1980s Cadburys Creme Eggs

cadbury creme eggCadbury Creme Egg is a chocolate product manufactured in the shape of an egg. The product consists of a thick milk chocolate shell, housing a white and yellow fondant filling which mimics the albumen and yolk of a real egg. Creme Eggs are the best-selling confectionery item between New Year’s Day and Easter in the UK, with annual sales in excess of 200 million and a brand value of approximately £50 million.

Creme Eggs are produced by Cadbury UK in the United Kingdom and by Cadbury Adams in Canada. They are sold by Kraft Foods in all markets except the USA, where theHershey Company has the local marketing rights. At the Bournville factory in Birmingham, in the UK, they are manufactured at a rate of 1.5 million per day. The Creme Egg was also previously manufactured in New Zealand but is now imported into that country from the UK.

While filled eggs were first manufactured by the Cadbury Brothers in 1923, the Creme Egg in its current form was not introduced until 1963.  Initially sold as Fry’s Creme Eggs (incorporating the Fry’s brand), they were renamed “Cadbury’s Creme Eggs” in 1971.

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1982 Aero

aero-sliceThe process of manufacture was patented in 1935 by Rowntree’s.  Registration of the trademark and manufacture to market started soon after.

In 1935, Rowntree’s launched Aero into the UK, followed by the mint variation in the 1970s. Wrapping was brown (green in the mint version) and displayed the “Rowntree’s” script logo and the large word “AERO”, along with the slogan “Hold on tight or I’ll fly away!” below the “AERO” name. The words “Aerated Milk Chocolate” (“Aerated Milk-Mint Chocolate” for the mint version) were seen multiple times in the word “AERO.” In the 1970s, an advertisement was aired in which kids flying a kite thought the kite was an Aero bar. Then, brown and white bubbles would fly out of the imaginary bar to form the Aero wrapper. In 1988, Rowntree Mackintosh (as it then was, having merged with Mackintosh’s in the 1960s) was losing money and was sold to Swiss company Nestlé, who was already famous for its own Nesquik flavoured milkshakes and Milkybar white chocolate bars. Nestle continue to manufacture many former Rowntree bars and products, and until 1993 several chocolate products continued to use the Rowntree/Rowntree Mackintosh brand name. Since then only the sugar confectionery bears the old Rowntree name (Fruit Pastilles, Fruit Gums, and so on).

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1991 Maltesers

Maltesers-Wrapper-SmallMaltesers are a confectionery product manufactured by Mars, Incorporated.

Maltesers consist of a roughly spherical malt honeycomb centre, surrounded by milk chocolate. They are most popular in Denmark, the UK, Australia, Switzerland, Spain, Ireland, Canada, Poland, France, Hong Kong, and Portugal Maltesers are sold in a variety of packaging, including plastic bags (ranging in size from small ‘fun-size’ upwards), larger cardboard boxes and tubes, and plastic buckets (ranging in size from medium to very large). They also have medium sized “teasers” in celebrations boxes. Maltesers are also one of the types of sweet included in Mars’s Revels assortment.

In February 2013, Maltesers will be sold in Italy, Malta, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Macau, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro,Serbia and Slovenia.

The current name is a portmanteau of the words “malt” (one of the main ingredients) and “teasers”.

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1979 Banjo Tea Breaks

Banjo is a chocolate bar once available in the UK. Introduced with a substantial television advertising campaign in 1976, Banjo was a twin bar (similar in shape and size to twix) and was the same as a drifter but with a chopped peanut layer and the whole covered in milk chocolate. It was packaged in distinctive navy blue – with the brand name prominently displayed in yellow block text – and was one of the first British snack bars to have a heat-sealed wrapper closure instead of the reverse-side fold common to most domestically-produced chocolate bars at that time. It was available into the 1980s. There was a coconut version also available in a red wrapper with yellow text.

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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.

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