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Do You Remember
Sadly long gone, but not forgotten!!!
Spangles : Small tubes of individually wrapped sweets, they were available in various flavours - blackcurrant, strawberry, barley sugar, Old English (whatever were those supposed to taste like?) and a mixed fruit pack which for years contained one in a white wrapper covered in question marks which was the "Mystery flavour". Eventually the question marks were replaced by little cocktail glasses, but I've never yet had a cocktail that tasted like a Spangle…
Cadbury's Bar Six : Often a favourite for swimming bath vending machines, Cadbury's Bar Six was a creamy chocolate bar with a wafer centre and hazelnut cream, they were very similar to a Chunky Kit-Kat. Bar Six had a orange wrapper and was wrapped in a soft foil...
Splicer Bars : Splicer Bars came out in the mid 1980s and were fruit-flavoured and multi-coloured twisted candy bars which were really chewy. The advert featured a policeman and various other people biting into a splicer bar and it turned them all multi-coloured! Ace! They tasted soft but chewy...
Aztec Chocolate Bar : The Aztec Chocolate Bar was very similar to the Mars Bar and was made by Cadbury in the 1970s. There used to be about a five minute advert for them at the cinema. They were quite scrummy and half a penny cheaper than Mars Bars.
Zero : A Zero bar came in dark chocolate or milk chocolate. The milk chocolate one had a silver wrapper and the dark chocolate one had a gold wrapper. Each bar had about four or five square shaped chunks of chocolate, but inside was a truffle. When the chunk melted in your mouth then you got to the truffle in the centre which was cold, hence 'zero'. I can't remember who made them…
The Secret Chocolate bar : By Nestle in the 80's and 90's and was one of the most delicious treats ever. It had a sort of bird's nest chocolate outer with a creamy mousse center similar to the inside of a Walnut Whip. They came in a white protective card sleeve and apparently had a gold wrapper with the word Secret written on it in purple. The television advert featured an elegant lady sat on a train eating her Secret bar 'in secret' with the accompanying music "I see her face everywhere I go... Have you seen her?..." Unfortunately the Secret Chocolate Bar was withdrawn from sale due to the high production costs and low volume of sales.
Cabana : It was like a Bounty but with cherries in. Yummy...
Cadbury Astro’s : A little bit like round smarties in a purple square box, Cadbury's Astros had the crispy outer shell of a Smartie but alse contained a little biscuit centre. Cadbury's Astros were released in 1997 by Cadbury in the UK, Canada, USA and South Africa.
Texan bar : It was chocolate-covered nougat which was virtually impossible to bite through. Kids loved it, dentists/mums hated it!
Bullion Bars : Bullion Bars were possibly made by Blue Bird sometime in the 1980s and were toffee shaped in a gold foil tray like "Gold Bullion". They were lovely and creamy and very tasty and cost around 10p…
Blobs : They were round and came in different flavours. The toffee apple ones had a soft toffee centre in a hard green apple boiled sweet. They were also strawberry and cream Blobs but I dont think these had a soft centre. I am sure there was a fizzy one too…
Fry 's Five Centers : Fry 's Five Centers was a chocolate bar like Fry's Chocolate Cream but it had fruit flavoured cream running through the middle. Each chunk had a different flavour (orange, lemon, lime, strawberry and raspberry) and each flavour was a different colour. It was great fun to guess what colour would be next…
Fuse Bar : Fuse bars were chocolate bars containing pieces of nut, crispy bits and raisins. It was a rectangular bar and the wrapper was purple with a sort of explosion of the contents on the wrapper…
Double Agents : Double Agents were a hard-boiled sweet with a gooey or sherberty centre in "Strawberry and Cream" or "Toffee Apple" flavours. They came in a paper encased foil tube and had a spy-related item on the back of the paper, such as a code, for exmaple. They cost about 10p for a pack in the 70’s…
Vice Versas : Vice Versas were the Minstrel-shaped sweets with either white chocolate on the outside and milk chocolate in the middle or vice versa! A good idea, and, I thought, a good taste. Another food product that mysteriously disappeared. Ooooh weird…
Galaxy Counters : Galaxy version of Cadbury buttons but mega better. Came in great packets with different animal characters on them and a count the counters puzzle on the back.
Sensations : We think they were made by Needlers, being a disc shaped sweet with a chocolate centre. Absolutely lovely.
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