On 16 Jun 2009 at 11:13pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Is it just me or did,
Starburst taste better when they were called OPAL FRUITS?
Snickers tasted better when it was called MARATHON?
And what happened to the raspberry shaped Rowntree's fruit gum?
On 17 Jun 2009 at 7:11am Rozzer wrote:
And didn't the different colour wrappers on a Penguin mean the biscuit had a different flavour? Does anyone remember Mivvi?
On 17 Jun 2009 at 7:41am me wrote:
Mivvi? was that a jazz mag?
On 17 Jun 2009 at 7:55am Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
It was an ice cream
On 17 Jun 2009 at 7:57am Clueless wrote:
Me,what's a jazz mag??
On 17 Jun 2009 at 9:55am Roger wrote:
Jazz mag is defined in the Profanisaurus as :- A published pamphlet of artistic material, a gentleman's interest journal.
On 17 Jun 2009 at 10:15am Decent Citizen wrote:
Does anyone remember an ice lolly with lime on outside and icecream inside? I associate it with Brighton beach in front of bumper cars!Yes Rozzer I remember Mivvi. On subject of confectionary disapearing,what happened to Caramac,Honeycombe? Come on lets have a bit of nostalgia.Too late I have revealed I am an oldie!!
On 17 Jun 2009 at 10:19am Decent Citizen wrote:
Sorry, meant to answer Rozzer about Penguin.Yes I do remember colour meaning different flavours. Go on jog my memory further.
On 17 Jun 2009 at 10:57am Mystic Mog wrote:
As a kid I remember buying Horlicks sweets at the chemist. Does anyone remember them and can you get them still. Also those Jacobs' little chocolate biscuits.
Agree about Opel fruits. However I try not to buy foreign confectionary and drinks, so I stick with Cadbury and Vimto.
On 17 Jun 2009 at 11:25am Ed Can Do wrote:
Up until I stopped working up there a couple of years back, the newsagent in Horley high street sold Caramacs, I think they're still available, you just have to hunt around for them.
On 17 Jun 2009 at 1:00pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Thankyou Ed Can Do.It is a childhood memory of a school teacher(Pop Morrison) who used to have a bar every day! Another choc bar I recall is a jellymallow. There was even an advert on the television with stick like men playing a chello! I am sure Lewesions already know that Lansdowne Place sweet shop sells a lot of the loose old sweets we used to have. All in big jars like before. Thought I would mention it in case newcomers did not know.
On 17 Jun 2009 at 1:08pm Burning Bits wrote:
Mog try googling Cadburys and Poland you'll see what's happening to the factory.
On 17 Jun 2009 at 1:13pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Jambore bags, sherbert in a paper bag with a piece of liqorish,or a lolly. Sherbert saucers,I have seen these still about.Anyone remember the Frys chocolate bar that had a square each of different flavours? Gob stoppers. I mentioned earlier a honeycombe bar.I seem to recall it was not wrapped! You bought a lump of it.Possibly from Maynards where you could buy a tray of brazil nut toffee complete with it"s own little hammer. Hope that has wet your appetites.Keep those memories coming.
On 17 Jun 2009 at 1:15pm Its Not Rocket Science wrote:
You can still get Caramacs but they are not as nice as they were - same as a lot of things nowadays, I guess they have taken the e numbers out !. Was surprised the other day to buy a sherbert fountain which was in a plastic tube instead of the proper paper one. Whatever next !!! Other things I remember from years ago, Old English Spangles, Nutty bars (fudge covered in peanuts), coffee flavour walnut whips, lemonade powder (actual powder not yellow sugar), Aztec bars, Old Jamaica chocolate, Bazooka Joe bubble gum, Jamboree bags, Pink Panther bars...I am going to have to go and buy some sweets now...
On 17 Jun 2009 at 1:23pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Oh dear Burning Bits! This was a village with it"s own school church etc. All the people living there were Cadbury workers or had an association with it. Has anyone else on here been to Cadburys World in Birmingham? One leaves with a carrier bag of freebie chocolate,having first seen them being made. A very yummy time is had by all.
