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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Toffos

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  • Dr PirateDr Pirate Trust me, I'm a doctor Posts: 8,303
    Opal fruits, as opposed to those imposters.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Twix Whites, special ed in 05/08 I think. Do they still make those Nestle hippos and candy watches? Like the dolly beads on the string. Haven't seen them in ages.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Dr Pirate wrote: »
    Opal fruits, as opposed to those imposters.

    Yeah. I also preferred the name 'Opal Fruits' before it changed to their newer name. Can't remember what the new name is though. It was totally unrelated. It's like Marathon vs Snickers. I preferred the Marathon name.
  • Dr PirateDr Pirate Trust me, I'm a doctor Posts: 8,303
    They're called "Starburst" now, to conform to their trans-atlantic counterparts.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ahh cheers Dr Pirate. I could just never remember the new name :-)

    On a similar note, when I was in France in 1992, I saw their Twix bars but they called it 'Raiders'. I don't know if that was Mars Inc's attempt to rename it globally, or if they just renamed it in certain countries.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i think it's already been said, but i miss those chocolate covered pretzels that came in the electric blue foil packs, mmmm chocolaty and salty, my fav :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ice cream flavoured chewits, white chocolate smarties, and of course my beloved purple Fanta :(
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i thought of another one last night um bongo! used to absolutely love that!!

    Yes they still do the cangy watches and hippos I had them the other day when I went thru a proper childish day and wanted lots of sweets lmao!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Franki wrote: »
    Ice cream flavoured chewits

    There still around in places, although they taste different.

    I noticed today that peanut butter kitkat chunky's aren't on sale anymore... :(
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    There still around in places, although they taste different.

    I noticed today that peanut butter kitkat chunky's aren't on sale anymore... :(
    those havent been on sale for aaaages now :(
  • Dr PirateDr Pirate Trust me, I'm a doctor Posts: 8,303
    I miss Um Bongo =(
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  • **helen****helen** Mod malarkist Posts: 9,235 Boards Champion
    With so many of these products I miss the ads rather than the real thing as I remember walking round the supermarket putting everything that I'd seen on TV and then having it swiped out again!

    Loved "Hippopotamousse from Chambourcy" ads, but the real thing was disappointing. Ads from the late 90s were ace -

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhoonE5WKV8

    1m 50 in for the Hippo one :D

    ETA: Trio is in there too!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I over heard someone singing the trio chocolate bar advert in tescos at about 0130 in the morning the other week.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Another thing I miss - around 1995 or 1996 time, these little discs appeared in cereal boxes. They were about the size of a £2 coin and they had certain theming such as Star Wars to encourage people to complete a set. Does anyone remember what they were called? It was something liked 'tozo'.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    MrG wrote: »
    I over heard someone singing the trio chocolate bar advert in tescos at about 0130 in the morning the other week.

    I want a trio and I want one now.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    MoK wrote: »
    I want a trio and I want one now.

    Tough :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Monserrat wrote: »
    Another thing I miss - around 1995 or 1996 time, these little discs appeared in cereal boxes. They were about the size of a £2 coin and they had certain theming such as Star Wars to encourage people to complete a set. Does anyone remember what they were called? It was something liked 'tozo'.

    Tazo's. They were in packets of crisps and you had to buy different brands to collect them all.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ahhh that's it - I wasn't too far off then. Thanks Johnny.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Franki wrote: »
    Ice cream flavoured chewits, white chocolate smarties, and of course my beloved purple Fanta :(

    You can get grape (purple) fanta in Brazil.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Randomgirl wrote: »
    You can get grape (purple) fanta in Brazil.
    Purple Fanta wasn't grape though :no:.

    It was like, mixed berry and some lethal neon colouring and it was A-MA-ZING.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Tazo's. They were in packets of crisps and you had to buy different brands to collect them all.

    I collected the star wars ones.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I got them all, and the looney toons ones too.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The mask ones too.
    I still have them somewhere in the attic.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    umbongo is still available, bought some the other day.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I noticed today that peanut butter kitkat chunky's aren't on sale anymore... :(

    Yeah, they replaced them with those crappy caramel ones. Shitbags :crying:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Makes them all the more worthwhile to wait for, that classic line of cheese "You dont know what you've got till its gone" rings true in this case.

    Probly reason I have lost lots of weight anyway :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Something else that I had (and now miss), are Micro Machines. It was always £4, and it would get you one plot of land, about 5" x 5" and one car. Subsequent £4 sets can be connected together to the first set to form a chain or a grid. Then it was effectively a huge track that you could play your cars on. I don't know if they're still around, but I'm quoting £4 from Woolies from 1991/2-era.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Monserrat wrote: »
    Something else that I had (and now miss), are Micro Machines. It was always £4, and it would get you one plot of land, about 5" x 5" and one car. Subsequent £4 sets can be connected together to the first set to form a chain or a grid. Then it was effectively a huge track that you could play your cars on. I don't know if they're still around, but I'm quoting £4 from Woolies from 1991/2-era.

    Yup, or you could buy like a giant van shaped carry box, with a mini city inside for all your little cars to play around.
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