The iconic Aussie Zooper Dooper is trending on Twitter thanks to a user posting a photo of coloured, ice-filled plastic tubes and asking what they are.
Damien Scott asks questions at @MadScientistFF and this latest one has quickly racked up 1 million views and nearly 8,000 replies.
What do you call these? pic.twitter.com/lOnxzS9Gf4— Damien Scott (@MadScientistFF) January 14, 2023
People were quick to jump in with a variety of answers including icees, ice pops, freeze pops, freezy pops and flavor ice (clearly an American with that spelling).
But then the Aussies started replying, because of course they’re called Zooper Doopers and we won’t hear it called anything else.
Ask an Australian?— ☆ SNOW WHITE – Be Kind ☆ (@almost_done_now) January 15, 2023
We call them Zooper Doopers pic.twitter.com/2ziBpb24Vn
Zooper Doopers & they are lethal. Got a pack last week & gone within days 😜— Frosso (@Frosso747) January 15, 2023
Zooper Doopers are trending~! https://t.co/B8I2QGv9Nq— Christopher (@galaxyfarrahway) January 16, 2023
“You guys have the best names for everything,” replied a person from New York, while someone else insisted it was another made-up name that we Aussies like to create to mess with visitors.
DROPBEARS I CAN ACCEPT BUT ZOOPER DOOPERS? NO. FAKE. MADE UP— SJ’alee ☆ (@lookscouldgill) January 16, 2023
Zooper Doopers might be the taste of summer but they come with a price, including cutting the sides of your mouth and the struggle to convince your mum to buy the REAL deal.
It’s not summer unless you have— ₽᷀᷁᷇᷈€᷂᷊᷿᷉᷃᷄᷾᷆᷍ ₸€᷂̩̼̫᷇̓₹⃚⃓⃖⃜⃕⃛⃔⃡₲̻͉̥͊̽📖🐘🧑🚀🤳 (@p_terg) January 15, 2023
– cuts from the plastic wraps on zooper doopers
– sunburn at some stage
– mozzie bites
Can we get some zooper doopers— Ducky 🐷👑🎗 (@Duck_nFrog) January 8, 2023
Mum: we have zooper doopers at home
Zooper doopers at home pic.twitter.com/oyP8Ua5ChF
And who remembers when they were called Funny Faces?
Was Funny faces now Zooper Doopers pic.twitter.com/fOlEAP0dNA— Fezulu (@MozziesGirl) January 15, 2023
While summer has been a bit hit and miss this year – cool in Queensland but roasting in Tasmania by local standards – we reckon there’ll always be space for a packet of Zooper Doopers in our freezer!