The Ultimate Frozen Treat

Lola frozen treats








Summer’s here and it’s shaping up to be a barn burner again.

When the sun is scorching hot and it feels like you could fry an egg on the sidewalk, the best way to cool off is to reach for your favourite frozen treat.

When I was growing up, the ultimate frozen treat was the Lola. It was a triangular shaped slushie that you had to eat like a beaver, chomping on the corners of each triangle with your two front teeth. At least three or four times red or purple juice would spit out or spill all over your white t-shirt. To finish it, you had to tilt the triangle up to slurp the sugary juice, choking and sputtering liquid everywhere.

Lola’s were only sold in Ontario and Quebec from 1959 to 1982 but I read somewhere that they actually brought it back in 1999, under the slogan, “One taste of Lola, and you’re back in the fun-loving ’70s”.

This week’s #HappyAct is to stay cool by indulging in your favourite frozen treat. What’s yours? Leave a comment.


9 thoughts on “The Ultimate Frozen Treat

  1. In Australia, the get-cool go to ice block is called a Callipo Bar. They are long tubes about the size of a baby’s arm that are very reasonable and come in a multitude of tutifrutti flavours. They are particularly popular because you don’t really need arms to enjoy one. They are designed to allow people to drive their cars while sucking on a Callipo.
    The concept that is particularly attractive is that they are a bit
    “Foreskinesque” so they can slither in and out of the tube easily. That’s why we love summer in Australia.

  2. I grew up about a half mile from a Lola Factory in North York. They were in an industrial plaza and sold them for a quarter through a half door out back. Used to walk there in the summer.

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