Time to get the melons and jubblies out I reckon!
But I laike you!
Did you ever have jubblies when you were little? They were triangular shaped flavoured ice lollies which you ate out of the packaging. I remember going to our little local shop for them in the long hot summer holidays of the 70s. I think they were around 5p each at the time. Sheila the shop lady would have to go out back into her living room and delve deep into the chest freezer to retrieve them. They were always orange flavour! Never any deviation into such exotic flavours as cola or lemon and lime in her shop thank you very much!
Now I don't know about you, but back in the day they seemed to be HUGE! They lasted for ages and you needed two hands to hold them. (stop it!). You could never open the top properly so when you tipped it up to get the melted juice out it always ended up running down your face and into your ears. Sometimes you squeezed a little bit too hard and the pyramid of ice jettisoned skywards and then landed on the tarmac to melt into a sticky pool, leaving one feeling completely bereft. I thought they'd stopped making them years ago but I found boxes of them in the supermarket. I rushed home (oh yes I did!) to freeze them into submission and relive my childhood.
Disappointingly, they appear to have shrunk! They're teeny! One was most disappointed. One can now hold them between thumb and fore finger. See below for size comparison.
|Teeny Tiny Jubbly.|
So have they really downsized, people, or is their diminutive size simply relative to the size of our now grown up hands? Discuss.
See you soon!