Spearmint Leaves, Green Frogs and Sherbies have been scrapped from the Allen’s confectionary range, leaving a sour taste in the mouths of lolly-lovers everywhere.
Oddfellow Mints, Marella Jubes, Butter Menthols Kids and Jelly Tots also face the chop, which Australia’s largest lolly producer blamed on unpopularity.
Bags of Violet Crumble will soon disappear as well, with only 50g bars to remain.
An Allen’s spokesman told News Corp the move was an attempt to ‘streamline’ its range.
“We have streamlined the portfolio, deleting Spearmint Leaves and Green Frogs because they weren’t popular and sales had been slowing dropping off over time,” he told News Corp.
“We were selling one Green Frog to every 10 Red Frogs.”
A number of other famous lollies, including cars, snakes and Chico Babies, have also been tinkered with to remove artificial colour and gelatine.
Snakes and cars have had blue colour changed to purple.
“We may be able to bring them back into the fold when we can source a non-artificial shade of blue that can be used across our entire range, but in the meantime we’ve replaced it with a rich non-artificial purple colour, which tastes exactly the same,” the spokesman said.