Woolworths Last Pic'n'Mix Bag Auctioned on eBay
Update: The last Pic'n'Mix bag has sold for £14,500... that's like $29,000. I wonder how that breaks down in terms of price per piece.
The souvenir from the collapsed retail chain had received 115 bids ahead of today's sale deadline.
The 800g bag contains fizzy cola bottles, rhubarb & custards, strawberry bonbons, Turkish delight, white mice, pineapple cubes, and many other favourite sweets.
It's the end of an age as Woolworths' last Pic'n' Mix bag is put up for auction. Many bulk-candy fans (you're probably one of them) would likely have it bronzed, rather than eat it. Proceeds from the sale will benefit Retail Trust.
Check it out: at the moment, the bid has reached £360.50, which is like US$721.
The 800g bag - containing faves such as fizzy cola bottles, white mice and rhubarb & custards - was bought by Ed Adams, former manager of Woolies Petts Wood branch. He explained: "I spotted at least a bag's worth of Pic N Mix was left in the counter just before I closed the shop for the last time."
For the record, the bag has been "officially certified by Woolworths' administrators, Deloitte, as the last one". A spokesman confirmed: "The administrators of Woolworths PLC have consented to the sale of this item for the benefit of Retail Trust."
I'd eat the licorice allsorts first... but only if it weren't the final bag.