Gold foil wrapped used to come in flat narrow boxes
Posted on May 26, 2005
Yes, I do recall the gold foil wrapped gastronomic delights! Stationed on the outskirts of Paris as a military dependant in the early sixties, I ofttimes had occasion to frequent the small but diverse selection proffered at the canteen at SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe) not but a few miles down the road from Marly-Le-Roi and Grande Terre, an apartment complex where I lived. They carried everything from caviar to chocolate covered ants. Callard and Bowser was with no doubt the best in the world. The trick was to make one piece last the better part of an hour. No matter how badly tempted, I made it a point to savor the slimmest ribbon of remnant until it literally melted upon my tongue. Gone are the days and stowed with care as a fond childhood memory. Alas poor Callard and Bowser, I knew him well!
Posted by: Ron Hovey on May 11, 2006
They were wonderful, my memory is of my Grandma's sideboard, the little gold chunks in a glass dish sat on an off white doilie!(Why did doilies appear everywhere in Granny houses?)
Callards made the best sweets ever!
Posted by: Karlski on September 15, 2006
These were the real butterscotch sweets of my childhood - funny thing, I don't remember Werthers "originals" at all!
Posted by: Mark Waters on September 27, 2006
These were the real butterscotch sweets of my shildhood - funny but I don't remember those Werthers "originals" at all!
Roses have a hazelnut in soft caramel in milk chocolate. It is shaped a bit like an orange segment but with a flat bottom and is wrapped in purple foil. (Quality street actually had the same thing.)
It isn't the sweet which has disappeared, its the name! 30 odd years ago this chocolate used to have a name - along the lines of "Montilemar" but obviously that is a different sweet altogether - but now is just "hazlenut in chocolate".
What did it used to be called?
Posted by: Johnny Ramone on December 30, 2006