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Non-GMO, gluten free and nut free chocolate – it’s the smart treat!

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Delicious 100% milk chocolate & sustainably sourced!

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The sweet way to learn

Yowie makes learning about wildlife and endangered species fun!

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Rumble, Squish, Crag, Boof, Nap and Ditty are here to help you learn all about endangered animals in the wild!

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Download the Yowie Collector app and simply tap to tick off the wild creatures and characters you have found.

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Join the Yowie on their adventure as they champion the cause of our threatened environment and endangered species.

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There is no sweeter way to learn about endangered animals, vulnerable species and how to save the natural world, than through chocolate!

You can enjoy Yowie – guilt free – as our Surprise-Inside product is 100% Milk chocolate, that is sustainably sourced and Rainforest Alliance Certified. As a global brand, we have created a high quality chocolate which has been made to enjoy by chocolate lovers all over the world! This is why we have committed to making non-GMO, nut free and gluten free chocolate, which is both Kosher and Halal Certified.

The Yowie Surprise-Inside chocolate stars the six Yowie characters in bright foil wrapping.

Inside each Yowie chocolate egg you’ll find a recyclable capsule that holds a surprise, limited-edition, life-like toy collectible animal (or Yowie character) with a full color leaflet. The leaflet features a picture of the real-life animal, a few animal facts and its level of endangerment. Yowie makes learning fun with guilt-free chocolate, surprise toys, and animal education – it’s the smart treat!

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Animals With Superpowers

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Animals with Superpowers

Superman may be faster than a speeding bullet and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but did you know that the Amur Leopard can carry TEN times their weight? That would be like you being able to carry more than 1,000 pounds!! That’s 450 kilos! Spiderman may be able to crawl up any wall, but the Peacock Tarantula can taste and smell with the hairs on its body! While comic book superheroes are awesome, they are pretend. But superpowers in the animal kingdom are REAL! There are some incredible animals that have actual, real-life superpowers like shapeshifting, infrared vision and magnetism!! It’s true! Magneto can generate magnetic fields in the movies, but bumble bees generate magnetic fields with their wings FOR REAL. That means there are genuine superhero animals all around us in the natural world and it’s up to us to protect them and make sure their habitats stay safe.

We invite you to join us in collecting and learning about the 20 cool collectibles, including 18 incredibly fascinating endangered animals with real-life superpowers in this Yowie Series! Some may even give you a good laugh…so join us in celebrating these amazing creatures in this very unique Superpowers Series!

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Guardian of the marshland and swamps

Superpower: Cordiality and courage

As Guardian of the Marshlands, Swamps and Backwaters, Crag defies expectations with his heart of gold as a reminder to look beyond a rough surface to what is inside. While it might be hard to get past his crocodile looks, once Crag flashes his smile, he reveals his gift of congeniality, teaching others not to judge a book by its cover.



Guardian of the tree tops and sky

Superpower: Knowledge and enlightenment

The wisest Yowie of the pack, Nap is forever sharing her wisdom and understanding with the creatures that live with her amongst the trees and air. Using her knowledge to cultivate education and appreciation, she wishes to inspire
everyone to discover the superpower within themselves.

Albert's Lyrebird

Albert’s Lyrebird

(Menura alberti)

Superpower: Mimicry

Found in the subtropical rainforests of Australia, this bird is shy and more likely to be heard than seen, with a distinctive cry and melodious, territorial song.

  • It mimics other birds and animals in the forests they inhabit but is also known to mimic mechanical sounds such as a camera shutter or car alarm.
  • During courtship displays, male’s tail feathers look like a lyre, a Greek instrument.
Amur Leopard

Amur Leopard

(Panthera pardus orientalis)

Superpower: Jumping and climbing

With their distinct thick, spot-covered coat, essential for survival in their cold climate, these leopards are mostly found in the Amur River basin in Eastern Russia, China and Korea.

  • These leopards leap up to 10 feet vertically into trees and adeptly climb them.
  • They are so strong that they can hide unfinished kills in trees, and are able to carry up to 10 times their weight.
Black Flanked Rock Wallaby

Black-flanked Rock-wallaby

(Petrogale lateralis)

Superpower: Super sticky feet

Also known as the warru or Black-footed Rock-wallaby, the species is a nocturnal animal living in small colonies in the rocky outcrops in Australia.

  • Their hind feet are well-padded, flexible and textured, providing friction and grip as they hop swiftly across rocks.
  • Their tails help them stand, hop, move and store excess fat for use in times of hardship.
Brown Seacucumber

Brown Sea Cucumber

(Isostichopus fuscus)

Superpower: Regenerating shapeshifter

Found in Eastern Pacific and Australian waters, the soft, slimy Brown Sea Cucumber softens its body to slip into cracks and can regenerate organs.

