Whatever happened to... Spangles?
They came in a pack like tunes and one pack was assorted flavours and the other was old english flavour. They were also shaped like tunes square with a circular dip on either side.....
Posted on November 6, 2004
Spangles - Original flavours
Square, boiled sweets. Had a distinctive 'cough sweet' taste. Colours where black, brown & grey (I think!). They then made the fruit flavoured ones - not as good though!
Posted on August 28, 2004
"Old English" flavour Spangles.
Tube-type pack of individually wrapped square boiled sweets. I think the paper wrapper was black, can't describe the flavour but it was great!!!
Posted on August 21, 2004
A hard boiled sweet - several in a packet - shape and consistency of a tune (as in the cold sweets) but the colour of lucozade (i.e. not too orange but not too brown).
Posted on April 30, 2004
You mentioned on the website that Spangles were fruit-flavoured. In fact, the flavour that everyone reminisces about is "Old English" which was an elusive but compelling sweet spicy flavour, reminiscent of cinnamon, anise and cloves. They were superb, and if Mars thought that the fruit ones were what everyone requested, then their market research is as good as their chocolate, i.e. not very. I would cut off my right hand to taste them again.
Well, probably not, but they were delicious.
Posted on January 12, 2004
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
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public then remembered why they had not bought Spangles in larger quantities first time around and the sweets were withdrawn again.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