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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ballerina wrote: »
    More childhood nostalgia but I used to love sunny d and bn biscuits.

    BN Biscuits and Campinos and those Pop Tart you could buy in waitrose...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru

    OMG, forgot all about these!!

    Boots used to do a smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel. But now they don't :(
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    FCUK had a fantastic-smelling deodrant in an orange can a few months ago which is now unheard of. Replaced by some pap equivalent. I wish I'd stocked up appropriately.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Randomgirl wrote: »
    WTF? :confused:

    Seriously. A little spicier than Steak flavour if memory serves.

    I also remember some Golden Wonder chicken lattice crisp things, not sure what they were called.

    Also Pacer sweets, like the minty Opal Fruits that were mentioned earlier.

    Away from sweets and crisps though, I miss Tab cola, Atari games system Space Invaders and computer games that you had to load by cassette
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've just blown a valve/tube in my headphone amplifier. They're largely unheard of these days...

    Not in guitar amplifiers... They still represent the best amplification money can buy, and as such, there will always be a demand for the tubes.

    Look on www.gak.co.uk for starters. A word of caution about valves (tubes), always buy and use matched pairs. Ie, if one blows, replace the pair.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    They're getting rid of floppy disks (not that anyone gives a shit)
    Xx
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've not been able to get my hands on an eight inch floppy in years.



    But I miss Lush's tea tree lip balm
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Big Gay wrote: »

    But I miss Lush's tea tree lip balm

    Yeah it's annoying the way Lush discontinue their products so often. I had a gorgeous honey shower gel from there but it's been discontinued too.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Does anyone remember Fat Willy's Surf Shack? A few of my mates in the early 1990s had T-shirts with that logo. I wasn't a fan of it but I do kinda miss it in a way.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    YES! me and my sister had those tshirts, hand me downs from my parent's friends kids.

    I miss ... jolly ranchers, maverick chocolate bars, fizzy jerks :heart:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Jealous :( shame they're not fizzy jerks thought :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    A word of caution about valves (tubes), always buy and use matched pairs. Ie, if one blows, replace the pair.

    replace them with a transistor, much more reliable...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Monserrat wrote: »
    Does anyone remember Fat Willy's Surf Shack? A few of my mates in the early 1990s had T-shirts with that logo. I wasn't a fan of it but I do kinda miss it in a way.

    I saw a lady on a train on friday with a brand new looking Fat Willy's plastic carrier bag! I was like wow, fat willy's, didn't think they were still around, to which my hubby replied who the hell is fat willy and I thought I was losing the plot!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Wow nice coincidence Fruit Loop! Bless your hubby though :-)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Not in guitar amplifiers... They still represent the best amplification money can buy, and as such, there will always be a demand for the tubes.

    Look on www.gak.co.uk for starters. A word of caution about valves (tubes), always buy and use matched pairs. Ie, if one blows, replace the pair.

    Ordered a pair last night. Electro-Harmonix 6CG7... :)

    Big Gay wrote: »
    replace them with a transistor, much more reliable...

    They're just not the same when pushed hard. But from a tech point, yes - solid-state all the way! :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My brother lives in Falmouth, there's a Fat Willys shop on the high street.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Turkey Twizzlers :yum:

    Curse you Jamie Oliver :grump:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I think we still have nerds here...

    Kit Kat Cookie Dough :( Was the most delicious thing in the world.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    my name wrote: »
    Until a month or so ago we had maxwell house at work. It tastes like dirt and dried poop, I've never had coffee so disgusting and everybody else thought the same. Finally they started buying a new brand so when I forget to brew my own at home, life isn't completly over :p

    Any instant coffee is total shit. I think they should call it a coffee flavoured beverage - it is not coffee is it?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    They're getting rid of floppy disks (not that anyone gives a shit)
    Xx

    A man on my uni course is 31. Until we took a computer apart in September, he'd never seen a floppy disk.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was talking about Nerds the other week with a friend! But more about missing Dweebs rather than Nerds.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    diet vanilla coke
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    diet vanilla coke


    When they first came out my older sister told me that you had to shake the can to get the flavour, and yes i was dumb enough to do it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Any instant coffee is total shit. I think they should call it a coffee flavoured beverage - it is not coffee is it?

    It was pre ground coffee for a machine, but maxwell house brand all the same. I can't imagine anything grosser than it already was, I shudder to think of it as an instant!

    Kit Kat cookie dough sounds delicious!

    Lots of cereals I can't find anymore like s'mores or oreo o's, froot loops with marshmellows. I would love those again... though I'm pretty sure I've seen s'mores once not too long ago.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    my name you know how in the US when they make smores they use graham crackers? would you have any idea what the english alternative is to graham crackers cos we dont have them here?! i dont know why you would know this...as you dont live here...haha but i just thought id ask.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    So no teddy grahams either? :(;)

    The best thing I could find is a digestive biscuit. I read in a cookbook published in the UK a crust for a pie (dessert type of pie) made from digestive biscuits that looked similar to making a graham cracker pie crust so maybe they could be used for smores too... I dont know though, I've never had a digestive biscuit.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    That was really nice! Not many people seemed to like it though.

    I really liked Punika. The lids used to make a clicking sound when you took them off and pressed them. We used to collect the different coloured lids at school and go around clicking them lol. Punika then went on to be Oasis apparently! Not many people remember Punika though...there was a rumour that it was only trialled in our area but I don't know how true that is.

    I think we still have it here.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Louisek wrote: »
    When they first came out my older sister told me that you had to shake the can to get the flavour, and yes i was dumb enough to do it.

    Luckily she didn't tell you you need to drop a menthos in it to get the flavor :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Chocolate covered pretzels, where did they go? And Willy Wonka nerds, runts and everlasting gobstoppers. I think they were banned, can only get them in the usa now 
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    heinz done a bottled peppercorn sauce, was REALLLY nice, only places online that seem to sell it are sites that wholesale over to ex pat places like spain with goods like marmite lol

    hell i'm gona email them telling them how much i loved it, might get some vouchers for ketchup lol
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