Discussion in 'Old & Bold' started by afghanman, Jul 26, 2012.
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Great crisps, why did they discontinue?
The Holiday Specials were always anticipated.
RS 1600 Always wanted one.
Lion and Thunder comics/annuals. Still got the 1973 Lion Annual. my little lad loves it.
Sherbert flying saucers, 4 for 1p, telling the newsagent i only wanted to buy one and could he change a 1/2p.
Complemented by that classic exchange in the "Goon Show":
Eccles: "What did you get for Christmas, Bluebottle?"
Bluebottle: "I got a Junior Smoker's Kit complete with toffee ashtray and liquorish dog-ends"...
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I can't find a photo, but there was a sweet/chocolate-type thing called a Knickerbocker Glory - a tiny plastic cup with the most gorgeous chocolaty thing inside. It came with a little spoon on the side which you had to snap off.
The spoon was too wide to reach in to the bottom of the cup so you always wasted quite a bit.
And a bit later...
For those of you with a nostalgic sweet tooth, some of the classics are still available.
Sherbet Fountains (not exactly the same, modern packaging):
FLYING SAUCERS: Retro Sweets At The UKs No 1 Internet Sweetshop
All from A Quarter of: Retro Sweets: Customers Love Us & Rate Us 95% From 5308 Reviews
Joe, did they have a round pink Bubbly in 'em as well?
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No, these didn't, but what you've said definitely rings a bell.
[Edited to add]
Wasn't it in the bottom of an ice-cream cornet?
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