  • They defend themselves by expelling their viscera which regenerates in 2-3 weeks.
  • They have an unusual way of obtaining oxygen – they breathe through their anus.
  • A unique reproductive mechanism, they have the ability to divide themselves in two.
Chinhai Spiny Newt

Chinhai Spiny Newt

(Echinotriton chinhaiensis)

Superpower: Spike projecting

Often hidden in forests, marshes and ponds in eastern China, the Chinhai Spiny Newt is a stout salamander with a flattened body and head, and 12 knob-like, porous glands.

  • When attacked, the tips of their sharp, elongated ribs project through their large glands injecting painful, poisonous secretions into the mouth of the would-be predator.
  • They lead a secretive, terrestrial life outside of the breeding season, being inactive during the day, slow moving when active and are in hibernation from November to March.


(Canis lupus dingo)

Superpower: Freaky flexibility

While similar to dogs, the Australian Dingo is more agile with flexible joints and the ability to jump, climb and dig exceptionally well, making them excellent escape artists.

  • Their jaw opens very wide revealing large teeth and their head rotates 180 degrees.
  • Typically a ginger coloring, the dingo is a social, curious and intelligent animal that, when possible, will form a stable pack with clearly defined territories.
European Wolverine

European Wolverine

(Gulo gulo)

Superpower: Stinking

The European Wolverine is the largest member of the weasel family, found in the high mountains near the timberline or tundra in northern Eurasia and North America.

  • They secrete potent fluids through their glands to mark territory, attract mates or keep competitors from their kills, giving them the nicknames "skunk bear" and "nasty cat".
  • They are a fast, powerful, tenacious predator and scavenger with a voracious appetite.
Hooded Pitohui

Hooded Pitohui

(Pitohui dichrous)

Superpower: Venomous feathers

The Hooded Pitohui is a colorful, dove-sized bird that inhabits the forests of New Guinea and is one of the first documented poisonous birds.

  • When they eat the toxic New Guinea beetle, they end up with neurotoxins that live in their skin and feathers.
  • The birds are not born with the poison but do pass it on to their young.
  • Their bright red or orange belly along with a strong odor they can emit, also help ward off predators.
Mutable Rain Frog

Mutable Rain Frog

(Pristimantis mutabilis)

Superpower: Shapeshifting

Found in Ecuador, this recently discovered (2009) rain frog is able to change the texture of its skin within a matter of minutes to mimic the texture it sits on.

  • Researchers found the spiny frog on moss, placed it in a smooth container where its skin changed to smooth, then added moss and the frog’s skin went back to spiny!
  • These remarkable frogs are tiny, about the size of a fingernail.
Peacock Tarantula

Peacock Tarantula

(Poecilotheria metallica)

Superpower: Hypersensitive hairs

Found in trees in India and Sri Lanka, this tarantula is the only species of its genus to start life lavender and grow into adulthood with iridescent blue hues.

  • They have fine hairs called trichobothria that are sensitive to movement, smell and taste, helping it to find prey and escape predators.
  • Also known as the Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tarantula, it is photosensitive and skittish and runs away fast when threatened or when light shines on it.
Pygmy Blue Tongue Lizard

Pygmy Blue-tongue Lizard

(Tiliqua adelaidensis)

Superpower: Immobility

This small lizard is found in the mid-north of South Australia where its 4-5" (11cm) long body obtains shelter by hijacking burrows from trapdoor or wolf spiders.

  • Slow creatures with few defenses, they don’t venture far from home except to mate or bask in the sun, spending most of their day immobile, head up, waiting to ambush insects or catch water droplets that fall into their burrow.


(Rangifer tarandus)

Superpower: Extraordinary eyesight

Reindeer can see in ultraviolet, helping them find food (lichen moss) and avoid predators (wolves) which absorb ultraviolet rays and appear black in the snow in their Arctic Tundra and North Pole habitats.

  • Their eyes have reflective tissue and protection for their eyes’ photoreceptors.
  • Their noses and antlers have many tiny blood vessels to prevent them from freezing.
Ruby Eyed Green Pitviper

Ruby-eyed Green Pitviper

(Cryptelytrops rubeus)

Superpower: Infrared vision

Little is known about this recently discovered (2011) viper found in forests within Vietnam and Cambodia

  • Pit organs in vipers’ faces have a membrane that detects infrared radiation from warm bodies, allowing them to “see” infrared and form thermal profiles of their prey.
  • They have especially long, hinged fangs that are hollow and rotate. Their venom travels down their hollow fangs and gets injected into their prey.
Rusty Patched Bumble Bee

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee

(Bombus affnis)

Superpower: Magnetism

Found in the Midwest and Northeastern U.S., this bee species is a large, fuzzy bee whose workers have a rusty colored patch on the second abdomen segment.

