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2021 Shonky Awards
Here are the shonkiest products and companies that have taken advantage of Australian consumers in 2021.
Shonkys Winners 2021
Airline customer advocate
The Shonky Award for... leaving us stranded when travellers needed you most
Knock-off bladeless fans
The Shonky Award for... generic fans with no wind power
The Shonky Award for... being a $2000 compost bin
Kiddylicious Strawberry Fruit Wriggles
The Shonky Award for... a sugar bomb dressed up as a healthy snack
Humm buy now, pay later
The Shonky Award for... unaffordable debt
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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.
2008 Shonky Awards
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 Shonky Awards
Super-expensive super juices, Nutella's curious health claims and a frustrating frisbee were all winners this year.
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