Sweet Treats

By pgn
@pgntwo (22577)
Tripoli, Libya
January 29, 2016 11:34am CST
What sweet, confection or candy bar do you most think would be nice to see back in the shops again? I used to enjoy the Rowntree Nutty bar, peanuts pressed onto a bar of sweet fudge. For a chocolate kick, the Fuse bar hit the spot, it had fudge pieces, rice krispies, peanuts and raisins in a solid bar of Cadbury's dairy milk chocolate. Both of these were popular in the UK in the 1980s. Which would you look out for if presented with a display of retro treats today? And would you share it with anyone, or secretly scoff it on the way home...? If you have a strong desire to see a comeback, why not search for a picture or image of the treat and add it to your comment below using the "Add Image" button/link below the Comment box? Come on, get drooling...
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• United States
30 Jan 16
I'm not a candy person. I looked online and found lots of candies from my childhood, but none of them made me drool. Now, salty things? Yum. I remember big jars of mixed olives and pickles. Those were great.
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@pgntwo (22577)
• Tripoli, Libya
30 Jan 16
What about the trend for mixing sweet and salt, like salted caramel sauce, or sweet and salt popcorn at the movies? Come to think of it, honey-roast peanuts or cashews are salty too, and very moreish!
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@pgntwo (22577)
• Tripoli, Libya
30 Jan 16
@ElizabethWallace Sounds delicious!
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• United States
31 Jan 16
@pgntwo They are. The sea salt is in decent sized chunks and so thrilling to the taste buds.
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@boiboing (12881)
• Northampton, England
29 Jan 16
I loved the Double Decker
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@pgntwo (22577)
• Tripoli, Libya
29 Jan 16
Still available today, that one. It is one I'd consider as well, although I do think the traditional Cadbury dairy milk, and as a result, many of Cadbury's offerings, has got much sweeter since Kraft took over...
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
29 Jan 16
Cadbury Double Decker? Is it the one with milk chocolate on the bottom and white chocolate on top? I think we still have them around here...
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@pgntwo (22577)
• Tripoli, Libya
29 Jan 16
@sishy7 Ah, no, this shows one cut open:
Open main menu This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (December 2009) Double Decker Product type Confectionery Ow
@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
30 Jan 16
I miss spangles, do you remember them?
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@pgntwo (22577)
• Tripoli, Libya
30 Jan 16
These were fizzy, with a little sherbet in the centre, and also available in cola flavour, if I remember correctly. I remember them well.
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
30 Jan 16
@pgntwo No they weren't fizzy, they were just boilled sweets. (So no - you don't remember them well)
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@pgntwo (22577)
• Tripoli, Libya
30 Jan 16
@jaboUK I must have them confused with something else, I remember cola-flavoured fizzy sweets that had the same shape.
Open main menu This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (May 2011) Fizzy Orangeade Spangles wrapper from 1974, pric
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@allknowing (69483)
• India
30 Jan 16
As kids as long as anything was sweet would be my choice. I do miss those sugar drops. They were available in many colours and sticky too.
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@pgntwo (22577)
• Tripoli, Libya
30 Jan 16
I remember a product a bit like the straws of sugar in Pixy-Stix, but can't remember what they were called:
Open main menu This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (September 2014) A packet of small Pixy Stix Pixy Stix is a
@allknowing (69483)
• India
30 Jan 16
@pgntwo They are called barley sugar but they are hard and not sticky. What we ate then were balls and got stuck in our teeth. Used to take ages to finish one (lol) Mother made it at home too sometimes.
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@pgntwo (22577)
• Tripoli, Libya
31 Jan 16
@allknowing Barley Sugar is one of the products made by Oatfield, not far from me:
Open main menu Oatfield Type Confectionery Manufacturer Founded c. 1900 Headquarters Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland Area served Worldwide Products Confectionery Number of employees 95 Parent Zed Candy Ltd. Oatfield is a chocolate and confectionery ma
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@1hopefulman (32558)
• Canada
4 Feb 16
All the ones I like are still there.
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@pgntwo (22577)
• Tripoli, Libya
4 Feb 16
So much variety!
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@DianneN (85167)
• United States
21 Feb 16
When we travel, we have noticed most of the candies here in the USA are so different abroad. The packaging, the names, and the taste are different. I love Snickers bars. They seem to have gotten much larger.
