Monday, 26 March 2012

BLAST FROM THE PAST...



Okay, so who remembers these PINK PANTHER bars from
NESTLE'S ? (I've got the DINKY car as well - two versions - one with
a big rubber wheel in the middle and one without - must  post them on the
blog sometime.) Y'know, I can still recall what this bar tasted like - wish
Nestle's would reissue it just so I can check my memory's correct.

Anyone else remember a favourite chocolate or candy bar which
is no longer around? Let's hear from you.

 Click here to see Fry's 5 Centre. 

22 comments:

L.M.Tea said...

I remember one bar that is no longer made but can't remember the name...it was kind of a toffee type candy bar if I remember correctly, for some reason I want to say a manhattan bar or similar, I remember really liking it but can't remember the name!!

Kid said...

The name 'Manhattan Bar' sounds familiar, but I can't associate a taste with it. Anyone else help?

Christopher M. Sobieniak said...

People really dig that Pink Panther! That car was up for sale a while back I recall.
http://www.cartoonbrew.com/cartoon-culture/pink-panthermobile-for-sale.html

Kid said...

Thanks Chris. It really is a cool looking car.

Chris B. said...

A bar I remember was Cabana, coconut and cherry covered in chocolate. I loved them.

Kid said...

Yup, I remember Cabana. Anyone remember Aztec bars? They were brought out again for a limited time back in 2000.

Dougie said...

The Pink Panther bar tasted like the strawberry milk that I recall from a vending machine in Girvan in about 69 or 70.

I was keen on the Bar Six, which was basically a chocolate wafer. I liked the Caramac bar in theory but the reality was a bit sickly.

Kid said...

Liked Bar Six myself, Dougie - shame it's no longer around. Still have the odd Caramac now and again. It was the favourite bar of one of my pals back in the late '60s, early '70s.

Dougie said...

I forgot Treets, Skippy and the prince of 70s bars, the Supermousse. Sadly, Fry's Five Centres went to the great confectioner in the sky in the early 90s.

I had forgotten about Old Jamaica too. Horrid!

Kid said...

Treets still exist of course, they were just rebranded as M&Ms a good while back - although I'm told that the Treets name was revived a year or two ago for sale in one of the large supermarkets. I did a post about Fry's Five Centres some time ago - I'll link to it when I get a chance. Personally, Dougie, I loved Old Jamaica, but it wasn't wise to eat a full bar at once.

Anonymous said...

I remember that Pink Panther bar just tasting a bit sickly sweet so I wasn't a fan - now old Jamaica I did like with the scrolled logo on each chunck and feeling grown up as it had a rum flavour. Does anyone remember Icebreaker or Mint Cracknel (my favourite with an MB Bar (which I had a few years again and was pure sugar - was it a TEXAN bar that L M Tea remembers at all? McScotty

Kid said...

McScotty, I remember the bars you mentioned, but I never tasted the Mint Cracknel one 'cos I don't like mint. MB Bars are still available in some small shops, but I don't think they're made by the original manufacturers. Also, the chocolate isn't quite as good as it used to be. Nice to see they're still around 'though.

baab said...

oh instant hypno-suggestion
strawberry flavour,but kind of soapy at the same time!
probably delicious at the time.

i think a manhattan was like a texan..now what was a texan..vanilla (kind of)toffee with chocolate covering
quite good.

Aztec..I even remember a tv advert,temples and exotica and chocolate.

there was also a really cheap chocolate bar without a wrapper which was white and brown chocolate and the shape resembled a wookie ???

it was the MB bars that brought that one in.

Kid said...

All this talk of MB Bars has made me hungry for one. Think I'll buy a few the first chance I get.

Anonymous said...

Do they still make Texan bars? I used to like them but they gave me jaw ache. :)

Hackers.

Kid said...

I don't think they do, but I'm not 100% sure.

Anonymous said...

Sadly Texans are no longer made although they made a brief come back in 2005 - they were chewy toffee bars see link for details instant flashback - MB Bars may disappoint you now very sweet and cheap chocolate (seemd to go with "Frying pans" if you remember them)- I used to loveChelsea Whoppers they are still tasty to be fiar but the used to be thick now they are like a sheet of paper - McScotty

http://www.aquarterof.co.uk/texan-bars-texans-p-1139.html

Kid said...

Yeah, I've previously tasted what passes for an MB Bar these days, McScotty - but I've got a hankering to buy some just for old times' sake.

Might buy some Swizzels Fizzers as well. And some Love Hearts. (Sigh.)

marco said...

The greatest candy bar of all time is undoubtedly the Jelly Mallow.

What a shock to the system to see the Bar Six, resplendent in international orange, like a punch to the solar plexus.

Kid said...

Never heard of the Jelly Mallow. Can you supply details?

marco said...

Details of the Jelly Mallow. Has my life really come to this?

It came in a twin pack laid out on a card gurney, Bounty-style. Flat on the bottom and rounded on top like an elongated dome. Clad in beautiful chocolate, the bottom half was a luxuriant bed of mallow, but the real prize was the top half, which was the jelly element, red and delicious, analagous to the Jaffa Cake's "smashing orangey bit in the middle."

It had kind of a cult status, possibly because of its inclusion in a Victoria Wood routine, or because Morrissey mentioned it in interviews. Did Alan Bennett mention it in a play or am I now getting delirious?

The Jelly Mallow had a sister confection - the Toffee Mallow.

Kid said...

Now that you describe it, it does sound vaguely familiar. Unless I'm just imagining it. Amyone else remember the Jelly Mallow?