When you've adapted one integral part of everyone's childhood for adults, what do you do next? Set your sights on another, naturally. After serving up some of Caulfield North's finest burgers for the last couple of years — and offering up the type of jaffles and shakes you definitely didn't get at school from inside its retro-styled, blackboard-adorned interior — the Tuck Shop Take Away crew have now opened their own milk bar.
Setting up shop at 261 Hawthorn Road just down from their first joint, Karton Milk Bar keeps things old school with fridges filled with frosty drinks, a focus on signature frozen treats and an NBA Jam arcade game in the corner. Now that should bring back some memories. So will the kind of sweet deal you probably haven't seen in decades: $1 bags of mixed lollies.
The idea is that hungry folks can grab a burg up the road, then wander down to pick up a house-made slushie, basic pantry supplies, a hot pie if you're still hungry — and flavoured milk, of course. As for those chilled desserts, expect icy poles, ice cream sandwiches and take-home tubs of ice cream. Yep, that's what milk bars are for.