Horror Snacks!

Horror Snacks!
It's a quickie but goodie this week...

And another of those "they were so good, why did they stop making them?" conundrums (or should that be conundra?)

And it's a perfect memory for Halloween...

Back in the 70's so many food types were dominated by 2 brands...

With ice cream it was Walls and Lyons Maid...

With colas it was Coke and Pepsi...

And with crisps and snacks it was Golden Wonder and Smiths ...

And Smiths created some of the most iconic crunches around... and best of all were...

Smiths Horror Bags...

Salt and vinegar bones...

Cheese and onion fangs...

Bacon claws...

Vinegar flavour ribs..

And batburger bats!


Now you tell me... are those not the most nostalgia-inducing snacks ever?

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Rubbish Christmas Presents

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The Worst Biscuits Ever

Do you agree with my controversial list of the worst biscuits ever? ... from an 8 year old's perspective anyway...

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Whatever Happened To...?

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The Iconic Sony Walkman 2

Remember when the coolest cats wore orange foam headphones?

The Chart Rundown

Did did you do this too on Sunday afternoons?

My Saviour: A Bic Pen

They wrote well.  They leaked horribly.  But what else were they really good for?  

CDs: You Could Eat Your Breakfast Off Them... Apparently!

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The Legend Called William Shatner

Do you remember tribbles?  Or this song from 1987 that was number 1 for two weeks?

The World's Worst Toilet Paper

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It Never Stopped!

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Saturday Morning TV

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Back To School Memories

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Toys In Cereal Boxes

Remember buying cereal just for the fab toy inside the box?

Watching Television At School

​Do you remember this from when we used to watch television programmes at school?

A Tribute To Sir Clive

Was he really married to a former lap dancer?

Dynamo Bike Lamps

A pedal down childhood bikes memory lane!

Kelloggs Rise and Shine

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The Summer Ice-Lolly-days Are Here!

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What's In Your Pocket?

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Things that make you go hmmm (or ewww!)

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Christmas TV Times

How many of these childhood Christmas memories can you remember?

The Excruciating Excitement Starts Here!

What happened each December, about now, that got us so excited?

Remember Tim?

Remember Tim? We phoned him up and he always told us the same thing. What am I on about?

My Dirty Secret

What's missing today which was abundant when we were little?

Wincingly Cringeworthy

How times have changed... thank goodness.

Original Is Best… Or Is It?

The battle of "new and improved" vs "classic original recipe".

Dusting Off Your Nostalgic Cobwebs

Nostalgia Galore!

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