  • Flapping their wings creates a positive electrical charge on their hairy bodies which attracts the negatively charged pollen they transfer from flower to flower.
  • Their wings flap back and forth, not up and down, creating a mini hurricane.
Southern Bent Winged Bat

Southern Bent-Winged Bat

(Miniopterus orianae bassanii)

Superpower: Ultrasonic calling & hearing

This special bat is a micro-bat that roosts in caves near the coastal cliffs in southern Australia, using the same flight path nightly to forage for insects.

  • They use echolocation to navigate, using a combination of physiological adaptations and sound to detect obstacles, find their roosts and forage for food.
  • Bats' calls are ultrasonic which humans can’t hear unless we use special bat detectors.
Spotted Hyena

Spotted Hyena

(Crocuta crocuta)

Superpower: Jaw and stomach of steel

Spotted hyenas are capable of chewing and digesting skin, bones and waste of other animals, although they cannot completely digest hooves, horns and hair of their prey.

  • They have one of the most powerful bites of any mammal.
  • They make a variety of sounds from whoops to yells, including the human-like “laugh” when excited or nervous, hence the nickname “laughing hyenas.”
Sunflower Seastar

Sunflower Sea Star

(Pycnopodia helianthoides)

Superpower: Regeneration

The largest of the sea stars, at lengths over a meter, the Sunflower Sea Star lives on the sand and rocks of the deeper tidal waters from Alaska to southern California.

  • Adults have 16-24 sucker-covered arms they can detach and regenerate when attacked.
  • They are a voracious predator traveling up to 40 inches per minute, capturing even large prey by disconnecting their skeleton to open their mouth wide.


(Odobenus rosmarus)

Superpower: Self-inflating flotation

The Odobenus rosmarus, Latin for "tooth-walking sea-horse," is found living in herds in the Artic where blubber protects them from freezing temperatures.

  • Two air sacs in their neck inflate to create buoyancy like a life preserver and hold the air-breathing mammal’s head above water while it sleeps.
  • The sacs are also used for communication including a bell-like sound called “chiming” as well as a booming sound males make when arguing or attracting females.

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Colors of the Animal Kingdom

Celebrating the wonders of color in the Animal Kingdom! In the wild color is often responsible for survival and the continuation of a species. Kids will explore the many meanings color has for animals in the wild, learning the importance of preserving our natural heritage.

Every sustainably sourced, Non-GMO, 100% milk chocolate Yowie comes with one of 20 new highly detailed collectible animals along with a suite of FREE digital entertainment!

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Rumble Front


The Redgum Yowie

Guardian of the Deserts and Plains. As the leader of the Yowie Pack, Rumble is an excitable, rough and tumble character. Cousin to the red kangaroo, Rumble is always ready to make a stand in defence of desert and plain. Inclined to be impatient, Rumble’s bark is far worse than its bite, and underneath there is a heart of gold.

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The Fiddlewood Yowie

Guardian of the Waterways. Part playful platypus, Squish is as bubbly as a babbling brook, sparkling as a waterfall and contented as a slow flowing river. Protector of our waterways, Squish is always happy and energetic – the jester of the Yowie Pack and friend to all.

Andean Cat

Andean Mountain Cat

(Leopardus jacobita)

The reclusive feline

Residing in the Andes Mountains of Peru and Chile and weighing slightly less than the average housecat, very little is known about the habits of this mysterious animal.

  • The Andean Cat has very good hearing, likely used to help track other animals
  • Locals refer to them as “huana titi”, which translates to the “cat from dry places”
  • They live in areas that are too high up for trees to grow
Color Series Atlantic Puffin

Atlantic Puffin

(Fratercula arctica)

Shark of the air

These Northern Atlantic birds feed on small fish and are excellent swimmers, using their wings to propel themselves through the water, as well as agile fliers.

  • Some people call them a Sea Parrot, because of the colors on their beaks
  • Males and Females will meet at the same place every year for mating
  • Because of a flexibly-hinged jaw, serrated inner mouth and strong tongue, Puffins can hold around a dozen fish at a time
Blue Damselfish

Blue Damselfish

(Chrysiptera cyanea)

A dazzling devil

Sometimes referred to as the Blue or Sapphire Devil, this vibrant fish is spotted by its blue hue and black nose stripe.

  • When they become adults, the male damselfish develop yellow-orange colored tails and sometimes yellow noses
  • They can be found in the wild as far south as Australia and as far north as China

Brown-Throated Sloth

(Bradypus variegatus)

Sleepy and slow

Residing in Central and South America, everything about sloths happens in slow motion: eating, sleeping, and moving; it would take this mammal a full minute to walk from the head to the foot of your bed!

