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

ATV (ITV regional) channel ident from the 1970s

ATV (ITV regional) channel ident from the 1970s

The Ford Capri - beloved throughout Britain during the 1970s and 80s. An iconic car.

The Ford Capri - beloved throughout Britain during the 1970s and 80s. An iconic car.

54 retro black and white images which will take you right back to Wales in the 70s - Wales Online

54 fascinating photographs of life in the South Wales Valleys during the 1970s

54 retro black and white images which will take you right back to Wales in the 70s - Wales Online

Rowntree Easter Eggs from the 1970s, 80s and 90s - gallery - from York Press

Rowntree Easter Eggs from the 1970s, 80s and 90s - gallery - from York Press

Crystal Tips and Alistair. Shown on British TV in the 1970s, just before the news and an evening's worth of adult telly.

Crystal Tips and Alistair. Shown on British TV in the 1970s, just before the news and an evening's worth of adult telly.

Is the Cadbury Smash Mashed Potatoes TV commercial from the 1970s the best ad of the era???

Is the Cadbury Smash Mashed Potatoes TV commercial from the 1970s the best ad of the era???

19 retro sweets that need to be brought back IMMEDIATELY

19 retro sweets that need to be brought back IMMEDIATELY

A postcard from "The Museum of Childhood" Edinburgh which I love visiting, for postcards and of course the nostalgic toys and games as well. Space Dust was very popular in the and as it exploded on your tongue. From my personal collection.

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