Best NZ Lollies of the Year Ranked 2023 Guest Post

When you sell bulk lollies for a living, you learn what the biggest sellers are and what Kiwis simply can’t get enough of. Kiwi expats pay exorbitant shipping expenses to get their beloved Kiwi lollies transported worldwide, bringing back the flavour of home they miss.

We thought we’d share with everyone the most popular lollies that we sell. Although certain lollipops may not be on the list and you may disagree with the ranks, this is our own opinion.

So, here’s our take on the bestselling Kiwi . We hope our curation will indulge you in a guilt-free candy adventure!

Top Kiwi Lollies in Bulk Ranked From 1 to 10

1. Jelly Beans

The classic jelly bean is great. line of single-colored and flavoured jelly beans are the best of them and most times they’re sold with all the colours are combined. Jelly beans are handy, cost-effective, and tasty. The most popular taste by far is aniseed (black), followed by bubblegum (blue) and strawberry (pink).

2. Pineapple Lumps

Starting off our list are the iconic Pineapple Lumps. These chewy, pineapple-flavoured nuggets coated in chocolate have been a Kiwi favorite for generations. Their unique blend of tropical sweetness and chocolatey goodness earns them a solid spot.

3. Jaffas

Rolling in at number nine, Jaffas are a classic Kiwi treat. The crunchy orange candy shell encapsulating a chocolate center creates a delightful combination. Often associated with movie nights and road trips, Jaffa lolly bags have a timeless appeal.

4. Jet Planes

Taking off at number eight are Jet Planes. These gummy, jet-shaped candies come in a variety of fruit flavours, making them a hit among both kids and adults. The playful shapes and juicy taste elevate them to a sweet soaring success.

5. Milk Bottles

Nostalgia takes center stage at number seven with Milk Bottles. These chewy, milk-flavoured sweets harken back to simpler times. Their creamy taste and smooth texture make them a beloved choice across generations.

6. Eskimo lollies

In the chilly sixth spot, Eskimo lollies bring a cool twist to the list. These marshmallow treats, often coated in coconut, are a delightful combination of soft and sweet. Perfect for those who enjoy a lighter, fluffier lolly experience.

7. Whittaker’s Hokey Pokey Chocolate

Breaking into the top five is a chocolatey delight – Whittaker’s Chocolate. And it’s not just some chocolate, it’s the Hokey Pokey chocolates. While not a traditional lolly, its fusion of creamy chocolate and crunchy hokey pokey bits deserves a special mention. A Kiwi classic that stands tall in the candy aisle.

8. Minties

At number four, we have Minties. Known for their chewy mint-flavoured goodness, these individually wrapped lollies have been a Kiwi favorite since the early 1920s. Their refreshing taste and enduring popularity secure them a sweet spot.

3. Chocolate Fish

Swimming into the top three is the beloved Chocolate Fish. These fish-shaped marshmallow treats coated in chocolate have become the symbol of celebrations and rewards. Their whimsical design and delectable taste make them a crowd-pleaser.

9. Mallowpuffs

Taking the silver medal are Mallowpuffs. Combining a biscuit base, marshmallow, and chocolate coating, these treats offer a harmonious blend of textures and flavours. A delightful indulgence that captures the essence of Kiwi sweetness.

10. Perky Nana

Claiming the coveted top spot is the ever-popular Perky Nana. These banana-flavoured chewy bars covered in chocolate have secured their status as a Kiwi confectionery legend. Loved for their distinctive taste and satisfying chewiness, Perky Nana reigns supreme in the world of New Zealand lollies.


As our sweet journey through New Zealand’s top comes to an end, it’s evident that these treats hold a special place in the hearts of Kiwis. From iconic classics to modern delights, the world of Kiwi lollies is as diverse and flavourful as the nation itself. Whether you’re a local lolly enthusiast or a curious traveler, these sweet delights are sure to leave a lasting impression.