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Lost Treats

As a young lad I was addicted to a particular brand of symbol biscuits, very crispy with salt on top...once the packet was open I had to eat the lot, no doubt there are similar biscuits on the market today but like chocolate they taste nothing like what was available 50 years ago.

Is there anything you remember as a favourite food or treat that is either unavailable now or is available but changed so much in taste it is nothing like the original ?

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Spangles stick in my memory but I have not seen them in years. Times and taste changes of course but as well as being much smaller and packed in elongated wrapping, I find Mars Bars incredibly sweet now. Wagon Wheels were delicious in memory but tasting one a couple of years ago 'for old times sake' and it tasted just yuk...... as well as costing far more than the 3d it once did.   

Anybody remember Caramac chocolate? Not seen that for years either and just to make you all jealous, we have a collection of original Rowntrees tall round sweet jars dating from before the last war that the wife's father had on his shelves full of sweets for sale in his Cafe. Perfect for keeping pasta, porridge oats and the like in now. Smiley  

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Minivanman wrote:

Anybody remember Caramac chocolate?


Yeah, had one a few weeks back... Grin

 

Wasn't as good as when I was younger, the 90s was probably the last decade when things tasted "like they used to", even Smiths Salt & Shake don't taste right either...

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Yes Caramac is in the Pound shops. I'm tempted to buy one but like other chocolate and as twocvbloke has said its probably changed.

Didn't wagon wheels used to be more biscuity?

One thing I found that seems to taste the same is Fry's chocolate cream.

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Used to love Club biscuits as one end always had a lot more chocolate than the other. Last time I bought one a couple of years ago I was disappointed.

 

Can you still get sherbet pips?

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As for size and those now elongated Mars Bars wrappers I mentioned earlier, just opened up a packet of 'So Malty' lunchbox loaves snack bought from Aldi....

Length of wrapper five inches, length of mini malt loaves - two and half inches and yes I need to get out more, but what a blinking swizz.   

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When I received my paper round pay on Saturday (£1-1s) I would head for the penny tray.

However if I was really tempted then I would ask for a quarter of sugared almonds to be weighed out for 10p.

I could get a portion of fish and chips at the chip shop next door for 10p but I love sugared almonds.

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Minivanman wrote:

Spangles stick in my memory but I have not seen them in years.

Yeah I remember they stuck everywhere, even to their wrappers!

Anybody remember Caramac chocolate? Not seen that for years either

Yes Caramac is still alive and well and readily available. Com to think of it I don't think the recipe has ever changed. I still eat it quite often being my favourite chocolate and notice they now even do Caramac Buttons which are really moreish.

Anyone remember Coconut Tobacco? It came in a little pouch as i recall much lie rolling tobacco and was shredded coconut with a reddish brown sugar coating.

Just found this photo which brings back memories climbing the conker tree at our local church, I munched a lot of this stuff up there.

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Walnut Whip was another favourite, you don't see them very often these days. Kinda reminds me of cold frosty mornings or taking an ice bath.. Grin Without the nut of course!

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We used to get a bar of chocolate made by Milk Tray, the bar itself was rectangular but instead of chunks of chocolate they had the fillings and shapes you’d get in a proper box of Milk Tray. It would be great to see these back on the shelves, and in my stomach.

Another thing was ‘Fair Maid’ Caramels, ooh they were good.

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Yes I remember those, incidentally if you do a Google image search you'll find almost any of these old products.

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Walnut Whip was another favourite

Used to love those but just about anything with nuts in does it for me.


 

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Squirrel poo?

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Emphasis on "just about" Wink

Having said that, there are some very strange things eaten by folk around the world so Squirrel poo may well be a delicacy somewhere.

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@MKSlinky - It's odd that the back of the wrapper on left says 'Coconut Ice' while on the right it says 'Cokernut Ice' or do I need to 'see' the optician?

Also, now that I see the wrapper I'm salivating just thinking of those tastes. Yum.