Whatever happened to the pink humbugs?
when I was at primary school in the 1980's I used to visit the local shop and get a quarter of humbugs. Whatever happened to the pink humbugs with black chew inside which used to be very big for the mouth? Thanks DB
Posted on October 31, 2003
Old English Spangles??
What ever happened to Old English Spangles?? We LOVED them!!
Posted on October 30, 2003
Galaxy counters and spangles
As a child of the early and mid 70's I was wondering if you happened to know what happened to Galaxy counters I used to eat these frequently in the 70's.The times I used to drag my mom in the sweet shop on the way home from school to get some galaxy counters and spangles-those were the days. They looked like revels but not the assorted centres?
Posted on October 29, 2003
Whatever happened to everlasting strips of toffee that used to cost 3d and lasted all day in the 50s and 60s? Also ear shaped sweets that cost 1p in the 80s, they had a sour taste at first and then lasted for ages with a lovely chewy jelly flavour, I used to buy a 100 at a time!
Posted on October 28, 2003
Applause Choc Bars
what happend to the Applause Choc Bars they were in a burgandyish wrapper just one stick like a twix they had raisens and biscuit in they were really nice?
Posted on October 27, 2003
WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE CANDY CIGARETTES THAT EVEN HAD RED COLOURING ON THE END SO THEY LOOKED LIT. ALL THE KIDS THOUGHT THEY WERE SO GROWN UP WALKING ROUND SMOKING SWEETS!
Posted on October 26, 2003
WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO TUBBLEGUM?
CHEWING GUM IN A CONE SHAPED TUB THAT WAS REALY SLIMY WHEN YOU PUT IT IN YOUR MOUTH. THE ADVERT WAS ON TELLY A LOT IN THE EARLY TO LATE 80'S
Posted on October 25, 2003
Cabana Bars made my Rowntrees, (and frequently stuffed in my Dads empty packed lunch box, along with loads of other "freebies"!, he worked there in the Export Dept)
From memory coconut with a strawberry stripe in covered in chocolate,
great bars, obviously not a patch on Texans or Nuttys
Also Montegos, (Not the cars!), but chocolate bars, like clubs, but better, especially the orange ones!
Posted on October 24, 2003
Cracknell bars were indeed made by John Macintoshes and Son of Halifax West Yorkshire. The cracknell sweet was first a member of the Quality Street selection and was then later made into bars, then came in Orange Cracknell, Mint Cracknell, Coffee Cracknell and Original Cracknell (original being the one found in Quality Street). Sadly it went many years ago, a shame really as this was one of my favourites.
Posted on October 23, 2003
Not sure why they were withdrawn either - I loved them. However, Hersheys in the US make a very similar peanut bar (which is just as yummy) called PayDay.
Posted on October 22, 2003
When I was younger my mum used to let me have some of her chocolate sweets, they were called Krispets I think?
I know they had either very small or crushed bits of almond and honeycomb and the chocolate was either the same or at least tasted the same as the type of chocolate used in the sweet cigarettes. Do you know if it is still possible to buy krispets or have they stopped being produced?
Posted on October 21, 2003
These were re-issued again in the year 2000, but didn't seem to last very long after that.
Does anyone remember Cadbury's Cabana bars (coconut choccie bar)? And Cadbury's Gambit (a mixture of dark & milk chocolate)?
Posted on October 20, 2003
Gold Nuggets (chewing gum)
what happened to
gold nuggets (chewing gum)?
Posted on October 19, 2003
I used to like soft, chewy fruit flavoured sherberts. Whatever happened to them?
Sherbertless in Bradford on Avon
Posted on October 18, 2003
Could someone tell me if Maple Brazils are still available - my Mum is an old newsagent who used to sell and eat them - I used to be allowed to have one only if I was good.
The yellowy creamy taste on the outside and then the crunchy brazil inside was just wonderful.
Does anyone still make them?
Posted on October 17, 2003
Where are Jamesons Ruffle bars? They were chocolate covered raspberry coconut and quite small bars?
