Allen’s has revealed the weirdest rituals people have when they eat their lollies.
Australia is a nation divided into stretchers, biters, splitters and nibblers, according to Allen’s Lolly Lovers Index.
‘Looking at the more out-there ways Aussies like to eat their sweets, dipping into tea, putting them in the blender, and melting them into a delicious goo definitely stood out,’ Nestle General Manager of Confectionery, Martin Brown, said.
Allen’s has revealed the weirdest rituals Australian’s have when they eat their lollies
Australia is a nation divided into stretchers, biters, splitters and nibblers according to Allen’s Lolly Lovers Index
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‘Chilling Snakes in the fridge, chopping them into bite size pieces and racing a loved one to the middle from both ends also came through as wacky suggestions. The passion of lolly lovers clearly knows no bounds.’
Conducted country-wide, the research found that Snakes separate the nation into biters, which account for 36 percent and stretchers at 34 percent.
Snakes also divide the sexes, with 40 percent of women choosing to stretch for maximum enjoyment, while 31 percent of men bite.
When it comes to the different states, 40 percent of Victorians and Tasmanians also believe Snakes are made for stretching , in contrast to 48 percent of biters in Western Australia.
Queensland is home to a different group, with a fifth nibbling along the sweets.
The findings uncovered two top ways to enjoy Frogs – a third of people aiming for a ‘whole in one’ and eating them in one go, and another third going for a beheading bite.
Strawberries & Cream lollies however bring a new way to eat to light, with a fifth of the nation declaring they are splitters – preferring to bite the strawberry part off first.
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When it comes to the different states, Victoria and Tasmania also believe Snakes are made for stretching (40 percent)
Despite these confessions, the study revealed that the majority of Australians keep quiet about their favourite ways to eat their sweets, with only four in ten (42 percent) claiming to be loud and proud of their rituals
While almost half of Aussies can’t resist devouring Jelly Babies one by one, New South Wales and the ACT have a mean streak – the most likely to behead them first at 27 percent.
Despite these confessions, the study revealed that the majority of Australians keep quiet about their favourite ways to eat their sweets, with only four in ten claiming to be loud and proud of their rituals.
‘We knew that our fans were an opinionated bunch but with this new research, we have given voice to a whole nation of lolly lovers. Not only are we passionate about the types of lollies we love, but also about the ways we eat them,’ Mr Brown said.