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Been all doom and gloom of late. :(

So, just for a bit of fun and maybe muster a few smiles or memories, just add something into the thread title question. I'll start us off;

Whatever Happened To Old Jamaica chocolate bars?

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Still available Peter, now in a mauve coloured wrapper, considerably more expensive

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I used to like these

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All together now.......

 

It's amazing what raisins can do,

All that goodness and it's all for you.

It's got two kinds of chocolate and caramel too,

And it's got raisins and they're good for you.

 

 

 

 

Whatever happened to over hearing my mum, neighbour or whoever saying

"there's been a prowler about". 

Whatever happened to heavy breathers on the telephone?

:wicked:

My asthma cleared up.

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All together now.......

 

It's amazing what raisins can do,

All that goodness and it's all for you.

It's got two kinds of chocolate and caramel too,

And it's got raisins and they're good for you.

 

 

 

 

My asthma cleared up.

:wicked::lol:

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Could'nt resist No More Hero's - The Stranglers

Whatever happened to Leon Trotsky?
He got an ice pick
That made his ears burn

Whatever happened to dear old Lenny?
The great Elmyra,
And Sancho Panza?

Whatever happened to the heroes?
Whatever happened to the heroes?

Whatever happened to all the heroes?
All the Shakespearoes?
They watched their Rome burn

Whatever happened to the heroes?
Whatever happened to the heroes?
No more heroes any more
No more heroes any more

Whatever happened to all the heroes?
All the Shakespearoes?
They watched their Rome burn

Whatever happened to the heroes?
Whatever happened to the heroes?
No more heroes any more
No more heroes any more 
No more heroes any more
No more heroes any more

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Kunzle showboat cakes and Old English Spangles. (sighs)

Strangely I had no idea about either of these until last night when I was Googleing odd stuff to see what I remembered, the range of Spangles was quite something, and I'd never heard of them.  I'd have probably gone for the square showboat cake, they looked to  be slightly larger and I'm a greedy bugger when it comes to cakes.

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Kunzle cakes were a rare treat in our house but they were awesome!! Chocolate shells with a layer of sponge then a load of pink/orange/brown etc creamy froth on top with some extra cake elements like a chocolate bits or a type of fruit pastel. My favourite was the red oval shaped one. I never realised until today that they were made in Birmingham. Old English Spangels were brilliant too. Flavours like cough candy, aniseed etc, totally different to your usual bright coloured fruit flavours. I would imagine they would still be very popular if they made them now, probably market them at adults rather than kids.

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Whatever happened to the pop man?  Used to have Underwood's and Arnison's pop lorries come round our town with wooden crates filled with all the different flavours.  Dandelion and Burdock, Cream Soda, Lemonade, Orangeade, Limeade and all the other ades.  3d deposit on the bottles.

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Whatever happened to the pop man?  Used to have Underwood's and Arnison's pop lorries come round our town with wooden crates filled with all the different flavours.  Dandelion and Burdock, Cream Soda, Lemonade, Orangeade, Limeade and all the other ades.  3d deposit on the bottles.

I remember Corona, but not heard of Underwood's or Arnison's.  I like Vernor's Ginger Ale, but haven't tasted one for 15 years or so, don't think they crossed the Atlantic, but it's the best ginger ale there is.

 

 

Whatever happened to Afghan Hounds?

They went out of favour Peter, there's still some around, just that the designer dog has taken it's place.

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I remember Corona, but not heard of Underwood's or Arnison's.  I like Vernor's Ginger Ale, but haven't tasted one for 15 years or so, don't think they crossed the Atlantic, but it's the best ginger ale there is.

This is good stuff Dave

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I can remember when Curly Wurleys first hit the shelves.  The first kid on our estate to get his hands on this hallowed confectionery was little Gary Emerson.  All us other kids looked on in awe as he first unwrapped this chewy chocolate covered caramel creation, held it up for all to behold, then bit into it with relish.  We were all soon queuing up to get our mucky paws on this holy wonder.

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What happened to green and clears

Back street blues

Chalkies

Steve

They've been replaced by Stella, Vodka and Prosecco Ste..... :(

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I can remember when Curly Wurleys first hit the shelves.  The first kid on our estate to get his hands on this hallowed confectionery was little Gary Emerson.  All us other kids looked on in awe as he first unwrapped this chewy chocolate covered caramel creation, held it up for all to behold, then bit into it with relish.  We were all soon queuing up to get our mucky paws on this holy wonder.

