Food/Drink from the past

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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by delbert_trout » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:55 pm

^ Don't remember it, but banana-flavoured Lilt sounds like a bloody nice idea! I'd buy it.
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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by Liamh1982 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:26 am

Banana's one of those flavours that works better in a milkshake, frankly. The consistency I don't think is right for carbonated drinks.

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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by deadpan666 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:14 am

Megamixer wrote:Not sure if I mentioned this before but I remember being given a promo can of a new flavour of Lilt once. It was one of those mini cans and part of the flavour was banana but I can't remember anything else about it. Did anybody else get one of these cans? Am I just going mad?
I believe it was Banana and Peach.....never tried it personally, but it would seem I'm not missing much...

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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by Liamh1982 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:11 pm

Did the Rev. write that?

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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by Liamh1982 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:13 pm

Oh, speaking of milkshakes earlier - can you still get lime Crusha? Shouldn't have worked, but it did.

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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by Megamixer » Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:52 pm

Liamh1982 wrote:Oh, speaking of milkshakes earlier - can you still get lime Crusha? Shouldn't have worked, but it did.
Whenever I go on holiday to south Devon, there's still a few cafes that serve it. Lime Crusha blended with ice-cream to make a lovely thick shake...mmm. There was one cafe with a whole shelf of around 10-15 different varieties of Crusha :shock:

Haven't seen it in the shops for ages though and the wholesaler where I work doesn't carry it either.

Interestingly, there also used to be Pineapple and Forest Fruit flavours which disappeared at around the same time. I even wrote to Crusha (I know it's sad but I was a kid) and they sent a reply along the expected lines of "they're a poor seller so we don't make them widely available".
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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by SJ_Sathanas » Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:32 pm

I still see the modern crusha. Don't know if it's the same thing tho ?
Also, Northumberland Fudge ? Kind of nutty and fudgy cover in chocolate. Sold in chunks and by weight from a jar and you'd get it in a bag like a 10p mix. They also did mint and IIRC orange flavours. For a while my local two newsagents had all 3 yar!

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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by Hitman_HalStep » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:21 pm

i have been trying to recall a sweet from my childhood,
it was a mint chew,individually wrapped like opal fruits,quite hard untill chewed a bit,they were half green half white and i recall the advert on tv for them had something to do with ice skating.
a bit vague but anyone recall these and if so WHAT THE HELL WERE THEY CALLED?please.
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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by SoupDragon » Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:11 pm

Hitman_HalStep wrote:i have been trying to recall a sweet from my childhood,
it was a mint chew,individually wrapped like opal fruits,quite hard untill chewed a bit,they were half green half white and i recall the advert on tv for them had something to do with ice skating.
a bit vague but anyone recall these and if so WHAT THE HELL WERE THEY CALLED?please.
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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by djcarlos » Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:01 am

SoupDragon wrote:
Hitman_HalStep wrote:i have been trying to recall a sweet from my childhood,
it was a mint chew,individually wrapped like opal fruits,quite hard untill chewed a bit,they were half green half white and i recall the advert on tv for them had something to do with ice skating.
a bit vague but anyone recall these and if so WHAT THE HELL WERE THEY CALLED?please.
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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by Hitman_HalStep » Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:59 pm

yes it was pacers,at first i thought it didn't sound right but after googling and searching youtube for the advert you are correct.thanks SoupDragon and djcarlos :D
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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by Liamh1982 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:25 pm

Sticking with the mint theme, remember when they sold what were allegedly the bits stamped out to make the holes in Polos?

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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by markopoloman » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:39 pm

Liamh1982 wrote:Sticking with the mint theme, remember when they sold what were allegedly the bits stamped out to make the holes in Polos?
POLO HOLES

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Limited edition though........
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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by retromax » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:53 pm

I remember getting a 'Lilt' rip-off as a kid called 'One Cal', I think they did a few other flavours too.
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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by Liamh1982 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:31 am

markopoloman wrote:
Liamh1982 wrote:Sticking with the mint theme, remember when they sold what were allegedly the bits stamped out to make the holes in Polos?
POLO HOLES

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Limited edition though........
Dunno why I couldn't remember THAT name - must have been so obvious it was in a blind spot in my mind.

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