Rocket Ice-lolly Moulds
Enjoy whatever multi-flavoured ice lollies you so desire with these ice lolly moulds. Simply make up the mixtures you want then part-fill, freeze and repeat – leave them in the freezer and they’ll be ready in a few hours – perfect for a summer's day (or as a sneaky treat when the central heating is on). You can be as healthy (frozen yoghurt, fruit pieces) or as unhealthy as you like – if they’re for the grown-ups, there’s nothing to say there can’t be something a little more exotic involved in the mix – Mojito lollies sound interesting?
Dimensions: 20.5 x 10.5 x 15.5cm
Ice lollies weren’t always as cheap as they are today. In the days when branded ice lollies were all that was available in the shops (Walls, Lyons Maid) - and own-brand had not yet cut the cost of having something cold and fruity on-hand in your home – making them yourself using plastic moulds was a welcome alternative. Sometimes it was the very first ‘food’ you made as a child. It’s been around since freezers (or even just the freezer compartment in the top of the fridge) became a standard fixture in the kitchen. Getting the right concentration of orange squash (or whatever juice takes your fancy) to ensure a tasty treat on a hot summer’s day was sometimes a tricky business.
Lyons Maid was well-known to children and adults alike from 1925 to1998 – and was most successful through the 1970s and 1980s. Making ice-creams and ice-lollies, it was originally stared by J Lyons and Co. and was sold to Nestlé in 1992, which dropped the brand six years later. Fab, Haunted House, Orange Maid, Strawberry Mivvi and Zoom were all well known products and the main logo (the 'Good Time Sign' or 'Dancing Children') was familiar from its positioning on sweet shops, pavement swing-signs and ice-cream vans across the land.
Zoom was introduced in 1963 and was co-branded with a promotion for the Steve Zodiac Fireball XL5 TV programmes. Originally 6d (6 old pence) it was shaped like a rocket (various – inferior – versions are still made today under this name) it had three flavours, in stripes to match the sections of the rocket - lime, lemon and strawberry. Other variations followed which included raspberry, strawberry and banana flavours.