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Celebrate World Milk Day on 01st June this year in a very special way. Buy retro milk chocolates like Milk Gums, Strawberry Milkshakes and other varieties online right now and savour the sweetest spir.. Read More
Indulge guilt-free in your favourite retro treats such as the all-time popular retro sweets called liquorice root, now known to combat various ailments and even help you attain good health and well-be.. Read More
Try fetching retro sweets of different varieties, designs and shapes with your loved ones, date and friends when you catch a movie next. Carry classic Pick n Mix sweets that match several occasions an.. Read More
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Let’s Celebrate World Milk Day 2018!
Celebrate World Milk Day on 01st June this year in a very special way. Buy retro milk chocolates like Milk Gums, Strawberry Milkshakes and other varieties online right now and savour the sweetest spirit in the air.
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Heartening benefits of Liquorice sweets that’ll light up your Face!
Indulge guilt-free in your favourite retro treats such as the all-time popular retro sweets called liquorice root, now known to combat various ailments and even help you attain good health and well-being. Time to grab Liquorice Allsorts that are now available online for you.
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Hog Pick n Mix Sweets, Rainbow Drops and More in the Movie Hall!
Try fetching retro sweets of different varieties, designs and shapes with your loved ones, date and friends when you catch a movie next. Carry classic Pick n Mix sweets that match several occasions and individuals you’re out with and double the fun.
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Welcome his 40th Birthday with Sweet Fanfare!
Make his 40th birthday celebrations exceptionally special. Instead of the usual 'classy' and expensive gifts that others will be showering on him, give him marvellous sweet delights like 60’s sweet chocolate box, pick n mix sweets, etc. and win him over.
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Retro Sweets to Revive Precious Memories of the Past
Mouth-watering retro sweets like Sherbet Sweets, Jelly Babies and many more that made you all nostalgic are available again, this time around online.
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Savour your favourite retro sweets, for spring is finally here!
Create a palette of retro sweets all by yourself to welcome the spring. Buy delectable retro sweets crafted by us like fruit salad sweets, Sherbet and more.
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Gift your employees with gift voucher as a work appreciation
Give your crew a reason to cheer with our variety of gift ideas for your employees and office staff. Gift baskets, appetizing chocolates and fine retro sweets are a thoughtful way to recognize the work of your valuable team.
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Sweets worth celebrating on this World health day
Thinking of cutting down on sugar? We have some tasty sweet treats that are totally free from sugar so that you can celebrate this World Health Day guilt-free.
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Top 5 irresistible sweets for this Easter
Easter is just around the corner! And we have created a list of some delicious candies for this Easter to help you with your Easter basket.
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Did you know this about Haribo sweets?
Read the blog to know about some interesting facts about the yummy gold bears that are always an indispensable part your happy moments. Here are some Haribo sweet candies facts for you!
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This St Patrick’s Day, go green with our sweets
Read more about why we celebrate St. Patrick's Day in our lates blog. And check out the top 5 green coloured candies from A Quarter Of to celebrate this day.
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Top 5 ways to celebrate Mother's day
It is Mother's Day, the special day for the most important person in our lives. So if you are thinking of mother's day celebration ideas, think no further. Check out our blog!
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The best days of my life
Here is a list of retro sweets and chocolates from the 1980’s that are not only worth slobbering over but you will also relive your childhood memories.
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Does chocolate make you happy?
Can chocolates give you a happy high?

Learn more about chocolates and happiness in our latest blog post!
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Best kids’ party ideas that make you wishing for more
Stumped for kids' party ideas? 

Check out these candy themed party ideas that set the right shindig with bright and colorful options that won't cheap out on the fun and kids will enjoy layering with yummy flavors
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Indulge in these 5 Valentine’s Day sweets
Love is in the air, as the Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.

Valentine’s Day, the day of romance, love and affection, is all about treating your senses to the fragrance of flowers, cakes, chocolates and candies.

This Valentine season get a sweet overdose of these delightfully sweet Valentine’s Day gifts for your loved ones.
 
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Another Old Favourite Disappears...
I started up AQuarterOf.co.uk back in 2002 as a celebration of the iconic sweets we all remember from our childhoods.

And slowly but surely they are being picked off.  "Improved" is the rationale I'm sure.

But changing them kills the nostalgia stone dead.

Which one is it this time?
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Addictive, "Bet These Take You Back" 80s Ads You Must Watch Again
It's funny how old adverts are probably even more nostalgia inducing than the televsion programmes that they surrounded.

Maybe it's the repetition... seeing the same ad repeatedly anchors it into your mind.  I bet that's it!

