When Matchbox cars actually came in boxes... I used to love turning the display looking for new or cool vehicles.

When Matchbox cars actually came in boxes... I used to love turning the display looking for new or cool vehicles.

The Drumstick lolly is said to have been invented by accident in the 1950s, when Trevor Matlow, the son of one of Swizzels-Matlow's founders, was experimenting with a new machine and discovered it was possible to create a lollipop with two flavours. Milk and raspberry were chosen, though there have been many variants since, including strawberry and banana and cherry and apple.

The Drumstick lolly is said to have been invented by accident in the 1950s, when Trevor Matlow, the son of one of Swizzels-Matlow's founders, was experimenting with a new machine and discovered it was possible to create a lollipop with two flavours. Milk and raspberry were chosen, though there have been many variants since, including strawberry and banana and cherry and apple.

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A new book takes a gloriously nostalgic look at our favourite foods of yesteryear

A new book takes a gloriously nostalgic look at our favourite foods of yesteryear

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