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: libertee May 01, 2011, 12:35:32 AM
Bovril flavour crisps and pink 'pink panther' strawberry flavoured candy.

i used to love Bovril crips, the Marmite ones that Walkers do nowadays arent as good.
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: leadhead May 01, 2011, 04:06:49 AM
Nope, but I do remember Orion potato chips.  They were sour cream and onion flavour and about an eighth of an inch thick.
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: gi6ers May 01, 2011, 06:02:41 AM
This is going to lead to Texan bars and Pacers again!

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: DRAGON May 01, 2011, 07:00:24 AM
Or Spangles........... :lol:
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: Inso May 01, 2011, 07:55:06 AM
I remember the Bovril crisps...they were like beef crisps with a bit more kick.

The pink panther candy I'm not so sure I remember though...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/3632318653/
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: Tasker May 01, 2011, 08:05:14 AM
God I used to love Bovril Crisps.   :yup:
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: Dagenhameast May 01, 2011, 10:06:58 AM
http://www.petitiononline.com/bovril9/petition.html
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: Toosh May 01, 2011, 12:04:19 PM
I remember the Pink Panther pink chocolate!!! It was yummy :D  I also remember something called Mint Cracknell - it came in two squares and it was like strands of mint crystals covered in chocolate like a biscuit. If you bit into them one way, it broke really nicely because the strands ran left to right. If you turned it around and bit the other side, it would break up in your mouth because you were biting against the lined up crystals (think of breaking a handful of raw spaghetti for the same effect!)

I also remember Blobs (fruit flavoured boiled sweets), Freddo Frogs, Goldrush bubblegum, Bazooka Joe bubblegum and sherbet bought by the quarter ;)  I used to love Pacers and wish they would bring them back.
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: Graeme May 01, 2011, 12:09:22 PM
I was in Morrissons at the weekend, they had Freddo Frogs in six packs :drool:
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: Toosh May 01, 2011, 12:10:48 PM
Oooh!  really?!   :woohoo:
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: fog99uk May 01, 2011, 04:15:51 PM
Bovril crisps were great, as were tomato ketchup ones.
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: Vermis May 01, 2011, 06:15:57 PM
Don't remember bovril crisps, but I do remember the ketchup ones.  Those were quite tasty in a processed, artificial kind of way.

I used to have a Roy of the Rovers chew bar habit, too.  Right now I'm jonesin' for that fizzy pineapple kick.

Taz bars... did they get turned into Freddo bars?

Willy Wonka candy - nerds and dweebs and things.  Luverly.
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: Gangrel May 04, 2011, 01:21:48 PM
I remember the Pink Panther pink chocolate!!! It was yummy :D  I also remember something called Mint Cracknell - it came in two squares and it was like strands of mint crystals covered in chocolate like a biscuit. If you bit into them one way, it broke really nicely because the strands ran left to right. If you turned it around and bit the other side, it would break up in your mouth because you were biting against the lined up crystals (think of breaking a handful of raw spaghetti for the same effect!)

With you on both of those! I loved them, although the Mint Cracknell just seemed to vanish when you ate it, like it had no real substance.

Anyone old enough to remember Aztec bars?

Just me then...
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: libertee May 04, 2011, 01:46:07 PM
This is going to lead to Texan bars and Pacers again!



it wont but that has made me drool!"
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: vampifan May 04, 2011, 02:25:51 PM
Don't worry, Gangrel, you're not alone - I remember Aztec bars. Very nice they were!
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: Brummie May 04, 2011, 07:51:28 PM
MMMMMM Cadburys Secret bars

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: libertee August 16, 2011, 10:48:23 PM
Tom and Jerry nougat bars?  I thought they were extinct but saw them in a sweet shop in Herne Bay the other week
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: leadhead August 17, 2011, 01:42:42 AM
Tom and Jerry nougat bars?  I thought they were extinct but saw them in a sweet shop in Herne Bay the other week

Just old stock... :lmao:
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: Cultist of Sooty August 18, 2011, 08:05:34 PM
Ah, I loved those Bovril crisps. They were my favourite. I remember most of the sweets people are talking about here, though I was the weird child who didn't like sweet things so I don't know what most of them actually tasted like. I got told off by my mum and dad for spending the money they gave me for sweets to take to school in the greengrocer's instead. They didn't know until my first parents's evening at school when my teacher told them how surprise he was that I didn't complain about getting sent to school with fruit instead of sweets.

The sweeties that come with Hasslefree orders are still appreciated, though. I give them to my friends' dog. :)

It's been a while, though. Money's been too tight to mention, though things might be perking up a bit soon. Maybe in September...
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: Reaperman August 19, 2011, 06:08:47 PM
Bovril crisps? Pink panther chocolate?  :eh: never heard of it  :shrug: Clearly you lot had access to proper colorings and E numbers unlike smarties these days.
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: Matt Rippington November 11, 2011, 04:41:25 PM
MMMMMM Cadburys Secret bars

Oh yes! I can't actually recall how they tasted or if I even liked them, but I've been hankering after one for a few weeks  :eh:

Does anyone else remember Terry's Pyramints? The first version that was a pyramid a little bigger than a Cream Egg?
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: weareblind November 11, 2011, 04:45:01 PM
Bovril crisps? Pink panther chocolate?  :eh: never heard of it  :shrug:
:metoo:
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: Gangrel November 11, 2011, 06:35:57 PM
MMMMMM Cadburys Secret bars

Oh yes! I can't actually recall how they tasted or if I even liked them, but I've been hankering after one for a few weeks  :eh:

Does anyone else remember Terry's Pyramints? The first version that was a pyramid a little bigger than a Cream Egg?

