The Sweets' Graveyard Nineteen that we have loved and lost
1 Spangles Launched in 1948 by Mars, and sold in various incarnations. Withdrawn in the early 80s, only to resurface in the early 90s, to be dropped again.
2 Texan Ultra-chewy, chocolate-covered nougat bar launched in the mid-70s; disappeared in the mid-80s.
3 Banjo Boring two-fingered wafer bar, lasted for most of the 80s.
4 The Nutty Bar - Cadbury paid out for a huge TV advertising campaign for this non-chocolate bar (it was peanuts stuck to a fudge finger); it lasted from 1968-1977.
5 Pacers The cloying mint version of Opal Fruits in the 70s and 80s, initially white but later adorned with three green stripes.
6 Chocolate toolbox - Many companies have now resurrected this fun and oh so tasty treat!
7 Callard & Bowser Creamline Toffees A 2001 casualty; they were better than Toffos.
8 Amazin Raisin 1971-78 - the sweets equivalent of rum'n'raisin ice cream.
9 Freshen Up Chewing gum with a liquid centre, an 80s innovation.
10 Bluebird Toffee A classic, but a recent casualty of confectionery industry takeovers.
11 Jap Desserts These old coconut sweets (coconut was often known as 'Jap') died a death in the early 2000s. This lovely sweet has been revived recently and is now availablae again - as good as ever!!
12 Cabana Short-lived but high-profile 80s bar that was a rich mix of coconut, caramel and whole cherries.
13 Counters (Galaxy) Harmless chocolate beans cruelly cut off.
14 Pink Panther Extraordinary strawberry-flavoured chocolate bars, thin like Milky Bars. An acquired taste.
15 Bandit Wafer biscuit - a challenger to Penguins (not).
16 Club bars From Jacobs. The full range has been withdrawn, but Orange is still available. Symbol guide: plain = jack of clubs; milk = golf ball; mint = green leaf. Bog-standard but likable for thick chocolate.
17 Nutty Pure 80s bar, with a smoky brown see-through wrapper. Peanuts encase a fudge-type caramel log centre.
18 Double Agent Extremely artificial blackcurrant- or apple-flavoured boiled sweets, with a sherbet centre and spy questions on the wrapper. Classic cold war confectionery.
19. Pascall's Toffee Crunch
Golden brown pillow shaped sweets with a delicious caramel flavour and a sstisfying crunch. Inexplicably withdrawn by Trebor Bassett. We used to sell loads.