Some of our favourite lollies are getting the chop! 439



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Are you red frog or a green frog kinda person? If it’s the latter, you’re one in only 10 people who prefer the chewy amphibious sweet in its more natural colour.

Unfortunately, there’s bad news for green frog lovers, as these are one of the lollies Allen’s has decided to discontinue.

Margaret Stuart from Nestle, which own Allen’s, told the ABC, “We have deleted Spearmint Leaves and also the Green Frogs basically because they weren’t selling so well,” said. “The Red Frogs are going gangbusters though, they outsell the green by 10 to one”.

As a red-frog person, I won’t miss the rival frog. But spearmint leaves remind me of long, boring car journeys and party bags and the time my sister had one stuck in her hair for a week.

That same sister still requests a bag of spearmint leaves every time I visit her in London.

Early reports this morning said Sherbies, another favourite in the Starts at 60 office, and Oddfellows Mints would be going the same way, however Ms Stuart has confirmed this is not the case. Red Skins are also safe.

Other lollies have been changed or downsized over the years, including Killer Pythons, which have shrunk – not such a bad thing considering their previous size packs a glycaemic punch.

Mint Patties, also made by Nestle, have definitely shrunk, as have Golden Roughs and Wagon Wheels. Choo Choo bars disappeared for almost 20 years before staging a comeback.


Tell us, are you sad to hear that green frogs and spearmint leaves are no more? Which other favourite lollies do you miss? 



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  1. The old lollies are our childhood memories $1.00 or 10 shillings a huge bag filled to the top . Brown bag .

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    • I can remember my dad telling me as a child when I asked for money to go to the picture with my sister, it cost a shilling to go to the movies, and he looked in amazement and said when I was a child my mother gave me sixpence and I got a whole bag of chocolate frogs and a drink and my ticket to watch the movie

    • 2/-s was my Saturday money for my bus fare, pictures entry and a large bag of lollies and a drink. Now days you would have to be lucky to let your kids go to the pictures for less than $25 for all that.

  2. I won’t miss the spearmint leaves because I never liked them but I do like green frogs. I find if you buy frogs you are lucky to get a green one now so I don’t really know what they are talking about

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