Aussies Are Arguing Over What These Sweet Cornflake Treats Are Called
There is nothing that divides Australians like realising that people from different states call something a different name. Is it a potato cake or potato scallop? Togs or bathers? Well, we now have a new debate in our hands. Oh boy.
It’s a nostalgic sweet snack we all know well, but what exactly are the sticky honey cornflake treats commonly found at school stalls called? This is a question posed by Twitter user Lee Murray overnight.
Internet! What do you call these, and where are you from? pic.twitter.com/xk2ezw7B6u
— Lee Murray (@MurrayLeeA) June 12, 2019
My immediate response was to yell ‘HONEY JOYS’ at my laptop screen but it seems there’s been a variety of responses depending on where you grew up in Australia.
Since the original tweet was posted, there’s been loads of Twitter users adding their two cents and Australians are divided.
Honey Joys were the dominant (and correct) answer.
#ThisIsAustralia I grew up in #Adelaide and have only ever known them as Honey Joys … but would always choose Chocolate Crackles first. Then a red toffee in a patty pan … and a Honey Joy last, if I was desperate #ausfood #straya https://t.co/lV0M18CHLa
— Andrew Heslop (@AndrewHeslop) June 12, 2019
Honey Joys (Melbs). My fav! I used to buy the entire plate of these at school cake stalls back in the day… 🤤😝
— *Cindy N* 🤔 (@cindyn) June 12, 2019
Honey Joys. Internet. https://t.co/8bQiNPbIjW
— Hair + beard = manster (@herebemansters) June 12, 2019
But there were some other bizarre names…
Cornflake Cakes, errr…real imaginative.
Cornflake cakes. Grew up in Berkshire. Just realised Sydney people call them “honey joys” and my mind is blown https://t.co/dM4xaKD6Z3
— Jennifer Duke (@JennieDuke) June 12, 2019
I grew up in Sydney, and we knew them as Honey Jumbles. The honey jumble came third behind chocolate crackles and coconut ice!
* starts searching pantry* https://t.co/tRX9fH50vH
— Aria (@AriaArro) June 13, 2019
Honey crackles (Adelaide)
— 💧Kerryn Goldsworthy 📚🎶🥂🙀 (@AdelaideBook) June 12, 2019
honey crackles, south australia
— edward kuhne (@edwardkuhne) June 12, 2019
Bloomin’ Cornflakes. https://t.co/nEK7yDFtH8
— Chris Gentle (@crgentle) June 12, 2019
Honey Suckles? (OK, that’s a pretty cute name!)
Honey suckles. I’m from Melbourne but my mum’s as Adelaide lady who loves gardening
— Tanya Ha (@Ha_Tanya) June 12, 2019
Unsurprisingly, the debate has since derailed.
This is where Australian Twitter goes into meltdown over the honey joy vs honey scallop question, isn’t it?
— tiBe (@phantasmaglo) June 12, 2019
— Michael Beveridge (@mickyb273) June 12, 2019
— Abe L (@abelgold) June 12, 2019
Tbh I’ll just start calling them ‘cornflake honey cups’ as this is all getting too political for me.
What side of twitter did I just stumble into pic.twitter.com/cwBlIGyUeX
— Sal🍡 (@QSalmissra) June 12, 2019