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!

I loved the softer side, I would suck it dry, and hold on to the other part for a while. The remainding liquid at the end, was really sweet & very concentrated, if you were luck enough to have any left.

I believe the Sunny Boy is still in Milkbars, but I doubt whether you still get a free one if you see the words “SunnyBoy” on the inside anymore!

20 comments to Frozen Sunny Boys, Glugs & Razz

  • Stephen Ives

    If my memory serves me right didn’t we used have to look out for Sunny Boys with writing on the inside to claim a free one?

    Stephen Ives
    Ashton-under-Lyne, near Manchester, UK
    ex Lewis Street & Gardenia Crescent, Frankston
    Karingal High School Forms 2-4 (1970-1972)

  • Malcolm Holt

    Yes. I seem to remember the writing was in yellow against the silver foil background, so if you didn’t look CAREFULLY, you could throw out a good one!

    I think Karingal High invented the ‘chip bootie’, too, didn’t they?
    (potato chips from a packet inside a bread roll)

    Stephen, did you know the entire Karingal High site is now a retirement home? Best viewed using http://www.nearmap.com (Google maps is several years behind the game!).

    Cheers,
    Malcolm

  • Kinta Kanya

    It was called a lucky! (when you got a free one) I tried writing on it with yellow texta but our canteen lady was too clever!

  • Susan Henshaw

    We are reliving memories of growing up in Karingal at this facebook group, with lots of photos of Whistlestop, etc. Please come and join and share your memories or if you know anyone else that grew up in Karingal, please let them know. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_224502744234369
    Regards Susan

  • Andrew

    I remember the free’s with the yellow writing inside on the silver foil. Also, the old sunny boys, glugs, razzes, and pows were a bigger, regular pyramid shape, the newer ones were more a flattened tubular shape. I remember the good ones were softer and more crumbly ice where the flavor was concentrated – sometimes you go the harder, less flavor concentrated ones. If you pushed hard on those old ones, you could open them without scissors. I remember buying them at Springview Primary in Junction Road, Nunawading, between 1969 & 1972, when we left to move to Blackburn South. At my new school – Mirrabooka, there was no canteen, so no more standing in the freezing cold in winter, sucking on glugs 🙁

  • LH

    You can still buy Glugs, razzes and Sunnyboys. My daughter discovered them last year, 30 years since I had been enjoying them at school. I got three ‘free’s’ in a row once. They don’t seem to have free’s now though

  • The Max

    What about the green (lime) flavoured Zap, and the yellow (pineapple flavoured) Pow?

  • TomBert

    The flavours I can remember are, apart from Sunnyboy, Glug and Razz:

    Sammy Cool – Lime
    Foozle – Watermelon
    Vibes – Pine Lime
    Red Rock – Strawberry
    Big Daddy – Pineapple (not too certain about this one)

    I may be completely wrong, but these are what popped into my mind when I thought of crunching into a Sunnyboy. At my school we had “Luckys”, but at a nearby school they were called “Frees”.

  • Johnboy

    I’m pretty sure there was a lemonade flavoured one too. It had name too. I actually think I saw it recently in amoungst the usuall glugs and sunnyboys in the shops. Can anyone else verify this?

  • TomBert

    Yes, I saw Sunnyboy Lemonade on sale at Coles last week. They are now called Sunnyboy Orange, Sunnyboy Glug, and Sunnyboy Razz. I do not approve of this; a Sunnyboy is orange, and that is that.

    I bought a box of Glugs and it was with great anticipation that I waited for them to freeze. Finally, the next day, I got one out. They are not the same shape anymore, longer rather than square. I sliced off an edge and, with my eyes shut, smelt the wonderfully familiar aroma of Glug. I popped it out and slowly started off on a nostalgic trip down memory lane. Sometimes visiting childhood favourites can be a great disappointment. But not this time; I loved it to the very last slurp and crunch. There were the same difficult decisions to make; do you suck out all the flavour only to finish off with a pale tasteless ice-block? Or do you just start at the top and work your way down, crunching without sucking too much? Then what about the juicy part; you know the bit, where the cordial has settled on one side and the flavour is intense? Do you take the block out and go straight for it, or do you break your teeth on the solid frozen part first? Finally, do you wait until you’re finished to drink the liquid gold left behind, or do you sip it along the way? So many decisions.