  • Can sleep for nearly 20 hours each day but in the wild only rest for about 10 hours
  • Some are green because algae grows in their fur helping them blend into the trees
  • After a sloth eats, it can take them up to a month to fully digest their meal
Golden Ghost Crab

Golden Ghost Crab

(Ocypode convexa)

Now you see me…

Among the fastest animals in the world, this Western Australian crustacean is both speedy and an expert at hiding

  • During the day they dig burrows up to a meter deep to stay hidden and keep
    from drying out
  • Males have one large claw and one small claw, while females have two
    small claws
Color Series Golden Mantel Tree Kangaroo

Golden-Mantel Tree Kangaroo

(Dendrolagus pulcherrimus)

A kangaroo in a tree?

Residing in the tree tops of Australia, these marsupials boast longer arms than their grounded counterparts that are excellent for climbing.

  • Very rarely jump from tree to tree; travel by ground across trees
  • Baby tree kangaroos (joeys) are only the size of a kidney bean-when they are born
  • Golden-mantel Tree Kangaroos are rich gold/burgandy in coloring, and look very much like Goodfellow Tree kangaroos, but have a whiter face
Green Vine Snake

Green Vine Snake

(Ahaetulla nasuta)

A venomous vine

This crafty, brilliant green snake can be found (if you're lucky) in trees within the humid tropics from Southeast Asia to Indo-China.

  • They are excellent ambush predators, disguising themselves as vines above their prey, even swaying back and forth with the breeze until they are ready to strike
  • They are very thin, not thicker than the diameter of a penny but can grow as long as 5 feet
Honey Badger

Honey Badger

(Mellivora capensis)

Bee-eating badger

Found in Western Africa, the Honey Badger has a sweet tooth, tracking down beehives to eat honey and larvae – despite not being their main source of food (which includes eggs, small rodents, birds, and frogs).

  • Their skin is very thick, which helps with protection from bees and snakes
  • The white fur on the honey badger’s back is called the mantle
  • When born, baby honey badgers stay with their mothers for 12-16 months


(Rhynochetos jubatus)

A ghost in the forest

Found in the mountain forests of New Caledonia, these light-colored, spiky-headed birds can attribute their spooky appearance to their red eyes, which provide excellent vision.

  • Locals often refer to Kagus as “the ghosts of the forest” because of the light color of their feathers
  • Despite having wings, Kagus don’t fly
  • Kagus give birth to and raise one child per year
Lears Macaw

Lear’s Macaw

(Anodorhynchus leari)

A nutty bird

Found in the forests of the Amazon, this elusive species eats up to 350 nuts of the licuri palm per day.

  • Head, neck, and underbelly are usually green/blue, while the rest of the body is vibrant indigo
  • There are only 2 known colonies
  • Nesting takes place in sandstone cliffs and canyons
Livingston Flying Fox

Livingstone’s Flying Fox

(Pteropus livingstonii)

A fuzzy friend

Found on the Comoros Western Indian Ocean Islands, these bats are named for their fuzzy faces and elongated snout, which help them consume fruit juices, nectar, and leaves from native trees and plants.

  • Due to their diet, the Flying Fox is considered an important pollinator
  • Their fur is jet black, but can have red-colored patches on the shoulders and groin
  • They don’t use echolocation like most bats, but hear with their rounded ears
Northern Glider

Northern Glider

(Petaurus abidi)

A rare glider

A nocturnal rodent known for “gliding” through the air, humans didn’t discover their existence until 1981.

  • These marsupials are so rare that there are extremely few pictures of them in the wild
  • They live only in a very small area in Papua New Guinea
  • Their population continues to decrease as the forests where they live keep getting smaller
Color Series Red Fox

Red Fox

(Vulpes vulpes)

A cunning creature

This canine is native to Europe, Asia, and North America, feeding on rodents, rabbits, birds, and other small game

  • Foxes use their tails to help with balance
  • When born, foxes have fur that is grey or brown
  • Their hearing is excellent, they can hear quiet sounds such as rodents digging
Red Golden Mantella Frog

Red (Golden) Mantella Frog

(Mantella aurantiaca)

Amphibian ablaze

Inhabiting a tiny section of the island of Madagascar, these brightly-colored frogs are first green with dark marks, before evolving to a more brilliant hue.

  • Groups of these frogs typically have twice as many males as females
  • These frogs vary in color from red, orange, or yellow with red on the hind legs
  • They reside in sunny portions of forests or within vegetation of swamp areas
Color Series Red Spotted Newt

Red-Spotted Newt

(Notophthalmus viridescens viridescens)

Metamorphosis master

This bright little guy lurks in lakes and freshwater creeks, feasting on small invertebrates.

  • They can live up to 15 years
  • Eastern Newts are slow moving on land but can be agile in water because of their tail
  • As they mature they go through three phases of metamorphosis, changing habitat from living in water, to on land, to back in water
Hawaiian Honey Creeper

Scarlet Honeycreeper or I’iwi

(Drepanis coccinea)

Beaked pollinator

Off the rocky coasts of Hawaii, this bright bird uses its beak to feast on nectar, seeds, fruits, and insects; pollinating plants and controlling insect populations.

