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Post by Kenny on Tue 23 Aug 2011, 11:35 pm

I was sent a picture message the other day of a collection of retro crisps and sweets , and it got me thinking of the crisp/sweets i loved to eat when i was a kid . Things that either aren't made anymore or that some loon has changed for some reason .

I remember buying a make of crisps that i think were called WHEELZ they were in Mexican spice or Pickled onion and vinegar flavours and they had a squirrel on the packet ? they were in large bags , may have been just in the Yorkshire area .

Also does any one remember Pigs crisps they were shaped like pigs and were hollow in the middle .

On the sweet line i loved old WHAM bars, the new ones dont have enough of the crackle in them .
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Post by Thomond on Tue 23 Aug 2011, 11:38 pm

Those Willy Wonka bars that had the crackling candy in them.

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Post by Cari on Wed 24 Aug 2011, 8:32 am

Space Dust - packet of ground fruit flavoured candy that popped in your mouth when you ate it. To make it more fun I would take a mouthful of fizzy pop with it and let my gob explode Very Happy
Pacers - stripey green and white peppermint sweets.
Treets - a bit like peanut M & Ms but not multicoloured just brown chocolate coated.
Quarterbacks - beefy flavored crisps shaped like little men - these might be still available.
Dragon - I think these crisps were local to Wales. Tasty though Smile
Quantro - fruity flavoured fizzy pop from the '80s.
Corona - fizzy drink in all sorts of flavours. Came in a glass bottle which, when you gave it back to the shop you could claim the 10p return. Woo hoo!
Top Deck - fizzy "alcoholic" pop. There was Lager & Lime and Shandy flavoured and it was sold to kids (hic!) Very Happy
Fish n Chips - biscuity/crispy type savoury snacks shaped like mini fish and oblongs (the chips) they were a salty flavour, but lovely.
Highland Toffee - a bar of solid toffee that you'd either break your teeth on or spend hours chewing.

Kenny you'll love this website (I do!):
http://www.tvcream.co.uk/

I also remember eating the pig crisps, but nothing else about them...

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Post by Beer on Wed 24 Aug 2011, 8:55 am

I remember Quarterbacks. They were kind of like Space Raiders.

Anyone remember a sweet called 'Sunbeams'? They were like small chewy bon bons?

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Post by ADMIN on Wed 24 Aug 2011, 9:03 am

Ringos - Not the ones that turned into though that were basically onion rings but the old school version that were flat.


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Post by Beer on Wed 24 Aug 2011, 9:10 am

Nerds, Runts & Dweebs

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Post by Cari on Wed 24 Aug 2011, 9:11 am

Hero - "Nothing goes like a Ringo goes" wasn't that the tag line in the advert?

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Post by ADMIN on Wed 24 Aug 2011, 9:17 am

It rings a bell certainly.

Others that I remember...

Fizz Wizz
Anglo Bubbly
Dip Dab
Fizzers

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Post by Beer on Wed 24 Aug 2011, 9:21 am

Dip Dab is still around.

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Post by Kenny on Wed 24 Aug 2011, 9:31 am

Cari wrote:Space Dust - packet of ground fruit flavoured candy that popped in your mouth when you ate it. To make it more fun I would take a mouthful of fizzy pop with it and let my gob explode Very Happy
Pacers - stripey green and white peppermint sweets.
Treets - a bit like peanut M & Ms but not multicoloured just brown chocolate coated.
Quarterbacks - beefy flavored crisps shaped like little men - these might be still available.
Dragon - I think these crisps were local to Wales. Tasty though Smile
Quantro - fruity flavoured fizzy pop from the '80s.
Corona - fizzy drink in all sorts of flavours. Came in a glass bottle which, when you gave it back to the shop you could claim the 10p return. Woo hoo!
Top Deck - fizzy "alcoholic" pop. There was Lager & Lime and Shandy flavoured and it was sold to kids (hic!) Very Happy
Fish n Chips - biscuity/crispy type savoury snacks shaped like mini fish and oblongs (the chips) they were a salty flavour, but lovely.
Highland Toffee - a bar of solid toffee that you'd either break your teeth on or spend hours chewing.

Kenny you'll love this website (I do!):
http://www.tvcream.co.uk/

I also remember eating the pig crisps, but nothing else about them...



I remember nearly everything you have listed Very Happy i loved top deck ( thought i was so cool drinking beer) , lost a tooth on a highland toffee bar aswell Laugh . website is great they dont make things like they used to do they.

I have just bought the Double Deckers on dvd love old shows .

I also remember Double dip orange and cherry sherbert ( we called it cayli) with a sweet stick to dip , and those bubbly gum that were a flat roundy shape sold in singles in a waxy wrapper .
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Post by Kenny on Wed 24 Aug 2011, 9:36 am

Does anyone remember Bones and Fangs crisps aswell ?
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Post by Cari on Wed 24 Aug 2011, 9:39 am

Isn't it called "Dib Dab" - but yeah it's still around. I think the white sherbert with the liquorice stick in a tube is still about too. I know what is definitely still around as retro sweets are quite trendy. I've seen Rainbow Drops, Palma Violets, Swizzle Sticks, Drum Stick lollies, Refreshers, Fruit Salads and Black Jacks although I'm not sure if they're still called Black Jacks.

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Post by Kenny on Wed 24 Aug 2011, 9:46 am

I Googled retro sweets and it was Origanally called Double Dip you can buy 10 packs for £2.47 ! so i ordered some Very Happy you get a bonus 3rd dip Cola flavour , happy days .

