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Jubbly

Jubblies were incredibly unwieldy and unimaginative ice lollies. These "frozen drinks" (as they were officially known) were simply huge triangular lumps of flavoured ice. You...

Kaliber

Back in the 1980s, Billy Connolly popped up on British TV screens in adverts which tried to convince us to drink beer. Not any...

Ketchips

"Crispy, spiky tubes of delicious mashed potato with a real tomato ketchup centre" Take Britain's favourite food - chips - and inject them with Britain's...

Kia-Ora

You can still buy Kia-Ora today, but it's nowhere near as popular as it was in the 1970s and 1980s. At that time it was...

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...

McVities Ginger Nut Biscuits

I'm a Jamaican ginger grower and I very proudly say I grow the finest ginger in the world today I picks the best and packs it...

New Coke

Almost spelled the end for the Coke Empire in 1985. They changed the flavour of Coke and the American public were not having it!...

Nimble

Diet Bread - "Real bread but lighter" - "Up, up and away . . ." Apparently this diet bread was much loved by the...

Pepsi

So most people who took the Pepsi Challenge probably preferred Coke. But at least the Pepsi peeps managed to set Michael Jackson on fire...

Pepsi Light

Aimed straight at the US youth market. It had a lemon-twist, was calorie-free and came in pretty blue packaging. The kids had no defence.

Pepsi Max

Not quite Diet Pepsi but not the real McCoy either. Tasted a little bit sweet and a lotta bit chemical (and it still does!)

PEZ

In 1927 Austria, Eduard Haas III invented the brick candy, taking the Pez name from three letters in the German word "pfefferminz" (which means...

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,...

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...

R Whites Lemonade

Featured the Best Advert Ever . . .  the "Seceret-ah Lemon-ayde Dri-hinkaah!" ad? Jingle sung by Ross MacManus (Elvis Costello's dad) with young Elvis...

School Dinners

If the episodes of Porridge were anything to go by, school dinners had an awful lot in common with meal time at British High-Security prisons ....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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12-Inch Remixes

In the 1980s, if you liked a song you went out and bought the single on 7-inch vinyl. If you loved it you went out and...

16 Magazine

Founded in late 1958 by George Winters, 16 magazine set the standard for all teen magazines. many imitators popped up over the years, and 16 withstood some pretty...

2-XL

The 2-XL was a "robot with a personality" manufactured and released by Mego Corp. in 1978. This small 'talking' robot came complete with an 8-track...

3-D Movies

Stereoscopic films had been around since the 1920s, but the 1950s was unquestionably the golden age of 3-D, with excited teenagers flocking to the...

60s Speak

THE BAWL GAME Baby-sitting. Self explanatory really. BOSS We know who the boss is.... Bruce Springsteen, of course. And as a verb, it means to order someone...