Showbag test for country kids

GRACE MILLIMACIThe West Australian
Show bag tester Tom Murray.
Camera IconShow bag tester Tom Murray. Credit: Grace Millimaci

Don't freak out, but Blinky Bill is no longer the cheapest show bag at Perth Royal Show.

Organisers have released details of bags that will be on offer when the Show kicks off on September 26.

The chocolate-filled $1 Blinky Bill bag, which was last year's cheapest, is no longer on offer.

Instead there is a $28 Blinky Bill the Movie bag that includes stickers, pencils and soft toys. But no chocolate.

The title of cheapest show bag this year belongs to the $1 Candy World bag filled with chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate.

On the other side of the scale, the most-expensive bag is from Perth's baking stars Jean Pierre Sancho.

The $280 bag includes 24 West Australian truffles,gold macarons and vouchers.

Firm favourites such as Bertie Beetle and Freddo are back - and reasonably priced, which will be a welcome relief for parents attempting to stick to a budget.

Bags featuring delights from Disney hit film Frozen are expected to be a major money-spinner, with kids able to choose from Elsa, Olaf or Anna for $30.

At $25 a pop, the Star Wars bags include a Darth Vader mask and Yoda backpack with a hood.

Twenty-five excited students from the Wheatbelt joined Commerce Minister Michael Mischin at the show bag launch at Claremont Showground today.

The Badgingarra kids, who travelled more than 200km for the opportunity, scrutinised some of the 311 bags.

CHEAPEST:

Candy World $1

Bertie Beetle Blue $3

MOST-EXPENSIVE:

Jean Pierre Sancho $280

Fremantle Chocolate $125

Morish Nuts $108

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