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Miner 49ers

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Miner 49ers were very, very, strong spring onion crisp snacks late 1970's early 1980's in the shape of cartwheels. They were the strongest crisps I had ever tasted and my pal's Dad used to ban me from eating them in his car on the way back from the swimming pool!


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Do You Remember Miner 49ers?

Do You Remember Miner 49ers?

  • Anonymous user
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    I remember there being an outcry about the original lyrics to the ad being too "suggestive". It went - In a cavern, in a canyon, lived some miners by their mine, all they liked was 49ers which they ate most of the time, It's the flavour of spring onions, makes them taste so divine, and when there's no more 49ers, well theres always Clementine! I absolutely detested them!
  • Anonymous user
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    I remember Miner 49ers. I also remember how the TV advert jingle went. It goes.... 'In a cavern, in a canyon, were the miners by their mine, and what they liked was 49ers which they are most of the time. It was the taste of spring onion what tasted so devine, which made the miners eat 49ers, and so did Clementine.' I personally adored the snack, a l also liked KP Wigwams, Burton's Piglets, Smiths Farmer Brown's and Smiths Horror bags.
  • Anonymous user
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    Yes I remember 49ers They where large Wagon Wheel shape Onion flavour snacks in a small packet retailing around 1978
  • Anonymous user
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    After reading the previous comments they definately ring a bell!
  • Anonymous user
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    I remember buying these from the school tuck shop, around 1978ish. The song in the ad was done to the tune of "My Darling Clementine".