On 17 Jun 2009 at 1:34pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Its Not rocket Science where can one buy Caramac please?Yes lemonade powder.We would make a bottle of lemonade ourselves,lovely.Ah yes spangles,aztec bars.I tasted a walnut whip the other day,yuck!Have my taste buds changed that much? I realize that they do as you get older,but ......
On 17 Jun 2009 at 1:36pm Taff wrote:
Jubblys, orange and cole flavour.
Morleys used to sell Caramacs.
On 17 Jun 2009 at 1:41pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Thanks Taff.When you say used,do they definiately not now? I shall inquire. You lot have given me the munchies!
On 17 Jun 2009 at 1:46pm Mystic Mog wrote:
Burning bits. I know about what Cadbury are doing. However I prefer to buy from a UK company if possible. Rountree are now part Nestle and Smarties are made in Germany - I do not see the same kind of publicity about that. Look at the car industry and you will see how NOT having home owned industries is currently a potential problem to the economy. Vauxhall for example is looking dodgy and we have to agree to the whims of external companies.
Support UK companies. Just because they have transfered some production abroad is a shame but their profit is taxed here and we benefit more that if they were foriegn owned. Obviously the best situation is to buy UK made product from a UK company. I work for a UK owned and based manufacturing company, so I am biased. We make 90% of our product in the UK.
Internal investment should come before inward investment.
On 17 Jun 2009 at 1:50pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Oh, and DONT FORGET THE MURRY MINTS THE TOO GOOD TO HURRY MINTS!Remember the adverts? The little boy at the gate waiting for his mum to bring him his Roundtrees fruit pastilles or was it gums?
On 17 Jun 2009 at 3:20pm Parrott wrote:
A finger of fudge is just enough to give you kids a treat....
A finger of fudge is just enough until it's time to eat...
It's full of Cadbury goodness and very small and sweet...
Forgot the last line....
On 17 Jun 2009 at 3:21pm Its Not Rocket Science wrote:
Decent Citizen, can't think which shop I last saw Caramac in, but someone in my office was eating one recently so someone must still be selling them!. Pretty sure Woolies used to, but thats no good. I haven't bought one myself recently as I don't like them now so I can't say for sure who sells them. Will keep my eye open and let you know.
On 17 Jun 2009 at 3:52pm Parrot wrote:
If you put 'A quarter of' in Google you will find a website where you can buy all these sweets mentioned.Caramac is on there....
On 17 Jun 2009 at 3:52pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Thankyou Its Not Rocket Science. I probably will find it too sweet,but,for nostalgias sake I hope to track one down.Parrott I believe the fourth line was same as first.Some of those ads were great I thought.
On 17 Jun 2009 at 3:56pm Parrot wrote:
remember these? We have them all!
Gobstoppers (3 sizes!)
Bassetti Liquorice Sticks
Kali (and Crystals)
Drumsticks (lots of types)
Fizzers and Love Hearts (Big and Mini)
Parma Violets (Giant and Mini)
Candy Necklaces (and Watches!)
Sugar Mice (and Pigs!)
Sherbet Lemons (the proper ones!)
Pascalls Kola Kubes (chewy middles)
Sherbet Pips (and other types too!) Coltsfoot Rock (and Liquorice too)
Wham Bars (lots of flavours)
Curly Wurly (and Fingers of Fudge)
Sherbet Fountains (and Dips galore!)
Pint Pots (and Lager Tops)
Black Jacks (and Fruit Salad)
Sweet Peanuts (and more nuts!)
Bonbons (lots of flavours)
White Chocolate Fish & Chips (& Mice)
... and hundreds and hundreds more
This is from the website...If you put into Google 'A quarter of voucher codes'
you will find a voucher which entitles you to 10% off any order over £25.
On 17 Jun 2009 at 4:04pm parrot wrote:
Who was it who asked about fizzy cola bottles?
If you put 'fizzy cola' in the search box on that site,they have them!!
And Caramacs....And sugared peanuts.I used to buy 2 ounces from Bob Taylors shop as a little kid.They suddenly disappeared.