I do, I do! I think I only ever had one as they were out of pocket money range!
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: Wanderer November 11, 2011, 10:13:29 PM
How about when you only got three types of crisps in pubs? Walker's, Golden Wonder, or Smith's Salt'N'Shake? You knew you were at a posh gaff if dad came back out with a packet of Walkers!
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: Thorne November 11, 2011, 11:29:46 PM
Sadly I remember most of those but the one thing I loved was specifically wham bars. Wow that's so 1980's of me. Sadly I don't think my teeth would handle them now. Also a fond favourite of mine was highland toffee bars also.
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: Wanderer November 12, 2011, 11:33:09 PM
Sadly I remember most of those but the one thing I loved was specifically wham bars. Wow that's so 1980's of me. Sadly I don't think my teeth would handle them now. Also a fond favourite of mine was highland toffee bars also.

How about Laser Lances?

We got a bunch of the old Swizzels sweets in for trick or treaters and tried a few out like the refreshers chew bars and double dips, I swear I could feel my teeth dissolving!
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: jp November 13, 2011, 04:30:52 AM
I recall little plastic coffins with bones inside that slotted together to make a skelly. They had little joints that would connect them together. Made of candy of course. Vampifan, you must remember these!
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: vampifan November 13, 2011, 10:26:32 AM
Absolutely, JP! I certainly do remember them... along with all of the other items mentioned in this post. I'm showing my age here!
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: Sir Chiddlington-Smythe November 13, 2011, 11:22:04 AM
I don't remember most of these really, although I cretainly remember the Robin Hood chocolate for some reason:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/3633126408/in/photostream/
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: ink the troll November 13, 2011, 11:54:34 AM
I recall little plastic coffins with bones inside that slotted together to make a skelly. They had little joints that would connect them together. Made of candy of course. Vampifan, you must remember these!
I think I got something similar with the candy still in, an orange coffin and a green one.
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: jp November 13, 2011, 01:39:30 PM
Cool! Are they still on sale there? I want one!  :boing:
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: ink the troll November 13, 2011, 06:03:33 PM
Don't know, I've got them since many years. I'll try remembering looking up their name.
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: Matt Rippington November 13, 2011, 07:00:46 PM
Cool! Are they still on sale there? I want one!  :boing:

I found these on evilbay http://tinyurl.com/cw83hvp
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: ink the troll November 13, 2011, 07:24:59 PM
The ones I got are called Mr. Bones- found a few pics on the web. Link to a pic (http://farm1.static.flickr.com/103/278378993_a76125d8f5.jpg).
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: Thorne November 13, 2011, 07:39:38 PM
Were all showing our age here. Not forgetting kelloggs start breakfast cereal and tracker bars too.
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: Matt Rippington November 13, 2011, 07:54:41 PM
Kellogs Start! That was a massive disappointment. I don't know why, but when that first came out, I thought it would be the best cereal ever (I was 6 or 7)

Also Mighty White bread! I wonder what ever happened to that?
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: Thorne November 13, 2011, 08:15:06 PM
the other media-inspired doctrine of the last ten years - political correctness? Was Mighty White doomed as a result of its brand name? I can't recall it symbolising the manifesto of the BNP. 

Loads of people were allergic to its whitening additive.

I'm half expecting to see Phil Schofield and Ed the Duck in the broomcupboard on tv now ...

Racking my brain I'm scared that I recall laser beams I think but I don't recall them being laser lances ?
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: Wanderer November 14, 2011, 11:50:38 PM
Not the same thing :-) Laser Lances were wrapped chew bars about the same size as the big refresher bars, made by (iirc) Bluebird. God knows what the flavour was supposed to be other than pure sugar :D maybe some sort of Kola... They were a sort of semi-translucent orangey colour.
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: fog99uk November 15, 2011, 12:58:03 AM
Anyone remember Witches Brew? They were like small jawbreakers with a colour similar to the glossy green-black of Aliens. They ended up getting banned because they were so sour people ended up in hospital.
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: Vermis November 15, 2011, 05:58:59 AM
: Thorne
Sadly I remember most of those but the one thing I loved was specifically wham bars.

Sometimes I still sneak a treat of a Wham bar.  At least they haven't fizzled out and disappeared, like Roy of the Rovers bars.

