With great power comes great responsibility. It was a contest that could of given Australia their next go-to lolly but the national votes are in, and the results are cooked.
Voters had a choice between three fresh new flavours developed by Allen’s Lollies to get their own bag. The candy company unveiled the chosen variety yesterday arvo:
— Nestle Australia (@nestleaunews) February 8, 2017
Choc and cream?! It’s essentially a combination of Allen’s two worst flavours: Chicos and milk bottles. Nestlé’s Martin Brown described the winning variety as:
“A twist on the classic Strawberries & Cream, the Choc & Cream has stolen the hearts of chocoholic lolly-lovers across the nation. It’s the perfect lolly for those fans who love both lollies and chocolate,” he said in a statement.
Let’s be real for a sec, chocolate flavoured lollies are not the same as chocolate. Very very different.
Admittedly, the other options weren’t great. A Ginger Cat was in the running, which was just super bland. Funny Teeth made it to second place behind Choc & Cream which landed 46 per cent of the vote.
Last year Allen’s launched its first nationwide vote for a lolly within the Party Mix to get its own bag. The Peaches and Cream jelly (rightfully) won, so it’s puzzling that such a similiar but lesser alternative would even make it to the competition.
All while milk chocolate covered raspberries – the ultimate lolly dream combo – is still yet to take off.
The dreaded Choc & Cream lolly bag will be available in Woolworths stores from late March.