Food/Drink from the past

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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by IronMaidenRule » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:39 pm

Anybody remember the cereal... Golden Grahams?

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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by TheBoingoBandit » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:02 pm

IronMaidenRule wrote:Anybody remember the cereal... Golden Grahams?


I'm pretty sure these are still available.









Not retro, but I purchased this energy drink this afternoon just for the novelty value...

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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:04 am

Now THAT's a worker's hand! You deserve that drink.
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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by Liamh1982 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:18 am

IronMaidenRule wrote:Anybody remember the cereal... Golden Grahams?
Might be called something else - Cinnamon Grahams are now called Curiously Cinnamon.

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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by Megamixer » Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:47 pm

TheBoingoBandit wrote: Not retro, but I purchased this energy drink this afternoon just for the novelty value...
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We sell those where I work (wholesalers) but I've never seen them in actual shops. So...many...jokes...possible :lol: .

We only started selling them because a local lapdance club requested them.
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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by parappa » Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:19 pm

Reese Nutrageous bars and Reese Pieces, which you can get in Tesco now, have a similar kind of peanut butter that the kit kats had.

I really miss nerds and dweebs and all that stuff - there's a specialist bizzare candy shop in Birmingham that sells it all, along with all sorts of weird foreign candy, but its more expensive and the shop is busy, it would be nice to just be able to pick it up in a corner shop for the old price. Co Op shops can be good for old style sweets.

One thing I liked was when there was an interesting sweet tied in with a blockbuster movie, like Jurrasic park sweet baby dinos that came in an egg you could keep.

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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by parappa » Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:13 am

Crunchy wrote:This thread, full of things that have been cut down in their prime.

On the other side of the coin there's the inexplicable stuff that seems to survive no matter what. Those things that really should be retro by now, and essentially are retro when you get right down to it, but somehow they're still on the shelves.

Who on earth has been buying Brain's Faggots for all these years? And Tunnock's Caramel Wafers?

And why is it that the ultimate grandad sweets, Liquorice Allsorts, have lasted this long when far superior sweeties have gone the way of the dodo?
and Fry Turkish Delight, how can that still be on shelf.

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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by parappa » Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:10 pm

I was upset the other week to not find Cadbury Snaps on the shelf.

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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by djcarlos » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:40 pm

Fry's Turkish Delight is amazing, that's why it's still on the shelves.
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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by Hitman_HalStep » Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:07 pm

djcarlos wrote:Fry's Turkish Delight is amazing, that's why it's still on the shelves.
ditto with with a side order of hell yeah,fry's is far better than proper turkish delight.
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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by Liamh1982 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:59 pm

^ Same here - hate the traditional stuff, love that chocolate-covered wonder in the shiny purple wrapping.

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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by themightymartin » Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:14 pm

Megamixer wrote:
TheBoingoBandit wrote: Not retro, but I purchased this energy drink this afternoon just for the novelty value...
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We sell those where I work (wholesalers) but I've never seen them in actual shops. So...many...jokes...possible :lol: .

We only started selling them because a local lapdance club requested them.
Maybe they should request these too...

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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by samhain81 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:07 pm

Anyone remember the Fru Fru yogurts with the toy in the middle ?? :(

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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by Megamixer » Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:47 pm

samhain81 wrote:Anyone remember the Fru Fru yogurts with the toy in the middle ?? :(

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Yeah loved those. The yoghurt was pink wasn't it? I seem to remember it tasted really nice. They were always really expensive for a yoghurt though...
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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by samhain81 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:59 pm

yeah, they were pink and very expensive. IIRC , they were around 80p to £1 for one yoghurt alone. I remember I had to save my pocket money for a month to get one. lol

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