Golly Bar

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Originally launched in 1957 by HB Ice Cream (HB),[1] the Golly Bar is an ice cream formerly sold exclusively in The Republic of Ireland. It was a single rectangular block of vanilla ice cream on a wooden stick.[1] The packaging of Golly Bars depicted an image of a Golliwog,[2][3][4] a 19th-century caricature of a blackface minstrel. The Golliwog image was removed from the ice creams packaging in 1992.[5] However, continued concern over any references to the image saw a name change to the Giant Bar.[6] Giant Bars remain available for purchase across The Republic of Ireland though reorganisation of the HB brand by corporate parent Unilever saw the production and ownership of the Giant Bar Brand move to UK company Dale Farm.

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  2. ^ Danna, S.R.; Association, Popular Culture (1992). Advertising and Popular Culture: Studies in Variety and Versatility. Bowling Green State University Popular Press. p. 127. ISBN 978-0-87972-528-0. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  3. ^ McLysaght, Emer (February 7, 2015). "8 everyday items you'll probably never see again". The Daily Edge. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  4. ^ "The HB Ice Creams That Time Forgot". newstalk.com. May 30, 2013. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  5. ^ BrandNewRetro (November 16, 2011). "Ice Pop Culture – Part 2 – HB, The Soft Ones". Brand New Retro. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  6. ^ Reynolds, Cormac (September 18, 2013). "Ireland's Ice Cream Past Dissected". MoneySaveroo.ie. Retrieved February 7, 2015. [permanent dead link]