Craig & Hales MATES Lollies

Mates Lollies Display Carton

Some call em Cobbers, Victorians call them Mates..
Whatever you call them they are yummy..
Dentists must make a fortune from the sale of these lollies.

They were pretty hard toffee and when you chewed it, it would soften in the warmth of your mouth and pull at your teeth… I know that after eating a few Mates lollies, your jaw would feel a tad sore.

These images come from a photograph I took, of a box of these lollies I bought back in the 80’s,  and I happened to keep the packaging. Classic Lolly display card.


3 comments to “Craig & Hales MATES Lollies”

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  1. - March 19, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Exactly! Friend of mine argued with her hubby about this subject the other night so this box put an end to that. He didnt believe they were called Mates… what planet is he from ? LOL

  2. Nick Farrington - March 24, 2014 at 12:12 am

    Fyna now owns the Craig & Hales brand and makes Mates under both the Fyna and Craig & Hales names. Cobbers are made by Allens and are basically a Mates rip off as Craig & Hales were the first to make them. Allens slogan for Cobbers is THEIR GREAT MATE.

    • Pete

      Pete - March 24, 2014 at 2:39 pm

      Cheers Nick, Yes you’re right, these favourites are owned by good ol FYNA, and doing a good job of the taste in a ‘slick’ looking bag in comparison to the retro look from the 90’s … Thanks for your feedback, appreciate your visit.

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