We’re told they’re still around –  Sunnyboy frozen treats in Razz (raspberry); Glug (cola) and Zap (lime) flavours.

But we bet they’re just not the same. And even if they are, bet no-one’s got one at the bus stop.

How did you attack your Sunnboy?

(That pyramid of pure frozen delight for the rather affordable price of 40 cents.)

Did you suck out all the flavor until you were left with a lump of , tasteless pale ice?

Crunch it all the way down so the flavour lasted till the very end?

Bash it on the brick wall of the school canteen till it was mushy and then slurp?

And, did you wait until you’d finished to drink the divine cold, syrupy concentrated drink in the bottom, or sip it as you went?

The Sunnyboy was as individual as we were.

We just loved those pyramid-shaped tetra pak delights.

A Slushie’s not half as much fun.

You can gnaw on a Slushie for a good 15 minutes.

Hey! Did you ever win a free Sunnyboy?

You peeled back the silver foil and, if we remember, there was writing printed inside … really faintly… so if you weren’t careful you could chuck out the chance to experience another FREE ice block headache on a boiling summer afternoon.

Ahh, the Sunnboy. Miss you.

(Our favourite was a Razz. It made your puffy, frozen lips go red… just like real lippie!)

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  • Reply November 16, 2012


    Memory lane is a great journey. The Sunnyboys of today seem smaller and don’t quite taste the same.
    However, the enjoyment continues.
    I giggle when serving Sunnyboys at our high schools canteen. The boys still buy them, including my yr 8 son. Nice to know some fun life experiences continue!

  • Reply November 16, 2012

    Merryl Chantrell

    Conjures up memories of selling Sunnyboys from the Sunnyboy Stand at the Royal Adelaide Show!

  • Reply November 16, 2012


    I used to spent my bus fare money buying a Sunny Boy [orange was my favourite] then eat it on the long hot trek to school. First step was smashing the frozen ice up. I had a perfect low brick fence I could sit it on, then smash it on top with my heavy Globite school case. That would ensure the best consistency – I like the ice in shards, with the flavouring equally distributed. None of that sucking out the flavouring till there was only boring flavourless ice at the bottom! Second, eat slow enough to enjoy but not so slowly it turned to liquid in my increasing sweaty palms on the walk to school, hefting that Globite. Third, I always knew it was over when the waxy coating on the tetrapak would start to come off on to my hot little hands. Throughout the day I would have the unique pleasure of picking little lumps of wax off my fingers.

  • Reply November 16, 2012

    Miss white

    These days feeding your kids a Sunny Boy would be frowned upon! All that sugar *gasp*!!!
    Razz was my favourite!

  • Reply November 16, 2012


    How timely, yesterday I bought a box of 6 x Razz at the supermarket and had one for “dessert” last night!! They are low fat, reasonably low calorie and sweet enough to take the sugar craving away. My favourite way of eating is to wrap in a tea towel and attack with a spoon, shaving the ice away – just like granita in a fine dining restaurant!!

  • Reply November 16, 2012


    I think they were called “tetra-packs” over here in W.A~ after the apex of the pyramid was cut~ the long slow slurp in summer…

  • Reply November 16, 2012


    Oh yeah~ I forgot that smash bit!!

  • Reply November 18, 2012


    I would savour the flavour to the end! I wish you had included snips in this (I think they call them swings now), chocolate snips were the best!

  • Reply January 2, 2013

    Empress Nasi Goreng

    I once got a free one and then got another free one out of my free one (a Razz from memory)! What are the chances???

  • Reply March 11, 2013


    There were Zap’s as well … lime flavoured.

  • Reply May 13, 2013


    Must be getting old. I remember in primary school when a Sunny Boy cost 5 cents!!

  • Reply January 5, 2014


    Am I right? The yellow one was called a POW…

  • Reply January 31, 2014


    Sunny Boys was brought by National Foods that’s why they look a bit different. I remember the yellow writing of you were lucky enough to win another inside the foil rapper. They don’t give things free away anymore and like caburary Chocolate its a lot smaller. I think they still make Fizz whizz another good one.

  • Reply August 28, 2015

    Michael from thornleigh NSW

    I remember Sunny Boys first appeared at our new school tuck shop in 1964, followed by the lime-flavoured “Whizz” in 1965. “Razz” appeared either late ’65 or early 1966. All apparently had the chance of a “lucky number”. I found one in a Sunny-Boy in 1965. Rumour had it that there was also a “Lucky TWO free drinks”, although I never saw one. Have vague memory of “POW” but that may have been later than 1966 when I was at high school. Not sure when “Whizz” became “Zap”, though. Certainly brings back fond memories of dusty, blistering Summer lunchtimes in the dappled shade at Normo West in the “good old days”….where have they gone….?

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