Adds shopper Jayne: ‘You got to sell them now, most would see the funny side of the spelling.’
Says another: ‘Can I still buy one Woolworths? Im sure a lot of others like myself would go and buy some.’
Says customer Sarah: ‘Rather than send to land fill, let us buy them.’
Added Jennifer: ‘They still look pretty good and everyone knows what they were meant to say so no problem. Sad so much waste.’
Another shopper created a meme about the stubby holder begging Woolies to bring them back, pointing to boxer Mike Tyson’s legendary pronunciation of Christmas ... just like on the front of the ‘Merry Christhmas’ stubby holder! And another customer took to Facebook to cheekily say: ‘Merry Christhamas Woolworths!’
Meanwhile other shoppers had a really worthwhile suggestion for the holders, suggesting that they would be a great way to raise money for charity.
‘Sounds like heaps of people want to buy them. I’ve seen a suggestion to put the proceeds of all sales towards charity,’ suggested one shopper. Added another: ‘Would be great to give proceeds to charity. Our struggling farmers could certainly do with it. Let’s see if Woolworths can make it happen or will they take the easy way out and chuck them into landfill.’
Added another: ‘Woolworths what happens to all those stubby holders that had the typo? Landfill? Given away to people in need?’
Responding to the suggestions, a Woolworths spokesperson replied that they would review the ideas.
‘All those stubby holders have been recalled,’ the spokesperson explained. ‘Once we collect them all, our management will then decide what to do with this. We appreciate your suggestion and we've forwarded it for their consideration.’
New Idea Food has reached out to Woolworths for comment.