The Iced Vo Vo is an Australian icon and right up there with the likes of Vegemite and Aeroplane Jelly.
Of course Arnott’s which makes the biscuit is no longer Australian owned, but we’ll let that one slide.
The Iced Vo Vo has been with us since 1906 and described by Arnott’s as a treasured biscuit favourite, topped with pink fondant, a strip of jammy raspberry filling and a sprinkling of coconut (strawberry might have been better).
Here’s something you might not know about Iced Vo Vos.
On November 24, 2007, then Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, made a light-hearted quip about Iced VoVos in his election victory speech, jokingly urging his team to have a strong cup of tea with an Iced VoVo before getting to work.
Sales of Iced Vo Vos reportedly went through the roof as a result, prompting Arnott’s to send a pallet of the biscuits to the Prime Minister’s office in Canberra’s New Parliament House.
The Krispy Kreme doughnut chain got into strife a few years ago when it started selling “Iced Dough-Vo” doughnuts – the names were a little too similar.
The Irish have a similar product called Mikado, that has been sold in Ireland by Jacob’s since 1888 – but it has pink marshmallow instead of pink fondant.
I remember eating a whole pack of these once upon a time and being violently ill – or was it Honey Jumbles?
Fancy a cuppa?