Mint Cracknel

I seem to remember that the advertisement went something like...

"Mint Cracknell takes you somewhere cool and green.
Somewhere cool and green."

It was a chocolate bar consisting of two small squares held in a small cardboard tray. A little like the cardboard tray that seems to have vanished from Bounty, these days!

It tasted a little like toothpaste - even though I quite liked it.

The inside of the chocolate bar had a crunchy green centre and was probably too "adult" for my childish taste - I think I must have been about 7 - 10 when I first tried it.

I'm not too sure that it was very popular, though.

It disappeared - just like the Bounty cardboard tray did!

Happy times.

janette fisher


I loved this and later in life I worked with someone who had a brother who worked in the factory that made it. Said that it was withdrawn because it was too expensive to produce. So sad.
betty21-Apr-2014, 06:26:37 PM

love love love Mint Cracknell - please bring it back
postie6315-Jan-2013, 08:22:54 PM

please!!!!does anyone know where to buy these from...yummy...
janw09-Oct-2010, 11:36:09 PM

yesI remember mint cracknel, it was shaped like an after eight mint, Oooh they where lovely,
Kittykoo29-Sep-2010, 12:22:11 AM

mint cracknel was amazing it was really tasty and they really should bring it back as me and my friends would buy plenty of them and aztec bars also please help me find them cheers tricia glasgow east end.
patricia.mccoll@yaho30-Jul-2010, 09:34:47 PM

minty shards covered with lovely chocolate. when i eat a dime bar it kind of reminds me of it . i know the inside is nothing like the cracknell but you know where i'm coming from. one of the greatest sweets i've eaten - and i've eaten some sweets!!!!! also creamola foam , just add water - whoooo hooooo
doelcam130218-Jul-2010, 07:54:17 PM

Thank god other people remember LOLLY GOBBLE CHOC BOMB, my children laughed at me, no one else remembers them. i was starting to believe i imagined eating the wonderful lolly. Mint cracknel was another fav. There was also another BAR it was very light puff mint covered in chocolate the mint dissolved in your mouth, does any one know what i am talking about.
serifeveli07-Jul-2010, 04:28:30 PM

yep really remember thiese, used to buy them. I might be dreaming, but was there a lime version? this was like little shards of glass, but tasted wonderful! Also remember ButterSnap! like dime bars but nicer
GlamRocker26-Jun-2010, 08:18:22 PM

I worked in a sweet shop and bought one of these every pay day. Think it might have been stopped due to the price as I remember we didn't sell very many of them as they were out of reach of the pocket money kids got back then. It was mainly adults who bought it. Well, since they have just brought back Galaxy counters, we can now live in hope of this being brought back too..........hope so!
Caz4326-Apr-2010, 07:08:51 PM

South Africa has a product by Nestle called Peppermint Crisp, which I've been told is very similar. It is available from South African shops in the UK or SA online stores.
julietlouise22-Dec-2009, 05:08:01 PM

Oh !!! I've been asking friends and family for years if they remembered mint cracknel. It was my favourite choc bar, I wis you could still get it. The only thing I've tasted which comes close is a mint kit kat but no where near as nice!!!
lynnerb14-Aug-2009, 06:12:37 PM

Oh how I remember Mint Cracknel!! Who was it made by? I loved the stuff, bright green and crispy inside and absolutely gorgeous. Please please please bring it back.
And yes... I do remember Lolly Gobble Choc Bomb ice lolly. Anyone remember Horror Bags crisps? Salt and Vinegar flavour so strong your tongue hurt- loved em!
sallyshrump18-Jun-2009, 12:08:47 AM

mint cracknell..........dangerous stuff
binky11-Apr-2009, 11:57:38 PM

Iremember mint cracknell it was at the same time ice breaker came out, ice breaker was a mint choc bar too and had a zig zag stripe across the label which in the advert used to break shaping the bar in a zig zag break, as a child I kept trying to break the bar the same way what marketing!

lindzi14-Feb-2009, 10:35:36 PM

Best bar of chocolate ever. They should bring them back. Not sure why they ever stopped making it, seems as if it wasn't a best seller. It was a treat that I used to associate with my dad as it was something he always used to bring back for us on a Friday evening. Oh what lovely memories!!
Beverley02-Feb-2009, 09:52:56 PM

They used to lacerate your tongue. I think Noel Edmonds used to advertise it?
Riddler?11-Oct-2008, 11:21:37 PM

