1980s Rolo – Do you love anyone enough

RolosThe creator of this confectionary bar (Jasper T. Rolo) developed Rolo’s in the UK by Mackintosh’s, (later Rowntree-Mackintosh), simply Mackintosh’s Toffee coated with chocolate, they were first sold in 1937.

They were also produced in Norwich until 1994, when all UK production moved to Fawdon in Tyneside, by Nestlé Rowntree. There have now been Rolo biscuits, ice-cream, muffins, birthday cake, desserts, cake bars, doughnuts, mini Rolos, big Rolos, (all of which use the same type of caramel) yogurts and Easter eggs made. In May 2011, McDonald’s combined chocolate pieces and caramel sauce with their soft-serveMcFlurry product to simulate the Rolo flavour profile in a cross-branded product.

Info gleaned from Wikipedia

1977 Cadburys Caramel

Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel (better known and still referred to by its former name Cadbury’s Caramel or Cadbury Caramel) is a chocolate bar that is part of the Cadbury Dairy Milk brand and is made by Cadbury UK and Cadbury Ireland. The bar is sold in the United Kingdom, Ireland, The United States and Australia.

History

The bar was first launched in 1976, originally called Cadbury’s Caramel until 2003, when it was renamed. In early 2009 it was relaunched, with the Caramel name re-emphasised as the main on-pack brand, and the Dairy Milk brand reduced in size.

Info gleaned from Wikipedia

1984 Marathon

Snickers is a brand name candy bar made by Mars, Incorporated. It consists of nougat topped with caramel and peanuts, enrobed in milk chocolate.  Snickers has annual global sales of $2 billion.

In the United Kingdom and Ireland, Snickers was formerly sold under the brand name Marathon until 1990.   More recently, Snickers Marathon branded energy bars have been sold in some markets.

Info gleaned from Wikipedia

1980s Mars Bar

Mars (also Mars bar) is a chocolate bar manufactured by Mars, Incorporated. It was first manufactured in Slough, Berkshire in the United Kingdom in 1932 as a sweeter version of the US Milky Way bar which Mars, Inc. produced (not to be confused with the European version of Milky Way, which is similar to the US 3 Musketeers). It was advertised to the trade as being made with Cadbury’s chocolate as ‘couverture’.

In the United States, a different confection bears the Mars bar name. Featuring nougat, soft caramel, and almonds coated in milk chocolate, the American Mars bar was relaunched in 2010 after being discontinued in 2002.

Info gleaned from Wikipedia

1979 Marathon

Marathon was a bar consisting of eight inches of braided chocolate and caramel. It was manufactured by Mars Inc and first sold in the United States in August 1973. The bright red packaging contained a ruler with inch markings on the reverse demonstrating that it was as long as it claimed. (The length was the result of its braided shape; it did not weigh more than standard candy bars.) It was discontinued in October 1981. Note: There was also a 15″ version of The Marathon Bar sold in Southern California at local 7/11 stores and at Michael’s Pharmacy in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. These had the 15″ ruler on the back of the red wrapper.

Television commercials of the era feature John Wayne’s son Patrick as Marathon John who would regularly confront villain Quick Claude.

Another braided caramel and chocolate bar available from Cadbury is the Curly Wurly. While these are commonplace in their native UK (as well as Australia), aside from specialty import stores (andWorld Market) Curly Wurly bars are not widely available in the U.S.

Info gleaned from Wikipedia