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 Posted:   Aug 2, 2014 - 1:47 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Launched by Cadburys to rival the Mars Bar, it seemed to me to be the perfect sweet - caramel and nougatine with a lovely thick coating of milk chocolate. There'd be one waiting for me after school sometimes, and it would set me up nicely for a kickaround in the street until it got dark.

I seem to recall funky TV adverts, too.

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2014 - 2:38 PM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

Yes! Loved them.

Although personally I really liked Ice Breaker! Remember those?

Texan bars were another favorite although I'm not sure my teeth would cope with those any more.

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2014 - 2:52 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Yeah, that was a blast from the past. I'd forgotten about those.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2014 - 5:25 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Turkish taffy, a great childhood memory.

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2014 - 3:05 AM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)




 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2014 - 3:10 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Here in the US, there was the Marathon bar (1973-81), which was a (much) larger version of England's Curly Wurly bar, which I was pleased to discover during my visit there. I have a 1978 photo of my cousin's eighth birthday party and Marathon bars can be seen sprawled over our paper plates, along with a ton of other teeth-rotting garbage, which I absolutely loved.

Here's an advert for Marathon, starring a famous actor's spawn (and a Star Trek alum with an appropriate-for-the-product surname):

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2014 - 4:04 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)



I do remember those - I think in our circles they were considered quite posh!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2014 - 4:10 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Here in the US, there was the Marathon bar (1973-81), which was a (much) larger version of England's Curly Wurly bar, which I was pleased to discover during my visit there.


Suspicions remain that they gradually reduced the size of Curly Wurlys whilst maintaining the price.

Our Marathons became Snickers Bars in a controversial move many years ago. Similarly, Opal Fruits became Starburst in a sickening bout of kowtowing to either Europe or the USA smile

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2014 - 4:31 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Suspicions remain that they gradually reduced the size of Curly Wurlys whilst maintaining the price.

Our Marathons became Snickers Bars in a controversial move many years ago. Similarly, Opal Fruits became Starburst in a sickening bout of kowtowing to either Europe or the USA smile


I can't attest to the, ahem, girth, of the old Curly Wurly, but the Marathon was insanely...large... and caused retailers problems because it wouldn't fit properly in the...display. Too much of a good thing, I guess (paging Dr. Freud!).

I believe Snickers stole the Marathon name here, as well, for a completely different product.

I miss "regional" products.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2014 - 5:55 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

Mmmmmmmm! I remember every single one of these except for Cadbury's Oranges & Lemons chocolate bar? I can't even remember seeing that one.

( my goodness... Old Jamaica!!! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!


A couple of years back the Aztec Bar advert was on YT but it doesn't seem to be there anymore.

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2014 - 5:57 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Timmer, if you remove the "s" in the http part of the url, your embedded YouTube video will be visible.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2014 - 6:00 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

Thank ye kindly Jim big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2014 - 7:01 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Thank ye kindly Jim big grin


My old grandma was partial to a drop of rum and loved the occasional bar of Old Jamaica.

"Old Jamaica... It's like a treasure!"

Aaaarrrrr!

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2014 - 7:07 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Now you boys have gone and done it! You've gotten me all misty and sentimental over defunct mass-produced candy bars.

Don't know if this was available in the UK, but another of my childhood favorites was the late and lamented (by me) "Summit" candy bar:

"Summit Candy Bar was manufactured in the early 1980s by Mars in the United States. The candy bar consisted of two wafers covered with peanuts, all coated in chocolate.

In 1983 Mars changed to individual foil wrapping and promoted the bar as having 30% more chocolate.[1] Consumer panelists said the modifications were more gimmicky than substantive.[1] The new bar was longer, thinner, and firmer, and received mediocre reviews.[1] Keeping the bar from melting was noted as a problem.[1] Production of the bar was halted and it is no longer available."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summit_Candy_Bar

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2014 - 8:39 AM   
 By:   CH-CD   (Member)

Mmmmmmm....I remember Aztec Bars...and I used to love them !

I want one...NOW!

You realise, of course, that now I shall have to go out and buy chocolate.
Well, Thank-you very much, TG !

If you really want something to make you drool, try one of these 1000 piece Jigsaw Puzzles from Gibsons.

Featuring all the Chocolates and Sweets from our childhood and beyond. Including Aztecs, Ice Breakers & Curly Wurlies. Yum !

Bet you can’t do one without eating at least one chocolate bar ? big grin


 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2014 - 9:05 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

The greatest candy bar Hershey ever made that they then senselessly ruined by adding caramel and changing the size. Sales dropped and it then disappeared forever.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2014 - 9:27 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Mmmmmmm....I remember Aztec Bars...and I used to love them !

I want one...NOW!

You realise, of course, that now I shall have to go out and buy chocolate.
Well, Thank-you very much, TG !




Hey - you're welcome!

I'd forgotten about some of those 60s and 70s beauties. Toffee Crisp with a blue wrapper? And Bar Six seemed impossibly sophisticated. A couple of surprises, as well - I'd have put Yorkies and Lion Bars into the 1980s.

Great memories!

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2014 - 12:05 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

The greatest candy bar Hershey ever made that they then senselessly ruined by adding caramel and changing the size. Sales dropped and it then disappeared forever.


Can't say I've tried the Bar None in its original form. I had no idea it existed, actually. What time frame are we talking about here?

One of the candy bars I like but can never find on its own is the regular old plain Nestle choclate bar. The one in the red and white wrapper, not the better-known one with the rice crispy stuff in it. I preferred Nestle's plain chocolate bar to Hershey's.

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2014 - 1:45 PM   
 By:   CH-CD   (Member)



One of the candy bars I like but can never find on its own is the regular old plain Nestle choclate bar. The one in the red and white wrapper, not the better-known one with the rice crispy stuff in it. I preferred Nestle's plain chocolate bar to Hershey’s.


The plain Milk chocolate bar from Nestles is in the 1950’s picture, nestling in the bottom, left hand corner.

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2014 - 2:39 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

The greatest candy bar Hershey ever made that they then senselessly ruined by adding caramel and changing the size. Sales dropped and it then disappeared forever.


Can't say I've tried the Bar None in its original form. I had no idea it existed, actually. What time frame are we talking about here?


1985 to 1992. In a way, not too dissimilar from the Summit bar you mentioned but better. It was absolute chocolate wafer heaven. Then for some insane reason they added caramel which totally clashed with the flavor, changed the size and it was gone within a year or two.

 
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