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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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.

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1980s Smiths Square Crisps -Feat Lenny Henry

lennySmith’s Potato Crisps Ltd. was formed by Francis Leigh Smith in the UK after World War 1. The firm started in Cricklewood, London, reputedly in Smith’s garage. In 1927 the company expanded into a factory in Brentford, London. This was enlarged in 1930. During the depression Smith travelled to Australia to expand the business. Smiths was later owned by Nabisco, BSN and finally sold to PepsiCo in the 1990s. Subsequently Pepsico withdrew the brand, in favour of Walkers, which had been heavily marketed in a campaign using footballer Gary Lineker. Many of the products previously owned by Smiths are now labelled as Walkers, although there are still several Smiths branded crisps.

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1980s Smiths Crisps

Smiths-CrispsSmith’s Potato Crisps Ltd. was formed by Francis Leigh Smith in the UK after World War 1. The firm started in Cricklewood, London, reputedly in Smith’s garage. In 1927 the company expanded into a factory in Brentford, London. This was enlarged in 1930. During the depression Smith travelled to Australia to expand the business. Smiths was later owned by Nabisco, BSN and finally sold toPepsiCo in the 1990s. Subsequently Pepsico withdrew the brand, in favour of Walkers, which had been heavily marketed in a campaign using footballer Gary Lineker. Many of the products previously owned by Smiths are now labelled as Walkers, although there are still several Smiths branded crisps.

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