These colorful, foil wrapped chocolate entities belie the reputed historical and cryptozoological existance of the yowie, Austrailia's version of Bigfoot.
The yowie is a fearsom, hairy creature of Aboriginal mythology. Also called Doolagahl ("great hairy man"), it is venerated as a sacred being from the time of creation, which the Aborigines call Dreamtime. An alleged sighting by a hunting party of settlers in 1795 was followed by increased reports from the mountainous regions of New South Wales in the nineteenth century. Today the fabled man-beasts are among those reported around the world, including the Himalayan yeti, the North American sasquatch, and others. In many instances the touted evidence for such creatures - mostly alleged sightings and occasional footprints - has been shown to be the product of error or outright deception.