The Junkees - Dave O'Neil and Kitty Flanagan

The Junkees - Dave O'Neil and Kitty Flanagan

Dave O'Neil and Kitty Flanagan investigate junk food, old and new. It's a roundabout of salt and sweet, bygone and brand new, crunchy and chewy. Join Possum and The Big Guy! There's also The Junkees Facebook Group ;) Produced by Nearly Media


February 24, 2024 31 mins


A Festival of Strawberry

Belvita Strawberry Yoghurt Sandwich Breakfast Biscuits (Coles)

A Glenn Robbins favourite. They're Czech-made, too. 


Tony's Chocolonely Strawberry Cheesecake

Ben & Jerry's collab'.


Zappos - Strawberry flavour

Not long ago, under $1 a packet.


Blind Test

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Penny Flanagan AKA "One Scoop" is back in Melbourne town.

The sisters are working on the next season of FISK.

And Sean Micallef's probably made up a story about Kitty.


Cookies from My Cookie Factory

  • Chocolate Chip
  • Peanut Butter
  • Birthday Cake


Blind Testsssssss (there's a few)

  • A special duo from Glenn O'Neil, Dave's brother.
  • A TV tie-in chip and a dessert chip!


Here in a Year?/Throwing Sh*...

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January 20, 2024 34 mins

There's some Christmas catching up first.

Bookended with some babysitter etiquette.


New Products

Hooleys Crunchy Rings Original Onion

100s and 1000s Freddo Frogs

Cadbury Bubbly Bunny - thanks Arlo!

Aero Orange Flavour - thanks again Arlo!


Blind Test

Maybe one we've had before?


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Properly into the new year now.

Thanks Leonie for sending treats for Kitty's Dog. And Lottie - much appreciated.


Check out Rhys Nicholson's book Dish.


Just Get Some

DRIZZL’D Lightly Salted & Slightly Sweet Popcorn w Milk Chocolate


Blind Test

  • Kitty's blind test 1
  • Kitty's blind test 2


Fad or Fab? (Or it could be "Stay In Your Lane Maltesers")

Malteser Biscuit


Dirty Little Secret

Biscoff on b...

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January 7, 2024 13 mins

It's a mini ep about bananas, yellow, sent in lollies and more.

Still coming back after Christmas and New Years.

Thank you to everyone who sent in lolly bananas.

Get the right one and you've found Dave's favourite lolly!

Happy New Year!


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December 24, 2023 19 mins

A Christmas Miracle on The Junkees!


Feature Act: 1 KG of Smyths Christmas Mix Snack

It's a very short list of ingredients.


Seasonal Tastes


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December 23, 2023 31 mins

Kitty's been to The Land of the Long White Cloud


Feature Act: Christmas Preparations


Blind Tests




Listener Correspondence, thanks to:

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December 9, 2023 25 mins

Not the chunky, the traditional bar sizes.

And some highly questionable products that we've tried, so you don't have to!


Feature Act: new Kit Kat line extensions

  • Milo
  • Gooey Caramel
  • Sneaking in a Biscoff line extension too.




Let's get cheesy

  • Bluey Cheese Biscuits from Arnotts
  • Sweet Cheese Popcorn


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December 2, 2023 29 mins

Create a "safe bag" for carefree car eating by taking the blackcurrant flavour out when you open the bag.

Lame research returns!


Feature Act: Sour Patch Kids

  • Original
  • Space Kids
  • Max


Blind Tests

  • Dave's Spanish Chips
  • Kitty's Spanish Chips


Line Extentions

  • Pascall's Hokey Pokey Lumps
  • Maltesers Desserts Milk Choc Tiramisu Flavour


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November 25, 2023 33 mins

Bit of news - FISK is coming back, and so is Spicks and Specks


Feature Act: What are the kids eating? MrBeast


Blind Tests


Bloody Love Liquorice


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November 18, 2023 29 mins

We're back! Tours have wound up and Possum and The Big Guy are together again.


