Nutty bars. I think a Nestle product from the late 70s. Nuts in caramel, like peanut brittle, but in a translucent brown wrapper. It looked like human waste, which is probably why it never continued.
Posted on July 31, 2005
Cabana bars. Early 80s Cadbury choccy bar, with coconut centre with a slither of cherry sauce running along the top under the chocolate.
Posted on July 30, 2005
Coconut, peanut, biscuit?
I think peanut Boosts were re-branded Star Bars, which have since returned to their original name in the last few years. Coconut Boosts have disappeared entirely around the mid-90s. Biscuit Boosts, based on the Irish Morro bar, seem to have also vanished to be replaced with Guarana Boost bars.
Posted on July 29, 2005
Just surfed onto your site and had a trip down memory lane when I looked on the 'Whatever Happened To' pages - Texan bars!!!! My goodness, my sisters and I used to love those bars! Do you remember the advert on TV? It was a scene of a cowboy in a bit of a predicament with some local Mexican gangsters. One of them asks the cowboy, "A last request gringo?". The cowboy asks for a Texan bar but it takes so long for him to eat it - the emphasis is placed on him taking his time chewing, that the Mexican soldiers fall asleep and the cowboy escapes! Brilliant!!!!
Posted on July 28, 2005
Just wondered about glees, rather like skittles.
Posted on July 27, 2005
Rum And Butter Toffees
Rum and butter toffees were a particular favourite of my "gang" when we were at university. The gang are all still here, but the rum and butter toffees are not!
Posted on July 26, 2005
I know it's not very retro but my favourite sweet ever was fizzy chewits, particularly in lemonade flavour. I can't understand why they don't make them anymore because they were much nicer than normal ones. On a tip-off, I know have a mouthful of lemonade whilst chewing a normal chewit to try to replicate the experience.
Posted on July 25, 2005
Lions Sports Mixture
For over the last 50 years I have been a big fan of Lions sweets and have just bought a bag of Sports mixture with the name Maynard's on it. I am so disappointed that they have felt the need to change what has always been a great sweet! he new back flavour, blackcurrant leaves me cold. As a Yorkshire lass who used to buy then when they were 4 a penny (old money) I don't think the new flavour been a good idea at all.
Posted on July 24, 2005
Hello there€“ I am DESPERATELY searching for some horehound for my true love and was wondering if you could please help me? Many thanks - Sheila
Posted on July 23, 2005
Pink Panther Bars
What ever happened to the Pink Panther chocolate bars â€“ the ones which were similar size to the Milky bars but were bright pink and strawberry flavour.
If I remember they were made for the release of the Pink Panther films just like the Wonka Bars have been now.
Posted on July 22, 2005
I would kill to get hold of a packet of sweets called "Fresco Mints".
They were made by Ferrerro (I think) and were out of this world (well Italy I suppose at least). There were three in a pack they were round and covered in an outside layer of choc, and inside layer of chocolate separated by a wafer layer and had the most exquisite crème de menthe in the centre.
Are you able to get em??
Posted on July 21, 2005
Whatever happen to `Goldrush` bubblegum in the 70`s? I remember it being sold in little pouches with a little drawstring on the top....... If I remember correctly there were pictures of wagons and cowboys on the pouch?
Those were the days eh?....................
Posted on July 20, 2005
I was wondering if you could help, I'm trying to find my dads favourite sweet-blackcurrant eclairs - hes given up hope but there must be some out there somewhere?!
Thank you for your time
Posted on July 19, 2005
Do you remember the bar that was called "triffic" or something like that.
If my memory serves me correctly it was in a blue wrapping and used to be advertised by Mike Reid.
Posted on July 18, 2005
Just to let you know, as you request on the page, another name for these is Worm Cakes - mainly within my family but from searching the web I know other people also call them worm cakes, the reason for this is that they apparently look like worming pills given to horses (in the old days!) and I suppose that is why they are also called horse cakes.
Hope that is of some interest to you.
Posted on July 17, 2005
I used to go crazy over them when at Junior school (around 1982). The ingredients were probably banned by the EC for being too tasty.
Posted on July 16, 2005
I've been looking for fizzy chewits everywhere. I last spotted them 3 years ago in "migros", a wee shop in wood green but they've since been replaced by some sort of Hershey's rubbish.
would you know where I could get a fix? I've heard it through the grapevine you can get some sort of Haribo with a similar fizzy sherbet filling in the US.
Posted on July 15, 2005
Chewy, wangy sticks of succulent scrumptiousness! Similar to Highland Toffee bars only longer and thinner. They came in a variety of flavours including strawberry and fruit salad. I remember buying them in the late 70s/early 80s when they cost the princely sum of 4p. Ahhhh - halcyon days!
Posted on July 14, 2005
Big red gum
Cinnamon flavoured chewing gum (I know you guys are about sweets, but this was great!!) made by Wrigley's...
Posted on July 13, 2005
Packets of sweet cigarettes. White with a red tip and I think each pack contained a card that you could collect.
Posted on July 12, 2005
Star trek bar
White chocolate with sparkly multi coloured candy bits in it - a few years back Thorntons did something similar called a cheerleader bar...
Posted on July 11, 2005
Various flavours including cola and strawberry. They were shaped like a whistle and you could whistle with them. the more resent ones had a pipe in the stick which you slid up and down to adjust the note you were whistling. the pipe had numbers on it. each number equated to a note and the wrapper had a tune on it in the form of numbers which you could follow with your whistle.
Posted on July 10, 2005
Black Anglo Bubbly
The Anglo bubblegum that was black.....
Liquorice I think, but in the same packaging as the original!
Posted on July 9, 2005
It was a candy novelty sweet. A skeleton, made up of all the individual bones of candy you could put it together and it came in a plastic coffin!
Posted on July 8, 2005
Mallow inside chocolate but the chocolate looked a bit liked shredded wheat!!
Posted on July 7, 2005
These were fab boiled sweets and are still made by Campbells I think. As the name suggests they were brandy flavoured and round and were red in colour. Yummy!
Posted on July 6, 2005
Barley sugar twist
Barley sugar twists with chocolate all through the middle. These were loooong sweets....
Posted on July 5, 2005
Basically as the name suggests a bar of chocolate (made like a thin Wispa) with a heavy taste of Bournevita (a malt drink-just add hot milk), I used to eat the drink by the spoonful-until the Bar came out that is ...Nice!
Posted on July 4, 2005
It was dispensed from a montage of different cartoon character headed plastic holders, the body which can be only described as cigarette lighter shaped an size with the cartoon head on top ...Nice! (an collectable!)
Posted on July 3, 2005
The standard Chocolate version was available in the UK-but when I was 12 ('82) I saw a mint version in Brussels an of course had to eat it ...mmm, nice!
Posted on July 2, 2005
As John Peel did the narration on the advert I guess it could have a cult notoriety to it-but nah! it was lovely chocolate covered biscuit an soft toffee all in a red an gold wrapper ...nice!
Posted on July 1, 2005