It's official: yet another one of our childhood staples has been taken away from us.
SunnyBoy ice blocks, those delicious pyramid-shaped frozen treats, are sadly no longer.
In a statement provided to Fairfax Media, a Daily Juice Co spokesman advised:
"The Daily Juice Co can confirm that we have regrettably had to make the hard decision to stop production of the icy treat, SunnyBoy, as of August 2016. Unfortunately, SunnyBoy has experienced a sustained reduction in consumer demand over a long period of time, making it necessary to delete the product from our range of water ice treats.
"No other products are affected by this deletion, and consumers will still be able to purchase all our other popular brands, including Zooper Dooper and Quelch."
Excuse us while we take a moment to process this news:
Sure, they were tricky to eat:
SUNNYBOY'S ARE LIKE REALLY DIFFICULT TO EAT !— Wolf Henson (@WOLFHENSON) March 4, 2015
They are like the Rubik's Cube of ice-blocks
the sunnyboy is a classic of the genre "it's hot and I just want to eat this ice block why is it so goddamn hard"— Will Southers (@shoerust) November 19, 2015
But they were the taste of Aussie summer:
Aussie Summer - Days full of Sun, Salt Water, Vegemite Sandwiches and SunnyBoy Ice blocks [👌]— ALLIRA COHRS (@alliracohrs) January 18, 2015
Hot days like this is always reminiscent of my childhood memories playing water fights and sipping on sunny boy ice blocks #throwback [☀] ️ [🍦] [😊]— Marichelle Seashell (@IsByTheSeashore) February 23, 2016
Okay let's face it, not just summer - childhood. They were the taste of our childhoods.
Buying licorice squares and sunnyboy ice blocks at the school canteen. #GrowingUpAustralian— The Love Journal (@TransGirlForGod) July 4, 2016
Sunnyboy's are the greatest ice blocks ever made— Mick Osborne (@mickosborne) January 10, 2012
Glug Cola, Orange Explosion and Razz Raspberry: we will miss you.
Thank you for the memories.