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    Shonky Awards

    Hall of Shame

    Every year we have plenty of contenders lining up for the awards you'd think nobody would want. Find out who got the gongs in our annual lemon fest, starting from 2006.
  • 2023 Shonkys

    Here they are, Australia’s biggest lemons for 2023.
    The five worst products and services uncovered by CHOICE experts this year.
  • 2022 Shonkys

    Qantas, Steggles, Bloomex, VetPay and Zega
  • 2021 Shonkys

    humm, Breville FoodCycler, bladeless fans, Airline Customer Advocate, Kiddylicious
  • 2020 Shonkys

    Invocare funerals, Harvey Norman, Floor cleaners, GreenTech, Revitalife
  • 2019 Shonkys

    From a rotten fridge that spoils your food to health cover that leaves you exposed... these are the winners of a 2019 Shonky Award.
  • 2018 Shonkys

    From a toaster that fails miserably at its only job, to portacots that put infant lives at risk... these are the winners of a 2018 Shonky Award.
  • 2017 Shonkys

    From a fabric softener that performs worse than water, to a bank trying to recruit customers before they're born... these are the winners of a 2017 Shonky Award.
  • 2016 Shonkys

    From a carpet cleaner that performs worse than water, to a phone that’s too hot to handle... these are the winners of a 2016 Shonky Award.
  • 2015 Shonkys

    From a flushable wipe that you really shouldn't flush, to payday lenders who are cashing in on consumers... these are the winners of a 2015 Shonky Award.
  • 2014 Shonkys

    From a peanut butter biscuit that has no peanuts in it, to a bank that raids kids’ piggy banks... these are the winners of a 2014 Shonky Award.
  • 2013 Shonkys

    From a baby product that doesn't meet Australian Standards to an egg supplier with misleading “free range” claims... these are the winners of a 2013 Shonky Award.
  • 2012 Shonkys

    From a mould remover that doesn't remove mould, to a travel group with some dodgy practices... these are the winners of a 2012 Shonky Award.
  • 2011 Shonkys

    From a couple of terrible weight loss products to the entire insurance industry for shonky behaviour... these are the winners of a 2011 Shonky Award.
  • 2010 Shonkys

    From a credit card with poor-performing travel rewards, to 'targeted' pain relief that targets your wallet... These are the winners of a 2010 Shonky Award.
  • 2009 Shonkys

    From a virtually useless power saver device to the sky-high surcharges of Qantas and Tiger Airways... these are the winners of a 2009 Shonky Award.
  • 2008 Shonkys

    From 'nutrient-enhanced' water with dubious claims to the luxury body dryer that's a load of hot air... these are the winners of a 2008 Shonky Award.
  • 2007 Shonkys

    Super-expensive super juices, Nutella's curious health claims and a frustrating frisbee were all winners this year.
  • 2006 Shonkys

    Our inaugural Shonky Award winners set the bar low, like the pre-mixed gin and tonic drink with no gin or tonic.