Air New Zealand calls on public to select new All Black lolly flavour
Recently the airline that is crazy about rugby announced it was releasing a special edition black lolly to show its support for the All Blacks and called on the public to vote for which flavour the lolly should be - blackcurrant, grape or liquorice.
In addition to online voting, customers in Air New Zealand’s Wellington and Christchurch domestic lounges and Auckland International lounge can place their vote by sampling the flavours and placing the wrapper of their favourite lolly in a jar.
More than 4,000 people have already had their say and early indications suggest blackcurrant is the front runner.
Earlier this month the airline played an April Fool’s prank on members of the All Blacks team who believed they were at a sampling session to help select potential flavours for the new lolly. Unbeknown to them, the confectioner was an actor and the lollies they were given to sample were deliberately unpleasant flavours including liniment.
A video of the prank has proven very popular and has already been viewed online more than 300,000 times.
To view the All Blacks video and vote on the flavour of the commemorative All Blacks lolly visit airnz.co.nz/allblacks.
Voting closes this Friday 17 April with the All Black lolly to be on board all Air New Zealand flights from June.
Issued by Air New Zealand Public Affairs ph +64 21 747 320
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