Upmarket department store Harvey Nichols has launched a luxury Champagne flavoured Lollipop containing gold flakes.
The 24K Gold Lix Lollipop
is apparently “a grown up version of a childhood favourite” and although that suggests the team at CellarVie Wines
were rudely deprived of Champagne in their youth, the latest offering from an emerging trend of alcohol based confectionary, does elicit early memories of Willy Wonka and his whimsical creations courtesy of Roald Dahl.
Costing a cork-popping £4.95 and containing maltitol Syrup, 24 karat gold, and natural and artificial flavouring, the Gold Lix joins the Tequilalix
, which is a let's be honest, a less than enticing tequila
based lolly that encases an apparently edible worm.
Although the discerning drinker or Champagne purist is likely to run a mile at the mere thought, these kitsch creations are a bit of fun and might make a jaunty accompaniment to a party.