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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:10 pm
by David
they need to bring back clear lucozade

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:23 am
by Katzkatz
16_Bit_Life wrote: Root Beer (Uk Mcdonalds)
Yeah, someone told that McDonald's used to sell Root Beer with their meals. I must have missed that. Anyway, you can buy Root Beer in Asda. Also, Bryon(the Chancellor's favourite) sell it to go with burgers.

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:29 pm
by STranger81
sirpigmeat wrote:
16_Bit_Life wrote: Root Beer (Uk Mcdonalds)
Root beer in McDonalds would .be great... Love root beer, its sometimes tough to get anywhere these days... I always get a case in for christmas.
Same here. Always liked it but completely loved it when we went on honeymoon. Love the stuff.

I go to a cash and carry and get Bundaberg. It's about 8 quid for 12 stubby bottles. It's Australian and bloody good. I'm due another run soon as I'm down to my last few bottles.

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:46 pm
by Sega2006
Megamixer wrote:Panda Pops...used to love the mad flavours like Candy Frost, Strawberry Jelly & Ice Cream and Blue Raspberry.

Probably another great range of drinks killed off by the "think of the children" parent brigade who see sugar as the great evil.
I really miss these, Blue Raspberry was my absolute favorite.

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:47 pm
by TwoHeadedBoy
Here's a lot of sadly missed ones:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/jamiejones/the- ... -starburst

Didn't even realise they'd stopped making Toffo or Campinos, I'm craving them now :(

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:30 pm
by Megamixer
TwoHeadedBoy wrote:Here's a lot of sadly missed ones:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/jamiejones/the- ... -starburst

Didn't even realise they'd stopped making Toffo or Campinos, I'm craving them now :(
Ugh, too many great things that no longer exist!

Frufroo yoghurts were amazing - the toys in the middle were much higher quality than what you got in Kinder Surprise and the dessert itself was lush. They cost a lot of money to buy though!

Also really miss the citrus Polos, Cadbury's Snaps and Bursting Bugs.

I work in a wholesaler where we sell cases of everything but even I hadn't noticed things like Kitkat Senses or Dream disappear :oops: . To be fair though, there are a hell of a lot of lines that just don't sell and are always going out of date so it's no surprise that they are killed off. I suppose the manufacturers can only realistically produce so many varieties so something will inevitably get the chop!

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:34 pm
by TwoHeadedBoy
My last job was in a shop so I'd go to wholesale places fairly often... But even so, a LOT of things on that list I just "assumed" were still around. Dream especially a shock!

Slightly gutted I won't have any more Cadbury Snaps or butter Polos or ice cream Chewits, ABSOLUTELY gutted about Campinos. Frufoo were fun, think I only ever had one in my life, too expensive! And even that one was at a friend's house so he kept the toy, obviously :?

Jelly Invaders... Remember them?
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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 5:39 pm
by Megamixer
Saw that Walkers have brought back 'Bugles' the other day. Bought a pack...not bad. Pretty sure they taste the same as before even though it wasn't Walkers who originally produced them.

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 6:34 pm
by Sega2006
Megamixer wrote:Saw that Walkers have brought back 'Bugles' the other day. Bought a pack...not bad. Pretty sure they taste the same as before even though it wasn't Walkers who originally produced them.
Walkers own quite a few of the classic brit brands now, sadly the days of true 10p crisps have long passed.

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 10:01 am
by Treguard
TwoHeadedBoy wrote:Here's a lot of sadly missed ones:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/jamiejones/the- ... -starburst

Didn't even realise they'd stopped making Toffo or Campinos, I'm craving them now :(
Toffo's still exist in the Middle East, for some reason. You can get them in Saudi Arabia anyway.

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 3:30 pm
by Megamixer
Had some of these recently (American import I think):

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Totally validates the existence of artificial flavours :)

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:28 pm
by oli_lar
Anyone remember Bugles when Golden Wonder used to make them? Loved them. Around in the early 2000s not sure if they were before that.

Tried the new Walkers versions but they are too puffy, the GW ones were crisper and had a smooth texture on the inside and I'm sure were more of a nacho type flavour than the wotsit flavour the Walkers ones have. Possibly they were fried rather than baked and/or were made of wheat not corn.

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:10 pm
by Megamixer
oli_lar wrote:Anyone remember Bugles when Golden Wonder used to make them? Loved them. Around in the early 2000s not sure if they were before that.

Tried the new Walkers versions but they are too puffy, the GW ones were crisper and had a smooth texture on the inside and I'm sure were more of a nacho type flavour than the wotsit flavour the Walkers ones have. Possibly they were fried rather than baked and/or were made of wheat not corn.
The older ones were definitely better. From what I've read, they're an American product that was licensed to GW and now it's licensed to Walkers so technically they've never belonged to either company.

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:32 pm
by oli_lar
Megamixer wrote:
oli_lar wrote:Anyone remember Bugles when Golden Wonder used to make them? Loved them. Around in the early 2000s not sure if they were before that.

Tried the new Walkers versions but they are too puffy, the GW ones were crisper and had a smooth texture on the inside and I'm sure were more of a nacho type flavour than the wotsit flavour the Walkers ones have. Possibly they were fried rather than baked and/or were made of wheat not corn.
The older ones were definitely better. From what I've read, they're an American product that was licensed to GW and now it's licensed to Walkers so technically they've never belonged to either company.
Yeah Bugles is a franchise and was/is so in both cases, its a US brand as you say.Typically companies holding a franchise use their own recipe which is why they taste different.

Also the trend for crisp makers has been to move away from wheat/frying. They'll say on the packet it is for health reasons, but its because of cost, maize is cheaper and baking is a lot cheaper than frying. Sadly neither are as nice..probably why older crisps that have always been maize/baked like space raiders are covered in flavouring!

...On that note I've not seen salt & vinegar space raiders for ages!

Its a pity those online shops selling crisps are so expensive as they have a decent range. 40 x pickled onion space raiders for a tenner when you can get the ten packs for a pound in pretty much every supermarket! You have to trawl round corner shops to get Quarterbacks or Snaps :(

Re: Food/Drink from the past

Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:28 am
by Liamh1982
I've mentioned before that there do seem to be regional variations in snack availability.

Snaps aren't difficult to find around here, not by a long chalk. I could name half a dozen shops that even do the multipacks!