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Forum: The lounge 24th December 2015
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Posted By Olybirder
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

No need to apologise John. I'm sorry if I sounded stroppy. I didn't mean to. I blame it on too much chocolate in my youth. :)

We used to have the Mackintosh's chocolate and toffee factory in...
Forum: The lounge 24th December 2015
Replies: 145
Views: 14,101
Posted By Olybirder
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

I remember Fry's Five Boys chocolate bar and even made a reference to it in post number 102. :) I also used to like Fry's Five Centres with a different flavoured cream in each section. I enjoy a bit...
Forum: The lounge 21st December 2015
Replies: 145
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Posted By Olybirder
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

Wagon Wheels which were about the same diameter as a CD, rather than the minidisc size versions we get now.
Fry's Five Boys Chocolate.
Old English Spangles.

Ron
Forum: The lounge 21st December 2015
Replies: 145
Views: 14,101
Posted By Olybirder
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

We seem to have drifted away slightly from the original subject of eating in the fifties but on the topic of cap guns I remember the little bombs which were on sale. They were small solid metal eggs...
Forum: The lounge 18th December 2015
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Views: 14,101
Posted By Olybirder
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

School dinners transformed my life. When I was young I was an extremely fussy eater and a real brat, throwing a tantrum if there was something which I didn't want to eat. When I moved on to grammar...
Forum: The lounge 16th December 2015
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Posted By Olybirder
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

I was still buying those up to a couple of years ago. I have finally given up on them now though as it seems to be impossible to get the underside of the pastry cooked. Mary Berry wouldn't approve.
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Forum: The lounge 15th December 2015
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Posted By Olybirder
Re: *EATING IN THE FIFTIES* . . . . . . that's the 1950's. . . . !!

In the '50s chicken was something that we only ate at Christmas. My aunt's neighbour Mrs Jolly always kept a capon for us. I didn't try turkey until my mid teens!

Malt extract and cod liver oil...
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