Five best ‘forgotten’ lollies

Today we take a look at some of our favourite sweets that have sadly been discontinued.

Five best ‘forgotten’ lollies

For many of us, the lollies from our childhoods are symbols of happy times so today we take a look at some of our favourite sweets, long since gone from supermarket aisles.


Choo Choo Bars

With its chewy liquorice-flavoured toffee, Choo Choo Bars were a popular confectionery bar. The iconic blue wrapper depicting a steam train had the slogan ‘The Choo Choo Funtime Express’. They have been unavailable to buy individually for years, but if you’ve a hankering for the old days, they can be bought in bulk online.



Polly Waffles

Polly Waffle bars were wafer tubes, filled marshmallow and coated in chocolate. With sales plummeting and manufacturer Nestlé announced they were too labour-intensive and expensive to make, the beloved Polly Waffle was discontinued.



Spearmint Leaves

Allen’s announced last week that production of Spearmint Leaves, along with its Green Frogs, would halt. The news put a sour taste in the mouths of many Australians, who are already mourning the impending loss of these iconic sweets.




Chocolate Cigarettes

The demise of the Chocolate Cigarette came about when people realised that smoking and lung cancer wasn’t something of which to make light. White musk sticks called ‘Fags’ became substitutes, though the name has since been changed to Fads.



Bertie Beetles

These beetle-shaped chocolates were once available everywhere, but discontinued in 1970. Nowadays, they are only sold in show bags and available on special occasions.

Which of these lollies would you love to see returned to the shelves? What were your favourite lollies when you were growing up?





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    iamnotold
    24th Jul 2015
    11:09am
    Choo Choo Bars still available here: http://www.lollywarehouse.com.au/products/birthday/choo-choo-bars-licorice/
    Uses to buy mine at the local milk bar, never at a supermarket.
    HOLA
    24th Jul 2015
    12:45pm
    I used to love Slate Pencils, if I remember they were Aniseed flavoured. You could suck on these forever and the point would get sharper and sharper. Another was Conversation Lollies, Musk flavoured and had little messages on them, like, "I love you" or "will you be my friend? And the all time favourite was Jaffas and Fantales. I miss those days.
    particolor
    24th Jul 2015
    1:35pm
    Musk Sticks taste like Crushed Ants now ? :-(
    HOLA
    24th Jul 2015
    4:00pm
    Funny that Particolor, my Dad used to say the same about Cucumbers.
    Suzie Cockroach
    24th Jul 2015
    12:29pm
    Fags. Loved them because they weren't too sweet.
    Vanilla nougat was my favourite bar.
    Peanut brittle.
    Clinkers.
    Golden Oldie
    24th Jul 2015
    1:06pm
    I used to love Choo Choo bars, and would buy them when going to the movies back in the fifties. Then they dissapeared. These were the first ones that came to mind when I saw this article.
    particolor
    24th Jul 2015
    1:41pm
    We used to like the look on Mu when we got home from the pictures ! :-)
    She said once .."What was the Movie ? The Creature from the Black Lagoon ?" :-)
    particolor
    24th Jul 2015
    1:32pm
    And the name wasn't changed to "Fads" because of Cigarettes ! :-)
    Chat
    24th Jul 2015
    1:51pm
    The other popular bar in the 50's/60's was a White Knight --- hard peppermint filling covered with chocolate. A Choo Choo bar was 3d and a White Knight was 6d. Also 8 aniseed balls for 1d was wonderful.
    particolor
    24th Jul 2015
    1:58pm
    Oh Ok ! I was happy with 2 Rainbow Balls ! :-)
    Fran
    25th Jul 2015
    2:32pm
    Chat.
    You can still buy White Knights, at Woolies and Coles (in Qld anyway) I have loved them for 60yrs. However they are smaller, in length and very thin.
    I keep mine in the fridge, then you can break easily and the pieces last longer in your mouth when they are cold.
    Janice
    24th Jul 2015
    2:29pm
    Like you Hola, I loved Slate Pencils. I also loved Choo Choo Bars, Aniseed Balls, White Knights, cobbers & of course Polly Waffles. Actually, there arn't many lollies I don't like. I have a real sweet tooth which doesn't bode well with being a Diabetic. ????
    Wendy HK
    24th Jul 2015
    2:30pm
    Rosey apples lollipops
    particolor
    25th Jul 2015
    2:55pm
    OK Kojak ! :-)
    MAC
    24th Jul 2015
    3:12pm
    Humungous Penny Sticks, Sherbies, Flying Saucers (wafer with fizzy powder centre), Wizz Fizz, Fags (candy lolly), anything Hoadleys Brand.
    particolor
    24th Jul 2015
    3:19pm
    And All Day Suckers are still popular in Canberra !
    HOLA
    24th Jul 2015
    3:58pm
    What about Fetes, you could buy Stick Jaw Toffee and it would almost pull your teeth out. My girlfriend had one false tooth in the front and yes it did yank the tooth out. I don't eat any type of toffee now as I had to pay a small fortune having to have a large filling put back into my tooth.
    particolor
    25th Jul 2015
    3:00pm
    Joe should try those Stick Jaw Toffees on Budget Night ! :-)
    HOLA
    25th Jul 2015
    3:25pm
    :) :) :) I agree Particolor.
    particolor
    25th Jul 2015
    3:52pm
    Who said 13 was Unlucky ? :-)
    I used to go into the Lolly Shop with a Mate, He would ask the old Bloke serving for 10 Clinkers ! When the old bloke had counted eight into the bag, My mate would say "Five!" The old bloke would hesitate for a second and then carry on Six,seven,eight nine ten ! :-) :-) YUMMO !
    HOLA
    26th Jul 2015
    1:15pm
    You learned to hustle early then Particolor, ? You could buy 10 lollies for a penny and the shop opposite our school would make little square iceblocks for 2d. I was only allowed to buy one a week.
    particolor
    26th Jul 2015
    1:27pm
    I certainly learnt a lot from the Unwashed but never did it ! :-)
    we were a Middle Class family in a relatively Poor Neighbourhood ! And some of the things those Kids got up to was EYE OPPENING :-)
    missmarple
    24th Jul 2015
    3:56pm
    Licorice blocks were another favorite of mine along with many of the lollies already mentioned, OH ! for the good old days
    particolor
    24th Jul 2015
    4:19pm
    Nobody mentioned the 3d Nestles chocolates and the collection cards, or Bullets or Tarzan Jubes ? :-)