I used to LOVE those...And sherbert.And bassetts licorice.I bought some recently,it tastes nothing like it used to.
On 17 Jun 2009 at 4:04pm Burning Bits wrote:
Mog I like to buy local so always get my chocolate from the Gardeners Arms, now that's good stuff.
On 17 Jun 2009 at 4:04pm Decent Citizen wrote:
On 17 Jun 2009 at 4:38pm Rozzer wrote:
The shop down Landsdowne Place is great for nostalgics. My most recent purchase there was cough candy and sherbert lemons. Mivvi - there used to be a lime one for a while. A memorable day in my childhood (obviously deprived) was when I had the money to buy a bottle of Corona limeade, a lime Mivvi and a quarter of West Indian limes.
On 17 Jun 2009 at 5:16pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Thankyou Rozzer.Always nice to have it confirmed(lime mivvi)so that one knows they are not having failing memory! Yes Florrances in Lansdowne Place is the place to go.Anyone remember Gina and her husband(Harold)?Have not seen Gina for a while.She was in Morris Road.
On 17 Jun 2009 at 5:27pm Decent Citizen wrote:
I keep recalling other sweets we enjoyed. Some still available others not.
American hard gums
love hearts some were on a bracelet
a stick of (barley sugar)?with chocolate through the middle.
toffee apples of course.
On 17 Jun 2009 at 6:02pm jonnyboy wrote:
Penny Arrow toffee bars. Plain,banana and strawberry flavours. Heaven. And proper mint humbugs in a tin that were chewy on the inside unlike their modern counterparts.
On 17 Jun 2009 at 6:22pm 40 somethings wrote:
On 17 Jun 2009 at 6:57pm Cliffebimbo wrote:
I have a couple of caramacs in my drawer at work, as well as the best white chocolate fish and chips I have ever eaten and Vimto shoe laces. All from A Quarter Of. I will take offers on the Caramacs.
On 17 Jun 2009 at 7:05pm Rozzer wrote:
Rhubarb and custard
Trebor cough candy
Trebor barley sugar
On 17 Jun 2009 at 8:45pm The Sweet Tooth Fairy wrote:
Caramacs are freely available in Nevill Newsagents Dimbo! Sadly not wrapped in paper and silver foil anymore.
On 17 Jun 2009 at 9:03pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Thankyou The Sweet Tooth Fairy. I shall go and get some.I shall probably be disapointed as few things taste as they did.Not all down to loss of sweet tooth as we age! I have remembered some more.Candy sticks(sweet cigarettes)remember that before it became a hanging offence to smoke? I do not smoke myself, but respect others right to,as long as it is not in my face or food!
On 17 Jun 2009 at 9:13pm expat wrote:
I have to have emergency parcels sent to me, and get Caramac, finger of fudge and Daim bars which are my favourite of late. I did a tour of the Cadbury Chocolate factory in Dunedin here. Tasted cocoa beans, and they have a gigantic tub of hot flowing chocolate. Yum!
On 17 Jun 2009 at 9:18pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Expat .Sorry to show my ignorence,where is Dunedin. I have been to the Birmingham one.As you said yum!
On 17 Jun 2009 at 9:25pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
"Texan" bars (re-released for a short period about 5yrs ago - and just as yummy)
"Swirl" chocolate (milk and dark chocolate swirled in a spiral pattern - ?by Cadbury's)
Those hexagonal cardboard tubes containing posh choccies (with mint fondant centre)
"Savoury Vinegar" Crisps by Smiths (Purple/Maroon packet - cost 2.5p at the time)!
And buying acidic highly coloured sugar by the quarter
On 17 Jun 2009 at 9:25pm Decent Citizen wrote:
New Zealand? Looked it up.Am I right?
On 17 Jun 2009 at 10:43pm Sherbert fan wrote:
2 o of sherbert used to cost 6d....And highly coloured fingers would result.
Wouldn't be allowed now I'm sure.
On 17 Jun 2009 at 10:46pm Hedwig wrote:
mmmmm...sherbert I LOVE