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Mammoth Straws
« on: July 23, 2010, 03:36:56 pm »
Does anyone remember these tall, large, lengthy, thin, inedible straws (were made of plastic) called 'Mammoth Straws' which had differently coloured sherbet crystals in them (came in different fruit flavours)?

The height of the straws had square paper which you had to rip off then suck out the sherbet crystals from the straws. The straws came in a large, tall, lengthy, thin cardboard box (the box was yellow, was 3D and had no lid).

The box said 'MAMMOTH STRAW' in block capitals vertically (because mammoth can mean 'incredibly large') and had four corners and each corner had cartoon drawings of four different professional people - a rugby player, a clown, a skier and a magician. They all wore white trousers with differently coloured vertical stripes and their legs were the same size and length of the straws themselves.

I so miss this box. :'( Does anyone still have it?

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Re: Mammoth Straws
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2010, 06:18:23 pm »
I so miss this box. :'( Does anyone still have it?

You don't get out much, do you?

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Re: Mammoth Straws
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2010, 09:36:51 pm »
Awww how sweet. What year was this ?
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Re: Mammoth Straws
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2010, 12:41:04 am »
Awww how sweet. What year was this ?

Some time in the 80s; the box went on Saturday 10 May 1997.

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Re: Mammoth Straws
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2010, 12:42:22 am »
I so miss this box. :'( Does anyone still have it?

You don't get out much, do you?

I said, the box is discontinued. It went a long time ago.

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Re: Mammoth Straws
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2010, 02:23:08 pm »
Indeed...

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Re: Mammoth Straws
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2010, 08:58:51 am »
I so miss this box. :'( Does anyone still have it?

You don't get out much, do you?

I'm sure we all feel your pain...
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Re: Mammoth Straws
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2010, 02:53:32 pm »
have you tried ebay? people tend to sell old packets and wrappers on there.
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Re: Mammoth Straws
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2010, 03:05:25 pm »
I wish my life was as exciting as this.

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Re: Mammoth Straws
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2010, 11:44:00 pm »
I'm glad mine isn't. I'm afraid i would never keep up.
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Re: Mammoth Straws
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2010, 09:15:45 am »
If only we had a better description of this much-missed item
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Re: Mammoth Straws
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2011, 06:42:56 pm »
have you tried ebay? people tend to sell old packets and wrappers on there.

Might be harder finding the actual box itself even on ebay.

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Re: Mammoth Straws
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2011, 06:56:13 am »
Try Robert Opie. His whole life revolves around collecting and displaying old boxes and packets. He's about 60 now and he's done this since he was 11.
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Re: Mammoth Straws
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2011, 06:33:31 pm »
My life is incomplete. I need a box of mammoth straws.

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Re: Mammoth Straws
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2011, 08:13:57 pm »
I went to a mammoth sale once and was most put out to find they didn't have any . (Mammoths)
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