Food of the Eighties, Aussie Bear
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I think it came to America in '83 or early '84. It was a milk chocolate koala bear candy bar filled with caramel. I am not sure how long it was around before it came to America but they advertised it like it was a popular snack in Australia and now "You can get Aussie Bars right here"! That could have just been an advertising kind of stunt. Another commercial had kids singig "Aussie Bear....Aussie Bear..." I am not sure when they were no longer available but they were quite tasty.
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Lucy - January 23, 2008 - Report this comment
They're called Caramello Koalas and are made by Cadbury - readily available in Australia today!!
Jayson - January 23, 2008 - Report this comment
This is totally random, but the black kid who eagerly bites into the candy bar in one of the commercials was my brother's classmate in elementary school. His name was Jabod or something. There were hot air balloons and stuff.
Courtney - March 27, 2008 - Report this comment
You can get the same candy in non-koala form at most grocery stores, it's called a caramello.
Heather - October 26, 2008 - Report this comment
I had two friends in elementary school that were in this commercial. They brought us candies to try. I'd love to see that commercial again!
Seira - March 27, 2009 - Report this comment
Yeah, they are called Caramello Koalas. They're really popular at my high school because lots of people sell them at our school for fundraisers, in Australia.
Seira - March 27, 2009 - Report this comment
Yeah, they are called Caramello Koalas. They're really popular at my high school because lots of people sell them at our school for fundraisers, in Australia.
Seira - March 27, 2009 - Report this comment
Yeah, they are called Caramello Koalas. They're really popular at my high school because lots of people sell them at our school for fundraisers, in Australia.
Jahhbod Ladson - April 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Hi, I am Jahhbod, Courtney posted about the commercial and the black kid eagerly biting the candy bar, well I am him so I am so amazed that I am remembered because I was searching for the commercial if any one knows where to see it please post where we can see it.
Chello - September 22, 2011 - Report this comment
It's so cool that other people remember Aussie Bears.They were my favorite.I see they're called Caramelo Bears in Australia but they had more caramel than Caramellos'.I remember the son have been singing it all these years..."Aussie Bear,Aussie Bear,Aussie Bear....The brand new bear that's here in America".Wow.....memories!!!!
Cyn - November 25, 2012 - Report this comment
My daughter was the principal in the commercial! She was the little "austrailan" girl who handed the basket of candy to the bear in the hot air balloon. It was shot in Sonoma, California (it was supposed to be the Outback). I still have the commercial on tape.

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