Vintage vanilla fudge. Box up these melt-in-the-mouth sweet, buttery cubes - they make a fabulous gift for any occasion

Vintage vanilla fudge

Vintage vanilla fudge. Box up these melt-in-the-mouth sweet, buttery cubes - they make a fabulous gift for any occasion

Candy Cigarettes~ Kids pretended to be cool like the grow-ups. (Hopefully they don't make these any longer)

Unique Retro Gifts: Candy Cigarettes

Candy Cigarettes~ Kids pretended to be cool like the grow-ups. (Hopefully they don't make these any longer)

Marathon (1968) Marathon came to the UK courtesy of Forrest Mars Sr, estranged from the family business in the States, but free to adapt the recipes for European tastes. Aside from his eponymous bar packed with milk, sugar, glucose, and thick, thick chocolate, Mars' Slough-produced cash cow was a peanut-powered derivative of the American Snickers (the name was apparently tribute to the Mars family's favourite horse)  'brand alignment' saw Marathon adopt its maiden name in 1990

Marathon (1968) Marathon came to the UK courtesy of Forrest Mars Sr, estranged from the family business in the States, but free to adapt the recipes for European tastes. Aside from his eponymous bar packed with milk, sugar, glucose, and thick, thick chocolate, Mars' Slough-produced cash cow was a peanut-powered derivative of the American Snickers (the name was apparently tribute to the Mars family's favourite horse) 'brand alignment' saw Marathon adopt its maiden name in 1990

Remember any of these? Old fashioned sweet shop in Rye High Street, East Sussex, UK. There is always a queue! I love sherbert lemons By B Lowe

Remember any of these? Old fashioned sweet shop in Rye High Street, East Sussex, UK. There is always a queue! I love sherbert lemons By B Lowe

UK - Bassett's - Jelly Babies candy box - 1970's to early 1980's by JasonLiebig, via Flickr

UK - Bassett's - Jelly Babies candy box - 1970's to early 1980's by JasonLiebig, via Flickr

Trebor Fruit Salads & Black Jacks used to be 4 for a penny

The golden age of British sweets - in pictures

Milky bar kid.

How the Milkybar kid became a drunk... and a showjumper, a musician and a gardener. We find the stars who rode into the sunset

Credit: The Friday Project <strong>Spangles (1948)</strong><br />The same year George Orwell gazed apprehensively into a totalitarian future, Mars unveiled a more upbeat response to post-war austerity with these translucent sugar squares. Over three decades tangerine, butterscotch, 'Old English', cola and dozens more varieties appeared, until their liquidation in ... 1984. Within a couple of years, the tyrannical Big Brothers of lazy observational comedy rewrote history to make Spangles the…

Credit: The Friday Project <strong>Spangles (1948)</strong><br />The same year George Orwell gazed apprehensively into a totalitarian future, Mars unveiled a more upbeat response to post-war austerity with these translucent sugar squares. Over three decades tangerine, butterscotch, 'Old English', cola and dozens more varieties appeared, until their liquidation in ... 1984. Within a couple of years, the tyrannical Big Brothers of lazy observational comedy rewrote history to make Spangles the…

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