Australian Desserts: Iced VoVo

  April 12, 2022   Read time 1 min
Australian Desserts: Iced VoVo
First registered as a trademark in 1906, Arnott’s Iced VoVo biscuits have become iconic. An Iced VoVo is a buttery biscuit topped with pink fondant icing and a strip of jam, all sprinkled with coconut.

An Iced VoVo is a wheat flour biscuit topped with 2 strips of pink fondant flanking a strip of raspberry jam and sprinkled with coconut.[1] It is a product of the Australian-based biscuit company Arnott's (now American-owned). Previously known as Iced Vo-Vo biscuits, the brand was first registered in 1906.

On 24 November 2007, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd made a light-hearted mention of Iced VoVos in his election victory speech, jokingly urging his team to have a strong cup of tea with an Iced VoVo before getting to work. This reportedly led to skyrocketing Iced VoVo sales, prompting Arnott's to send a shipping pallet of the biscuits to the Prime Minister's office in Canberra's New Parliament House.

A similar product (called Mikado) has been sold in Ireland by Jacob's since 1888. It has pink marshmallow instead of pink fondant. But during the late 1980s and early 1990s there was a square shaped biscuit called Camelot.

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