Iced VoVo

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A plate of Iced VoVo biscuits

An Iced VoVo is a wheat flour biscuit topped with a strip of pink fondant on either side of a strip of raspberry jam and sprinkled with coconut.[1] It is a product of the American-owned Australian-based biscuit company Arnott's. Previously known as Iced Vo-Vo biscuits, the brand was first registered in 1906.[1]

On 24 November 2007, the Australian Prime Minister at the time, Kevin Rudd, made a light-hearted mention of 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.[2] This reportedly led to skyrocketing Iced VoVo sales, prompting Arnott's to send a shipping pallet of the biscuits to the Prime Minister's office in Canberra's New Parliament House.[3]

A similar product (called Mikado) has been sold in Ireland by Jacobs biscuits since 1888.

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  1. ^ a b "Iced VoVo". Arnott's. Retrieved 18 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Rudd claims Labor election win". Brisbane Times (Fairfax Media). November 24, 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-25. 
  3. ^ Annabel Crabb, 'The Politics of the Archibald Prize', Art After Hours, NSW Art Gallery, 8 May 2008

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