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!

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!

Christmas Cakes with paper frills. My Mum used to ice a Christmas cake like this. I did too back in 70/80s

Christmas Cakes with paper frills. My Nan used to ice Christmas cakes like this until about 10 years ago. When she was doing the decorating me and my cousins really knew Christmas was soon!

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!

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!

1960s sweeties...for some reason the least favourite of all boxes of chocolates...they look delish.

Mackintosh's (wonderfully yummy looking) Weekend Assortment, 1958 vintage candy ad

Tooty Frooties

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

1970s childhood memories! Jelly Tots - It’s hard to believe that you could buy anything for 3p!

"Rowntrees Jelly Tots soft and sweet. Rowntrees Jelly Tots good to eat. Lots of Jelly Tots in the Jelly Tots bag!

polos from the post office after popping into Pecks to get 5p off Nana

Multipack of Polos in my stocking - used as cargo in the yellow pickup

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Ivel - The Prize Guys yogurt - dual purpose - great to eat then save the pot for a Blue Peter project!

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