  • Their brilliant scarlet feathers make them easy to see when they are using their long, curved bill to sip nectar from tubular flowers like the 'ohi'a
  • When they are young they have spotted golden plumage and ivory bills until they molt into their bright red adult coloring
Color Series Sunda Colugo

Sunda Colugo

(Galeopterus variegatus)

That's not a lemur!

High in the tree tops of Southeast Asia and India, these small rodent mammals are sometimes called “flying lemurs,” due to their similar features.

  • They have flaps of skin connecting their front and back legs that allow them to glide
  • Have been known to glide up to 440 feet, about nine whole bus lengths!
  • They have bold patches of color, similar to lichen on a tree, that help them camouflage from predators
Yellow Tang

Yellow Tang

(Zebrasoma flavescens)

Coral reef cleaner

These vibrant fish dwell in the shallow waters of the Pacific and use their flexible, comb-like teeth to eat, keeping reefs healthy by keeping algae and seaweed in check.

  • Males can change colors when courting females
  • In the wild, they live up to 30 years
  • When they are young, they are territorial but become less so as they age
Series 5 Rumble


The Redgum Yowie

Guardian of the Deserts and Plains. As the leader of the Yowie Pack, Rumble is an excitable, rough and tumble character. Cousin to the red kangaroo, Rumble is always ready to make a stand in defence of desert and plain. Inclined to be impatient, Rumble’s bark is far worse than its bite, and underneath there is a heart of gold.

Series 5 Crag


The Mangrove Yowie

Guardian of the Marshland, Swamps and Backwaters. With a touch of cousin crocodile, Crag is the meanest looking of all the Yowie. But behind that crocodilical smile, there beats a heart of gold. Vigilant keeper of marsh, swamp and backwater, Crag leaves nothing to chance when it comes to defending its habitat and all its wet and muddy creatures.

Series 5 Boof


The Bottlebrush Yowie

Guardian of the Rainforest and Mountains. Ruler of its vast habitat of rainforests and mountains, Boof is delightfully unpredictable and the ever-funny clown of the Yowie Tribe. So brim full of joy, Boof is inclined to be a little clumsy as it trips among tree roots and toadstools with cousin bandicoot. But Boof is always around when needed to help friends and wildfolk.



The Lillipilli Yowie

Guardian of the Woodlands and Meadows. Ditty is the poet of the Yowie Pack. In love with its habitat and its wildfolk, Ditty spends time foraging with cousin wombat chasing butterflies and conducting cicada and cricket concerts. Always on the lookout for trouble in the woodlands and meadows, Ditty is a determined protector of its habitat.

Series 5 Squish


The Fiddlewood Yowie

Guardian of the Waterways. Part playful platypus, Squish is as bubbly as a babbling brook, sparkling as a waterfall and contented as a slow flowing river. Protector of our waterways, Squish is always happy and energetic – the jester of the Yowie Pack and friend to all.

Series 5 Nap


The Honeygum Yowie

Guardian of the Treetops. Nap is the wise old Yowie of the Pack. Most at home among the tree tops with the kookaburra, the owl, and kinfolk the koala family Nap’s wisdom and understanding are always available. A tendency to doze off at any time at all, caressed in dreams by breeze and gum blossom, doesn’t stop Nap from being an alert and able guardian of its lofty habitat.

Atlantic Wolffish

Atlantic Wolffish

(Anarhichas lupus)

Icey Seawolf

Coming from Eastern US Waters, the Atlantic Wolffish is important in keeping the populations of green crab and sea urchin from being disruptive to habitats.

  • Make natural anti-freeze to keep their blood moving in very cold habitats
  • They have strong wolf-like jaws that are ideal for eating sea clams, cockles
    and large whelks


(Ambystoma mexicanum)

Big City Salamanders

In Mexico City’s Lake Xochimilco, the Axolotl adult remains aquatic and gilled instead of developing lungs to breath like other salamanders.

  • Considered one of the most critically endangered species in the wild
  • Based on a Aztec myth, its name comes from the Xolotl, God of all
    things grim — Cool Myth!
Beluga Sturgeon

Beluga Sturgeon

(Huso huso)

Old Rich Roe

Beluga Sturgeon females are fished for their valuable roe, commonly called caviar. This slows down the life cycle of a species that can live up to 110 years.

  • The largest freshwater fish with a record of 7.2 meters long
  • Beluga Sturgeon products from the Caspian Sea are banned in the US
    since 2005!
Bigeye Tuna

Bigeye Tuna

(Thunnus obesus)

Got my Bigeye on you!

