Retro sweet question

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  • boo 17 Jan 2013 11:01:57 11,782 posts
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    Can anybody name a boiled sweet from (probably) the 70's. We're talking the Spangles era.

    Came in a variety of flavours, the most memorable of which was toffee apple flavour.

    Ring any bells with any of the oldies?

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  • Humperfunk 17 Jan 2013 11:04:46 2,243 posts
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    Werther's Originals: Toffee Apple Edition

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  • quadfather 17 Jan 2013 11:05:59 12,139 posts
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    Were they round, and / or wrapped up individually in white paper within the packet?

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  • DaM 17 Jan 2013 11:08:44 13,187 posts
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    Sounds like Spangles to me! I remember there were some particularly minging flavours.

    Toffos (sp) came in different flavours, but weren't boiled.
  • Blerk Moderator 17 Jan 2013 11:17:00 48,225 posts
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    Man, flavoured Toffos. I'd love a pack of them right now.

    Not remembering a toffee-apple boiled sweet, though.
  • S.J.Rogers 17 Jan 2013 11:19:51 3,557 posts
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    Enemy Mine..?

    Sorry... :(
  • quadfather 17 Jan 2013 11:20:28 12,139 posts
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    Yeah, I'm thinking toffo's too.

    Though I can *almost* remember a grim tasting toffee apple tasting boiled sweet, but it's escaping me at the moment

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  • Blerk Moderator 17 Jan 2013 11:24:46 48,225 posts
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    Internet search has just made me remember Tooty Frooties. :D

    This page seems to suggest either 'Blobs' or 'Double Agents', but I remember neither of those.
  • Blerk Moderator 17 Jan 2013 11:27:10 48,225 posts
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    More on Double Agents and Blobs. Both seem to be incarnations of the same thing, both by Trebor.

    Edit: I've got that book, incidentally! :D

    Edited by Blerk at 11:27:46 17-01-2013
  • midnight_walker 17 Jan 2013 11:31:11 1,980 posts
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    Is it a toffee apple.
  • quadfather 17 Jan 2013 11:32:24 12,139 posts
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    I can't remember whether I actually remember blobs. But I think I do.

    This thread is making my head hurt :)

    And that book looks awesome!

    Edited by quadfather at 11:32:52 17-01-2013

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  • Fab4 17 Jan 2013 11:42:35 6,067 posts
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    Yeah, Toffos....they were the bee's knees :)
  • boo 17 Jan 2013 11:47:41 11,782 posts
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    I said Toffo's but she's adamant they were boiled sweets and not toffees.

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  • boo 17 Jan 2013 11:54:19 11,782 posts
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    And I was wrong.

    They were called Blobs.

    Scroll down a bit for more info.

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  • quadfather 17 Jan 2013 11:55:37 12,139 posts
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    Another mystery solved \o/

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  • Fab4 17 Jan 2013 11:56:02 6,067 posts
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    boo wrote:
    And I was wrong.

    They were called Blobs.

    Scroll down a bit for more info.
    That page made me nostalgic and hungry. I'd kill for a Texan bar.
  • motti82 17 Jan 2013 11:59:24 2,890 posts
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    My kingdom for some mint Toffos, right now!
  • Blerk Moderator 17 Jan 2013 12:26:31 48,225 posts
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    The retro sweet shops all seem to confirm that Toffos are no more, although they were still a thing as recently as 2007. :(
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