Nestle has confirmed the new names of its Allens Red Skins and Chicos lollies.
The announcement of ‘Red Ripper’ and ‘Cheekies’ follows Nestle’s decision to change the names due to overtones which are out of step with the company’s values.
Nestle General Manager Confectionery, Chris O’Donnell said: “Nestle has an unwavering commitment to upholding respect for our friends, neighbours and colleagues”.
“We hope Australians will support the evolution of these two much loved lollies – while the names are new, the lollies themselves remain unchanged.Nestle General Manager Confectionery, Chris O’Donnell
“We will keep pack changes simple to help lolly lovers find their favourites easily.”
Red Ripper and Cheekies will be available in early 2021.
Public response has not be that positive with many saying they will still be calling them Red skins and Chicos.
“Will still be Red skins and Chicos to me!”
“Will always be Red skins and Chicos! How bl##dy stupid hahahahaha!”
“Wait for someone to still be offended somehow by these?”
“Who ever named these should not have a job with you guys ! Absolutely shocking.”
Do you like the new name?