is denying everyday New Zealanders the sweet, confectionary nostalgia of their forefathers, leaving dreams shattered and grown men in tears from Cape Reinga to the Bluff.
Operation Tang Protest
Thursday October 2nd, 5.30pm
Cumberland St, Dunedin