Sum­mer on a stick

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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.

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