Food and drink FOOD & DRINK

Spangles

Small tubes of individually wrapped sweets, they were available in various flavours - blackcurrant, strawberry, barley sugar, Old English (whatever were those supposed to taste like?) and a mixed fruit pack which for years contained one in a white wrapper covered in question marks which was the "Mystery flavour". Eventually the question marks were replaced by little cocktail glasses, but I've never yet had a cocktail that tasted like a Spangle.


Author of this article:



Contributors to this article:

  • There are no contributors yet

Do You Remember Spangles?

Do You Remember Spangles?

  • Anonymous user
    on
    Yes I think I remember them being square and a little dent in the. Middle and sometimes the middle bit got really dangerous and hacked your mouth to death....... Ok so that's a little bit of an exaggeration... But I still loved them even if they were a bit stabby!
  • Anonymous user
    on
    I liked the black one.
  • Anonymous user
    on
    yes -mixed fruit, old English (treacle etc) and acid drops
  • Anonymous user
    on
    The butter coloured ones and black were best flavours .Now we're going out of eu maybe we can have them back!
  • Anonymous user
    on
    Mmmmmmm. Acid drop Spangles.
  • Anonymous user
    on
    I remember you'd get them in a selection box at Christmas. There was one flavour that was awful. Can't remember which one though.
    • Anonymous user
      on
      Where Spangles the sweet with a round indentation on both sides? (There are cough-meds now with a similar design so the mind may be playing tricks.) Christmas selection boxes provided a LOT of fun in the 70's and 80's. They brought back Curly Wurlys and (for a dentist-friendly short term) Texan Bars! Sadly, nostalgia isn't what is used to be.
  • Anonymous user
    on
    Cola flavour were great. i was horrified when they stopped making them.
  • Anonymous user
    on
    I hear they are relaunching these
    • Anonymous user
      on
      I contacted Mars, who made Spangles. No chance of them making any more, sadly! I found someone on Etsy who said he makes them, I ordered 5 packets. He took the money and disappeared with it! I think he conned a lot of people.
    • Anonymous user
      on
      I contacted Mars, who made Spangles. No chance of them making any more, sadly! I found someone on Etsy who said he makes them, I ordered 5 packets. He took the money and disappeared with it! I think he conned a lot of people.
    • Anonymous user
      on
      I contacted Mars, who made Spangles. No chance of them making any more, sadly! I found someone on Etsy who said he makes them, I ordered 5 packets. He took the money and disappeared with it! I think he conned a lot of people.
    • Anonymous user
      on
      I contacted Mars, who made Spangles. No chance of them making any more, sadly! I found someone on Etsy who said he makes them, I ordered 5 packets. He took the money and disappeared with it! I think he conned a lot of people.
    • Anonymous user
      on
      I contacted Mars, who made Spangles. No chance of them making any more, sadly! I found someone on Etsy who said he makes them, I ordered 5 packets. He took the money and disappeared with it! I think he conned a lot of people.
    • Anonymous user
      on
      I wish
  • Chaobaby7
    on
    Loved Spangles, they should bring them back, especially the orange and lemonade ones and they had cola ones as well. They were bought back in the 90s for a bit , shame they didn't continue with them, my favourites.
  • Anonymous user
    on
    Old English. The One True Spangle. Where are you now? I never knew what flavourthe old English ones were supposed to be, but they were the best.
    • Anonymous user
      on
      I could not agree with you more they were super can you still get them ?
    • Anonymous user
      on
      Yes they were the best ones, and the milky yellow one was the bonus
    • Anonymous user
      on
      They were particularly nice and my favourites were the red ones!
    • Anonymous user
      on
      They didn't have names and I don't recognise that wrapper? I remember a bit more 1970s to it and white wraps with spangles written on.