Pacers (1976)  When Mars punted out a mint variant of their counter-conquering blocks of citrus paste, tolerant half-smiles were the order of the day, but a simple change of name took Opal Mints out from the shadows of their mouth-watering forebears. A sporty theme and the addition in 1980 of green go-faster stripes to the basic white slab more than made up for the disappointingly weak, almost homeopathic, minty tast

The golden age of British sweets - in pictures

1960's Sword Cocktail Sticks

Sword Cocktail Sticks, these would often be the brightest things on the table at birthday parties, oh the pleasure of a beige buffet!

McVities Chocolate Digestive Biscuit - Original c1970s we used to have these at school

McVities Chocolate Digestive Biscuit - Original from the school tuck shop, to try to stop my tummy rumbling between morning break and lunch! It was never enough.

Childhood!

These were DIY ice creams. Buy a cone and a chunk of ice cream wrapped in a bit of grease proof paper and make yourself a lush summer fave!

Ski yoghurt. The first yoghurt I ever tasted was Ski, hazelnut flavour, and I hated it. Now I love it, and hazelnut is my favourite flavour!

Ski - the first yoghurt - plain or hazelnut. Ski the full of fitness food!

Tooty Frooties

Given these as a prize at school sports day and cried because I wanted jelly tots instead. I never forgave Tooty Frooties.

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