Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Traditional Ice Lollies - WW



Colourful homemade ice lollies


I was so excited to see these colourful ice lollies at a Family Day Fun and Food Fair.

When I was a kid, this traditional ice lolly was a rare treat for me. It used to cost 10 cents for one but today, it is selling at S$1! Gosh.


S$1 for an ice lolly

I was living in a subsidised flat with my family then. One enterprising neighbour had a fridge and she would make ice lollies to sell to the children in the neighbourhood. Her business was so good that she had to make 3 batches daily.

There were different flavours every day. I prefer red bean or sour sop or sour plum lollies. These days, the factory-produced ice lollies have a wider selection of flavours, but some tastes like coloured syrup. :P .

cold snack on a hot day!

I was very happy to have an ice lolly to snack on in those days but nowadays, if I offer to give kids a cold snack, they would prefer ice-cream. And they are not shy to ask for expensive, branded ones. One scoop of ice-cream for S$3.50! aiyoooh ..... I can buy a plate of chicken rice!   







First Commenter - Karen

38 comments:

  1. We call it Ice Candy here in the Philippines.

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  2. I love those ice lollies! The sour plum sounds yummy. Happy WW.

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  3. Air batu malaysia! my most favorite then was the red bean ! Wheneven I cooked green bean with coconut milk, I always freeze a batch of ice lolly.
    It's not so easy to find the plastic bag for the lolly, I had to ask a friend to buy for me somewhere near Khatib mrt station.

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  4. oh yes! my aunt used to make ice lollies when we were kids, too. she used fresh mango, avocado and young coconut with milk as flavors. it was a treat for us kids during school break.

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  5. Ooh...these iced lollies are sure great treats on a hot sweltering day.

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  6. Wow, they are big !! we have them too but far smaller !

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  7. The days of the ice lollies. I remember during my time they were still going for 10 cents or maybe 20 cents. They were always a good treat. And at time I would go for ice that cost 30 cents; the type with green lime crust and vanilla ice cream inside.

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  8. OH I MISS THIS! I like Milo flavoured one also.

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  9. I remember those too as a kid. So refreshing on the usual hot and humid tropical weather. And parents didn't mind them as much as an ice-cream. Yep, the price is not the same anymore, but what is???

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  10. ECL!
    I love those ice lollies, esp the asam boi ones. Yummy! My mom used to sell them too. Just 10sen apiece. :)

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  11. Yes I remember these lollies too!I recall my favourite flavour was cherry.15 cents during my era.We bought them at the neighbourhood provision shop where the owner was called 'ah pek' by everyone. His shop sold almost everything under the sun LOL.
    Times were so innocent then and we didn't think twice about the hygiene aspect of what we ate unlike today. I guesswWe were tougher cookies then. Nowadays they can't serve you ice cream unless gloved and masked. What a messy world we live in now ECL.

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  12. Oh my! That would here P33.24 per ice lollies. The price of ice candy in the philippines is only P1.00

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  13. We call those ice candies here in the Philippines. They bring back happy childhood memories. My mom used to make them when I was young. My favorite flavors are mango and melon.

    I haven't been blogging regularly. I missed several weeks of memes. I'll try to join again soon.

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  14. This is just wonderful ECL. We call them popsicles and i love them. they are just wonderful on a hot day!!

    I did a WW too!!

    http://shinade.blogspot.com/2009/09/wordless.html

    Couldn't resist!!

    Happy WW:-)

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  15. Wow, I am never first. you must be editing the post for your first!!

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  16. Contentment brings more happiness than the more expensive things that money can buy. Anyway, I guess we have a lot of people to thank for the many material comforts and good food we can enjoy today.

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  17. Hmmm....I remember these ice lollies. It is true that younger ones might prefer ice cream just like my kids prefer ice cream .. something with choc chips and nuts.

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  18. Long time I had never eat this stuff.... I am now yearning for it.

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  19. It's cool snack especially during the hot and humid weather.

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  20. Homemade sounds so much better than commercial. What interesting flavors. I can't imagine what they might taste like. Must be good though if they are selling for a dollar! You always make everything sound so interesting. Happy WW

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  21. Wow! You still have the opportunity to see one of these "ice creams"? Lucky you. Aww...ice lollies simply reminds me of my kiddie days. :p

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  22. Oh I love these! Got asam boi flava or not? My fave! :)

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  23. Naik harga edi, last time so cheap but I guess I dollar still ok la.. ;)

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  24. i used to love this too! definitely one snack that brings back memories. :)

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  25. i like eating those ice lollies also. can even make your own at home with coke etc...

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  26. those ice lollies are cool delights that no one can resist during the sweltering hot days.

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  27. Used to eat these ice lollies when small. Now I prefer ice cream just like the kids nowadays, haha! And I go for Haagen Dasz or Baskin Robbins if somebody sponsors, otherwise I just go for those normal ice cream tubs sold at supermarkets. LOL!

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  28. OMG, this brings back fond memories from my childhood. A refreshing treat!

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  29. Seng Bao!

    It costs 10 cents each during my time!

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  30. one of my faves too when i was a kid. i love mango, coconut, avocado or strawberry =)

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  31. i don't really like those manufactured lollies...just plain all preservatives and fruit alternatives

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