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@pgntwo (22577)
• Tripoli, Libya
21 Feb 16
There is much debate, in certain circles, about the differences between the same chocolate candy in one geography from another. I know the Cadbury chocolate bar sold in Canada is much different from that sold in England, even down to the way the bar softens as it gets warm. I guess it is the same way with many products, the local ingredients and local tastes are different, so the taste and consistency will also be different.
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@DianneN (85167)
• United States
21 Feb 16
@pgntwo Cadbury had a factory not far from my other home, in the next town. I still enjoy a Cadbury every now and then, but don't need the calories!!!!
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@pgntwo (22577)
• Tripoli, Libya
21 Feb 16
@DianneN The consensus around these parts is the Dairy Milk bar made in Cadbury's Dublin factory is a better-tasting bar than the one made for the UK/British market.
Cadbury Ireland has just revealed details that it is to scrap the foil surrounding its half-pound bars, an integral part of the Cadbury bar of chocolate
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
29 Jan 16
I knew it'd be more chocolate treats... I've never seen those, especially the Rowntree's - must be an original UK or something...
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@pgntwo (22577)
• Tripoli, Libya
29 Jan 16
PayDay Nut Fudge Bar
There's an American version, PayDay - except it has salted peanuts pressed into a flat fudge bar. Sometimes Tesco in the UK sell it. Not the same as the original Nutty Bar though.
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• United States
30 Jan 16
@pgntwo this is one of absolute favorites....yum PayDay!!
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@pgntwo (22577)
• Tripoli, Libya
30 Jan 16
@Marilynda1225 The UK Nutty Bar, the red wrapper pictured in my post at the top of this thread, is exactly the same idea, and was one of my favourite treats. Yum.
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@just4him (127251)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Jan 16
I didn't have them often, and I forgot about them until just this moment. They were small wax cola bottles with Kool-Aid in them. I haven't thought of them in years.
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@pgntwo (22577)
• Tripoli, Libya
30 Jan 16
Something like these?
Do you love sour sweets? these may be for you. Fizzy Cola Bottles are small bottle shaped fruity gums with a sour sugar coating
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@just4him (127251)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Jan 16
@pgntwo Yes, something like those, only it wasn't cola in them but kool-aid.
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
29 Jan 16
It am not missing any brand so far. For as long as there are nutty dark chocolates of whatever brand in the shop, I will be fine.
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@pgntwo (22577)
• Tripoli, Libya
29 Jan 16
So you may like this brand, good quality but not expensive:
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
29 Jan 16
@pgntwo If it's dark and not so costly, I surely will.
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@buenavida (8212)
• Sweden
5 Feb 16
I am happy I can find chocolate with 70% cocoa or more, in our stores.
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@pgntwo (22577)
• Tripoli, Libya
6 Feb 16
Lidl JDGross Dark Chocolate
If you have a Lidl store near you, they have a good range of 70%+ cocoa chocolate:
@Elizaby (3986)
• Pensacola, Florida
30 Jan 16
I like most any sweets especially chocolates
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@pgntwo (22577)
• Tripoli, Libya
30 Jan 16
The food that came from the Aztecs, I think. A true comfort food.
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@MALUSE (43655)
• Uzbekistan
29 Jan 16
This is an insider post! I feel left out.
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@pgntwo (22577)
• Tripoli, Libya
29 Jan 16
Just for you, @MALUSE, courtesy of Amazon UK's Tweet earlier, here's a selection for you to choose from... You've visited England on school trips years ago, one of these is bound to ring a bell?
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• United States
29 Jan 16
I think there is already enough candy out there in the world!
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@pgntwo (22577)
• Tripoli, Libya
29 Jan 16
Cadbury Raisin Brunch Bar
Undoubtedly there is - but few of them match some of the oldies-but-goodies, and I could think of many today that could be dropped from the shelves and I'd never miss them...like the one pictured on the right here, I could do without that one!
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• United States
30 Jan 16
I love any that's probably too sweet for most people like Peeps, Candy Corn, Cotton Candy, and Circus peanuts (those orange candies that are shaped like peanuts in the shell)
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@paigea (22484)
• Canada
30 Jan 16
I can't think of anything that I miss. There is so much candy to choose from!
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