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    Default History of Curly Wurlies

    I've just discovered collectingcandy.com, a US site but one that covers the history of the Curly Wurly in impressive depth, including the frustrating toffee lattice's brief foray into America.

    http://www.collectingcandy.com/wordpress/?p=1040

    http://www.collectingcandy.com/wordpress/?p=7340



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    Had my first curly wurly since the 80s last week. It seemed to be just as I remembered - unlike certain pyramidal Swiss confections I could mention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonovox View Post
    Had my first curly wurly since the 80s last week. It seemed to be just as I remembered - unlike certain pyramidal Swiss confections I could mention.
    I had a Creme Egg a while back and nearly vomited.
    It tasted like the greasy candlewax KAKE BRAND cooking chocolate that my mum used to buy and I would sometimes try when raiding the top cupboard for raisins.
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    Grrrr the removal of dairy milk from Creme Eggs really got my goat but not half as much as my beloved Double Decker has changed over the years.

    Quote Originally Posted by babycart View Post
    I had a Creme Egg a while back and nearly vomited.
    It tasted like the greasy candlewax KAKE BRAND cooking chocolate that my mum used to buy and I would sometimes try when raiding the top cupboard for raisins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amidar View Post
    Grrrr the removal of dairy milk from Creme Eggs really got my goat but not half as much as my beloved Double Decker has changed over the years.
    It was downhill all the way after they took the raisins out
    God we lived like young princes back then.
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    The decision to combine it with elements of the 'Boost' bar was the final straw for me I was destroyed. The last one I had the nougat seemed to just separate from the base like they'd removed some magic Cadbury's glue to keep costs down.

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    'Nutty' and 'Texan' were my favourites. Both gone now but I think I'm a bit old for sweets anyway. In the news today 'Toblerone' fans are up in arms about the spacing of the triangles
    I remember, as a child, thinking a walnut whip was the epitome of sophistication in the sweet world. They seemed to be only for adults, presumably due to cost.
    "You don't want to kill the cash donkey"

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    Quote Originally Posted by babycart View Post

    A hi-fi geek writes - that looks like a Technics SL-1300...





    I can just about remember when Curly Wurly's first appeared in the shops, I tried them but my favourite at the time was a Picnic:


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    My favourite was the Cabana; the Tight Fit/Modern Romance of chocolate bars

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    Quote Originally Posted by babycart View Post
    My favourite was the Cabana; the Tight Fit/Modern Romance of chocolate bars

    Ha! Love it! To my great shame I don't think I've given the Cabana a second thought since the late 80s!

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    I was partial to.....well, anything surrounded by chocolate really!
    One that I still think about is Golden Crisp.
    Curly Wurly almost induced hysteria when it appeared in our top shop. They were bigger then weren't they?
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    Not the only one FO it's like they erased everyone's mind. Coconut and chocolate has always been a niche market with the 'Bounty' holding steadfast. My wife is older than me yet she has no recollection of 'Spangles', 'Pacers' or 'Apple Hubba Bubba'.

    What I always thought was the epitome of chocolate sophistication was 'Fry's Chocolate Cream' bars because my mum always had one stashed away and still does not the same one mind that would be rank!

    Oh and picnics do not look like that picture anymore that's if they ever did, I came to the joys of the 'Picnic Bar' late in life.

    Gah this pic makes me feel old, not that I remember them all. :


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    I'd have imagined you halfway up a tree chainsaw in hand with a 'Yorkie' sticking out your back pocket!

    Quote Originally Posted by treeboy View Post
    I was partial to.....well, anything surrounded by chocolate really!
    One that I still think about is Golden Crisp.
    Curly Wurly almost induced hysteria when it appeared in our top shop. They were bigger then weren't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shere Khan View Post
    'Nutty' and 'Texan' were my favourites. Both gone now but I think I'm a bit old for sweets anyway. In the news today 'Toblerone' fans are up in arms about the spacing of the triangles
    I remember, as a child, thinking a walnut whip was the epitome of sophistication in the sweet world. They seemed to be only for adults, presumably due to cost.
    Wurd. A hounorable mention for MacIntosh's Golden Cup too. Used to eat a ridiculous amount of sweets pop and crisps as a school bound kid. A daily ten Embassy Gold in the trouser waistband too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by relkeel View Post
    Wurd. A hounorable mention for MacIntosh's Golden Cup too. Used to eat a ridiculous amount of sweets pop and crisps as a school bound kid. A daily ten Embassy Gold in the trouser waistband too.

    And what has happened to the once mighty Mars Bar? It seems to be shrinking in size before our very eyes! I remember feeling sorry for our continental cousins
    when they would serve up an inferior sized candy creation....oh how we used to snort with derision when all Paul Hogan style we would whip out our enormous
    chocs and declare: 'that's not a Mars...THIS is a Mars' brandishing what upon reflection looked and felt (but crucially not tasted) like a small log and now just looks like a largish twig!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amidar View Post
    I'd have imagined you halfway up a tree chainsaw in hand with a 'Yorkie' sticking out your back pocket!
    You've got me all wrong A. Besides, I'd never find it.......

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    Mondelez has soiled Cadbury, Tobler, Terry's, Milka and Dime.

    Don't do Nestle anyway.

    Eat a lot less chocolate these days.

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    Whenever remembering past chocolate gorging the one that I still yearn for is the Montego chocolate biscuit. Anyone else remeber these?

    They came packaged like club biscuits but were much more exotic... they were rum and raisin or chocolate with a hnt of ginger and tasted of golden sunshine to me... But I didn't much like the coffee flavoured one. I can recall treasuring them and eating them as slowly as possible to make the pleasure last longer... They were always the perfect end to a kids meal which invariably started with a healthy plate of sausages or fish fingers with a steaming mountain of mash, peas and carrots.

    Those were the days...
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    Sounds like I missed out on the Montego experience. But you have just awakened a memory of a fruity Club. It could be wishful thinking though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by treeboy View Post
    Sounds like I missed out on the Montego experience. But you have just awakened a memory of a fruity Club. It could be wishful thinking though.
    Ewwh! They are like the choc green triangle from a Quality Street box! Would happily have traded my fruity club for a tasty orange club if this was breaktime at school 30+ yrs ago! Might even have thrown in a garibaldi!

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    I liked Montegos, i liked orange Clubs and I liked Trios a lot.

    If it uses The Banana Boat Song in the advert, I'm up for it.

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    They look half a decade before my time when they packaged chocolate bars like pipe tobacco:



    Trios were good as was the 'Breakaway' and 'Blue Ribbon'.

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    "You don't want to kill the cash donkey"

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    Quote Originally Posted by babycart View Post
    If it uses The Banana Boat Song in the advert, I'm up for it.

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    Unfortunately, gum disease has put paid to my confectionery habits but this thread has made me think of a few I still miss; Opal Mints (later Pacers), Tiffin, Dairy Crunch, Marathon (before they became the 'No Fun Size' Snickers) and the rather curiously packaged 'Five Boys' - what was all that about?



    My holy grail of lost confectionery however has to be the Pink Panther bar;



    Probably contained more 'E' numbers than Bez on a Saturday night in 1989, but it always transported me to fake strawberry heaven....
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