80s food - Branded in the 80s, I drank at least a few of these every few weeks from middle school all the way through high school in the 90s. I'll never forget intentionally saving my leftover lunch money change for one of these with a chocolate chip cookie before lunch was over. AmericasFootprints.com
Spangles (1948) The same year George Orwell gazed apprehensively into a totalitarian future, Mars unveiled a more upbeat response to post-war austerity with these translucent sugar squares. Over three decades tangerine, butterscotch, 'Old English', cola and dozens more varieties appeared, until their liquidation in ... 1984.
Synonymous with Christmas for anyone under 50, these much-missed mini-choc bars disappeared when manufacturer Terry's of York was gobbled up by multinational food giant, Kraft, in 2005. The foil-paper wrappers and flavours were, however, seared by rote and gluttony into the memory of a generation. Devon Milk, Café Au Lait, Plain Dessert – colour-coded in oranges, browns and aquas, as if to blend into the wallpaper of a 1970s living room – these were tiny Yuletide treats