Whistle pop candy

Whistle pop candy sweets! These whistles were actually a boiled sweet lolly, tasty and zingy, with various fruity flavours. Various flavours i can remember  include lemon, cola and strawberry. But the real reason you bought these were for there value for annoying parents. While you can suck, you could also blow your whistle at a high pitch screech, so loud that streams of dogs would arrive outside your house, like the Pied Piper of Hamelin in the dog world!

This whistle pop would give you a good 30 minutes of whistling depending on how you drooled. Popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Whistle pop candy

Whistle pop candy from the 1980s

Not to be confused with the hard sherberty and chalky Candy Whistle.  The Candy Whistle was a similar type of whistle but had a little less clout. The Whistle Pop though had a great advert with it.  A large globule of hard candy on the end of the stick, that you had no option but to lick and suck until it became small enough that you could place it between your back teeth and crunch it up.


The whistle pop advert

“whistle pops the lolly.the lolly you can blow
There’s so much fun in a lolly,in a lolly that blows *sound of whistle*
Whistle pops the lolly,the lolly you can blow!”

Annoying whistles

A reminder of how annoying the Whistle pop became for parents…

5 thoughts on “Whistle pop candy

  1. This recipe didn’t start out organic. I first saw it 27 or so years ago, when my babysitter made it with my oldest daughter. It was her favorite Easter candy, and it’s become a tradition among my girls to make it with Gigi, the awesomest babysitter of all time, who has been with me for 28 years.

  2. I remember a very musical sounding pop, my favorite was orange. I am not an orange flavor lover, but it had a spicy orange odd but delicious.

  3. I think many people may remember the candy, but not the inspiration for the candy. In the film, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”, Dick Van Dyke’s character made a whistle pop, called a ‘Toot Sweet’, which was a play on words for the French “tout de suite”, meaning “at once” or “right away”.

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