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RE: Products we remember

#106 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:24 pm

anybody would at a shilling a week


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RE: Products we remember

#107 by Voltman , Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:28 pm

Back up a bit to the last sensible post and you will see that Signman used to eat Chocolate Locusts.

I don't remember these, perhaps they didn't catch on. Did they have a nice crunchy coating with a soft centre?

 
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RE: Products we remember

#108 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:36 pm

I remember them, I think they came in tins. Like chocolate ants.


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RE: Products we remember

#109 by signman ( deleted ) , Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:53 pm

They were like a flattened banana, about the same size, covered in cheap soap flavoured chocolate, come to think of it-they were revolting.

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RE: Products we remember

#110 by Sheldonboy , Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:14 pm

Remember Wagon Wheels, The Original big ones in a paper bag with a cowboy picture story on the bag. The ones I remember were made in the 1950's.


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RE: Products we remember

#111 by Voltman , Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:35 pm

SB, They must have been well mouldy by the time they got to you.

Phil, The locusts were very small then? I was imagining something as big a your hand, with wings.


 
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RE: Products we remember

#112 by Sheldonboy , Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:41 pm

Watchit Whippersnapper


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RE: Products we remember

#113 by Voltman , Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:43 pm

I also remember the big old waggon wheels, they were a bit magical, the chocolate tasted different to other chocolates and the biscuit and mallow were a novelty to me. I think the paper bag was yellow, this was in the sixties, and I particularly remember having one on my way out of the Co-op club at the Yew Tree.

 
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RE: Products we remember

#114 by Voltman , Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:46 pm

Signman, So they were quite big then.

I must learn to read a few comments at at a time before posting.

 
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RE: Products we remember

#115 by Sheldonboy , Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:41 pm

Another quality item every kid had to have (especially posh people) was a tin of Blue Bird Toffees.


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RE: Products we remember

#116 by Voltman , Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:49 pm

Only at Christmas in our house, but what a tin though. Embossed and painted and with a marvellous smell of Blue Bird toffees, nothing has ever smelled like that since, I can smell it now.

What ever happened to Blue Bird ?

I'm sure I drove past a big sign of theirs recently. Of course when I say drove past this also includes my regular trips out in Google.
I can drive / walk for hours down streets I know as well as new ones.
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RE: Products we remember

#117 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:30 pm

Kids won't eat toffee's any more they want chocolate Roses or Quality Street (so do I)


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RE: Products we remember

#118 by Sheldonboy , Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:15 am

Bluebird Toffees, have a look at this.

http://www.bluebird-electric.net/blue_bird_toffees.htm


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RE: Products we remember

#119 by signman ( deleted ) , Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:46 am

Yes Voltman they were about 6" long x 1" wide x 1/2" thick, the inside was a banana flavoured plasticky don't
know what,the whole covered with that cheap soapy chocolate that my mother used to call that foreign muck.

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RE: Products we remember

#120 by phil ( deleted ) , Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:53 pm

John

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