Bigeye Tuna are found in tropical and temperate, but not the Mediterranean Sea. Every year hundreds of metric tonnes of Bigeye Tuna are caught for food production.

  • Can weigh up to 400 pounds and be 8 feet long
  • They can have 13 to 14 dorsal spines
Cape Seahorse

Cape Seahorse

(Hippocampus Capensis)

South African Hipster

Coming from the south coast of South Africa, this honey-colored Hippocampus has only been found in a few brackish water habitats.

  • Also known as the Knysna Seahorse
  • Closely related the Hippocampus kuda
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Yowie Group, LLC Unveils Newest Series of Surprise-Inside Chocolate Eggs, Available in Retailers Nationwide

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / September 2, 2020 / Yowie Group, the confectionary company bringing families sweet treats combined with an educational experience, today announced the launch of the Colors of the Animal Kingdom series of collectible toy animals in the United States. The collectibles can be found in the Yowie Original Surprise-Inside Chocolate Eggs.

The series will be sold in a 12-pack counter display unit with each master case holding six CDUs. The Colors of the Animal Kingdom series contains 20 new collectibles, including 18 endangered animals and two special Yowie character figures. As always, Yowie chocolate is great tasting, sustainably sourced, 100% milk chocolate-FREE from GMOs, nuts, gluten and artificial colors and flavors. The limited edition animal collectibles feature endangered species and are realistically sculpted and painted to look like the real animal in the wild at a much higher quality level than any other surprise-inside chocolate item on the market today. In addition to delicious chocolate that parents can feel great about sharing with their children, the experience of surprise and delight of discovering a new endangered animal and learning all about it adds a wonderful educational aspect to the Yowie treat experience.

"It is with great enthusiasm that we debut this new, sixth Series, further expanding our overall collection of limited-edition, endangered animals in a bright and colorful way." said Mark Schuessler, CEO of Yowie Group. "We are excited to give our fans yet another opportunity to broaden their collections and are grateful to see the Yowie brand continue to flourish in the United States."

Colors of the Animal Kingdom marks the sixth limited edition collectible series for the Yowie surprise-inside chocolate line. This series celebrates the wonders of color in the animal kingdom. In the wild color is often responsible for survival and the continuation of a species. Kids will explore the many meanings color has for animals in the wild, learning the importance of preserving our natural heritage. The Colors of the Animal Kingdom series includes some of the most vibrant and interesting species, including the Lear's macaw, red-spotted newt and yellow tang.

For more information about Yowie Group visit www.yowieworld.com.

About Yowie
Yowie is best known for its flagship product, the Yowie surprise inside chocolate. Each Yowie product is created in the shape of the Yowie characters and contains limited-edition collectible animal toys and a full color leaflet featuring a picture of the real-life animal, its profile and level of endangerment. Our social media channels and website allow collectors to learn more about the animals and their world while having loads of fun through games and competitions. The combination of tasty, clean-label treats, fun animal toys and a digital platform encourages kids to learn about the natural world and understand its need for protection. Yowie surprise inside chocolates, Yowie Bites and Yowie Gummies are available in more than 30,000 retail outlets across the U.S. For more information visit www.yowieworld.com.

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Kids Unboxing Yowie Surprise Inside Chocolates: Colors of the Animal Kingdom!

Yowie (chocolate)


Yowies and an example of an included toy

Yowie is a confectionery and publishing brand originating in Australia in 1995 by Cadbury and Kidcorp. It was one of the top selling chocolates in Australia in the late 1990s and early 2000s, selling over a million units a week. After a break of nearly a decade, Yowie relaunched in 2014 for US markets.[1]


Yowie began as the brainchild of English-born advertising man, illustrator and author Geoff Pike and South African-Australian advertising director and novelist Bryce Courtenay. After serving in the navy, Pike jumped ship in Australia, finding work as a jackaroo on remote cattle stations. He became enchanted by Australia’s outback and its unique wildlife, and devoted his free time to nursing injured and orphaned animals back to health.

Many decades later, after a successful career in advertising, Pike drew on these early bush experiences and his love of wild places to create the Yowie Kingdom, a fictional magical realm free of the destructive influence of humanity, where threatened wildlife finds a safe haven.

Inspired by Australian folklore, Pike borrowed the mythical man-like creature the Yowie, reputed to roam the Australian bush. To watch over the fictional Yowie Kingdom and its animals and plants, Pike created six Yowie characters, each related to a well-known Australian animal, and each one guardian of key wild habitats:

Additional characters included animal companions for each of the six Yowie and Balthizar the Bunyip, ruler of the Yowie Kingdom. To represent the threats facing the world’s natural habitats and threatened species, Pike created the Grumkin, careless creatures constantly seeking to destroy the harmony of the Yowie Kingdom. The Grumkins were: Munch (careless building, enemy of Rumble), Blob (pollution, enemy of Crag), Ooz (also pollution, enemy of Squish), Spark (careless firelighting, enemy of Nap), Slob (littering, enemy of Ditty) and Chomp the Tiger Toothed Tree Chomper (deforestation, enemy of Boof).

