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    18th Annual CHOICE Shonky Awards 

    Here they are, Australia’s biggest lemons for 2023. We name and shame the products and services that have added distress, disappointment and difficulty to our lives.

And the 2023 Shonky Awards go to…

  • The 2023 Shonky Award winners revealed

    We call out products and services doing the wrong thing by Australians.

    From supermarkets cashing in during a cost-of-living crisis, an expensive subscription trap and data-grabbing technology taking advantage of desperate renters, to a mini fridge that doesn't cool your drinks and unreliable and hard-to-use personal alarms, here are the worst products and services we're calling out in 2023.
    2023 Shonky winners

Read more about each Shonky winner

  • Coles and Woolies

    The Shonky Award for... cashing in during a cost-of-living crisis.
  • RentTech

    The Shonky Award for... ‘data gouging’ desperate home seekers.
  • The Xbox Mini Fridge

    The Shonky Award for... a mini 'fridge’ that doesn’t make things cold.

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Hall of Shame

  • 2022 Shonky Awards

    Here they are, Australia’s biggest lemons for 2022.
    The five worst products and services uncovered by CHOICE experts this year.
  • 2021 Shonky Awards

    From fans without puff, to an awful airline advocate... these are the winners of a 2021 Shonky Award. 
  • 2020 Shonky Awards

    From an air purifier that's all air, no purification, to funeral pricing that leaves you in the dark... these are the winners of a 2020 Shonky Award. 
  • 2019 Shonky Awards

    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 Shonky Awards

    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 Shonky Awards

    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 Shonky Awards

    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 Shonky Awards

    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 Shonky Awards

    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 Shonky Awards

    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 Shonky Awards

    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 Shonky Awards

    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 Shonky Awards

    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 Shonky Awards

    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.

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