Swizzels Double Lollies
By Mark Nobes
Double Lollies were first produced by Swizzels Matlow in 1952, the very same year that Elizabeth II was proclaimed Queen of Great Britain. These retro favourites are unique in that they contain two flavours and colours in one lollipop.
I remember that they were particularly popular in the 1970s, and this popularity was fuelled by the TV series Kojak, in which the character (played by Telly Savalas) helped to boost sales, although he sucked Tootsie Pops which are an American brand.
Swizzels Double Lollies remain popular to this day, and can be bought in bulk 3kg (3000g) bags, or smaller bags. They're ideal for kids parties or 70s/80s parties and events, or just for everyday enjoyment, of course. They are individually wrapped and contain no artificial colours.