Someone has gone and changed the cherished lolly cake recipe. A Kiwi kid's birthday party staple that brings joy to everyone's tastebuds.
Let me tell you, my jaw dropped to the floor when one X (formerly known as Twitter) user posted the heinous recipe that includes swapping the oh-so-loved fruit puffs for beetroot powder and turmeric.
SOURCE: @MelBailey on X
Tell me that is not some sort of crime.
Veggie juices? Brown rice syrup? Sorry, but what is that? There is simply no ‘lolly cake’ without the sugary goodness that is the LOLLIES.
According to Be Good Organics, it’s a “low-sugar alternative to a kids-fave sweet treat that we all love.”
I mean, I will give props for the fact the recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, paleo and has the option to make it keto - it’s pretty impressive in that department.
This isn't the first time someone has added vegetables in place of sugary treats to a loved Kiwi recipe.
A very similar 'healthy' fairy bread did the viral rounds last year, and it was just as outrageous.
A ‘cook’ on TikTok had figured out the #1 way of giving your child trust issues by creating the 'healthy' alternative.
TikToker Fatima Homran squeezed the life out of some carrots and a poor unsuspecting cabbage, using their juices to dye coconut for the ‘sprinkles’ in place of the sugary goodness of 100s & 1000s.
That's it, I'm officially starting a petition for everyone to stop using veggie juices to substitute the one enjoyable part of eating these iconic snacks.
I’m not too keen on giving either of these a go, but who am I to yuck someone else's yum? If you whip up a batch and have an opposing opinion, I’d love to see what you think in the comments - but you won’t!