I loved Mint Cracknell, best sweet ever
Heather28-Sep-2008, 03:54:20 PM

YYYEEESSS...we remember was gorgeous. does anyone know if you can still buy it from anywhere?? if so..where ???????
tiddy4230-Aug-2008, 10:39:12 AM

Yes I believe they should definately bring this back, i wonder if the powers that be read this site and get some ideas of what to bring out again.
I loved Mint Cracknell, I'm so pleased others remember it too, as i just get blank looks when i mention it. There were two pieces in one bar.. loved it!
And yes, Milk Tray in a bar with the lime barrel!!!! whatever happened to the lime fave..

Denise21-Jun-2008, 06:00:54 PM

yes i remember lolly gobble choc bomb!! But I couldnt tell youmuch about it , can't forget a name like that though can you!!!
chipster6928-Apr-2008, 09:16:40 PM

i remember mint cracknell they were my favourite and also straven toffee, which was really tablet. i also loved toffee treats they were in a crispy shell and lovely and chewy in the middle. i wish i was 10 again
chloe1viggo21-Apr-2008, 06:01:47 PM

Mint crackness was lovely dangerous to eat (like green film-prop glass!) There was another mint choc from the same era called Ice Breaker - I think it was normal large choc-bar shaped and came in a shiny bluey-silver wrapper. It had chunks of mint candy pieces throughout a bar of chocolate.
ChrisP20-Dec-2007, 06:40:37 PM

This is one they really should bring back.
I blame it for my life long addiction to anything minty.
maxedout15-Nov-2007, 03:51:34 AM

yes my sister has been going on about Mint cracknel for YEARS. i was even doing to try to make some - I reckon chocolate and shards of some kind of mint boiled sweet... anyone got any suggestions?
pos02-Nov-2007, 11:24:47 AM

Yes I remember Mint cracknel, I loved them , does anyone remember they brought out a lime cracknel for a limited time
Caz24-Oct-2007, 07:16:03 PM

lolly gobble choc bombs were my favourite, in the middle was melt in your mouth chocolate and the ice cream man made us say its full name before he would hand it over.
mandie22-Oct-2007, 11:09:16 AM

Mint cracknel was a sweet i remember as a child it was a pack with two small squares of mintiness , almost glass like, inside, covered in chocolate. anyone else remember?
DYR18-Sep-2007, 12:04:52 PM

milk tray in a chololate bar
amanda read30-Mar-2007, 05:33:33 PM

JULIE22-Mar-2007, 08:36:49 PM

I loved cracknell although no one else from our family and friends seem to remember it apart from my sister and myself...and when we were younger to get us to sleep we used to think of all the sweets that were no longer available..who loved Galaxy counters !!!!!, cheese puffs, fizzle sticks, sherbet fountain, pink/white/choc mice/ hazlenut logs, coconut mushrooms and dark fav !!!
Colleen White09-Jan-2007, 10:17:36 PM

mint cracknell was my favourite........wish they would bring it back, id buy the whole shop! Cut lips and ulcers and yum yum yum. Delicious!!!!!
alison grant06-Jan-2007, 01:30:42 AM

on the subject of sweets (I was just reading the mint cracknel item) I remember eating lemfiz sweets almost until I was ill, I loved them so much I would buy 10 at a time for either 1 or 2 pence each, whatever happened to them?
james23-Dec-2006, 10:31:19 PM

I remember mint crancknel and the nearest thing i have tasted to them was today when i bought some cadbury cakes called mint crisp bites 18 in a box just a bite in each what memories
catherine23-Dec-2006, 12:54:01 PM

I remember mint crancknel and the nearest thing i have tasted to them was today when i bought some cadbury cakes called mint crisp bites 18 in a box just a bite in each what memories
catherine23-Dec-2006, 12:49:26 PM

yes I remember mint cracknel. It came in a green wrapper, it had two bars if i remember rightly and it was green like mint shavings inside Wonderful!!
jan23-Oct-2006, 07:56:28 PM

Yes, yes! I haven't thought about Mint Cracknell in years. I think the ad was a variant on "Jimmy Crack Corn" - "Gimme mint cracknell and I don't care...." I usually tried to let the chocolate dissolve in my mouth and then crunch the mint bits. Chocolate and mint is still my favourite combination.
Grackle24-May-2006, 03:40:13 AM

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