Feature Act: The Lab's Gone Mad

    The lolly companies have been throwing it against the wall for the past 12 months. Let's update.


    Blind Tests

    • Suggested in the Facebook Group - Ginger Beer Kettle Chips
    • Numb and Spicy Hot Pot flavour
    • Herrs Fire-Roast...
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    October 14, 2023 23 mins

    Feature Act - Fizz/Sherbet


    Blind Tests


    Little Bite of History - New Segment

    Estonia, Slovakia and Greece!


    Facebook Group for The Junkees is here - so many great photos!

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    Feature Act - Vege Chips

    Keiren's suggestion. It's a weird subsection of the snack landscape.


    Blind Tests

    • Thanks Elise for the Lithuanian contribution! A Chazz Chip
    • Dave's brought two Lay's flavours, quite unique flavours.


    Listener Correspondence!!!


    Facebook Group for The Junkees is here - so many great photos!

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    September 23, 2023 31 mins

    Penny/Peggy is back for another episode! One Scoop!.


    Feature Act - Biscoff

    Can you tell us why they've exploded in Australia and in range?

    There's spread, variety in their biscuits, cocktail flavouring and more.


    Blind Tests

    A Vietnamese chip - please let us know if you can translate Vietnamese!

    A savoury Twistie


    What are the kids eating?

    On TikTok, they're eating Takis

    Intense flavour and plenty of burn.

    Oscar's ...

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    September 16, 2023 31 mins

    We've heard from Kitty's brother, now hear from the sister we feel like we know already.

    Welcome Penny Flanagan!


    On the show!

    • Penny's brought a range
    • Blind Tests
    • Big Boss Cigar degustation


    Dave's history of Big Boss Cigars

    SMH: Thanks for the sweet memories

    More about the show:

    See for privacy information.

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    September 9, 2023 24 mins

    Kitty's created Chip-O'Clock on the road when touring of late.

    And, just get some, honeycomb Drumsticks are a favourite after show treat.

    We kick off with a quick snack-rotation catch up.


    Iced Vovo



    Delta Cream

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    September 2, 2023 29 mins

    Dedicated to the shaved potato.


    Max BBQ

    • Two chips. One claims 50% more BBQ flavour

    Some new Brets

    • Chips here from the best.

    Blind Tests

    • All Chips, Four Chips.

    Down Down to Vomit Town

    • Cinnamon Donut Twisties
    • Something weird from KoKo Black.


    Facebook Group for The Junkees is here - so many great photos!

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    Big shout out to Audio T...

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    August 19, 2023 26 mins

    Big thanks to everyone who's been sending things in or handing things over at gigs aroudn the country!



    • Golden Gaytime Popcorn
    • Lolly Poppin Popcorn from Chupa Chups

    Blind Tests


    Lastly, revisiting Europe (miss you Glenn)

    • Swiss Chocolate
    • Roundtrees


    Comments from the last episode

    • Commisserations to Kooka's, based in Donald Victoria.
    • Smurfet...
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    August 12, 2023 28 mins

    There's no fear in growing The Junkees Segment Universe.

    This episode we're expanding the categorical galaxy for the greater good!


    New segment: Hype it to the MAXX!

    Walter's Mint (honey nougat dipped in dark chocolate)


    Blind Tests abound!

    Thanks to N in The Basin for sending in Kitty's tests.


    New segment: Down Down Down To Vomit Town

    • Kookas biscuit - banana and caramel flavour
    • Rock and Roll Cookie from Charli...
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    Feature Act - Chocolate Line Extentions/New Inventions 

    • Cadbury Crackle
    • Nestle Chokito Block (just get some)
    • Darrell Lea collab with The Cheesecake Shop - Caramel Cheesecake and Chocolate
    • Darrell Lea whipp peppermint dark chocolate (v. good.)


    Blind Tests abound!


    Sweet Sweeet Memory Jogger




    Facebook Group for The Junkees is here - so many great photos!


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