expired ½ Price Weis Ice-Cream Bars 4-Pack $3.40 ($0.85 Each) @ Woolworths

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Wiki: Weis is an Australian brand, owned by Unilever that produces frozen ice confectionery and frozen fruit desserts. They are most well known for their bar shaped fruit ice creams known as Weis Bars. They are sold at most Australian milk bars and supermarkets and in boxes of eight mini bars or four regular-sized bars at most supermarkets. The Weis manufacturing plant is located in Toowoomba, Queensland with the sales and marketing office in Toowong, Queensland.

The original Weis Fruito Bar was developed by Les Weis in 1957 and was sold from his own corner store in Toowoomba. The Weis Fruito Bar contains pineapple, banana and passion fruit. The most popular bar is the Mango & Cream which launched in 1959.

In January 2016, Weis planned a successful push into the Chinese market. The Toowoomba company has exported Weis bars to Japan for more than 20 years and close to 30% of its business is now outside Australia. Until August 2017, Weis was a privately owned Australian company. The company was owned and operated by a second generation of the Weis family until they sold it to the Anglo-Dutch firm, Unilever.

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    Wei Wei

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    These are the best. My go to ice cream bars everytime they are on sale!

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    Thanks TA, you are da best, I swear I need to buy a new fridge just solely stocking ice-cream!

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    The $6 1 litre tubs on special are twice the value, but you end up eating more. Decisions, decisions.

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      The creamy frozen yoghurt ones? Love them.

      They don't stock the actual ice cream tubs in my local supermarkets anymore. Not sure if they even make them anymore. Pity because I loved them even more.

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    Sex on a stick.

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    Has anyone tried other flavours except the mango one?

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      They use to have a chocolate and coconut bar… up there with mango flavour but not better. It's not in the shelves anymore or at least I haven't seen them…

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      Have tried the fruito ones which are also really nice. I would avoid the boysenberry and acai ones wasnt keen on those. My favourite was the raspberry and toasted coconut but I don't think they make them anymore.

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      BlackBerry is great

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      I purchased Blackberry & Rich Vanilla bars last time but nothing beats mango & cream bars. Blackberry flavour was a bit too strong for me.

      However, if you love rich mango flavoured ice creams in general, you should try this one: https://www.homeicecream.com/product-view.cfm?id=192 - my favourite mango ice cream in Australia so far. All other mango flavours are a bit too mild, like our Calypso and R2E2 mangoes :). At least this flavour is somewhat close to that of real Alphonso mango - the king of mangoes.

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        Mango (19%) + "Mango Ripple" 8% + flavour in your "mango flavoured" Home Ice Cream
        vs
        Mango (40%) & no added flavour in Weis Mango bars
        I choose Weis👍

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          I haven't checked the ingredients but I would prefer 19% of better tasting mango as compared to 40% of Calypso flavour any day, for example. It's as bland as Papaya/ paw-paw. That's my preference though.

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            @virhlpool: It's mainly due to the artificial flavour, not the mango!

            Different mangos have different flavours so it depends a lot on your early experiences which you prefer. I grew up under mango trees here, grew them, & ate Weis most of my life. Artificial mango flavour is something I hate. It's a personal preference of course.

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              @Infidel: Yes, it could be - I won't argue but even real mangoes (namely Kensington, Calypso, R2E2) don't taste like mangoes. Their flavour is too mild - leave aside taste, the fruit doesn't even smell like mango. Got almost no smell. Not sure if it's due to hybrid cultivation in recent times but I reckon mangoes tasted and smelled much better back in the day.

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                @virhlpool: Believe me good Bowen Specials (Kensington Pride) smell divine. It is the smell of home to me. I mango fills a room with its wonderful sweet smell.

                Unfortunately unripe mango sold in supermarkets has travelled too far & is crap.

                Sad, you must not have had the divine experience.

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                  @Infidel: KP is the only mango variety that I prefer (and eat almost daily in the season) among available options but you are right - I hardly find the ones with strong color/ taste and nice fragrance in supermarkets. I must put an effort to go to some real farm markets or so.

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                    @virhlpool: KP is an old non-hybrid variety with good flavour & smell. Called Bowen Specials (until marketing took over) for their abundance in coastal areas of Queensland.

                    Having lived with lots of KP trees around my coastal shack in the past, the smell was wonderful & almost overwhelming. I don't touch the impressive looking hybrids as they lack what I want in a mango - flavour & smell.

                    Some Asian markets find our traditional mangoes too strong in flavour. That was a reason given for developing the bland hybrids! Export markets over local tastes.

                    Was given Goulburn Valley Mangoes in Coconut Water tonight. Fine print: Product of Thailand. May not be typical of Thai mangoes, but so bland!

                    Enjoy your search for great mangoes! It's worth it👍

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                      @Infidel: Great info! Thanks. Also, not sure if you are familiar with it but Alphonso and Kesar are a couple of the best tasting mango varieties (and hence among the most expensive) across the world. If you ever travel around Indian subcontinent, try them and you'll love them. :)

                      Unlike other Asian countries, India being a majority (or at least nearly half population) vegetarian society, people there highly appreciates good quality fruits for their diet and have very high consumption of fruits.

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                        @virhlpool: Thanks. Well India is famous for it's mangoes! Will hope to come across those varieties. Would make great lassi. I travel for food & culture!

                        I've heard stories they light smokey fires under the trees when the fruit is setting, to keep the humidity low. That is really looking after the trees to get the best fruit.

                        Yes, having lived with vegetarian Indians, they've taught me about different values & uses for fruit. People used to comment I smelt like sweet paw-paw - I ate so much fruit😉

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            @virhlpool:

            prefer 19% of better tasting mango as compared to 40% of Calypso flavour

            Weis only use ripe KP mangoes
            And not just any old mango, we use only Kensington Pride mangoes, perfectly ripened under the Australian sun.

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        A fun fact - they give Weis bars in some long distance Qantas international flights. I had it twice but never the mango one though.

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      I am a big fan of mango ice creams and mangoes in general. This is my favourite mango flavoured stick ice cream from across 8-10 odd countries that I have visited to: http://www.vadilalworld.com/mango_dolly.html

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      There's a Boysenberry and Acai flavour which is decent, but Mango is my all time favourite flavour. It's what comes to mind when I see "Weis bar".

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      The original was the Weis Fruito Bar (pineapple, banana and passion fruit) (1957) The most popular is the Mango and Cream (1959). Weis

      I grew up on the less interesting Fruito Bar as a special treat. My parents realised I'd eat too many Mango ones.
      I'm a fan of the Mango & Macadamia now, growing up with a massive Macadamia tree on one side of my childhood home & a KP Mango on the other.

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    Citation required.

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    why waiting for 2 days…. Last day tomorrow
    IGA selling for https://prnt.sc/m9yp7v :P

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    Weis is an Australian brand, owned by Unilever

    What?

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      Did you read to the end?

      Until August 2017, Weis was a privately owned Australian company. The company was owned and operated by a second generation of the Weis family until they sold it to the Anglo-Dutch firm, Unilever.

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    I wish these werent made of pure sugar lol

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    Cleared the freezer ready for Wednesday🎉
    IGA were out of stock today😢
    So thanks again TA for the Weis warning📣

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    If you frequent Costco then Weis is also on special till 28 Jan.
    However, it is 8 x Mango and 8 x Raspberry for $10.99 ($0.69 ea).

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    super love this food hahahha

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    Just had the tropical flavour and it was awesome too. It even had chunks of fruit in it. Now to finish the pack in the coming days.