Milk Chocolate Tools
Hello, When I was little, about 15 years ago, we used to go to the local paper shop and buy penny sweets. We'd give the lady our 10p or 20p and choose sweets from under the counter one by one until we reached our limit.
My favourite sweets were milk chocolate tools. They were the same size as the white chocolate fish and chips but were brown milk chocolate and formed into workman's tools - hammer, wrench, screwdriver etc. Do you know what happened to these?
Posted on December 31, 2003
Chocolate Covered Burnt Almonds
What happened to the lovely dark chocolate covered burnt Almonds made by Terrys of London?
I know they replaced them with chocolate covered almonds but they were not the same.
Posted on December 30, 2003
First, let me say how delighted I am to have found your website, some of your products really take me back to my schooldays in the seventies.
What I am really interested in finding are hen's eggs. I used to buy them at the scool tuckshop, this was in the early eighties. They looked identical to real eggs and were quite thick chocolate covered with a crispy sugar shell.
Posted on December 29, 2003
I'm writing to ask if you can find "Ovaltine Bars".
I can't remember how long ago I had them, at least 15 years (sorry), they were similar to bourneville bars - same sort of size etc, I'm pretty sure they were milk chocolate.
Hope that helps.
Posted on December 28, 2003
l remember a chocolate bar l used to love as a child it was called Bar Six do you stock it or know of anywhere l could obtain it from?
Posted on December 27, 2003
Whatever happened to Krispits.
They were flattish, oval shaped chocolates with tiny crispy bits mixed in. They had the word Crispit on the top.
I remember buying them, with my thre'pence tuck money, on my way to school in the late '60's.
Posted on December 26, 2003
Texan bars and Chelsea Whoppers!
I have just received my Fry's Chocolate Creams - thank you once again. I am in heaven eating my first bar!
My only wish now is that your website can find Texan bars and Chelsea Whoppers!
Posted on December 25, 2003
Cabana bars were made by Cadbury and were withdrawn in the early 90s (I think) they were a posh bounty if I recall with a moist coconut and cherry centre topped with caramel and covered in Cadbury chocolate, my god I sound like an advert!
Anyway they were delicious so bring them back Cadbury or I will stop buying flake............... by the box!
Posted on December 24, 2003
I was told about your site when visiting a friend in Dundee. He got a voucher for the site from some of his other mates, and was in the process of overdosing on Sherbet Lemons and Raspberry Skulls when I arrived. Naturally we got talking and realised another favourite from long ago that needs to be investigated.
When our local ice-cream van toured the streets back in the eighties, kids used to be covered in Acid-man style faces that covered every bit of visible skin. The source was a random transfer that you slapped onto a newly licked piece of skin. These transfers were found in bubble gum, the same lurid colour as the Barratt's Shrimps, which tasted a lot like the best smelling antiseptic cream 'Germoline'.
Can't remember their name, but maybe the similarities with stuff from a medicine cabinet can explain that!
Any info would be grand, but products would be better!
Posted on December 23, 2003
Whatever Happened to Cabanas?
They were a coconut bar with mixed in cherries and a layer of toffee then covered in milk chocolate.
Its made me the man I am today!
Posted on December 22, 2003
What a fantastic website!
Memories are just flooding back from a happy childhood (amazing that we always remember the good points but not the bad!). I will be making regular purchases as I find today's candy-type sweets generally poor (I personally think that the great Black Jacks are not as good as they were in the 70s).
I noticed your info about Spangles and generally they weren't anything special except Old English flavour. I have never experienced a flavour like it since and I'm not sure I could describe it now - but it was fantastic. I would love to track a similar taste down - I don't suppose you know of anything similar nowadays?
Posted on December 21, 2003
Silver balls - like the ones you get for sprinkling on cakes only much bigger (aniseed ball size). Someone told me they were withdrawn because whatever the silver stuff was, it wasn't good for you. Is this true?
Posted on December 20, 2003
Terry's Mint Pyramid
Terry's Mint Pyramid - what happened to these? I loved them when I was a little girl in the early 80s!
Posted on December 19, 2003
In the 1960's I used to eat a skippy bar almost every day.
When did they stop making them?
Posted on December 18, 2003
Looking for a Texan Bar.
The advert said "a mans got to do what a mans got to do"
Posted on December 17, 2003
Fizz Bombs - Plush Nuggets - Thunderbusters ??
