tried & tested | hard lollies

One of the great memories I have of my childhood is driving in the car with my Grandad. He would always have those little tins of hard boiled lollies and I would sit up the front in the middle of their Holden stationwagon and hold the little tin like it was a sacred prize and we’d just drive and every so often have a lolly.

I am a huge fan of gummy lollies but generally not one of the hard rock candy, but sometimes the jars and tins just look too pretty not to buy!

I saw these cute little jars from Opera Foods “The Lolly Shop” in Peter’s of Kensington and got them for a bargain of $4 a jar.

Raspberry Drops

these delightful little drops of hard boiled candy have a fruity taste and tangy kick; they have sherbert throughout so it kinda tingles the whole time you’re sucking on them. they are pretty & delicious! what more could you want?!

Rosey Apple Bits

these pillow shaped rock candies are smooth and syrupy sweet all the way through. when you’re nearing the end and can’t help yourself in chewing, they delicately crunch away like little shards of delicious fibreglass!

Opera Foods “the lolly shop” | made in australia | Warriewood NSW 2102 Australia

Published by thisismelly

Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

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