Not a Product Taste Review,
Unless it is the packaging that is being assessed for appeal?
Does this product illustrate all that is wrong with product packaging and labelling in Australia today. Is this why others are saying the Federal Government is failing with packaging legislation for processed and packaged products?
The Product pack shot!
Note it is a Handmade Product, and has a Healthy Meal button, encompassing a stylised medical heart. Wow, a real seafood button too!
It must get lots of health stars?
Oh, not one, the use of health stars is voluntary!
But the side panel of the pack says.
Well, we now know the serving size is one each. Stingy host if a party meal.
Looks a bit salty. Still it says it is a ‘Healthy Meal’ so it must be OK to eat at least half a pack, otherwise it would be just a snack?
I like Aussie made. Look at the big panel on the back of the pack. Good news here?
Wow, it is Preservative Fee, a Family Business, and Australian Owned!
Not even one word about being made from local and imported ingredients. None of those little boxes with percentages to confuse.
But wait! What is that in the bottom corner of the other edge of the box?
Made in Vietnam!
Cheaper than a trip to Hanoi and tasting strongly of prawn and ginger topped up with a good dunk in soy sauce or favourite stock.
Still can’t be sure where they got the ingredients from? They do not need to say. Still there is no mistaking the ginger and prawn flavours, and the perfectly cooked wrapping! As good as the local take away?
Is this packaging misleading, deceptive or illegal?