Tuesday, 27 November 2012


Back in 2004, I was shopping in my local supermarket one night
('twas the servants' day off), when I espied a box of FAB iced lollies
in the refrigerated display cabinet designated for such items.  The box
featured a promotional tie-in to the THUNDERBIRDS film released
at the time, and I was heartened to see that this humble iced lolly
had not forgotten nor abandoned its 1960s roots.

You see, dear reader, this particular item of frozen confectionery
was linked to Thunderbirds from its very inception, being named after
the GERRY ANDERSON programme's 'call sign' and touted as "The
First Iced Lolly For Girls".  Of course, such sexist distinctions have
long since been forgotten and, as far as I'm aware, this LYONS MAID
favourite is still around today.  I know ZOOM iced lolly (as advertised
by FIREBALL XL5's STEVE ZODIAC) was likewise obtainable
a few years ago, but does anyone know if that's still the case?

I must look in the fridge the next time I'm in SAINSBURY'S.


Anonymous said...


Zoom lolly advert had the classic line,

fasten your seat belts lolly lockers! For new ZOOM!,


Kid said...

I've got the Steve Zodiac Zoom ads on my Fireball XL5 DVD boxed set. Magic stuff.

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