Continuing with the development of the Yowie concept and characters, Pike enlisted the aid of long-time friend, fellow advertising man and best-selling author Bryce Courtenay. They hit upon the idea of a confectionery product as a vehicle for Yowie, and in 1994 pitched the concept to confectionery giant Cadbury.

After three years developing the characters and the manufacturing process, in 1997 Cadbury launched Yowie as a foil-wrapped character-shaped milk chocolate shell containing a plastic capsule. Within the capsule was a multi-part collectable model of a native Australian or New Zealand animal, together with a leaflet featuring information, a photo of the animal and assembly instructions for the collectable. The first series featured 50 animals, plus figurines of each of the six Yowie characters.[2]

Cadbury Yowie was selling over one million units weekly and in its first year sold 2.5 Yowies for every man, woman and child in Australia.[3] The brand won multiple industry awards in Australia and internationally, including Best Global Supermarket Product and Best Global Confectionery Product at the 1997 Sial international food industry awards in Paris.[citation needed]

A Yowie collector scene soon emerged with collector clubs forming across Australia and New Zealand and websites devoted to displaying and swapping Yowie collectables.

Cadbury Yowie was also released in Singapore, Japan and the UK.

Publishing and merchandising[edit]

To coincide with the release of Cadbury Yowie, a series of Yowie books was released, telling the stories of the Yowie characters as they protect their domains from the threat of the Grumkin. Written by Geoff Pike and Bryce Courtenay and illustrated by award-winning artists Christopher Minos and Helen Steele, the series sold more than 2 million copies, topping the Australian best-seller lists for children’s books.[citation needed]

Numerous lines of Yowie merchandise were produced, including soft toys, clothing, games, activity books, and Yowie music CDs.

Further Yowie series[edit]

Following the success of the first series of Yowie collectables, a second series was released in 1998, this time featuring 50 new animals.

The third series of Yowie, released in early 1999, was composed of 50 figurines and 6 limited edition mini Grumkins. This series remained the most common of all the series, extending into 2002, with further scattered releases until the series ended in 2005.

The fourth series was released in late 1999 and featured ‘Yowie World’ collectables, with animals from beyond Australia and New Zealand, as well as 6 limited edition crystal Yowies, 6 ‘Yowie playmates’ and a Lord Balthizzar figurine. It remained the second-most popular series, extending until 2005.

Yowie and the Lost Kingdoms[edit]

In 2000, Yowie teamed up with the Australian Museum to create Yowie and the Lost Kingdoms, the series of collectables featuring extinct animals from around the world and across the geological ages, including dinosaurs and other reptiles as well as extinct Australian megafauna. The Lost Kingdoms series was based on illustrations by Dr Anne Musser of the Australian Museum and masterminded by the director of the museum Dr Michael Archer. The museum presented an exhibition of fossils and reconstructions linking to the series. Additionally, the packaging got overhauled so that the wrappers of the Lost Kingdoms Yowies could be distinguished by the sign and shovel being held in their paws.

Series A had 50 prehistoric figurines and 6 limited edition skulls. It was later replaced by Series B, released in 2001, which had 30 figurines and 6 limited edition glow-in-the-dark dinosaurs. In 2002 the third and final series, Series C, was released, with 30 figurines and 6 limited edition dazzling dinosaurs.

Yowie Adventures[edit]

In 2001, Yowie Adventures was released, based around comic-strip stories in which the Yowie and their friends save endangered animals from the onslaught of the Grumkin. The series had 30 figurines, and was often regarded as the rarest series, considering supplies seemed limited. It is the most highly sought-after series of all Yowies.[citation needed] The series consisted of 6 animals, 6 enemies, 6 "yurts", 6 helpers and 6 transports. The series was updated in 2002 with a second release with 30 figurines, similar to the previous series, except more animals appeared in this series and the Yowie and helpers were replaced with Grumkins and helpers.

Yowie Forgotten Friends[edit]

In 2003 and 2004, Yowie Forgotten Friends was released. Featuring recently extinct animals, the series highlighted the increasing levels of species extinction and the importance of protecting threatened wildlife and habitats. The Forgotten Friends Series A comprised 30 figurines, with six glow-in-the-dark Yowie. In 2004, Series B of the Forgotten Friends range was released, this time with five limited edition glow-in-the-dark Grumkins. Spark was left out as it was regarded as a bad message to children.

