List of South Australian commercial icons

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There have been many Adelaide and South Australian icons, some of which still exist, but few of which are still South Australian owned.[1]

With the start of the 21st century, and in conjunction with the National Trust (SA), BankSA launched its annual "Heritage Icons List",[2] naming 8 icons per year.[3] The following is a list of some of these and other icons.

List[edit]

  • Container Deposit Legislation (1996)
  • AMSCOL (Adelaide Milk Supply Co-Operative Limited), particularly AMSCOL Vanilla Ice-cream and free school milk in 1/3 pint bottles (~190ml)
  • Balfours - owned by San Remo Macaroni Company since 2008[4]
  • Bickford's lime juice cordial
  • The Christmas Pageant
  • Coopers, particularly Coopers Sparkling Ale and Coopers Pale Ale, still run and tightly held by the 5th generation descendants of the founder
  • Farmers Union, particularly Farmers Union Iced Coffee, owned since the 1991 by National Foods, now a subsidiary of Kirin
  • Golden North, particularly Golden North honeycomb ice cream, once again South Australian owned
  • Haigh's Chocolates
  • Hall's, (Geo. Hall & Sons), particularly "Passiona" and "Stonie" ginger beer (non-alcoholic)
    • Draft "Stonie" was available at the Norwood Pie Cart
    • Like Woodroofe's, Halls were acquired by Cadbury Fry Schweppes. Cadbury is now owned by Kraft (2010); Schweppes Australia is now owned by Asahi (2009)
  • Hills Hoist
  • Kitchener buns
  • Menz, merged into Arnott, Motterham, Menz in the 1960s, since 1997 a subsidiary of Campbell Soup Company
    • Menz "Yo-Yo" biscuits
    • Menz FruChocs
    • "Menz - make - biscuits a treat, Yeah!"
  • Popeye
  • Pie floaters and Pie carts
  • South Australian Brewing Company, purchased by Lion Nathan, now a subsidiary of Kirin
    • West End,[5] West End Draught[6] and Southwark Bitter.[7]
    • The Brewery Chimney at Thebarton[8]
    • The Christmas display on the south bank of the River Torrens at Thebarton
  • Stobie poles - still South Australian
  • Vili's, particularly Vili's Pies and "Cafe De Vili's" - still South Australian
  • Woodroofe's, (W Woodroofe & Sons), particularly "Woodies Lemonade", publicly listed in 1983, purchased by SA Brewing Co, and onsold to Cadbury, Fry, Schweppes. Cadbury plc was acquired by Kraft Foods in 2010; Schweppes Australia is now owned by Asahi (2009)
    • "Woodies Lemonade, the best lemonade made" is still produced in Adelaide

Gallery[edit]

AMSCOL
milk bottle c.1960
The Christmas Pageant
Coopers beers
Frog cakes
Hall's "Stonie" ginger beer
Hills Hoist
Pie floater with sauce
Popeye
Stobie poles

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Icons & Legends, www.southaustralia.com
  2. ^ BankSA Heritage Icons
  3. ^ BankSA Heritage Icons 2001-2006, pg 23.
  4. ^ About Balfours, www.balfours.com.au
  5. ^ West End, lion-nathan.com.au
  6. ^ West End Draught, www.westenddraught.com.au
  7. ^ Southwark Bitter, lion-nathan.com.au
  8. ^ The Brewery Chimney, www.westenddraught.com.au