If it ain't broke don't fix it
I used to LOVE these 5 plus years ago. However, recently I've found that they don't taste nearly as good as they used to, and they have a much 'bluer' tinge to them, as appose the the more purple and swirly that they used to be. I thought I was going mad or just didn't have the same recollection of them as I did as a child, but nope to my disappointment it turns out that they've actually changed the recipe. After doing some research it appears that streets couldn't sell these in NSW schools due to the tightening of health and safety regulations..., so they tried to appease the government by changing the flavour to make them healthier. Streets! Your a bloody treat not a health food company. No one buys these ice creams to try and be healthy. The new ones are awful and I hope your silly attempt to change the flavour comes back to bite you in the rear end. The new ones are awful and tasteless compared to the old ones. Put it back the way it should be please.
Purchased at Woolworths.
was a good size before now can eat them in 3 bites and price is still the same, corporate greed
Purchased in November 2020.
Not a fan of the new flavour at all! Couldn’t even eat it...
Purchased in September 2020.
Rainbow Paddle Pops now have a disgusting taste
It’s rubbish now, I don’t buy Rainbows any more. Three to four years ago, Rainbows were very tasty and delicious-they used to be my favourite. I’m sure the recipe was changed .....for the worse.
Rainbow paddle pops now taste terrible
What happened? Bought a pack of rainbow paddlepops to share with my nephew and niece only to find they dont taste the same anymore. Hugely disappointed and throwing the rest out. I wont buy them again. Bring back the old recipe please! Ive enjoyed them since I was a child in the 80s
Purchased in November 2019 at Woolworths.
Zero stars!! Rainbow paddlepop ruined with recipe change!
Zero stars!! This has been my favorite ice cream for my whole life only to buy a 6 pack today and discover, to my horror they are no longer the same recipe!!! They taste weird, aren't icy like they used to be and taste gross. Wth have you done Streets???
Purchased in November 2019 at Coles for $4.00.
Such a disappointment ! Will never buy again.
Purchased a box of our beloved rainbow paddle pops only to discover that they are no longer the same tasty treats I remember.
The texture and flavour as HORRIBLE. They were so disgusting you threw them out, I couldn't even finish one.
The whole family is extremely disappointed.
I'll never be buying them again.
Purchased in October 2019 at Coles for $5.00.
New 6 Pack - They ruined it
They've changed the recipe. This new 6 pack tastes and looks completely different, not impressed and will not buy again. Why would you do this Streets? The price is also creeping up. These used to be a nice treat.
Purchased in October 2019.
Does not taste or look the same!!
Bought the new 6 packs which was really weird off the bat to why they would cut it down to 6. Anyway, bought it home too it out and it just didn’t look right...not like I remembered it. There was no blue colour in it the rest were a bit different to. Only to taste it and realise it wasn’t the same. Sooo disappointed. This was the only favourite childhood ice cream I’d have and even had my American husband addicted to it.
Purchased in October 2019 at Coles for $399.00.
Australian icon the good old rainbow paddle pop (Not)
I have been buying all types of paddle pops for as long as I can remember. (I am 59yo) The one that always was my favorite is the rainbow.
After tasting the new ones out of the 6 pack version I thought I got a bad batch because they were on special.
Obviously not the case this time after reading the reviews. I feel sad that I will not be purchasing your products again.
Purchased in July 2019 at Iga for $4.00.
I am glad they have explained what happened to the blue colour as I thought it was looking a little less like a rainbow these days. This is my sons first choice in iceblock (he is four and loves the mixed colours). Myself I have not had one in years but remember them fondly and remember them tasting quite nice. I am happy for my son to have this as a treat especailly now that I know there are no artificial colours as that is so much more important than what it looks like. They don't seem to drip too much as I have not found that he is covered in iceblock after eating one. They are very well priced.
Well priced and kids love them.
Not the best tasting Paddle Pop in the range.
Questions & Answers
is this product halal certified
Has Streets changed the recipe of Paddle Pops in the last few years and WHY?
Why are Rainbow Paddle Pops no longer available at Pak 'n Save, New World or Countdown on the Hibiscus Coast any more? Please help urgently as we are having serious withdrawals!!!
Get an answer from our members
Other Ice Creams
ProductReview.com.au has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence our content moderation policies in any way, though ProductReview.com.au may earn commissions for products/services purchased via affiliate links.