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Brand names

Discussion in 'Personal' started by BertieBassett2, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Lead commenter

    How many brand names do you remember whilst growing up? Some might be defunct, such as Timothy Whites, some re-branded, such as Marathon/Snickers, some still going strong, such as Fairy Liquid and some which have become generic terms, such as Hoover. Your comments, please!
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  2. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    I remember whole TV adverts too.
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  3. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    British Home Stores
    Wimpey Bar
    Corona pop
  4. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Lead commenter

    I used to love the Old English variant!
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  5. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    Black and where striped wrapping.....
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  6. dumpty

    dumpty Star commenter

    Man, what was the one where in the ad a father gets up to raid the fridge for a lemonade drink?
  7. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Army and Navy
    David Grieg
    Fine Fare
    J Lyons & Co.
    Radio Rentals
    R White's lemonade
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  8. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    Anyone remember Kunzle's cakes - very rich chocolate cakes. I didn't like them but ate one if they were bought because they were supposed to be a treat.

    That memory reminded me of this.

    A bit off subject but I used to be taken to the Kardomah café in Colmore Row after I had been to the dentist or opticians in Birmingham. It was a rather smart coffee shop and smelled exotic. They ground the coffee up freshly for you (this was the 50s) and we would have rich chocolate cake. My mother rather fancied one of my opticians at Davis Keeler and called him "The Adonis". She also rather liked my orthodontist, Mr Walpole Day.
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  9. Lalad

    Lalad Star commenter

    International Stores
    The Golden Egg
    Opal fruits
    Tiny Tears
    Rainbow Drops
    Alphabet letters (candy, for cake decoration)
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  10. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide


    Someone told me it still exists but I've never found it on sale anywhere, not in the south east anyway.
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  11. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    There was one in Reading which we used to visit when we went shopping there. I remember the distinctive smell of fresh coffee, rare in the early 60s. If we had lunch I always had sausage and chips and my sister always had a roast. It was a treat.

    When I was a teenager the only place we went to eat with friends was The Golden Egg in Maidenhead or a Wimpey. The first time I went in a McDonalds was in Oxford in 1977, the absence of plates or cutlery (and relative absence of grease compared to Wimpey) made it a surreal experience.
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  12. mothorchid

    mothorchid Star commenter

    Meltis fruits. They were revolting but my grandparents used to buy them for me and my brothers at Christmas. We had very few sweets so every year we tried to like them. But we didn't. I think the factory closed, but the brand has been bought up and they are still available. Does ANYONE like them?
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  13. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    When I went to Libya there was a complete ban on alcohol. The tour guide took us to a restaurant in Tripoli and said they would serve a local drink made with herbs and spices, we eagerly awaited the exotic concoction but I'll swear it turned out to be Tizer.
  14. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Our Price Records
  15. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    R Whites
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  16. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    They still have Woolworths in Australia. In fact it is their biggest retailer. However it was never part of the FW Woolworth company.
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  17. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

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  18. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    C and A
    Kensistas (cigarettes)
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  19. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

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  20. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Yes , me! And my mother (bless her, died last year at 95). But known to me always as NewBerry Fruits. Later Meltis was prefixed to it when a previous manufacturer was bought out by Meltis. Availability has waxed and waned. As a Christmas treat only though, not something I'd eat regularly.

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