Anyone here of a locality and age to remember Creamola Foam?  I only recently found out it's back (kind of) as Krakatoa (http://grumpymansgripe.blogspot.com/2011/08/creamola-foam-kramola-fizz-krakatoa.html).
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: jp November 15, 2011, 06:52:03 AM
There is a wee retro sweetie shop near me selling cremola foam and orange poppets.
I used to love that muck too.
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: somaticon November 15, 2011, 09:03:30 AM
I remember some of those :-) I even found a little confectionary store in Belfast which sells old and obscure sweets and choccies. I buy from there from time to time. I remember the days of half penny chews :-) god I'm old :-(
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: Big Boris November 15, 2011, 10:34:53 AM
They've changed Wham! bars immensely - same flavour but no teeth-shattering hardness or mouth-lacerating shards of shrapnel. Or rocks of pure sugar-hit coloured with God-knows-what. Now they're just pink chewy slabs. We were giving them out with orders last year as they fit into envelopes without busting the PIP proportions for postage. I was sadly disappointed by them.

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: Vermis November 15, 2011, 12:50:13 PM
You've just got bigger jaws, Andy. :)  Either that, or stick them in the fridge for a bit.

I even found a little confectionary store in Belfast which sells old and obscure sweets and choccies.

Is that the one down Winetavern Street or the one in Queen's Arcade?  Or somewhere else?
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: Bergil November 15, 2011, 01:47:50 PM
Had some wagon wheels the other day. The packet had some text "remember me?" Well I did, and they still taste just as bad as they did before.  :erm:
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: freakinacage November 15, 2011, 06:37:34 PM
Wham bars certainly seem less sharp (taste wise) but otherwise similar
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: jp November 15, 2011, 10:24:50 PM
You've just got bigger jaws, Andy. :)  Either that, or stick them in the fridge for a bit.

I even found a little confectionary store in Belfast which sells old and obscure sweets and choccies.

Is that the one down Winetavern Street or the one in Queen's Arcade?  Or somewhere else?

Winetavern near Joes!
A one shop street for vallejo paint and poppets!
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: messyart November 16, 2011, 12:45:39 PM
...Um Bongo
 :paranoid2:
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: Matt Rippington November 16, 2011, 12:59:56 PM
...Um Bongo
 :paranoid2:

...and Five Alive.  I can't get either round these parts any more, and I've looked hard.
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: fog99uk November 18, 2011, 09:36:38 PM
Didn't really like Wham bars so much. Irn Bru bars were the best, or maybe it's just a Scottish thing.
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: somaticon November 18, 2011, 10:06:54 PM
I recall little plastic coffins with bones inside that slotted together to make a skelly. They had little joints that would connect them together. Made of candy of course. Vampifan, you must remember these!

I remember these ! :D
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: somaticon November 18, 2011, 10:10:09 PM
You've just got bigger jaws, Andy. :)  Either that, or stick them in the fridge for a bit.

I even found a little confectionary store in Belfast which sells old and obscure sweets and choccies.

Is that the one down Winetavern Street or the one in Queen's Arcade?  Or somewhere else?

I believe its the Winetavern street one next to a car park up from the Modellers Nook aka the Dungeon aka the place which got me hooked on little lead men  :D
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: Vermis November 19, 2011, 07:06:30 AM
I remember I heard of and went looking for Talisman up Winetavern Street (before it became a Forbidden Planet and moved to Ann Street, and half of previous street got knocked down for said car park).  It meant I had to find the back doors of Castlecourt, which were just beyond a funny little shop I'd never seen before, that sold little toy soldiers in the shapes of elves, dwarfs and space marines.

If I hadn't tried to be a noobie comics nerd, I might not have become a big ol' gaming nerd. :D  Or ever have tried sculpting again, after some uninspiring clay-slopping at school.  You lot - some of you - ultimately have Spider-Man to thank for all my mad rants.  And Thrud, when I saw an ad for an online shop in the back of issue #1.

I first noticed Joe's at the time too, but I don't go there for much: occassional bits of styrene and hobby supplies, and vallejo paints when I used to like them.  These days I mostly go up Winetavern Street to get to Creepy Creatures in Smithfield Market.

(BTW JP, did you used to be a Thursday night vet, in the days of Noel, Ewan, Steve, etc.?  The name - and the wig - are familiar.)

On-topic: cola frosties, double dips, and 10p mix-ups.
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: jp November 19, 2011, 03:23:52 PM
Joe is at fault for my painting also!
Actualy a man called Trevor in Camerons of Ballymena got me my first D&D sets in 1981.
Joe is to blame for the wee men obsession.
And yes, I used to pop in to see Noel a lot, tailed off when Steve was there (less free time) and then quit when they went all "company" and started to piss me off by trailing around behind me trying to sell me glue or somesuch.
We probably do know each other!
Lets have a zombie game sometime!
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: somaticon November 19, 2011, 07:52:41 PM
Joe's found some really old minis dating to the early eighties a mix of early Citadel, Grenadier etc. He also organizes a twice yearly event called Modelfest book a table and meet fellow collectors and gamers in the Hilton at the Waterfront. To date my wife and I are the only regular Sci fi and fantasy types. Joe actually introduced me to my wife and we've been married for ten years  :D
Who would have thought "How do I deal with Umberhulks?" would lead to "Will you marry me?"