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Flip Shelton’s bizarre tale of menu fraud

Apparently our appetite for trendy cafe and restaurant meals has prompted a wave of menu fraud: falsely using brand names to describe your food.

The story comes as no surprise to 3AW regular Flip Shelton.

Friends recently alerted her to the fact that a Melbourne cafe’s menu spruiked ‘Flip Shelton Muesli’, even though what they served was not Flip’s muesli.

So Flip, a very patient lady, visited the cafe and suggested they might like to either remove her name or – even better – actually buy her muesli.

The chef refused.

“He said the customers might not like my muesli,” she told a shocked Ross and John

For weeks and weeks she tried to make him see sense, but the extraordinary excuses flowed and Flip had to pursue expensive legal action.

Click PLAY to hear her full story.