Summer on a stick
The name was Fab and what was inside really lived up to its moniker. Three coloured stripes of fruity lolly and the top section sprinkled in hundreds and thousands which you tried to make last as long as possible (or devoured right away depending on what kind of child you were). The lolly was launched in 1967 and soon tapped into the popularity of Thunderbirds and their love of saying ‘F-A-B’ by featuring a picture of Lady Penelope and Parker on the front. While Fab was all sugary and sparkly, like Lady P’s pink suits, Zoom was the boy’s equivalent, featuring an edible rocket in three colours with moulded flanges flaring out at the sides. Then who could forget Funny Feet? The novelty of biting off a pink big toe never did quite wear off. Ice-pops were also a big favourite for a cheap and chilly pick-me-up after school. Available in a rainbow of e-numbers and demolished in seconds, you just had to be careful you weren’t over eager in squeezing out your ice-pop as it could shoot out pretty fast! The best of the rest includes Wall’s Woppa, Sky Ray, Haunted House, Mini Milk and the juicy Orange Maid.