There are some great sites for retro sweets and crisps , i could order loads and dont really eat sweets anymore .
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Post by Beer on Wed 24 Aug 2011, 10:20 am

KingKenny7Heaven wrote:I Googled retro sweets and it was Origanally called Double Dip you can buy 10 packs for £2.47 ! so i ordered some Very Happy you get a bonus 3rd dip Cola flavour , happy days .

There are some great sites for retro sweets and crisps , i could order loads and dont really eat sweets anymore .

Do you have the links? I have a seriously sweet tooth!

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Post by Kenny on Wed 24 Aug 2011, 10:29 am

http/www.mysweetshop.co.uk/

http/www.retrosweets.co.uk/

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Post by Beer on Wed 24 Aug 2011, 10:48 am

Cheers!

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Post by BuffDaddy on Wed 24 Aug 2011, 11:23 am

Cadburys secrets. nobody seems to remember them but they rocked. Tangy Toms, I know you can still find them but they don't taste as good now.

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Post by Cari on Wed 24 Aug 2011, 11:41 am

Wispa Gold bars were lush, but they've only brought back the original one I think.

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Post by Kenny on Wed 24 Aug 2011, 11:44 am

King Beer wrote:Cheers!

No problem , there are quite a few more aswell Retro sweets really are popular i guess . Still cant find anywhere selling Ranchero crisps though Very Happy
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Post by Thomond on Wed 24 Aug 2011, 11:52 am

Cari,you can still get highland toffee in Ireland. Also I haven't heard of 90% of the things posted here.

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Post by Celtic Warrior on Wed 24 Aug 2011, 12:01 pm

I used to love Spiras. They were class.

We used to have a place called "Globally Sweet" that did loads of retro sweets. I spent a fortune in there when I was hungover/still drunk once. What a morning that was!

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Post by Cari on Wed 24 Aug 2011, 12:25 pm

Thomond - really?! Cool! wonder if it still breaks your teeth?

I'm guessing you haven't heard of a lot of things because they might not have been available in Ireland...and we're showing our ages (older than you!). Smile

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Post by greybeard on Wed 24 Aug 2011, 12:40 pm

Mini Chips.

Enough of them in one mouthful to make my gums bleed. Oh the joy.

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Post by Josiah Maiestas on Thu 25 Aug 2011, 12:12 am

Tazman caramel choccy http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs046.snc3/13345_220515094921_515764921_4243774_352891_t.jpg
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Post by The Galveston Giant on Thu 25 Aug 2011, 12:39 am

KingKenny7Heaven wrote:http/www.mysweetshop.co.uk/

http/www.retrosweets.co.uk/


Nice one Kenny
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Post by The Galveston Giant on Thu 25 Aug 2011, 12:43 am

King Beer wrote:I remember Quarterbacks. They were kind of like Space Raiders.

Anyone remember a sweet called 'Sunbeams'? They were like small chewy bon bons?

They're back but they've ruined them, i managed to buy an old school packet (well,10 of them) from a little shop in the middle of nowhere a couple of years back, first time i had seen them in years.
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Post by Cari on Thu 25 Aug 2011, 3:44 pm

I've seen that Wheelies crisps are still around too Smile

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Post by Thomond on Thu 25 Aug 2011, 6:50 pm

Bacon flavoured crisps equals to awesome.

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Post by The Galveston Giant on Thu 25 Aug 2011, 7:10 pm

Cari wrote:I've seen that Wheelies crisps are still around too Smile

Golden Wonder have bought a lot of them over, i've seen lot's of old 10p crisps around lately, although they're not quite 10p anymore.
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Post by Kenny on Thu 25 Aug 2011, 7:52 pm

Space raiders are now 20p a bag but worth it ! Very Happy
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Post by dyrewolfe on Fri 26 Aug 2011, 3:29 pm

I remember buying gobstoppers as a kid that had a really strong cinnamon flavour to them and when you'd sucked them for long enough, you got to the chewing gum centre. Really liked those but can't remember what they were called.

Remember most of the other stuff on here as well as Texan bars - chocolate covered toffee that you didn't really eat, so much as let dissolve from round your teeth, it was that hard!

Haven't seen anywhere selling Jolly Ranchers for a while now. Can you still get those? Curly Wurlies too!
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Post by The Galveston Giant on Fri 26 Aug 2011, 9:26 pm

Jolly Ranchers were rank, you can still get Curly Wurly's, my daughter was addicted to them i liked frosties, wish they would bring them back, remember they only used to be 5p a packet.
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Post by Doubleagent73 on Sat 27 Aug 2011, 12:32 pm

As a kid I used to love Spangles - especially the "Old English" ones - which were around from the 1950s-80s. I don't remember this myself, but apparently they once used to have an advertising strapline along the lines "Spangles make you gay".

Could explain a lot, I guess.. Wink
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Post by Thomond on Sat 27 Aug 2011, 8:01 pm

Jolly ranchers are sold in the US anyway.

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Post by Cari on Sun 28 Aug 2011, 8:19 am

dyrewolfe wrote:I remember buying gobstoppers as a kid that had a really strong cinnamon flavour to them and when you'd sucked them for long enough, you got to the chewing gum centre. Really liked those but can't remember what they were called.


If they were the ones that came in packs of three, they were called Jaw Breakers. They also did red ones called Fireballs which gave your mouth a burning sensation until you got to the chewing gum bit.

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Post by Kenny on Sun 28 Aug 2011, 5:03 pm

I didn't like those fireball gobstoppers that gave you the burning sensation they had a really weird taste , my local sweetshop used to sell giant gobstoppers that looked like eyeballs they were great .
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