For the love of Jafflechutes

Oh, just realised I forgot to share this story here. Oh well, better late than never, right?

Back in early spring we heard about this thing called ‘Jafflechutes’. You ordered a jaffle (that’s a toasted sandwich for all y’all who don’t know that. I didn’t before all of this) via PayPal, got an email of where and when to show up, and it would come floating down in a jaffle-sized parachute to you. It all sounded quite magical, and me and Sandra knew we had to go, as well as feature it on our site We made sure we ordered some jaffles the next time it was time, and we headed there with an appetite and with our cameras.

It was indeed a magical experience. I always say it’s a little bit like Christmas down there. Packages come floating down, someone catches them, there is a public reading of the names on them and they are then handed out. Everyone gets friendly and is in a really, really good mood.

At this first event, I filmed. I put together one of the first videos I’ve ever done. It was shaky, but kinda cute. We posted it online and within a fairly short period got an email from the Jafflechutes people that they wanted to use it on their site. ‘Of course!’ was our answer.

Anyway. I’m making this story way longer than it needs to be, so I’ll speed it up. I’ve made a new, less shaky, video since. Just before it went live, and after, it’s been doing the rounds on the net. It’s been posted on Gizmodo, on,, Aftonbladet Webb TV, and plenty other sites. At the time of writing this, it has been viewed 35 700 times.

It’s weird, and it’s amazing. Mainly I’m just happy that I got the opportunity to capture this magical Melbourne moment. Things like these are why I love this beautiful city.

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