Nestlé has announced that it will cease production of its iconic Fantales next month.
According to the company, the decision follows declining sales and the need for significant upgrades to continue to make Fantales at Nestlé’s confectionery factory in Melbourne.
“We know our decision to stop making Fantales will be sad news for many people,” says Nestlé Oceania Confectionery General Manager Andrew Lawrey.
“Many of us grew up with Fantales and have fond memories of them. Despite the sense of nostalgia Fantales evoke, unfortunately people simply aren’t buying them as often as they used to.
“In addition, our Fantales equipment needs significant investment. It’s become increasingly difficult to get the parts we need to maintain it, and with declining sales, replacing it isn’t viable.”
Mr Lawrey adds that while investment in the future of Fantales is not sustainable, Nestlé is continuing to invest in its other Allen’s lollies, including “fan favourites” such as Snakes Alive, Party Mix and Minties.
The last production of Fantales will be in mid-July, with Fantales available for sale while stocks last.
As the factory continues to grow, all staff from the Fantales production line will move to other roles within the factory.