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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:45 pm
by Timothy Lumsden
they look nice. Annoying that you can't get all Cadbury's stuff everywhere. Their Tiffin and Golden Crisp bars in Ireland are lovely.

EDIT: my mistake, found it now - was called Cabana!

looked like this: http://www.oldschoolsweets.com/wp-conte ... 00x275.jpg

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:42 pm
by Kaptain_Von
Hitman_HalStep wrote:sort of off topic but i've noticed my local tesco supermarket has started doing US chocolate bars that i used to see in films and wondered what they were like.

next week i'll try tootsie roll and milk duds,i think that's all i recognise by brand name there.too bad there isn't any twinkies because i've wanted to try one.
Most US candy bars are a blast from the past for as I spent time there in the 70s and still have family in Michigan and Oregon so I grew up with many them and still get some sent over by family in food parcels a couple of times a year.

I would recommend Tootsie Rolls over Milk Duds as although I like the latter some people find them a bit waxy. Other candy bars to seek out are Zagnut (like Butterfingers but coated with toasted coconut and slightly less peanut buttery...currently enjoying a resurgence as US forces in the desert love them as they don't melt), Three Musketeers, 100 Grand, Heath, Oh Henry! Mr Goodbar, Take 5, Zero and Whatchamacallit bars.

Give Hersheys bars a try, a lot of UK people don't like them but some do.

Twinkies...yes, they're about as artificial and sugar loaded as you can get and rumoured to be able to survive nuclear war...but they're oh so nice in a wrong way (even Mrs Von likes them along with Peppermint Patties and Saltwater Taffy).

Non-candy items that bring back good memories for me are Grape Jelly, Carnation Malted Milk, Grahams crackers, Honey Maid Cinnamon Grahams, Cream of Wheat, Grits and Koeze peanut butter (the best in the world :) ). All recommended.

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:08 am
by greenberet79
thingonaspring wrote:yeah we've had a US section in our tescos for awhile. i even paid £5 for some lucky charms to see if i still liked them. i didn't. i haven't paid £7 for some proper Fruit Loops though yet (the other UK available ones just aren't the same, or how I remember them at all)...
Ha - I bought a small box of Fruit Loops from Singapore (I love foreign ceral aisles! Hell - I love ALL cereal aisles!!), got them home, and noticed they'd started selling them in Tesco by me. D'oh!

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:06 pm
by mr gryzor
Phileas Fogg California Corn chips. Circa late 80's early 90's.

Best snack ever. Sadly no longer with us.

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:19 pm
by SirPsychoSexy
Timothy Lumsden wrote:anyone remember a wispa-shaped chocolate bar that has a coconut and cherry filling? Possible called Cariba?
I remember this vivdly, apart from the name. It may have been...wait, wait...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5qDKaeQ9GI

I was always curious about them but sadly don't remember ever actually trying one.

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:30 pm
by Timothy Lumsden
SirPsychoSexy wrote:
Timothy Lumsden wrote:anyone remember a wispa-shaped chocolate bar that has a coconut and cherry filling? Possible called Cariba?
I remember this vivdly, apart from the name. It may have been...wait, wait...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5qDKaeQ9GI

I was always curious about them but sadly don't remember ever actually trying one.
Amazing! I have no recollection of this advert, but yes Cabana's were delicious. (I always thought they were Cadbury's and called Cariba which is why it took me so long to find them on the net...old age...)

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:40 am
by TwoHeadedBoy
Don't know if it's the same in the rest of the country, but at the moment you can't move around here for shops selling nothing but American sweets (well, "candy"). There's at LEAST four within a ten minute walk of my place, plus maybe seven more in town and a couple up in Southport as well. It's the newest fad, like when you used to see places everywhere where you could get fish to eat the stuff from between your toes.

With regards to the American foodstuffs though, butter beer is amazingly delicious, Butterfinger is highly disgusting, and Mike & Ike's are wonderful little liquorice things which Americans don't really seem to like.

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:09 am
by RetroAerosmith
Timothy Lumsden wrote:
SirPsychoSexy wrote:
Timothy Lumsden wrote:anyone remember a wispa-shaped chocolate bar that has a coconut and cherry filling? Possible called Cariba?
I remember this vivdly, apart from the name. It may have been...wait, wait...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5qDKaeQ9GI

I was always curious about them but sadly don't remember ever actually trying one.
Amazing! I have no recollection of this advert, but yes Cabana's were delicious. (I always thought they were Cadbury's and called Cariba which is why it took me so long to find them on the net...old age...)
I always prefered a cabana rather than a bounty, also miss Banjo and seems im the only one th a t rememberd a coconut boost,peanut boost before they transformed into the glucose mush of these days.

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:35 am
by SirPsychoSexy
Do they even make dark/plain chocolate Bounty bars anymore?

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:34 pm
by Timothy Lumsden
Yer, haven't seen a dark bounty in a while either...

I remember Banjo - the red one was peanut?

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:55 pm
by Megamixer
SirPsychoSexy wrote:Do they even make dark/plain chocolate Bounty bars anymore?
Red wrapper ones? Yep.

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:10 pm
by mr gryzor
The original BOOST bar. Red wrapper. Coconut and caramel filling.

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:19 pm
by Kaptain_Von
TwoHeadedBoy wrote:Don't know if it's the same in the rest of the country, but at the moment you can't move around here for shops selling nothing but American sweets (well, "candy"). There's at LEAST four within a ten minute walk of my place, plus maybe seven more in town and a couple up in Southport as well. It's the newest fad, like when you used to see places everywhere where you could get fish to eat the stuff from between your toes.

With regards to the American foodstuffs though, butter beer is amazingly delicious, Butterfinger is highly disgusting, and Mike & Ike's are wonderful little liquorice things which Americans don't really seem to like.
There are a couple here but they're stupidly expensive...£2 for a Payday or Three Musketeers. That's $3 for a 70c candy bar. That's why my family are absolute lifesavers sending a few bars over along with grocery items you can't seem to get in the UK or which if you can you could buy a house in North Dakota for a similar price :)

As for Butterfingers, it all depends on what you are used to/grew up with. I love them but then I also like 5th Avenues, Zagnuts and Chick-o-Sticks which are similar but I hate Bounty bars. Lion bars and Licorice Allsorts.

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:51 pm
by rupert
Treguard wrote:Does anyone remember the Alton Towers Nemesis drink? It was kind of liquorice-ey.

Yes!! I used to love the stuff...

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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:52 am
by TwoHeadedBoy
Please tell me that's your can and you stockpiled a massive load of the stuff when it was available :D :D :D