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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:43 pm

Nope - Caramac was basically just light brown coloured chocolate that tasted gross. :lol:
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Postby The_Discworldaholic » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:45 pm

Oh bugger back to searching i guess :( mind you im sure im on the right track the cover looks real similar.
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Postby Tiffany » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:05 pm

The_Discworldaholic wrote:Its okay i think ive found it, drum roll...... Caramac :) just found it on this site with pictures :)

http://www.escape-to-the-seventies.com/ ... sweets.php


They still sell these, I love them Yumyumyum. :lol:
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Postby Tiffany » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:09 pm

The_Discworldaholic wrote:wernt they the ones with the brittle middle?


Those are Dime Bars. :D
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Postby The_Discworldaholic » Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:41 pm

nope definatly not dime bars they still make them, i thought the name was cracknal or something like it
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:51 pm

Mint Cracknell? :?

There was certainly something called that and it seems to have vanished these days.

The advert went: "Gimme mint cracknell and I don't care..."

I found this on a website:

Mint Cracknel was a two piece chocolate covered bar with brittle shards of green mint flavoured filling in the centre. By those who remember them best a mint cracknel bar is often compared to be like eating shards of broken glass... although I suspect it was actually slightly more enjoyable than this, given their enthusiasm!

Mint Cracknel was made by John Macintoshes and Son of Halifax West Yorkshire. Mint Cracknel developed into a bar, after making its debut as a type of Quality Street.

Mint Cracknel wasn't the only cracknel bar in the range either. They also made Orange Cracknell and Coffee Cracknell.

Sadly the cracknel bars are no more, and I suspect in our health and safety conscious era are unlikely to make a come back, especially given that you could cut your tongue on one.
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Postby Tiffany » Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:53 pm

Yes, I do remember those Tony. Mint Cracknels, don't remember the jingle though.
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Postby The_Discworldaholic » Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:29 pm

yeah i thought it was that at first but it definatly wasnt that damned if i can rememeber. :(
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Postby Binky » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:01 am

I want mint cracknel back too! I am told you can still get mint cracknel in North America btw. It was a favourite of mine, along with amazin' raisin bars.

I think the bar you are really meaning though was chocolate covered peanut brittle, perhaps?
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Postby poohbcarrot » Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:34 am

The Mint Cracknel jingle went (if I remember correctly)

"Gimme mint cracknel and I don't care.
Gimme nint cracknell and I don't care.
Gimme mint cracknell and I don't care.
It'll chase those blues away"
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:38 am

I think they sell Mint Cracknell in Australia. And Pooh - that's how I remember it too.
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:27 am

poohbcarrot wrote:The Mint Cracknel jingle went (if I remember correctly)

"Gimme mint cracknel and I don't care.
Gimme nint cracknell and I don't care.
Gimme mint cracknell and I don't care.
It'll chase those blues away"


To the tune of 'Jimmy Crack Corn' :wink:
They tasted like a thinner, cracklier of Elizabeth Shaw Mint Crisps (or a harder version of After Eight) :lol:
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Postby Dotsie » Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:51 pm

This isn't helping my diet. Now I want chocolate! :shock:

Just a tip - diet choclate is rubbish
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Postby chris.ph » Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:09 pm

curly wurlys are diet chocolate theres nothing of them but i still buy them :lol:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:14 pm

It's just a little better than US chocolate though. *lights blue touch paper and awaits reaction :twisted: *

In fact all those diet choccys are a con - half the fat *bitter laugh* did you notice that there's generally less than half the chocolate too - diet sweet manufacturers think we're morons :x

I only have chocs once a month now and they're such top quality they're good for you! :twisted: UK site HERE (don't bother with the US site - they don't have half the range 'cos it's not kosher or whatever.... :P )
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