Sweets

Ones you thought you had forgotten

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Ratbag    pirate
09/09/2002 at 16:30
Just a quick thought.

I was talking with Mrs RB over the weekend (as one does) and we got onto the subject of sweets that don't seem to be around any more.

Does anyone remember Aztec bars for instance? And those flying sucers with sherbet in the middle.

There must be loads that aren't about (or at least don't seem to be)

Anyone got any more?.

All the best,

RB
Iron SwissBobby    pirate
09/09/2002 at 16:32
a penny dainte.(It is Scottish)
OB
09/09/2002 at 16:34
gobstoppers?
09/09/2002 at 16:35
the shop at the top of my road still sells those flying saucers (it does seem to be stuck in a bit of a time warp though !!)
Do you still get caramac bars?

Ratbag    pirate
09/09/2002 at 16:38
I'm sure Caramacs are gone. We talked about them too.

Can you still get Curly Wurlies?
09/09/2002 at 16:47
I found curly wurlys in Sainsbury's the other day - I'm sure they've shrunk though
09/09/2002 at 17:07
Just for you all old enough to remember how about

Spangles
Crackerjack (awful popcorn stuff)
Ice Breaker
Anglo bubbly gum
Swisskit
Imps


09/09/2002 at 17:11
There was that strange Spanish tobacco stuff - made from coconut I think.
09/09/2002 at 17:11
Last week I noticed that the healthy eating options in our works canteen, a vending machine restricted to fizzy drinks, chocolate and crisps, included Tiffin bars. I thought they had gone out with the Raj.
09/09/2002 at 17:12
I tried to find some dolly mixture in Sainsbury's recently, but they only had the nasty Sainsbury's own brand, not the proper stuff. Has this gone too?
09/09/2002 at 17:21
Spangles, as mentioned previously. But what about Blobs? They came in a full range of flavours.

Neil
09/09/2002 at 17:33
Also:

Bazooka Joe
Bunny Tots
Texan Bar
Pacers (mint and spearmint)
Spanish Gold
09/09/2002 at 17:56
How about
Penny Arrow bars
Jap Desserts
and those triangular ice things called Jublee (I think)
I remember the Penny Dainte, SwissBobby
Oh the memories !!!!!!
09/09/2002 at 18:03
Amazin raisin bars - scrummyI'll set Mrs Barkles on this one.
Swisskit.

What about Whinny the Pooh's hunny pudding.
09/09/2002 at 18:16
Caramac. Curly Wurly and Flying Saucers are definitely still on the go. Didn't Woolworths make an (unsuccessful) attempt to bring back Spangles a couple of years ago?

Real esoterica now - anyone remember Stroodles? They were available for a very short time in the early 1970s. They came in an apple-shaped pack and were little chunks of dried apples coated in chocolate. They cost 4p. I had to save up my sweetie money for two days to buy a packet.

I remember seeing Aztec bars advertised but never had one - they were considered too big for a nipper such as I was then. The Texan was gross and deserved to flop.

Tudor crisps? Where did they go? And nothing has been as good as Bazooka Joe for blowing bubbles. Don't they sell it to treat veruccas nowadays?

Bunny Tots shared an advert with Candy Tots and Teddy Tots.

I thought Frys Chocolate Cream had vanished, but found it again recently. Can't believe I used to think it the height of luxury. Yuck!



09/09/2002 at 18:32
I believe that Bazooka Joe lives on in the US. (In more ways than one, it seems...)
09/09/2002 at 19:12
Flying saucers are still going strong.
One of the young kitchen porters asked me to get 4 tubs of the things from cash & carry the other day. Apparently they're good to cure the munchies after a "smoke".

How times change.
09/09/2002 at 20:38
Moose bars , always remember them ! They re issued them in 2000 as a sort of tribute to choccy, i was disappointed though they tasted yuk !

Anyone remember pink panther bars ?
09/09/2002 at 20:41
Mrs Barkles recknons

Peanut cracknell
Jamboree bags
Rainbow sherbert found in big jars
Boots Ginger and pear chocky bars - come on Boots, sort it out.
Kola cubes
Pineapple chunks.

Thanks Mrs Barkles
09/09/2002 at 20:43
Yes! I loved Pink Panthers. And sherbet fountains with the liquorice straws. And boiled apple pie and custard sweets. And Skoal Bandits. I think they were sweets...
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