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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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Loved 'em...................:thumbsup:

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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.

 

Ah, the old lorne sausage, Manus.  On one hand, the perfect shape to fit between two slices of bread, on the other, an absolute grease magnet due to the much larger surface area, allowing it to soak up more coronary inducing fat than its conventional porcine counterpart.

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One of my mates worked delivering sweets to tobacco shops, he always had a box of these in his car boot. Once went up to Blackpool for the weekend and lived off these, had constipation for about a week :lol: :huh: :shhh:

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I thought bananas were full of fibre.

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Ah, the old lorne sausage, Manus.  On one hand, the perfect shape to fit between two slices of bread, on the other, an absolute grease magnet due to the much larger surface area, allowing it to soak up more coronary inducing fat than its conventional porcine counterpart.

Ummmmmmm Grease! as Homer would say.

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What about a slight stretch of the topic to playthings that were popular when you were a kid,those things called ",Ma Nackers", or something sounding like that."Ma Nackers", looked like well they were made opf two hard balls hanging down off bits of string with a ring in the middle that you held and moved up and down to make the "Ma Nackers",bang and clack against each other as fast as you possibly could til they came over the top(Bloody hell it reads like the sort of e mails Kimbo sends me)of your hand and formed a clacking cicle as the balls banged against each other .These toys were bastards for hitting your hands with and I could never get them to do that over the top clacking motion,only a few kids at school could although nearly everybody had a set of clackers(this too sounds like a Kimbo statement).So anyone know what happened to "Ma Nackers".????????

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What about a slight stretch of the topic to playthings that were popular when you were a kid,those things called ",Ma Nackers", or something sounding like that."Ma Nackers", looked like well they were made opf two hard balls hanging down off bits of string with a ring in the middle that you held and moved up and down to make the "Ma Nackers",bang and clack against each other as fast as you possibly could til they came over the top(Bloody hell it reads like the sort of e mails Kimbo sends me)of your hand and formed a clacking cicle as the balls banged against each other .These toys were bastards for hitting your hands with and I could never get them to do that over the top clacking motion,only a few kids at school could although nearly everybody had a set of clackers(this too sounds like a Kimbo statement).So anyone know what happened to "Ma Nackers".????????

Lots of schools banned them Manus. Ma Knackers! :lol::lol:    Clackers!

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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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but they're not the same as they were then, they're missing summat?

 

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I used to have a CD compilation from Goldmine that had a brilliant piece about the seventies in the sleeve notes. Wish I could remember which CD it was. May have been the one with the Dansette record player on the front cover. The Essential Northern Soul Story? Anyway I think it was written by Dave Evison. Anyone got it? I would love to read it again, it was very evocative of the time. Mentioned so many things that are no longer around. Aztec Bars, Watneys Red Barrell, Flying Saucers, Penny Ice Lollys, Generation Game. Etc etc.

I must message Dave and ask him.

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And bread and lard sandwiches with the brown jelly and a sprinkling of salt. Sometimes it's all we could afford for tea in a tough week.

 

You'd love it in Spain Peter, they serve an orange dyed lard/ dripping for spreading on toast in some country coffee shops.:unsure:

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How about that staple of 70's parties ... 

 

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My parents used to buy these when they did parties in the flats we lived in London. When my brother and I used to go into the lounge in the morning (mum & dad were still asleep) we'd swig down the leftovers, yuk !! :lol:

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You'd love it in Spain Peter, they serve an orange dyed lard/ dripping for spreading on toast in some country coffee shops.:unsure:

Also in Germany sometimes you get a bit when you go into a restaurant, 2 types with bread as a sort of pre-appetiser 

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Also in Germany sometimes you get a bit when you go into a restaurant, 2 types with bread as a sort of pre-appetiser 

disgusting, I'd not find it appetising at all

I haven't seen these in shops when I'm in England but as a lad I could scoff one of these in a few seconds :thumbsup:

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They had them in Morrisons in Gibraltar until recently, so might still be available

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disgusting, I'd not find it appetising at all

They had them in Morrisons in Gibraltar until recently, so might still be available

Gotta mate who lives there, will see him September maybe he can get me a few :thumbsup:

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but they're not the same as they were then, they're missing summat?

 

You beat me to it.  They've definitely taken something out............not half as much kick to them.  :(

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disgusting, I'd not find it appetising at all

They had them in Morrisons in Gibraltar until recently, so might still be available

Buy Fry's chocolate creams all the time.  Bought a pack of 3 last night............and guess what, all gone!!!!

Don't know if anyone does the same, but I always eat the chocolate off the outside first and then eat the centre.   :yes:

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Buy Fry's chocolate creams all the time.  Bought a pack of 3 last night............and guess what, all gone!!!!

Don't know if anyone does the same, but I always eat the chocolate off the outside first and then eat the centre.   :yes:

do u remember the fruit flavoured version. Different flavour each segment.? 

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do u remember the fruit flavoured version. Different flavour each segment.? 

Yes, Fry's Five Centres, didn't catch on too well I guess, even though they went to the trouble of doing a plain and milk version, the raspberry and orange segments were nice, the lemon and pineapple segments not so good, at least to my taste then, probably go down well with a gin and tonic though.

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Still around ?

 

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the pic on box lid bears no relation to the disappointing contents. Us 60s/70's kids were often duped by toy adverts. Striker anyone remember that?.or flight deck 

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the pic on box lid bears no relation to the disappointing contents. Us 60s/70's kids were often duped by toy adverts. Striker anyone remember that?.or flight deck

Yep! I had Striker. It had a barrier thing that attached around the pitch to keep the ball in play - except it distorted all the pitch by pulling up the edges. As a fast flowing game it was decidedly lame.:(

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like I said tv advertising made toys look better,when in actual fact they were piss poor. 

Still around ?

 

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the pic on box lid bears no relation to the disappointing contents. Us 60s/70's kids were often duped by toy adverts. Striker anyone remember that?.

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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.

Can't think of curly wurlys without also thinking of Terry Scott

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Can't think of curly wurlys without also thinking of Terry Scott

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Nice to see Cadbury's addressed the issue of the chocolate falling off every time you bit into it, and with a coupon for three and a half pence off you couldn't go wrong.

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cheap as chips tasted like piss , the lime flavoured one was like supping battery acid

Give me Corona any day Barney or the king of kings "R Whites", ummmmm tempted to go and get a bottle now but I bet nowhere round here stocks it,my all time favourite"American cream soda".should have been called "American creme da la creme  Sew-dar", the taste of magic summers and the adventures of childhood,empty bottles weren't for binning but cashing in for the refunds!.

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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, only now in a blue wrapper, and I loves it :)

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Give me Corona any day Barney or the king of kings "R Whites", ummmmm tempted to go and get a bottle now but I bet nowhere round here stocks it,my all time favourite"American cream soda".should have been called "American creme da la creme  Sew-dar", the taste of magic summers and the adventures of childhood,empty bottles weren't for binning but cashing in for the refunds!.

It was the Corona man who came to our estate. Unfortunately we didn't have enough money to buy stuff :( but in hindsight none of us ever got into fizzy drinks :thumbsup:

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