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RE: Products we remember

#316 by Voltman , Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:41 am

Drains are chemical smells, as is bleach, so I have no physical reaction to them.
On the other hand, disinfectants with perfume make me angry and ill, I can't help it.

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RE: Products we remember

#317 by Voltman , Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:23 am

Bluebird Liquorice Toffees are still being made….. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00EN...d=APMB5AJFG2L9R


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RE: Products we remember

#318 by mikejee , Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:03 pm

But are they the same. The firm apaprently was bought out by Needlers, who themselves were then taken over and stopped production of them. The new sort may be a re-introduced product from the firm, or the firm may have discontinued its registration of the name and someone just decided to call the product Bluebird. I once commented at Cadburys when I saw that (I think it was) United Biscuits introduced a line called Hustler, as I knew we had used the name for a very nice savory snack, which was discontinued because of taint problems. But apparently Cadburys had ceased to keep the name registered and so someone else could call there product the same name.

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#319 by Voltman , Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:09 am

Re the taste, I gave them to someone so I will have to ask. I remember them myself so I should try one, although I don't eat toffee or liquorice.
Some research of the Bluebird trademark should give us the answer to ownership.


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RE: Products we remember

#320 by Voltman , Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:12 am

This is on Wiki so it doesn't look good.


Blue Bird Toffee is a brand of toffee, founded in Worcestershire, England, in 1898 by Harry Vincent.
Vincent had similar ideas to Cadbury and the Frys with regards to the workplace being a pleasant environment to work.
Vincent's toffee was originally called Harvino, but after watching Maeterlink's play 'The Blue Bird of Happiness' he renamed the product Blue Bird.
Bluebird Toffee left their West Midlands site in October 1998, and the company now trade in Hull as part of Needler's.
Needler's changes name after acquiring Blue Bird to become Needler Bluebird. In 2002 Needler Bluebird was purchased by Ashbury Confectionery and discontinued all lines previously made by Needler's and Blue Bird.
Ashbury donated the company's collection of historic Blue Bird packaging to the Black Country Living Museum.


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#321 by Voltman , Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:18 am

And this site doesn't really help but it has lots of pictures.
http://www.bluebird-electric.net/blue_bird_toffees.htm


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RE: Products we remember

#322 by Slow Jo , Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:00 pm

Any one remember liqourice torpedoes,or nut brittle ,or pontefract cakes,just some of my favourites.


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#323 by astwood , Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:03 pm

Sloans Liniment my old man swore by it


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#324 by Slow Jo , Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:06 pm

Thought that was used on horses.


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#325 by astwood , Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:16 pm

Neigh thats not right


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RE: Products we remember

#326 by Slow Jo , Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:19 pm

I like it ,did you ever get given ,cod liver oil and malt ,we did every winter.


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RE: Products we remember

#327 by astwood , Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:20 pm

Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #327
I like it ,did you ever get given ,cod liver oil and malt ,we did every winter.


and rose hip syrup


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#328 by Slow Jo , Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:23 pm

And some horrible stuff ,called ,angiers emulsion,it was vile.


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#329 by astwood , Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:27 pm

Corona Pop i havent seen it about for years


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#330 by Slow Jo , Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:35 pm

Was it corona or R whites who use to deliver ,remember davenport's they use to deliver as well ,happy day's then.


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