Was wondering if you know the whereabouts of these "old" sweeties:
CABANA- Chewy coconut centre(similar to bounty) with pieces of cherry. Covered in chewy caramel and milk choc. About the same size and shape as a starbar. Had a midnight blue wrapper with Cabana written in "tropical" style writing.
PLUSH NUGGETS- Made by Lovells. Don't know alot about these as they were my older sisters fave.
METAL MICKEYS ATOMIC THUNDERBUSTERS- "Cosmic apple" flavoured boiled sweets. Out at the height of metal mickeys fame
FIZZ BOMBS- Cerise pink coloured small round sweets covered in fizzy sour sugar. Left your mouth pink. I think they were raspberry flavoured.
Posted on December 16, 2003
I agree with you on pacers....
I agree with you on pacers....that's why I've ordered loads of Mojo spearmint from you!
Also what happened to Cabana bars? they were coconut with cherries in covered with chocolate, delicious.
Sweets aren't the same these days, Haribo, yuk....
Posted on December 15, 2003
Chewy Orange fish
Whatever happened to chewy orange fish? they were about 1 inch long and sold as 1p sweets. Also chocolate covered lolly pops? This is a great site, takes me back years....
Posted on December 14, 2003
was looking at your sweets and under lollies I noticed you didn't have or mention Kojak lollies mmmm who loves yuh baby!
Posted on December 13, 2003
CADBURY'S HAZELNUT WHIRLS
One of my favourite chocolates ever seems to have diappeared off the face of the earth - CADBURY'S HAZELNUT WHIRLS.
They used to be availbale only at christmas time, but now you can't get them at all.
Can you please help ?
Posted on December 12, 2003
Willy Wonka's Runts
Hi, Do you know if you can still get 'Willy Wonka's Runts' in the UK?
Posted on December 11, 2003
Golden Nuggets ?
I remember chewing gum that came in a gold sack with $$ signs on it, maybe they were called golden nuggets? thanks again
Posted on December 10, 2003
Just wandering if you remember the "cabana bar"? Chocolate on the outside and coconut and cherry bits on the inside,I think? cheers p.s I also remember chewing gum that came in a gold sack with $$ signs on it,maybe they were called golden nuggets? thanks again
Posted on December 9, 2003
chocolate ones shaped like minstrels?
After recently sampling some revels after many years, I was trying to remember what the chocolate ones shaped like minstrels used to be called. I think that the packet had a picture of a giraffe or something covered in these chocolates. Someone must remember!!
Posted on December 8, 2003
Posted on December 7, 2003
Do you remember the CABANA BAR, a chewy mixture of coconut and cherry bits with a toffee layer on top covered in chocolate? I used to eat two a day for at least all my 6 week school holidays! What happened to this bar from heaven? If I could get it nowadays, I would surely stock up
thanks from a suprisingly slim 47 year old!
Posted on December 6, 2003
Gooey coconut with glace cherry bits covered in milk choccy about the size of a Topic, mmmmmmm they were lovely,and Pink Panther Bars - pink chocolate, quite crispy.
what happened eh?
Posted on December 5, 2003
What a fantastic website! I feel like I'm in Heaven. However, I was wondering if you had heard of boiled sweets called Old Favourites? I used to get them in Scotland and they are similar to the winter mixture you have, but not quite the same. I can still get them at home but I now live 400 miles away so it's a wee bit far to go for some sweeties!
Posted on December 4, 2003
Tongue painting lollies
Whatever happened to Tongue Painting Lollies?
I remember buying them for my nephews when I went babysitting. We had a real good laugh sticking our tongues out at each other, asking what colour our tongues were..... green, black, red, blue.
Posted on December 3, 2003
These must have been around towards the end of the 60s `cos I can remember buying them at the Off License at the co-op and I wouldn't have been allowed to go down the road on my own much before I was 6.
They were little circles of Galaxy, slightly domed on both sides - under half an inch across (smaller than a Cadbury's button!) and maybe 3/10 of an inch deep, covered in something slightly shiny which made them less likely to melt in your hand - a bit like the plain Revels but lots smaller. They were seriously nice.
Any ideas what happened to them.
Posted on December 2, 2003
"Double Agents". They were hard sweets with a sherbet centre. I seem to remember them being in a yellow tube (like Toffo's) with a spy on the front. Then, I was watching the Powerpuff Girls with my daughter and the villain, Mojojojo, put me in mind of those brilliant chews from the past - Mojos! I remember them being given as a reward to the "best table" in Primary 1 (now that was 25 years ago!!) No wonder we were never out of the dentist!!
Posted on December 1, 2003