Cod Liver Oil, yuk!

Cod liver oil is very good for you… who remembers that statement from a determined mother trying to force a nice big spoonful into you? Well apparently she was right, more than you ever knew!

A spoonful at Kindergarten

Research studies ranging from 1918-2001 give cod liver oil an A+ rating. This marvelous golden oil contains large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, more vitamin A and more vitamin D per unit weight than any . . . → Read More: Cod Liver Oil, yuk!

Frozen Sunny Boys, Glugs & Razz

This was an Aussie treat, perfect for cooling you down on hot summer days. A pyramid shaped flavored frozen ice treat! Sunny Boy was orange flavoured, Razz was raspberry & Glugg (my favourite) was sort of Cola flavoured.

One side of the ice block was solid as a rock, the other was so easy to eat and was concentrated with syrup, you would want to buy another to make up for the other side!

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Fags Lollies

Whatever happened to Fags, Razzes, Choo Choo Bars and other treats from childhood?

Everyone remembers their first illicit puff of a cigarette (usually behind the shelter shed), but for generations of young Australians this giddy thrill didn’t involve tobacco. Instead, the musk- flavoured confection Fags was the brand of choice for aspiring young hipsters. “You weren’t cool unless you had a box of Fags in your pocket”.

I remember sitting in front of the telly . . . → Read More: Fags Lollies

Lolly Gobble Bliss Bombs

Who remembers these? They were a real treat & very popular amongst kids in the 70’s, partly I think because of the quirky name & also the caramel taste. It was basically caramel coated popcorn, but marketed extraordinarily well. Lolly Gobble Bliss Bombs were known for their bizarre packaging, which featured surreal psychedelic artwork & a whole lot of guff about the product which didn’t make any sense! I remember the original box being dark . . . → Read More: Lolly Gobble Bliss Bombs

Progressive Dinners

The formal five-course dinner parties of the 1950s and ’60s gave way to more casual dining. The social trend in the 1970’s became fondue parties and progressive dinners.

Progressive dinners were essentially a group of eaters who would go from home to home, with homeowners preparing and hosting different courses. Everyone used to follow in convoy & all converge on the house hosting the next course. You could always tell you were in the right . . . → Read More: Progressive Dinners