I  can remember one from the sixties,a real corker of a choc bar alled"Aztec Bar", by  I think it was made by those "Cads over at Bury".There was an advertising campaign on the telly and I remember the excitement of being sent over to the shops as a kid to buy the whole family a bar each of the exciting new choccy bar and it was a good one too.The Aztec bar went the way of the ancient Aztec civillisation,it went extinct,except in the choccy bars case it didnt take all that long it just disapeared of the shelves after what did not  seem to be all that long a space of time!Unlike the Marathon bar to Snickers name switch there wasnt any of that it just went away.I remember there was a very raisany and nut type taste  to the bars same sort of size and shape as a Mars bar.Does anyone else remember the "Aztec bar", and its short lived life on the shelves before being conquered by other bars  and its resources,cocoa,sugar,raisans,fruit and nuts being plundered and taken off to other parts of the factory and used to contribute to the making of the traditional bars of the old world such as Mars,Bounty,even the noble order of the CDM.Of course in carrying of these precious rich resources back to the older part of the choccy factory's world they would have to dodge the pirates of the Old Jah makey dept who would cruise the spaces between the different sections looking for extra sugar and spices to bolster up the taste of their bar,drunk on the rum that was provided to add flavour to their edgey product  they were feared by all so much so even though there was a huge"Bounty", folk would fear to do anything to claim it.,even bringing in those"Nutters",from the "Topic",section couldnt quell the piracy of the old Jah Makey pirates.

Somewhere in the dark and distant path of the confectionry worlds history in the time of the sixties lies the truth about the vanishing Aztec bar,did it manage to last into the seventies? though living on in a much smaller rate of production and with no advertising?a sad fate indeed for such a mighty bar.Sadly  it may well be that the resources plundered from the Axztec production  before they could even get there allowed the Mars bar to fatten but in profits only for the power gained in the market by the theft of resources from  the New world Bar, also allowed them the arrogance that in not only continualy charging more and more for them in contrast Mar bar's themselves have got increasinly smaller in direct relation to price increase. 

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After a quick look Aztecs came out 1967, disapeared in the early seventies according to one source,came out for a couple of years again late nineties says another but didnt taste the same, when do they ever do!I would love it if someone could post a clip of the original advert from the sixties.

 

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What happened to green and clears

Back street blues

Chalkies

Proper prescription drugs

Steve

All gone alas Steve all gone gone gone.Unless some still sit as part of a prized collection somewhere.(not including the chalkies and the backstreet blues)

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Whatever happened to over hearing my mum, neighbour or whoever saying

"there's been a prowler about". 

Whatever happened to heavy breathers on the telephone?

:wicked:

Telephone.....  A & B buttons :facepalm:

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Whatever happened to Spanish Gold sweet tobacco?  Didn't realise it was supposed to resemble tobacco when I was a kid.  Thought it was worms.

 

i know, rolling baccy for us 70s kid's to munch, it up there wi sweetie fags, n thinking back the fags were akin to chalk 

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Been all doom and gloom of late. :(

So, just for a bit of fun and maybe muster a few smiles or memories, just add something into the thread title question. I'll start us off;

Whatever Happened To Old Jamaica chocolate bars?

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great subject matter, cheers 

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Last winter was feeling a bit under the weather and I got in my head that the only thing that would make me feel better was a packet of Victory Vs. Tried shop after shop and not a prayer, Finally tracked some down at a specialist sweet shop in the middle of Brum. I'm sure if he had asked me for a fiver for the packet I would have paid it. LOL! :) 

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After a quick look Aztecs came out 1967, disapeared in the early seventies according to one source,came out for a couple of years again late nineties says another but didnt taste the same, when do they ever do!I would love it if someone could post a clip of the original advert from the sixties.

 

Manus, Aztec came out on a re-issue in 2000, much to the annoyance of the sweet police and their OCO policy......bar_aztec2000_front_0999.jpg

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Bloody hell it just shows you what you miss Steve,Aztecs in limited edition in the year 2000.Thinking about toast I always liked the what my gran would call well fired same as what we in Corby came to call scottish black top rolls you got ffrom the bakers.The bakers Corby rolls far surpassed any of the so called baked on the premise stuff the suprermarkets since could produce.I thought the black tops rolls were a thing of the past having lived in peterborough for some years and on visit to Corby seeing shop after baker and butcher shop disapear but no,having spent a lot of time there this year at my Mum and Dads I wa delighted to see on the kitchen table ome months back"Real mc Coy blacktop rolls",and they tasted magic as my memory hoped they would.Where did you get these from  was answered by my Dad oh they sell them in the local shop!.Again as with my fervourover seeing Red Kites  the same delight at hearing black top rolls were for sale was met with a stare that said"You are mad after all arent you",he was so used to having them.Sure enough the local shop has a delivery each day from a little bakers in the old village that has been there hundreds of years(true) as well as rolls they get  a thing called ,butteries,fresh unsliced bread with a lovely well fired crust and rolls that arent well fired and have some lour dusted on them.These deliveries get made to lots of shops in the area I was told by the girl who worked in the shop that the well fired ones are nearly always sold out by dinneretime,no shock on me hearing that.There is a lovely delicacy eaten in Corby that I remember well of black top roll containing a slice of "Square slice sausage" this type of sausage I have been unable to find in Peterborough from some years ago when the local butcher shut down,I havent seen it in supermarkets.

Known as the "Wee bakers doon tha village", it is good to see that sort of business doing so well while producing a quality product,I often say in discussing bread and the poor quality of it these days is that you could take the average sliced loaf of bread of the supermarket or shop shelf  unwrap it and proceed to squash and mold it in your hands till it becomes reduced to the size of a table tennis ball the whole sorry mass devoid of all nutrients and goodness .I havent put it to the test yet but I am confident of the reult if I did.

 

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