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Angel Delight

Angel Delight debuted in British supermarkets in 1967, promising the taste of strawberries and cream from colourful sachets of microdust. The luminous powder fell out...

TV Dinners

                   

Toast Toppers

Basically a flavoured spread which came out of little jars and was spread on toast. It unfortunately looked like someone had puked on the...

Irn-Bru

Such is the remarkable popularity of Irn-Bru in its native Scotland that it outsells both Coca-Cola and Pepsi. In the 1980s, the drink’s tagline was...

Breakfast Cereal

Some of the breakfast cereals listed below are still in production. Some have been re-named and re-packaged. Many of them disappeared as quickly as...

Cigarettes, Cigars & Tobacco

New brands of cigarettes introduced in Britain in the 1960s included B&H Special Filter (1961), Embassy (1962) and Player's No. 6 (1965). A report by...

Fast Food

BURGER CHEF Burger Chef was bought out by Hardee's in the late 80s BURGER KING By the 1980s, while people still enjoyed McDonalds over any other burger...

Café Bar

In the days before Starbucks and Café Latté on tap from every corner coffee shop, the height of sophistication and convenience for the serious...

Lucozade

Used to "aid recovery" and you only had to drink it when you were poorly. Now you can buy it cold in every corner...

Space Dust

Nobody ate Space Dust because it tasted nice. In fact, most people probably couldn't tell you what it tasted like. It wasn't intended to be savoured...

Stud Cola

Australian 1970s Cola that came in a denim can (well it was a metal can but was painted to look like denim - you...

Solo

Apparently you were unable to drink a can of Solo without first growing a Zapata moustache and then charging down a crocodile infested waterfall...

Soda Stream

"Get busy with the fizzy" is what the adverts used to urge in the Soda Stream's heyday. And what a tantalising idea that was for...

Sno-Cone Machines

In 1967, Hasbro introduced its little icy treat factories to sweaty summer cities and suburbs everywhere. The Frosty Sno-Cone machine was the first. Just fill...

Slimcea

One of the 'slimmers breads', which relied on the premise that if you ate bread you wouldn't be fat and your balloon would leave...

Shopping in the 1960s

With the arrival of more money in people's pockets to spend on both essentials and luxuries (first in the United States from the late...

School Milk

There never seemed to be an optimum time of year to drink those small bottles of school milk. In the winter they were always half...

Quatro

In 1982 an exciting new soft drink was launched in the UK. Quatro was a mix of fruit flavours carefully blended together to create...

Pizza

In 1950, pizza was confined to America's Italian colonies, and the Atlantic Monthly took the good news to the rest of the country: "You eat it, usually,...

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Atari

Californian Nolan Bushnell created a game called Pong in 1971. The following year -  with $250 of his own money and a matching investment from partner...

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False Eyelashes

False eyelashes were already a common accessory for women by the 1960s, but when Twiggy’s long and lush lashes made her famous, girls wanted...

Super Jock

Debuting in the mid-70s, the Super Jock athletes did things no non-super person could possibly do. For instance, most people don't have elongated necks...

Leyland P76

The controversial Leyland P76 was introduced in Australia in 1973 but ceased production in 1975 after less than two years on the market. Most...

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