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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by The Master » Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:10 am

Crunchy wrote: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?
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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:42 am

NOTHING is superior to Liquorice Allsorts. Dessert Allsorts came close, but not THAT close.
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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by SirPsychoSexy » Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:03 am

Bleh. Some of my sharpest, harshest childhood memories are of the occasions when I was given liquorice or marzipan. 'Hey, looks like sweets...nyum nyyum...oh sweet baby Jesus...did I do something wrong?!'. Punishment sweets; I can think of no other explanation.

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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by Crunchy » Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:54 pm

SirPsychoSexy wrote:Punishment sweets
My search for the perfect description of Liquorice Allsorts is over.

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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by djcarlos » Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:14 pm

Crunchy wrote: Who on earth has been buyin Tunnock's Caramel Wafers for all these years?
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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by Katzkatz » Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:31 pm

Ahhhh - the Kandy Man. The product placement which almost cost the BBC dear! Fortunately they were able to argue that it was nothing like Bertie Bassett.

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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by SoupDragon » Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:00 pm

I used to love coffee creams. I can't seem to find them these days.
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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by SpecChum81 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:47 am

Crunchy wrote:Who on earth has been buying Brain's Faggots for all these years?
I used to like them!

No one else remember Fiendish Feet then? :(
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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by Morkin » Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:36 am

Never heard of Fiendish Feet. :? Can you still buy Cola cubes? I used to buy a quarter of them on my way to school occasionally & can still remember how they used to rub the roof of my mouth raw after just one cube.

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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by RMLF » Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:51 am

Naitch wrote: No one else remember Fiendish Feet then? :(
Yeah, St Ivel Yoghurts.. I didnt think that they were that great to be honest There is a thread from here

It was kind of the St Ivel thing to do weird shaped pots with Golden Crown/Churn ( dont think it exists anymore utterly butterly being the closest I reckon) being churn shaped

St Ivel suffered when Milk Deliveries dropped off and was sold to Dairy Crest most of its spreads disappeared inc Gold iirc

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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by djcarlos » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:11 pm

I thought you were talking about an ice-cream.....a big pink ice-cream foot.

Funny Feet?
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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by Joey » Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:42 pm

Wham and Howler bars anyone?

Also anyone remember the alcoholic drink 20/20? :lol:
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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by SoupDragon » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:15 pm

Joey wrote:Wham and Howler bars anyone?

Also anyone remember the alcoholic drink 20/20? :lol:
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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:15 am

Naitch wrote: No one else remember Fiendish Feet then? :(
Well yeah, I posted about them about four posts before you did, with a link to my thread about them :?

Funny Feet, the ice cream things? Yeah, I remember them. And Zzaps as well (which seemed like all the excess ice cream from the factory slapped together and stuck on a stick).

Zoom was a good ice cream - red icy bits, with banana creamy bits and a cherry icy bit stuck on top, to look like a rocket. Very nice!
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Re: Food/Drink from the past

Post by SirPsychoSexy » Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:17 am

Zoom!s were fantastic - just the nicest ice lolly ever; I remember coercing my mum to buy them by the box whenever I saw them. Sadly, like so many other tasty things they were suddenly 'new and improved', ie greatly inferior. Unsurprisingly they seemed to disappear soon after that...

I'd kill for one right now :?
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