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Shonkys Hall of Shame
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.
Here they are, Australia’s biggest lemons for 2023.
The five worst products and services uncovered by CHOICE experts this year.
Qantas, Steggles, Bloomex, VetPay and Zega
humm, Breville FoodCycler, bladeless fans, Airline Customer Advocate, Kiddylicious
Invocare funerals, Harvey Norman, Floor cleaners, GreenTech, Revitalife
From a rotten fridge that spoils your food to health cover that leaves you exposed... these are the winners of a 2019 Shonky Award.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Super-expensive super juices, Nutella's curious health claims and a frustrating frisbee were all winners this year.
Our inaugural Shonky Award winners set the bar low, like the pre-mixed gin and tonic drink with no gin or tonic.