March 13, 2011

Listography - Favourite Childhood Lollies

Kate over at Kate Takes 5 has a brilliant topic for Listography this week.  It involves listing your 5 favourite childhood lollies (or sweets depending on which country you were brought up in!)

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?

Mint Leaves

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!

Milk Bottles

4.  Freckles

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
5. Cobbers

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.

15 comments:

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Love your list! So glad you had Cobbers on there! Yum. I could eat a little bagful now!

Sydney Shop Girl said...

How could I have forgotten milk bottles!

I agree, AFW, none of those cheap imitations when it comes to Allen's Strawberries and Cream....

SSG xxx

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Caz (The Truth About Mummy) said...

Cobbers and Stawberries and Cream. Yum. Had cobbers at high school almost everyday and i still try to steal the stawberries and cream out of the kids lollies!! Yummy Yummy

Emma said...

Mmmm, cobbers! Haven't seen them for years sadly. Great list! x

Tai Tai said...

Freckles are my favourite too! Never get enough of those bad boys x

Kate said...

Our freckles were called frazzles I think. Glad to see you guys had the milk bottles too!

Cornflakes and Honey said...

Freckles are still a favourite. I used to buy penny sweets (back in England) when I was little, such a great idea, I wish they would bring back! :-)

Maria said...

Hmmm Spearmint Leaves definitely top the list. Yes and real Allens S & C and milk bottles. Mind you I love choc buddies with the Spearmint Leaves.

therhythmmethod said...

I loved Fizzos, and Freckles are hard to beat. We used to call Cobbers "Mates". (Just call me weirdo ...)
The thing I love most about these are that they used to be sold individually as one cent lollies. Now they come in huge bags. No wonder we have an obesity problem in the world.

Mummy Mishaps aka Jenny Paulin said...

Never heard of the mint leaves but then I see you are from Australia so that's probably why! I think freckles are called Jazzies over here I liked those especially the White chocolate ones.

The Alexander Residence said...

Freckles! Have a real soft spot for these sweets, and now a name for them! Great cake btw.

This Mid 30s Life said...

Ummmm.... are you my husband secretly pretending to be a farmers wife in WA? Could have sworn he wrote this.

A Farmer's Wife said...

Thanks all. This Mid 30s Life - I am not your husband but he is obviously a man with impeccable taste in confectionery...

mostlyyummymummy.com said...

Oooh Freckles were a huge favourite of mine too although we used to call them Jazzies here I think, like Jenny said. I loved the white ones the best and when you got to the bottom of the bag you would be left with lots of dropped off hundreds and thousands.. yum!

Annice said...

Cobbers are still around. I bought a bulk box for about $25 from Browns Confectionery, Leighton Place, Hornsby for my daughter's wedding in August. We had a mix of NZ lollies and Oz lollies on each table. She married a Kiwi hence the mix of lollies.