Do You Remember SPANGLES?
Spangles, did you love them as much as I did? Orange spangles to be precise were, frankly, the best sweets in the entire world and need to be brought back on a permanent basis! Despite a brief comeback in 1995 though (just the orange and blackcurrant flavours), in the sadly now extinct Woolworths store, they are no more.
With their wonderfully retro design and delightfully tingly taste, they are an often lamented memory from those who had the pleasure of enjoying them back in the day.
Spangles duration: 1950 – 1984, with a brief comeback in 1995.
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When Spangles were introduced in 1950, sweets were still on ration, and the price of sweets had to be accompanied by tokens or points from one’s ration book, but Spangles required only one point instead of the two required for other sweets and chocolate.
Spangles were discontinued in 1984, and briefly reintroduced in 1995, including in Woolworths outlets in the UK, though only available in two flavours – orange or blackcurrant (not only were they made in square boiled sweets; they were also available in ice lollies form in either flavour). Today the Tunes brand is the only remaining relation of the Spangles brand, sharing the shape and wrapping of the original product.
As you can no longer have the real thing, why not treat yourself with a few Spangly reminders or some retro sweet goodies…