Yowie relaunch[edit]

Production of Cadbury Yowie was discontinued in 2005 following a dispute between Cadbury and the Yowie creators. In 2012 a new company, Yowie Group, was formed to relaunch the brand. A series of 24 solid one-piece collectables, including 18 animals and six Yowie character models, was designed and manufactured. The one-piece format enabled far more lifelike collectables as well as improved product safety.

The first series features the following animals:

  • African Grass Owl
  • Alpaca
  • American Bison
  • Brown Bear
  • Caracal
  • Common Clownfish
  • Emperor Penguin
  • European Rabbit
  • Fennec Fox
  • Galapagos Tortoise
  • Giant Anteater
  • Giant Panda
  • Gray Wolf
  • North American Beaver
  • Platypus
  • Polar Bear
  • Red Kangaroo
  • Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat

Production of the chocolate and final assembly was taken over by Whetstone Chocolates, based in Florida.

In July 2014, the first new Yowie products went on sale in the US.

Yowie products returned to Australian retail shelves in April 2017.[4]

In 2018, Yowie had an animated series Yowasis narrated by Mel Gibson. It ran for seven episodes.


External links[edit]

Sours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yowie_(chocolate)

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Reviewed by Regan Stephens

Whose shop is this? Creative director and tastemaker Shannon Maldonado's tiny Queen Village shop has an outsized presence thanks to its impeccably-curated and colorful collection of gifts, art objects and housewares. Her design cred is dead serious, but—as evidenced by the selection, collaborations, and her own laid back demeanor—the brand doesn’t take itself too seriously.  What can we find here, or what should we look for? Maldonado sells a wide range of products with common threads: beautiful designs in vivid hues: curvilinear candles and catchall trays from Barcelona’s Octaevo, avant-garde vases from New York design studio Chen & Kai, Cold Picnic bath mats, and Dusen Dusen textiles. Black-owned businesses are also spotlighted. If money’s no object, what goes in the cart? A delicate-but-bold Sophie Lou Jacobsen vase ($210), which doubles as artwork with or without the flowers. The entirety of Maldonado’s latest capsule collection of color-saturated sweats and tees, inspired by the brands she loved growing up—Gap, Esprit, Benetton. (Prices range from $45 to $85 per piece.) And … what if we’re on a budget? A soft crew shirt in Washed Lime from Maldonado’s new YOWIE Everyday collection for $45 and a black splatter mug for $8—Maldonado’s inventory constantly changes, but these enamelware vessels have been a mainstay since she started the brand in 2016. Who else shops here? Design buffs, Instagram influencers, anyone who appreciates beauty in everyday objects. Maldonado and Yowie have a reputation for being a paragon of cool in Philly, and those in the know flock to this shop.

Sours: https://www.cntraveler.com/shops/philadelphia/yowie
Kids Unboxing Yowie Surprise Inside Chocolates: Colors of the Animal Kingdom!

Confectionary Brand Debuts Multi-Pack, Including Two Yowie Surprise-Inside Chocolate Eggs and One Extra Endangered Species Animal Collectable

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / July 8, 2020 / Yowie Group, the confectionery company bringing families sweet treats combined with an educational experience, today announced the distribution of a multi-pack that is now available at select Walmart stores across the country. The Yowie collectibles inside the multi-pack will feature their newest series: Colors of the Animal Kingdom.

The new multi-pack offering includes two surprise-inside chocolate eggs and one extra endangered species animal collectible from either the first or second Yowie series. The release of the multi-pack allows new and original Yowie fans to not only begin collecting the all new Colors of the Animal Kingdom series, but also have an exclusive opportunity to collect animals from the highly sought after (and no longer available for purchase) Premier Series.

"We are thrilled to be providing even more of what both children and their parents love about Yowie at a value price," said Mark Schuessler, CEO of Yowie Group. "In conjunction with this, our loyal Yowie fanbase and collectors across the country will now have a unique chance to complete their collections of original Yowie series."

Some of the new endangered species in the multi-pack and Colors of the Animal Kingdom series include the Atlantic puffin, green vine snake and a red-spotted newt. Visit the YowieWorld website to see all the animals available from both series one and two as well. The multi-pack is currently only available in select Walmart stores in the candy aisle.

For more information about Yowie Group visit www.yowieworld.com.

About Yowie

Yowie is best known for its flagship product, the Yowie surprise inside chocolate. Each Yowie product is created in the shape of the Yowie characters and contains limited-edition collectible animal toys and a full color leaflet featuring a picture of the real-life animal, its profile and level of endangerment. Our social media channels and website allow collectors to learn more about the animals and their world while having loads of fun through games and competitions. The combination of tasty, clean-label treats, fun animal toys and a digital platform encourages kids to learn about the natural world and understand its need for protection. Yowie surprise inside chocolates, Yowie Bites and Yowie Gummies are available in more than 30,000 retail outlets across the U.S. For more information visit www.yowieworld.com.


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