crown roast of frankfurters used to be the hit of the church picnic...until it got left out in the sun too long... (Recipe Cards #15)

crown roast of frankfurters used to be the hit of the church picnic...until it got left out in the sun too long... (Recipe Cards #15)

1950's retro bite size cakes + desserts, from Good Housekeeping's Picture cookery

1950's retro bite size cakes + desserts, from Good Housekeeping's Picture cookery

Porcupines from Betterware "Children's Party Cooking" by Carole Handslip (1991 edition)

Porcupines from Betterware "Children's Party Cooking" by Carole Handslip (1991 edition)

Marathon (1968) Marathon came to the UK courtesy of Forrest Mars Sr, estranged from the family business in the States, but free to adapt the recipes for European tastes. Aside from his eponymous bar packed with milk, sugar, glucose, and thick, thick chocolate, Mars' Slough-produced cash cow was a peanut-powered derivative of the American Snickers (the name was apparently tribute to the Mars family's favourite horse)  'brand alignment' saw Marathon adopt its maiden name in 1990

The golden age of British sweets - in pictures

Marathon (1968) Marathon came to the UK courtesy of Forrest Mars Sr, estranged from the family business in the States, but free to adapt the recipes for European tastes. Aside from his eponymous bar packed with milk, sugar, glucose, and thick, thick chocolate, Mars' Slough-produced cash cow was a peanut-powered derivative of the American Snickers (the name was apparently tribute to the Mars family's favourite horse) 'brand alignment' saw Marathon adopt its maiden name in 1990

Used to serve it in slices so the layers remained intact

Here is real retro food: Neapolitan ice cream. In a brick!

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