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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:17 pm
by Megamixer
mtsang12 wrote:I didn't know pepsi with lemon existed, i always loved the diet coke with lemon version though. I've never seen tango in grey either lol.
Tango in grey is the no added sugar version and judging by how the shops/cafes buy it from my place for their businesses, it must sell well. Pepsi with lemon is one of those annoying drinks where I'm sure it still exists in the US and Japan but for some reason, we're not allowed it :( . A cold one from the fridge was bloody nice though!
dste wrote:I don't know where you lot live but up here Feasts are available everywhere. You can get them from ice-cream vans, supermarkets and newsagents.
Same where I live - Feasts are easy to find. In fact, I'd say it's one Walls' main ice creams?!? The ice cream I miss is a similar thing to feast except it was rectangular and the bottom half had a biscuit outer so you could hold the whole thing like a sandwhich. cannot remember what it was called but it was packed with chocolate, ice cream, nuts etc.
SirPsychoSexy wrote:Quarterbacks - best crisp (oh alright, corn snack) ever?
The cheap 10p Red Mill crisps? Yeah, still around along with Onion Rings, Tangy Toms, Crunchy Sticks, Cheese Nibbles, Petrified Prawns etc. You can only really get them from corner shops and the like though.

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:35 pm
by jdanddiet
i presume Space Raiders have been mentioned!

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:45 pm
by The Master
jdanddiet wrote:i presume Space Raiders have been mentioned!
They have now!

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:08 pm
by Morkin
Back in the late 1970's I used to buy small packs of chewy mints (similar to soft mints) that were about the size of a 1/2p & square shaped, which came in two flavours I think, although I only remember mint flavour. Does anyone know what they were called?

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:43 pm
by IronMaidenRule
Are Chomps still around?? Remember they used to be 10p!

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 3:28 pm
by Crunchy
IronMaidenRule wrote:Are Chomps still around?? Remember they used to be 10p!
Chomps are still around - 15p. A shocking rise in price but not as bad as what happened to the Freddo: up 5p and smaller too.

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:00 pm
by SoupDragon
Those smoky bacon pig shaped crisps/corn snacks were great. And I seem to remember crisps callled 'Bones' with a skeleton in a top hat on the packet.

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:20 pm
by dste
delbert_trout wrote:
dste wrote:Does anyone remember 54321s?
Damn you! That 5-4-3-2-1 tune's looping round my head now! :lol: (loved the biccies)
I adored the 'cherry' version of 7UP as a kid that came in a pink can - bloody beautiful stuff and still my all-time favourite (soft!) drink, hardly ever see it now. The convenience store round the corner from me is the only place I know of that still sells cans of it.
Another one to get stuck in your head.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LmZCMmNPkM

Come on everybody. If you like a lot of chocolate on your biscuit join our club.

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:51 pm
by SirPsychoSexy
This may be solely a Northern Ireland thing, but there used to be a very popular 'corn snack' called Fives, that retailed for - wait for it - 5p. The other day at a petrol station I see that familiar packaging out of the corner of my eye and think 'Surely they're not still 5p in these banker-soiled times...?'. Sure enough they're now priced at 25p and renamed 'High Fives'. Made me grin at least.

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:50 pm
by mtsang12
I just remembered something that began with the word twist. It 's a drink that has no cap but you would twist the top off and it was a skinny bottle.

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:29 pm
by Katzkatz
Morkin wrote:Can you still get a Finger of Fudge?
Yep. You can still get Cadbury's Fudge. Remember : "A finger of Fudge is just enough to give your kids a treat!" :D

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:40 am
by SoupDragon
mtsang12 wrote:I just remembered something that began with the word twist. It 's a drink that has no cap but you would twist the top off and it was a skinny bottle.
I remember that, wasn't it called something like Twist Off? It'll come back to me :wink:

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:12 am
by supermario
The Master wrote:
jdanddiet wrote:i presume Space Raiders have been mentioned!
They have now!
Aren't they still around ?

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:13 am
by The Master
supermario wrote:
The Master wrote:
jdanddiet wrote:i presume Space Raiders have been mentioned!
They have now!
Aren't they still around ?
Yep, and still only 10p!

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:28 am
by djcarlos
I vaguely remember some sweets that were sugary bits of skeleton in a little plastic coffin.....