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Woolworths trying to explain that weight is different for bread and vegetables is the funniest thing you will see all day.


Which weighs more… a ton of feathers or a ton of gold?

If you answered gold you need to go think again. If you answered they weigh the same you also need to think again.

The answer is that the feathers weigh more than the gold. And the fault that this is the answer lies with a Woolworths social media community manager.

Anke, a Woolworths shopper and Facebook user recently sent a query via messenger to the store page and their answer has confused and caused a lot of laughter for many.

Anke posted a photo of a 700g bread being weighed on a store scale but the bread actually measured at 460g on the scale (not as advertised at 700g).

After some debate over what was actually being sent… the community manager replied that the in-store scales are “calibrated” to only weigh fruit and vegetables while the bread is weighed on an “industrial scale” and that is why the weight does not read the same as the advertising.

We have no idea what this means. And we’re not sure anyone does.


So the question begs, what weighs more on a Woolies scale… 700g of bread or 700g of pumpkin?

**Update: After the article went live, Woolworths responded via a tweet & have told us they will keep us updated to their communication to Anke.

Sources: Facebook
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