    When I finished I looked hopefully for a Lucky, but, no; some things have been left in the past. But I was pleased to see that my lips had bled a little bit. It may have been 30 years between Glugs, but it was worth the wait. Next time I will try a Razz; I will soften it up by bashing it on a brick wall, and when I am finished I will look like I am wearing lipstick!

  • Anthony

    Was there a green Sunnyboy variety called “Roller” ?

    I remember it but nobody believes me! haha

    • Rochelle

      Anthony I know you made this comment in May, 2014 but YES, I remember Green ones being called Roller…..I was living in Victoria at the time maybe other states had different names.

  • deb miller

    yeah great the sunny boys and i did get a free one once or twice,
    chip buttie with potatoe chips yum…yes karingal high 1970-1973 for me

  • Darren Fletcher

    I grew up on sunny boys , glugs , razzes ,and pows .. I got 30 cents a day for my school lunch and would get a different one everyday with a sausage roll and sauce … I went to templestiwe primary school then to templestowe tech from 1966 .. I give credit for my good health to that diet .. Hehe

  • Julie Mende

    I remember a Snip, it was blackcurrent in flavour(triangle) delicious!

  • Gayle

    Who manufactured them ? I would love some now in the perth heat wave , gayle safety bay WA

  • Greg Stuart

    Wow… I can recall; 1)Sunny Boy (orange) 2)Razz (Raspberry) The Rocket or Joker variety (THE JOKER’S WERE ALL FREE’s – every single one of them, I’m pretty sure… I’ve still got a FREE in my roof somewhwere… 3) Pow (lemon) then 4) Glug (cola) 5)Zap (lime) with a donut type space station on the cover… Then by Grade 6 (AT SPRINGVIEW PRIMARY SKOOL) JUNCTION Rd Nunawading (Frozen were 5c, non-frozen 4c at the Maddox Milk Bar.. THEN 6) Poncho………. (pink – probably tooty-fruity flavour) but smaller than the others… 7) BIG DADDY (pine/passionfruit) flavour, i think… I CAN’T REMEMBER THE SNIP OR RED ROCK OR VIBES, ETC… thanks ALL for sharing your memories… GOOD OLD DAYS… 10c mixed lollies, Scanlon footy cards with gum, choo-choo bars, etc… cheers

  • Marcus

    I went to Altona Primary School in late 60s and we had a shop next to school with a freezer full of Sunnyboys – Razzes and Glugs .
    My mate and I worked out how to tell the difference of the Frees to those not free – we had so many that I kept quite a few tucked away in a drawer and still have them.

    The Secret was Bolder Text – wasnt that hard for addicted sunnyboy eaters – we ate so many so fast 🙂

    Yes the writing was yellow on silver and if you didnt look closely you could throw it away – but we didnt.

    Still like the original Tetrahedron Shape.

  • Debbie

    I used to love Sunny Boys but I don’t recall seeing any other flavours. The only other one that you used to get in a triangle shape was a chocolate milk one but I can’t remember the name of them – ah, yes I do, it was called a Snip! Just yummy!

  • Brad

    I loved Sunnyboy, Razz & Glug. I reckon I must have been the luckiest kid in Melbourne as I remember getting at least 8 frees in a row. All of my mates would ask me to pick one for them in the false hope of getting a freebie. In the end – the local shopkeeper refused to acknowledge them. I guess he thought that I found a way of forging them. Great days, sadly, never to be experienced again. I suppose that my kids will grow up with great memories of their own, but theirs won’t be as good as my own.

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