1980s Pacers

pacers mintsPacers is a British discontinued brand of popular mint flavoured confection, manufactured by Mars.

Originally known as Opal Mints, they were plain white coloured chewy spearmint flavoured sweets, launched as a sister product to Opal Fruits (now known as Starburst). The product was subsequently relaunched as Pacers around 1976, and later, three green peppermint stripes were added to the sweet,  possibly to align it with a similar American product of the same name.  Television commercials for the sweet alluded to sport and fitness, with participants wearing green and white-striped kit, featuring the slogan “Peppermint striped for two-mint freshness”.  The brand was discontinued in the 1980s.

At one point the Glasgow Celtic football team were nicknamed “The Pacers” because of the similarity of their kit to the sweets

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1988 Milkybar Buttons

milkybarkid1970bMilkybar is a white chocolate confection that is produced by Nestlé and sold in Australia, New Zealand, India, Ireland, Kuwait, South Africa, Spain, and theUnited Kingdom. It sold under the name Galak in Ecuador, Brazil, and the rest of Continental Europe. Nestlé have produced white chocolate since the 1930s, and started using the brand Galak in 1967. In many European countries a version with puffed rice is also available.

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