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Australian childhood snacks you’ve forgotten about that will take you down memory lane

Australians are taking a trip down memory lane by reflecting on the once popular childhood snacks many have forgotten about.

In a series of TikTok videos, tens of thousands of nostalgic Aussies reminisced about the classic snacks that have been lost to the ages – including Smarties Pop Ups, Mamee noodles and the now-discontinued Sunnyboy ice blocks.

So how many do you remember?

The must-loved Smarties Pop Up were popular ice cream sticks in the 90s. But the frozen dessert, which came with extra Smarties in the handle, has since been taken off shelves

The must-loved Smarties Pop Up were popular ice cream sticks in the 90s. But the frozen dessert, which came with extra Smarties in the handle, has since been taken off shelves

SMARTIES POP UP

The must-loved Smarties Pop Up were popular ice cream sticks in the 90s.

But the frozen vanilla-flavoured dessert, which came with extra Smarties in the handle, has since been taken off shelves.

‘Holy s***! I loved Smarties Pop Up, they were the best,’ one wrote on TikTok, while another added: ‘I forgot about them but they were so good, damn.’ 

It’s not clear when the ice creams were discontinued but more than 40,700 Australians have signed an online petition demanding return of the treat.

‘This is a must to bring back to all shops/servos. This will revive most people’s childhoods without a doubt since everyone whipped out one of these during summer when they were still being sold,’ the petition read. 

‘These are still being sold in other countries but it’s time for this nostalgic ice cream to return back to Australia.’

SUNNYBOYS

The triangular icy Sunnyboys were once a fixture in Australian freezers in the 1990s, but The Daily Juice Co. ceased production of the product in August 2016

The triangular icy Sunnyboys were once a fixture in Australian freezers in the 1990s, but The Daily Juice Co. ceased production of the product in August 2016

The triangular icy Sunnyboys were once a fixture in Australian freezers in the 1990s, but The Daily Juice Co. ceased production of the product in August 2016.

The popular flavours included Razz Raspberry, Glug Cola, Orange Explosion, and Zap Lime but were removed by the shelves following a ‘sustained reduction in consumer demand’.

The flavoured ice blocks were an essential treat for keeping cool during those sweaty days, and could be easily found in canteens and corner stores across Australia.

‘I used to get these all the time, totally not crying right now,’ one said, while another added: ‘I miss them so much.’

MAMEE NOODLES

Long before students lived off Mi Goreng at university, Mamee dried noodles were one of the most popular snacks at recess or lunchtime

Long before students lived off Mi Goreng at university, Mamee dried noodles were one of the most popular snacks at recess or lunchtime

Long before students lived off Mi Goreng at university, Mamee dried noodles were one of the most popular snacks at recess or lunchtime.

Schoolchildren from the 90s and early 2000s used to rip open the chicken powdered sachet to add flavour to the uncooked noodles.

While there are many snacks that have disappeared from shelves for good, Mamee noodles still exist today, with an eight-pack being sold in supermarkets for just $3.15.

‘Who said we would forget? I still eat them till this day,’ one wrote, while another said: ‘I still eat them, they are the best’.

However some suggested the new packaging has changed over the years, with one saying: ‘They made a new monster noodle character and it’s not the same anymore’.

FROG IN A POND

Frog in a pond has been an Aussie favourite for decades - and are a huge hit at children's birthday parties and in primary schools

Frog in a pond has been an Aussie favourite for decades – and are a huge hit at children’s birthday parties and in primary schools

Frog in a pond has been an Aussie favourite for decades – and are a huge hit at children’s birthday parties and in primary schools.

The dessert in a cup featured a green jelly ‘pond’ and a Freddo frog chocolate. 

‘I loved them when I was younger but I forgot about them,’ one woman wrote, while another added: ‘It’s been so long since I’ve had these.’

And it seems the desserts are still around, with one woman revealing: ‘Is it just where I live but down at the shops at this cafe, you can still get Freddo frog jelly cups.’

TASTY TOOBS

The tangy, tomato-flavoured chips Tasty Toobs were one of the most memorable food icons of the 70s, and brought back into production in 2007 after a six-year gap. But the snacks were then discontinued again by Smith's in 2015 following the lack of consumer demand

The tangy, tomato-flavoured chips Tasty Toobs were one of the most memorable food icons of the 70s, and brought back into production in 2007 after a six-year gap. But the snacks were then discontinued again by Smith’s in 2015 following the lack of consumer demand

The tangy, tomato-flavoured chips Tasty Toobs were one of the most memorable food icons of the 70s, and brought back into production in 2007 after a six-year gap.

But the snacks were then discontinued again by Smith’s in 2015 following the lack of consumer demand.

Australian cricketer Shane Warne previously launched a social media campaign calling for the cheesy treats to return, with the hashtag #BringBackToobs.

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