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« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2004, 08:01:25 am »
I agree!
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« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2004, 11:17:56 am »
So do I but I thought I'd whisper it!
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« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2004, 06:25:06 pm »
Everytime I see goldencup's name I want a Goldencup!! I can see myself now, unwrapping one of those divine little semi-circle bars with the foil that always stuck to the caramel and make your teeth squeek.  You bit into it, and the caramel dribbled down your front. yum.
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« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2004, 06:36:18 pm »

When did they disappear do you think oldspice?  I seem to remember the bars (in squares) were around after the oval ones disappeared but I have no idea how long ago that was.  Seems a very long time.


 


 

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« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2004, 09:23:56 pm »
That almost turned me on Oldspice

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« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2004, 10:07:58 pm »
I can guess when and why they went. They were made by a company called Mackintoshes who were either taken over by, or were a subsidary of, Rowntrees. Rowntrees were in turn taken over by Nestle. If Goldencup Bars had survived Nestle's rationalisation of Rowntrees, they would have been ruined by cheap chocolate just like Nestle have done to another Mackintoshes bar - Toffee Crisp. May they RIP.
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« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2004, 10:18:29 pm »
Yes, Nestle really have wasted a few bars haven't they?

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« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2004, 06:55:35 am »
Like I've said before.  This is to guide you towards their flagship bars like double choc, which are rather good.  DC  is still my favourite of the New Wave of chocolates.

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« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2004, 07:52:20 am »

I don't get that marketing logic - we inherit some realy great choc bars that carry loads of nostalgia value so we crap them up totally to draw attention to our premium range?


That's like Somerfield buying Harrods and turning them into Poundland so that Somerfield stands out more.

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« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2004, 09:49:31 am »
I love Poundland!  I'm sure you're right about the GC demise Oldspice - do you remember Mackintoshes Toffee Eggs too?  They came in a packet of eight like a little train.
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« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2004, 08:04:29 am »
Oh boy! Those Toffee Eggs!! And What about Toffee and mallow eggs? Where did they go? They should do a ginat sized bar of Toffee and Mallow.
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« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2004, 09:14:15 am »

Wonderful idea - I'd forgotten about Toffee and Mallow eggs.  A million times better than nasty sickly Creme eggs.

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« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2004, 10:02:45 am »
What about Galaxy Caramel eggs!  They were great.

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« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2004, 11:40:51 am »
Oh my God. What is a ginat bar? I am really losing the plot. I reaqlly need some chocolate
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« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2004, 12:10:49 pm »

Galaxy eggs are fantastic!


Thanks for reminding me Bounty