Monday, July 7, 2014
To celebrate Martha and the Bunny Brothers' glorious return in Clara Vulliamy's "I Heart Holidays" - Here's a lickable list of our fave lollies!
Posted by ReadItDaddy at 10:00 AMWe're sort of getting away from book reviews for a moment to dish up a tasty treat. One of our favourite bits in "I Heart Holidays" is the awesome lollies that Martha and her brothers get to choose from.
We thought long and hard about our favourite lollies and decided to come up with a list (old and new) of the best of the best. Do you remember these?
In no particular order....
1) The Funny Feet Lolly
Pictured is the classic version without the red toenails the later ones had
Charlotte rating: 2/5
Daddy rating: 4/5
2) The Tangle Twister Lolly
Charlotte rating: 5/5
Daddy rating: 3/5
3) The King Kong Lolly
Charlotte rating: 0/5 (way before her time!)
Daddy rating: 5/5 (sickly as heck but I loved them!)
4) The Red Devil Lolly
Charlotte rating: 0/5 (though she does love strawberry splits)
Daddy rating: 4/5 (I could never solve those puzzle sticks though!)
5) The FAB
A true lolly icon! So glad that they still make these today, and they really are as fab as ever. Strawberry and vanilla ice creamy stuff with a big dollop of faux-choco topping and a ton of sprinkles. It's a design classic though we have a sneaking suspicion that these have shrunk a lot since the 1970s!
Charlotte rating: 3/5 (she ALWAYS loses the choco bit!)
Daddy rating: 4/5 (yum, you really can't just eat one!)
6) Haunted House Lollies (with magic 'horror' reveal wrapper)
Charlotte rating: 0/5 (Why do you keep picking all the old ones, daddy!)
Daddy rating: 5/5 (genius idea!)
7) The Smarties Pop-Up Lolly
I love these more than I'm willing to admit (as does Charlotte and Mummy too!) They are lovely and there's a real challenge to extracting those little mini smarties hidden in the lolly handle at the end (assuming that you haven't ended up with ice cream all over your chops!)
Charlotte rating: 5/5
Daddy rating: 5/5
8) The Dracula Lolly
Charlotte rating (assuming they do make a comeback): 5/5
Daddy rating: 2/5 (Neat idea though!)
9) The Fizz Bang
Charlotte rating: 0/5 (That sounds completely gross, daddy!)
Daddy rating: 2/5 (purely for the kudos attached if you ever did finish one!)
10) The Mr Men Lolly
Charlotte rating: 3/5 (because she would eat a Mr Bump one!)
Daddy rating: 3/5 (Mr Noisy for me!)
That's our lickable list! Please do comment below with your faves, we'd love to hear about them!
Hope you've enjoyed our lolly round up! Don't miss our review of "I Heart Holidays" by Clara Vulliamy, and please do join the rest of the lovely booky folk for the rest of the book tour (see below)