Posted on October 16, 2003
Who remembers Penny Arrows? I remember saving the wrappers and getting a Cowboy and Indian Jigsaw
Posted on October 15, 2003
Cadbury's bar of milk chocolate
This is a recent chocolate bar but very greatly missed nontheless!
It was a Cadbury's bar of milk chocolate, but with raisins in it, and I used to really enjoy it, being a person who loves fruit in chocolate but hates nuts!
Great website by the way, especially the liquorice cream rock! If I end up 17 stone I shall hold you responsible!!!
Posted on October 14, 2003
Frother bars were on the front of the sweets for kids display in my grandparents shop in 1966 in Bradford-on-Avon.
As a treat I was taken, when very young to watch the making of orange and lemon wedge-shaped boiled sweets. They were made in huge copper bowls in an oven then poured over a table full of little crescent indentations, rolled viciously then cooled.
They were broken up before our eyes ready for eating and they tasted magic!
Where I live in France there is a junk-antique shop that has a mould similar to those in Melksham but unfortunately it's not for sale!
Keep up the good work,
Posted on October 13, 2003
Whatever happened to,Cadburys Strollers?
They were chocolate covered raisins, biscuits and toffee. A bit like Revels yet without the horrible orange one.
And are they still available?
Let me know what you come up with please.
Posted on October 12, 2003
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Posted on October 11, 2003
Another bar that we think was made by Macintoshes. It was a brittle mint centre (lurid green if we remember right) covered in milk chocolate. Not sure when it went... but it surely did - apparently due to difficulties with production. The fact that it used to cut your tongue didn't help either!!!
Posted on October 10, 2003
A bit like spearmint Opal Fruits (we refuse to call them Starburst!). They were soft and chewy and delicious. They started off all white and then the manufacturers added 3 green stripes. And then they stopped making them...why oh why???
Posted on October 9, 2003
Coloured candy on the outside, with coconut on the inside. Again a sweet that we would like to add... but we can't find a manufacturer. Any ideas?
Posted on October 8, 2003
Frys Five Centres
This was around in the 1970's (along with a Cadburys bar which was like a box of chocolates in a bar). However it was withdrawn - what remains are the single flavour Frys Chocolate Cream, Frys Peppermint Cream and Frys Orange Cream (we stock them all!).
Frys Five Boys were the forerunner to Five Centres - with a different boy's face on each piece.
Posted on October 7, 2003
Spangles were made by Mars. They were fruit flavoured square boiled sweets - in a tube (like refreshers). They were taken off the market back in the early 1980's but they were re-introduced in the 1990's due to pupular demand. However it seems that the buying public then remembered why they had not bought Spangles in larger quantities first time around and the sweets were withdrawn again.
Posted on October 6, 2003
We get lots of requests for these. We remember them well but we don't know what happened to them (or why they would have been withdrawn -they were delicious!!!)
Posted on October 5, 2003
Made by Cadburys and, we think, launched to coincide with the 1970 World Cup (the one where Brazil scored that fabulous goal - Carlos Alberto I think). Not sure how long it lasted after that - lots of people seem to remember it fondly but it has long since gone.
Posted on October 4, 2003
Space Dust was a big favourite in the 1970's. We heard rumours that it had been withdrawn due to stories of people's stomachs exploding because they had swallowed so much of the stuff! (maybe we should start a competition of bizarre sweet related stories. Anyhow, we have Space Dust - except that it is now Fiz Wiz - you can find it here
Posted on October 3, 2003
Texan is our most requested chocolate bar. Texan was a chewy nougat centre covered in milk chocolate. It was made by Macintoshes (now part of Nestle). Texan was launched in the mid 1970's and disappeared in the mid 1980's.
Posted on October 2, 2003
Milk Maid Bars
My mum has been trying to find Milk Maid Bars, they were a cross between scottish tablet and swiss milk tablet and she thinks they were in a lilac wrapper, not seen them for about 15/20 years, any ideas?
Posted on October 1, 2003