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Rolling Jaffas down Baldwin Street

Rolling Jaffas down Baldwin Street

A record number of Jaffas (chocolate-centred orange sweets) – 30,000 in all – rolled down Dunedin’s Baldwin Street, the steepest street in the Southern Hemisphere, on 14 July 2008 as part of the annual Cadbury Chocolate Festival. Jaffas were traditionally rolled down the aisles in cinemas – but not on this scale. Baldwin Street is also the setting for an annual ‘gutbuster’ race up the street and then back down, usually in late summer.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 15 July 2008, p. 3
Photograph by Craig Baxter

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Otago places - Northern Dunedin', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 February 2020)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 29 Jul 2015