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Chocolate lovers rejoice! Iconic Aussie chocolate bar set to make a return

Chocolate lovers rejoice! Iconic Aussie chocolate bar set to make a return

Chocolate lovers who are yearning to get their hands on an iconic Australian favourite will need to wait a little bit longer.

Early this year, South Australian confectioner Robern Menz announced that it would be bringing back the iconic Polly Waffle chocolate bar.

This immediately caught people’s attention as Baby Boomers and Gen Xers wondered how soon they’d be able to buy the chocolate in bulk.

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#pollywantsacomeback #10yearchallenge The Polly Waffle is making a comeback thanks to South Australian confectioner Robern Menz which has bought the brand off Nestlé. “With production ceasing almost 10 years ago, Polly Waffle has entered into the territory of Australian legend,” Robern Menz CEO Phil Sims said. “As an Australian family owned business, we have a real affinity for local brands and to have the opportunity to revive them and bring them back into the market is such a privilege.” 📸: Robern Menz. . . . . . #pollywaffle #aussie #trueblue #robernmenz #nestle #australia #chocolate #choccy #foodnews #foodanddrink #foodanddrinkbusiness #instagood #instanews #revival #comeback #violetcrumble

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The chocolate bar is a marshmallow and wafer-filled chocolate bar and it was pulled from shelves in 2009, much to the annoyance of fans.

Robern Menz CEO Phil Sims told 7News about his plan.

“Polly Waffle is a unique chocolate bar, and although it may sound simple enough - with its combination of chocolate, wafer and marshmallow - it actually requires a number of fairly complicated processes to create."

"Technology has advanced significantly since Polly Waffle was first produced in Australia, so we want to thoroughly examine all options before selecting the best one," Sims said.

"We know products like Polly Waffle and Violet Crumble carry emotional significance and we, therefore, have a responsibility to meet people’s expectations," he said.

"We’re focusing a lot of energy and resources into ensuring Polly Waffle is as tasty as people remember and can’t wait to share it with the public soon.”