Golden Gaytime (Cookie Crumble in New Zealand) is an iconic ice-cream, made and distributed by the Streets confectionery company in Australia, and first released in 1959. It is a toffee and vanilla ice-cream dipped in compound chocolate and wrapped in honeycomb biscuits, on a wooden pop-stick. Its name has survived intact despite the possible homosexual connotations in modern decades.
The company appears to embrace the camp name by retaining the tagline from the 1980s, "It's hard to have a Gaytime on your own". The in-home boxes feature the words "4 delicious chances to have a gay time". In 2009, Streets started re-airing a television commercial from the 1980s and in 2010 an outdoor campaign featured posters and billboards.
In 2010, Streets launched the brand's first official website, featuring tools with humorous names like "Golden Gay Year" and "Instant Gaytimes".
Cultural Impact 
The double meaning of the name is highlighted in The Bedroom Philosopher song, "Golden Gaytime".
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