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 Posted:   Dec 4, 2015 - 5:49 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

One of the rare instances of a "quality" and fondly-remembered-by-me candy still being around is the Charleston Chew, a chocolate-covered-in-vanilla-flavored-nougat confection that is not only sold in most fine candy stores, but is also usually available in its chocolate and strawberry-flavored nougat counterparts.

 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2016 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Copella "English Apple" juice (from Suffolk). Found it in a London Waitrose on Kensington High Street (near Waterstones bookshop) and drank it by the litre. I think they now call the juice "Cloudy Apple." I have been unable to find even a similar apple juice--whch I generally don't like--here, even at so-called organic grocers.

There was also an apple and Elderflower variety, though it wasn't as transcendent as the English/Cloudy apple juice.

http://www.copellafruitjuice.co.uk/

 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2016 - 12:24 PM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

Copella "English Apple" juice (from Suffolk). Found it in a London Waitrose on Kensington High Street (near Waterstones bookshop) and drank it by the litre. I think they now call the juice "Cloudy Apple." I have been unable to find even a similar apple juice--whch I generally don't like--here, even at so-called organic grocers.

There was also an apple and Elderflower variety, though it wasn't as transcendent as the English/Cloudy apple juice.

http://www.copellafruitjuice.co.uk/


Jim, both of those are still easily available here in the UK in our main stores, Teaco and Sainsbury.

 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2016 - 12:50 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)


http://www.copellafruitjuice.co.uk/

Jim, both of those are still easily available here in the UK in our main stores, Teaco and Sainsbury.


Sure, rub it in! wink

I should have specified that there does not exist, at least to my knowledge, any apple juice quite like that heavenly stuff like you have in the UK here in my region of the US.

 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2016 - 10:58 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Went to the aforementioned specialty candy store "To the Moon" and picked up a chocolate bar that was highly recommended by the shop owner:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freia_Melkesjokolade

Anyone want to bet whether or not our resident Norwegian contrarian, Thor, whom I beleve doesn't go in for sweets, likes this brand of chocolate? wink

Whatever the case, I'm looking forward to trying this later.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2016 - 6:15 AM   
 By:   Ian J.   (Member)

The Sainsburys local to me has a small section of shelving for U.S. imports, including sweets. I baulked at paying £1.80 for a peanut butter Twix, but did try a 'Butterfinger'. Now, I'm sure some people love it, but to me the chocolate tasted very weak. Is that a common thing with American candy?

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2016 - 6:36 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

The Sainsburys local to me has a small section of shelving for U.S. imports, including sweets. I baulked at paying £1.80 for a peanut butter Twix, but did try a 'Butterfinger'. Now, I'm sure some people love it, but to me the chocolate tasted very weak. Is that a common thing with American candy?

I suppose the watering down/deflavorization process is used so as not to be "too" anything in order to ensure mass appeal: spicy, sweet, salty, etc, even though many products are loaded with those attributes.

Sadly, yes. I like Hershey's chocolate--a lot--it has an ever so slight bitterness to it though it'll never be confused for a European chocolate. Nestle's in Europe is also markedly superior to what we have here.

The reduced flavor concept is even worse when it comes to American beer, which tastes like bitter soda pop. However, the draught Stella Artois (ostensibly Belgian) tasted much the same way, but I digress.

If I keep voicing my opinion on these matters, they're not going to let me back in! wink I love the USA---honest! smile

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2016 - 9:45 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)


Wow - a little home from home. All desirable, although PG Tips pales against our cup of choice, Yorkshire Tea by Taylors of Harrogate. I used to send boxes of it to Cindy (CAT, formerly of this parish), in return for which she sent me bars of Herschey's Chocolate. I can't remember exactly which type of bar, but I liked it.


I'm halfway through a jar of Harrowgate's ginger and orange marmalade that my wife didn't like so I got to "inherit" it. Lots of ginger, but they've clearly dialed back the orange content.

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2016 - 10:20 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

"Two Aztecs walk into a bar..."

Sorry

My two favorite as a kid are now banned candy. Bubblegum cigars and candy cigarettes. Anyone remember watermelon wedges candy? Do they still make those?

I loved those candy cigarettes. There were: Marboro, Winstom, Pell Mall, (Jolly) Viceroy, Popeye, etc., and some had really convincing "packs". Some, particularly Popeye (which also featured a red tip), contained enough powdered sugar that you could blow a puff of "smoke". We loved taking these to school in the early 60's and trying to shock our teachers by using them at recess, that is, until they were banned. Of course the teachers knew they weren't real. It was really the parents that got them banned.

 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2016 - 8:06 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Candy cigarettes are still available. A retro ice cream parlor near me has them. Time to pick up the "habit" once more.

 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2016 - 11:35 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

Candy cigarettes are still available. A retro ice cream parlor near me has them. Time to pick up the "habit" once more.

I remember in the early 90s they were rebranded as "dino bones" with Jurassic Park-looking packaging and without the paper wrappers on each cig.

 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2016 - 4:22 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)


I remember in the early 90s they were rebranded as "dino bones" with Jurassic Park-looking packaging and without the paper wrappers on each cig.


"I'm burnin' diesel, I'm burnin' dino(saur) bones..."

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2016 - 6:12 PM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

Wow, I can't believe that with my sweet tooth, and in the era I grew up in, I never tried an Aztec bar or an Ice Breaker! embarrassment

 
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