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    This Bunnings Is Dishing Out Baked Potatoes Instead Of Snags And Here's Everything Else We Think Should Be On Offer

    Are you a traditionalist or ready for a brave new menu?

    In a chaotic but not unwelcome move, a Redditor has spotted a Bunnings in Melbourne dishing out baked potatoes instead of the tried and true sausage sizzle.

    A Bunnings parking lot with a portable yellow pergola stand that is emblazoned with 'BAKED POTATOES'.
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    Although some users have decried this snag-free stand as a travesty, personally, I think we might be on the precipice of a brave new world — one where rocking up to a Bunnings on a lazy Saturday could involve anything from a sausage sizzle to a baked potato, to a potato scallop and beyond.

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    So with that culinary ingenuity in mind, here's what I'm thinking Bunnings could get behind:

    Add it to the menu, or maybe there could be some kind of a rotation system. 

    1. Meat pies

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    They're iconic, they're delicious and they're just made for holding in one hand while getting lost in the nursery picking out a new housemate. They're also perfect for finessing your preferred pie-eating method

    2. Potato scallops — or potato cakes or fritters, depending on which state you hail from

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    Just imagine biting into that hot, crispy-yet-soft, aromatic, unbeatable spud. YUM.

    3. Hot chips and gravy

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    I'm also open to hot chips loaded up with whatever the good samaritans running the stall deem to be a worthy topping.

    4. Or honestly, just some mash in a cup

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    No one come for me.

    5. Jaffles

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    Take the components of a sausage sizzle: white bread and a filling. Bung it in a jaffle press — and suddenly you've made Midas jealous. 

    6. Burgers

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    Another item that replicates all the core elements of a sausage sizzle — and offers limitless interpretations.

    7. Corn on the cob

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    Cobs of corn are an unsung hero of the BBQ — and I reckon Bunnings is the perfect place to give them the respect they deserve.

    8. Or hot, buttery corn in a cup

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    It's debatable whether corn is better when you have to work for it (by biting it off a cob) or when all the hard work has been done for you and it's there, cob-free in a cup — only requiring you to scoop it up into your gob. 

    9. Corn dogs — aka dagwood dogs or pluto pups

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    This beauty by any other name would still taste absolutely legendary.

    10. Roast chooks

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    Yes, it'd be a logistical nightmare eating an entire chicken while perusing the paint samples — but just imagine getting a mouthful of some hot, buttery stuffing.

    11. Satay sticks

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    Whether it's chicken skewers or grilled tofu, if this was an option I'd take 10, please and thank you.

    12. Zooper Doopers


    Think about it: What would you rather enjoy on a boiling hot day? A snag or an ice cold Zooper Dooper?

    13. Splices


    A Splice in hand will make choosing between endless variations of items just that little bit more bearable.

    14. Pretty much any iconic Australian ice cream

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    Yes, I'm including scoops of gelato in this. 

    15. Hot cinnamon donuts

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    I'm not unconvinced that Bunnings could be *the* new brunch spot — especially if hot cinnamon donuts and a cup of coffee were on offer.

    16. Lamingtons

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    Perfect for those snacky moments when you're between meals, but have a lot of home DIY needs to shop for.

    17. Finger buns

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    Frankly, I'm shocked these aren't commonplace at a snag stand. They're the sweet version of a hot dog, no?

    18. Sugarcane juice

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    There's nothing like the sweet, sweet liquid gold that is freshly squeezed sugarcane juice. 

    19. Watermelon juice

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    Tell me you wouldn't want to be guzzling down one of these on a hot summer's day.

    20. Honestly, any kind of fresh juice

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    You just know your Bunnings run is going to be a good one if there's freshly squeezed juice on offer.

    21. And lastly, takeaway cases of VB or XXXX — or really any homegrown beer

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    Just try and tell me a trip to Bunnings wouldn't be more successful if you could also nab a cold one on your way out to crack open once you got home.

    In short, I'd like to petition Bunnings to consider instituting canteens at each and every store entrance.

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    But seriously, why is anyone mad about a baked potato or two?

    Let us know what you'd want to see at your local Bunnings stall in the comments below!