Had to share this lil fella with you, he certainly creates some interest in my collection. Distributed by SweetAcres who were a confectionery company in Roseberry NSW. From their factory they produced such iconic brands as Fantales, Jaffas & Throaties, some for Stedman-Henderson who patented Minties.
These plastic trucks were apparently offered out at the royal shows, Melbourne and Sydney especially full of your favourite chewy mints … Minties. He is in good original used condition except for the wheels. The wheels that came on this where white tyres and black rims, I have two of the original ones but you must admit these ones with chrome and black tyre are pimpin!!
This one has a red van and aqua cabin head which screws off so you could get the Minties out, or use it to store toys n stuff. Many of these that I see have the truck colours around the other way. There is a little loop at the front so kids could put a string on it and pull it around.
In my opinion, over time Nestle have destroyed the original character of these Aussie Icons… Peter’s Icecream is a good example. thank goodness this brand name is now back in the hands and ownership of Aussies. (sorry to say, looks like being sold overseas again)
No wonder the stuff of our Aussie born and bred companies is becoming so collectible, it’s a proud past of these many small businesses who grew and created this Lucky Country.
A bit of a rarity these days, you gotta love his smile, it makes you grin!