Anyway... beware... because the list that I've compiled below is incredibly addictive.

Especially the ads with the jingles... be warned.
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Classic TV Adverts of the 1970s

I was wracking my brains trying to think what would be fun to write about in the pre-Christmas rush... and I decided to go for 100% nostalgia.

I bet these bring back some memories (and if you're too young to remember them then I'll have some newer ads later this week.

They don't make them like this anymore...
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Back in 2003, in the early days of AQuarterOf.co.uk, things went well.  

Far too well.  

It was a truly horrible time.

Read more to find out why...
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Where Will It End?

Back in the day I was one of those little boys who owned a Sinclair Spectrum. 

As one of the early adopters of one of these dead flesh keyboard beauts so it was only a 16k entry level machine.  My brother later bought a "super powerful" 48k Spectrum (that's about a billionth of the capacity of your average phone these days). 

From then on I was forever envious at the quality of the games that he could play on his computer (because of its much larger memory) compared to the much more basic efforts that I could play on mine.  (but even then I marvel now at quite how the programmers in the 1980s were able to cram such a lot into such a tiny memory space).
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One of the first films to show Hollywood executives the power of product placement was Spielberg’s film, ET. The use of sweets to coax the extra-terrestrial from his hiding place caused the sales of Reese’s Pieces to shoot through the roof.

A Quarter Of decided to revisit some Hollywood classics and see how the subtle use of product placement could have made these films that much sweeter. Which one would you like to see?
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With so many sweet treats to be had out there, a strong advertising campaign on the telly can be crucial for brands in getting their tasty wares into the eyes and ears (and ultimately the mouths) of the buying public.
Some brands get this part so, so wrong (take note Haribo with this stinker for Super Mix in 2011, whilst – as we can see from our top five - some get it very, very right.
And don’t forget, many of the sweeties listed below are available from A Quarter Of right now!
So, without further ado, here is our top five of TV ad triumphs
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We recently ran a poll to find the most nostalgic person off children's television ever.

And the top 10 is... in reverse order...

#10 Derek Griffiths
#9 Valerie Singleton
#8 Floella Benjamin
#7 Noel Edmonds
#6 John Craven
#4= Tony Hart
#4= Johnny Morris
#3 Johnny Ball
#2 John Noakes

And the winner is...
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Even those of us with the sweetest tooth may have missed that last month was National Sweets Month but to mark the occasion a poll was run to discover the nation’s favourite nosh. After the votes were counted, the controversial winner was the Malteser- a chocolate covered snack made mainly of empty space.  Here at A Quarter Of, we couldn’t help but wonder what the results would have been if the poll had asked about favourite childhood sweets?  So we decided to run a survey of our own. But before those results come in, we take you through our top ten Retro Sweets: 10.  &nbs..
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Your Childhood Heroes, Numbers 4 To 2 - Here's Johnny!
We're really getting to the sharp end of our poll to find the most nostalgic person off our childhood television. And now we're into the really heavy hitters. In fact in our comments all of these people have been predicted to be the top of the Pops and, although they came really close, they didn't quite make it. Next on our list is... #4 Johnny Morris If David Attenborough is synonymous with wildlife on television in the 21st-century surely Johnny Morris held that mantle when we were young. Who can forget his bringing all creatures great and small to life with his creations o..
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3 Heroes of Your Childhood Television
Hold onto your hats... here come the next 3 in our top 10 list of the people off the telly who made your childhood extra special...   #7... Noel Edmonds Talk about Mr Saturday Morning when I was young... As I mentioned before I wasn't one of those who watched Tiswas... I was a dyed in the wool Swap Shop (or to give it its full name, the Multi Coloured Swap Shop) fan.  Incidentally it's noticeable that Mike Read from Saturday Superstore - which always felt too much like a watered down, wannabee, me-too version of Swap Shop to me (although I used to like Trevor and "we don't do..
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Poll Results #10-#8 - 3 Giants of Nostalgic Children's Television
Hold onto your hats!  Here's the next instalment of the best people on the telly, ever!

We're in the top 10 now... so each of these names are well and truly in the nostalgic television Hall of Fame.  And certainly 2 of the names below have been mentioned in the comments on my last blog post.  

And so, without further ado I give you...
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Poll Results - Childhood TV Heroes - #20-#11

The results are in... and they've been carefully counted.

So finally I can share with you the results of our poll to find the brilliantest (I know it's not a word really, but it just feels fitting here), most nostalgic person on British children's television EVER!

Some of the of the scores were very close... but the winner came top by a fair way.

And the winner is...

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