AEROPLANE JELLY HISTORY

Aeroplane Jelly History 2017 black and white jelly

1927

Taking off in 1927 when a tram driver Bert Appleroth, first made the now classic jelly crystals in his bath tub and distributed them along his Sydney Tram route.

1930 Aeroplane jelly jingle created by Albert Lenertz and Les Woods

1930

The Aeroplane Jelly Jingle created by Albert Lenertz and Les Woods was first played at 1pm on a Sunday afternoon early 1930 on radio station 2KY.

1938 Joy King singer of Aeroplane Jelly jingle

1938

5 year old Joy King beat 200 other children, to become the official voice of the Aeroplane Jelly jingle. This rendition is still used in today’s advertising.

Aeroplane Jelly History 1942 Bertie the Aeroplane makes his cinema debut

1942

Bertie the Aeroplane makes his cinema debut in a two minute ad that screened in cinemas during the interval.

Tommy Dawes featured on Aeroplane Jelly packaging as whistling boy

1950

Tommy Dawes one of Joy King's fellow contenders at the 1938 talent quest becomes the feature of the Aeroplane Jelly packaging as the whistling boy. He stays in various forms on the packaging until the Late 1970's. The whistling boy was revived on the packaging in the late 1980's until the mid 1990's.

1953 Aeroplane Jelly low calorie diet jelly crystals

1953

Australia's first low calorie jelly is introduced by Aeroplane Jelly. It is still available today as Aeroplane Jelly Lite.

Girl on swing commercial in 1960 Aeroplane commerical

1960

The famous black and white girl on a swing commercial appears on TV.

Aeroplane Jelly history 1970 launches outside NSW

1970

Aeroplane Jelly is launched outside NSW and into Victoria, Queensland, SA and WA.

Aeroplane Jelly entry into the Guinness World Records for largest ever jelly

1981

Aeroplane Jelly enters into the Guinness World Records making the largest ever Jelly. It was watermelon flavoured and 35,000 litres.

Aeroplane Jelly 1988 packs

1988

The Aeroplane Jelly Australian Fruit Series was launched to commemorate Australia's bicentennial. Inspired by the abundance of native fruits, quandong, midjinberry and Lilly pilly were part of the Aeroplane jelly range until 1992.

McCormick Foods logo

1994

Aeroplane Jelly is acquired by McCormick & Company. It was previously owned by Traders.

Aeroplane Jelly Bertie and friends

1996

Bertie the Aeroplane is relaunched and this time brings with him 20 new friends.

Aeroplane 80th birthday party with Bertie

2007

Aeroplane Jelly celebrates its 80th Birthday culminating with two huge parties in Melbourne and Sydney.

Aeroplane Jelly jingle added to National Film and Sound Archive

2008

The Aeroplane Jelly Jingle was added to the National Film and Sound Archive (NSAFA) as part of this year’s sounds of Australia.

Aeroplane 2013 Ready to eat jelly cups range

2013

Aeroplane launches a range of Ready to Eat jellies in cups, perfect for school lunch boxes.

Aeroplane mug cake launches

2016

Aeroplane launches the Mug Cake range.

Limited edition 90 years packs and glitter jelly

2017

Aeroplane Jelly celebrates 90 years Launches Glitter Jelly and limited edition commemorative packs.