    24th Jul 2015
    4:14pm
    I used to get a choo choo bar of a Saturday night if I got my sums right,
    I tell you what it worked can I add up quickly and correctly.
    particolor
    24th Jul 2015
    4:26pm
    9+9 = 81 Um?
    9 x 9 = 18 Ar ! Bugger I surrender !! :-(
    Oigle
    24th Jul 2015
    4:16pm
    Checkers were my favourites in the 1940's (small squares of licorice and grated coconut) as well as Jaffas. From Oigle
    particolor
    24th Jul 2015
    4:21pm
    You just made Me want a Coconut Slice !! :-)
    Haze50
    24th Jul 2015
    5:36pm
    I too loved Slate pencils HOLA, we used to call conversation lollies Love Hearts. Also miss all the lollies listed in main article except chocolate cigarettes, the only ones I remember were candy ones called Fags.
    normie 39
    24th Jul 2015
    6:56pm
    I was a Lolly Boy at the Burwood Astor theatre in NSW and can recall Winning Post boxes
    of Chocolates and also Old Gold chocolates along with Marella Jubes,Coconut Quivvers and
    squirrel candy being sold.

    Norman
    particolor
    24th Jul 2015
    7:15pm
    I can remember My Uncle Yelling out " LOLLY LEGS" at them when they tried to kick a goal !! :-)
    Bookworm
    25th Jul 2015
    12:46pm
    I was going to add Tarzan jubes, but read all the posts and saw that Particolor got in first! I was totally addicted to them - does anyone remember when they went off the market?
    particolor
    25th Jul 2015
    1:11pm
    I was a Big Fan too ! But haven't seen them for Years ? I changed to Cool Mints to put out the Fire ! :-)
    Kaz
    26th Jul 2015
    11:16am
    Mates were nicer than cobbers, they had a more malty taste
    particolor
    26th Jul 2015
    12:19pm
    You'll tease us with Malteasers next ?? :-)
    brainstraina
    26th Jul 2015
    5:34pm
    Brown Jelly Beans were discontinued- maybe in the 70's- to my great disappointment.
    At the time, I queried Allen's regarding this and it's response was that the browns were the least desired of all the colors. I say down with yellow, green and orange and more blue please and the return of the little browns.

    So! particolor? What will you make of this? You might contact Allen's and receive a more positive response than I did back then.
    particolor
    26th Jul 2015
    6:32pm
    My friends said they were Kangaroo Poo ! :-) So we ate all the other colours and left them for the Teacher ! :-)
    HOLA
    27th Jul 2015
    8:45am
    We liked Jelly Beans and it was a fight to who got the Black ones first. You would be lucky to get more than three in the bag. I know you can buy Black ones only in a bag but stay clear now due to Type 11 Diabetes. :(
    GiGi
    27th Jul 2015
    10:22am
    I miss Polly Waffles the most. But, like Hola (and a zillion others) I have Type 2 and avoid this kind of thing now. Which is one good reason why I wouldn't like to go back to 'the good ole days'. You couldn't buy sugar-free sweets then. There are some great ones on the market now.
    particolor
    27th Jul 2015
    10:38am
    Fisherman's Friends are Sugar Free ! :-)
    Dianne
    1st Dec 2018
    12:53pm
    Definitely retain spearnint leaves. The pretend spearmint leaves.are terrible. Saw choo choo bars in newsagency the other day.


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