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 Post subject: Re: 80s Candy n Drinks
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:41 pm 
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Spangles - the Olde English ones. Oh yes, I'm THAT old :shock:

We're very lucky round here - there's a proper old fashioned sweetie shop at the bottom of Steep Hill in Lincoln and there's really good sweetie shops in Horncastle and Woodhall Spa. Mmm :D


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 Post subject: Re: 80s Candy n Drinks
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:53 pm 
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A lot of the sweets I remember from the 80's are sold in a certain sweet shop I know...

The likes of blackjacks, fruit salads, Wham bars, Icy Cups... I could go on but I'll leave it there.

Was at the wholesalers a few weeks ago with the wife, they have an "american sweets" section and I spotted something there that I just had to buy:

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Tastes exactly like I remember Pepsi did BITD (not sure what they did to the recipe but I'm willing to bet it's artificial sweetners!) - I still prefer Pepsi over Coke but this stuff is in another league :)


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 Post subject: Re: 80s Candy n Drinks
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:11 pm 
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Elysarian wrote:
A lot of the sweets I remember from the 80's are sold in a certain sweet shop I know...

The likes of blackjacks, fruit salads, Wham bars, Icy Cups... I could go on but I'll leave it there.

Was at the wholesalers a few weeks ago with the wife, they have an "american sweets" section and I spotted something there that I just had to buy:

Image

Tastes exactly like I remember Pepsi did BITD (not sure what they did to the recipe but I'm willing to bet it's artificial sweetners!) - I still prefer Pepsi over Coke but this stuff is in another league :)


Not sure whether it heralded from the 80s, but sometime in the 90s I experienced (it's the only word I can use...) a can of Jolt Cola - none of this namby, pamby Red Bull shenanigans, or Relentless or anything a bit bluff and bluster like that, this stuff properly put hairs on your chest - turn you into a sexual tyrannosaurus, that stuff would (props to Jesse Ventura, there...)


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 Post subject: Re: 80s Candy n Drinks
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:15 pm 
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i remember a chocolate bar called 5 fruits, it was a bar with different fruit flavour centres.
oh how i'd love to get hold of that again.


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 Post subject: Re: 80s Candy n Drinks
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:29 pm 
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videojetman wrote:
i remember a chocolate bar called 5 fruits, it was a bar with different fruit flavour centres.
oh how i'd love to get hold of that again.


Are you thinking of "Fry's 5 centres" there?

If so you're out of luck I'm afraid, there are no plans to reintroduce it, you can still get the Orange, Peppermint and Chocolate cream bars though (my wife sells these).


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 Post subject: Re: 80s Candy n Drinks
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:40 pm 
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Spangles (esp Olde English) and Cresta pop (with the polar bear on the label - "it's frothy man")


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 Post subject: Re: 80s Candy n Drinks
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:42 am 
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I used to like shaking the tin of Ovaltine and eating the crispy bits that rolled to the surface... :D


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 Post subject: Re: 80s Candy n Drinks
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:54 am 
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Nutty bars, and Ovaltine chocolate yummy 8)


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 Post subject: Re: 80s Candy n Drinks
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:42 am 
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I had stumbled across a few cans of soft drink called ..."TAB"...cola....


here down under favoured milk 600ml/300 ml were also popular favorites at the time where

eggflip
chocolate
caramel
blue heaven
toffee
jaffa /choc orange
banana


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 Post subject: Re: 80s Candy n Drinks
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:16 am 
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...Curlywurly :P


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