marathon's and snickers

nothing to do with sweets in the race.

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27/01/2011 at 13:10
Was just thinking about what some of our favourite sweets used to be called. Snickers were Marathons

Ie. Who still remembers starburst used to be opal fruits?

Any more?
27/01/2011 at 13:15

Aniseed Twists and Aztec bars but they just disappeared

M&M's used to be Treets didn't they?

Edited: 27/01/2011 at 13:16
27/01/2011 at 13:20

I think you can still get Twix but they recently brought out that (crap) Twin Fino thing

Urrrrrrrgh.

27/01/2011 at 13:38

Too many unnecessary apostrophes on here.

Can you spot them children?

27/01/2011 at 13:41

Pacers, were like opal fruits but mint flavoured.

27/01/2011 at 13:50

Spangles - square boiled sweets in fruit flavours.

Tutti-frutti - like Skittles but square and the about the size of a Spangle.

Texan bars - orangey chewy centre covered in chocolate.  You'd bite them and then have to pull the bit you'd bitten with your teeth, while the chocolate broke off and fell onto your t-shirt.

Sweet cigarettes - yes, really.  They try to get you young.  These took various forms.  Some were little white candy sticks with a red end.  Others were chews or chocolate wrapped in paper to look like a real fag.  One lot I remember though had a flour type layer between the sweet and the paper and when you blow through them, it simulated smoke.  Classy.  Thankfully that sort of thing is banned now (Nanny State erm, gone sane)

27/01/2011 at 13:52

STU - wrote (see)

Aniseed Twists and Aztec bars but they just disappeared

M&M's used to be Treets didn't they?

When I was a kid my sister got a peanut stuck up her nose. We gave her some chocolate and it came out a treat.

27/01/2011 at 13:53

You can still get the sweet cigarettes but they are called candy sticks or something like that.

Anyone remember that yucky green drink Quattro?

27/01/2011 at 13:59
Parklife wrote (see)

Too many unnecessary apostrophes on here.

Can you spot them children?


Hmmm... the use of the "grocer's apostrophe" in standard plurals is just plain wrong, but I think it's a bit more of a grey matter when it comes to pluralising acronyms.

Interesting discussion about it here.  I tend to go with the idea of leaving it out, e.g. M&Ms rather than M&M's, except in cases where it improves readability, as in the example in the link - mind your p's and q's rather than ps and qs.  But given difference usage guides, CD's, M&M's etc doesn't make me cringe at all compared to apple's...

All I'll say on snack related nostalgia is that Mars bars and Wagon Wheels both used to be bigger.

27/01/2011 at 14:00
Simon Edward wrote (see)

STU - wrote (see)

Aniseed Twists and Aztec bars but they just disappeared

M&M's used to be Treets didn't they?

When I was a kid my sister got a peanut stuck up her nose. We gave her some chocolate and it came out a treat.


LOL Simon-like that
27/01/2011 at 14:01
I remember Spiderman cigarettes!  They were pear flavour IIRC.  Actually the thing that put me off real cigarettes for ages was when one of the bigger kids let me have a puff when I was six.  Bleurgh!
27/01/2011 at 14:01

I used to like Maverick chocolate bars. I don't think they changed name though, I think they just disappeared.

Jolly Ranchers, although you can still buy those in America shops over here.

BDB - Aren't those Tutti Frutti still around, maybe called Tooties or something now?

Non sweet related, why did Oil of Ulay become Oil or Olay? And don't even get me started on Jif/CIF. If it ain't broke...!

27/01/2011 at 14:01
OK Parky -I stand corrected (should know better-lol)
27/01/2011 at 14:02
i used to love vicer versas not sure that its spelt that way though!
27/01/2011 at 14:10
Cinders wrote (see)

Anyone remember that yucky green drink Quattro?

No, but here's another yucky green Quattro:

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee405/ClearviewTraffic/quattro.jpg

27/01/2011 at 14:11

Anyone remember tutti frutti ice cream?

That was the best.

And Riesens - the chocolate chew. Mmmmmmmmmm

27/01/2011 at 14:14
Muppley wrote (see)
i used to love vicer versas not sure that its spelt that way though!

Don't they still do them? Not that I ever had them as I never liked white chocolate.
27/01/2011 at 14:16
Edited: 27/01/2011 at 14:17
27/01/2011 at 14:24
D2D you can still buy riesens from a shop called home bargains for 29p. Still yummy.
27/01/2011 at 14:26

All that Riesen and all that chew

Just right for you the Riesen chocolate chew

There's always a Rieeeeeesen to count on you

And always a Riesen for the chocolate chew

Du du du du duu

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