I was bought up in a series of small country towns and can remember going to the deli and picking out the different lollies I wanted in my 20 cent bag. Here are my top picks.
1. Mint Leaves
These are still around and still popular. An un-natural shade of green and an un-natural sweet but slightly minty taste. What's not to like?
2. Strawberries and Cream
I still love these. Not the cheap ones though. They have got to be the genuine Allens originals.
|Strawberries And Cream|
3. Milk Bottles
The Farmchildren absolutely adore these lollies. As I did as a child. So much so, that I had to be very sneaky about taking the photo and there are now none left!
These are one of my all time favourites. Milk chocolate buttons with hundreds and thousands. Pretty, colourful and delicious. I didn't have a photo but did find this photo of Farmboy's first birthday cake. Note the freckles doubling as dots on the ladybug. Now that's a hardworking lolly for you...
|Freckles In Action|
I don't know if they make these anymore. I haven't seen one for years. They consisted of a hard chewy caramel square covered in milk chocolate. Very yummy but notoriously hard on teeth. Many an Australian child lost a filling to their vicious stickiness.