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Scented Erasers

Kids used to - and still do - like to collect anything and everything (remember Lucky Trolls?). So, when smelly rubbers hit the school scene in the 80s, they became a coveted collectible. Not only did your mum not mind buying them for you - well, rubbers were an essential pencil case item - but they had the novelty factor, too! Each rubber was shaped like something, from a Swiss roll cake to a bunch of grapes and a can of coke - plus they smelled like what they looked. Mmmm!


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Scented Erasers Last post by Richard1978
14 September 2009

Do You Remember Scented Erasers?

Do You Remember Scented Erasers?

  • Anonymous user
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    We're used to the idea now but just think about it for a moment. Some stationery designer wakes up one morning in the 80s and thinks, "I know what the world is missing. It's missing erasers that smell of fruit"...
  • Anonymous user
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    Remember the big dice rubbers? They smelled sickly sweet but mine lasted all through middle school even though i had to recolour all the dots on it.
  • Anonymous user
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    I started collecting these in the late 70's and still do.... they are my passion. Crazy, huh?
  • Anonymous user
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    My friend Diane had every version going. You name it she had it. The rest of us just couldn't compete. I remember having a lime green bucket and spade one oh and of course the obligatory hot dog and burger!
  • Anonymous user
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    they werent very tasty
  • Anonymous user
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    my friend had hundreds my favourites were the ice-cream and chocolate ones.
  • Anonymous user
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    The smellier the better! Erasers that is! My favourite scented eraser had to be the one in the shape of a swiss roll. I think scented erasers may have been banned as little ones were choking on them thinking they were real?I used to be really envious of my friend who used to get loads more than me! You could get them in little plastic boxes, ones in the shapes of plasters, bandages, food - you name it they had it!! Why arent they still made??? Im sure the kids would still love them!! Big kids too!!!!