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Spanish Gold

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Old Jamaica was coconut-based chewing tobacco for kids! The wrapping was red waxed paper shaped like a real tobacco pouch and the sweet itself was reddy-brown strands of coconut looking like real tobacco which you pulled apart. A Sunday morning treat for me.


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Pirate's Tobacco aka Spanish Gold Last post by kazboot
18 December 2009

Do You Remember Spanish Gold?

Do You Remember Spanish Gold?

  • Anonymous user
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    You're correct chrissy, don't think it does taste as good now (like most if not all retro eats). Used to pretend that it really was tobacco & don't think I realised that it was only coconut strips covered in brown sugar, at the time. I WAS only a kid!
  • Anonymous user
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    I thought it was called pirates treasure as well, delicious stuff.
  • Anonymous user
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    I remember Spanish Gold. Tasted great till the brown sugar dissolved. Left the coconut that was nigh impossible to swallow!
  • Anonymous user
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    Old Jamaica was Cadbury's Rum flavoured Raisin chocalate. '...and don't ye knock it all back at once, Jim lad!' Sweet tobacco was 'Spanish Gold' as you say.
  • Anonymous user
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    It was my absolute favourite. Like you all know you can buy it now again BUT it does not come in the red waxed paper so it does not taste the same. Also Cabbana's , football chews, texan's, and spangles. Those were the good old days.
  • Anonymous user
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    i thought for some reason it was called pirates treasure
    • tex
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      i think pirates treasure were little yellow nuggets of gum sold in a mesh bag
  • Anonymous user
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    memories i can see it now, loved it, used get in between you teeth tho
  • Anonymous user
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    I loved this stuff, probably still do, seems there are more and more places now selling it, really must get some. Funny thing is, that although I knew it was supposed to be like chewing tobacco (I adored the waxed paper pouch it came in), it never occured / suggested to me that I should take up smoking or chewing tobacco, I just loved it for what is was. Do gooding PC'ers stick that in your liquorice pipe!
  • Anonymous user
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    You can buy it on www.aquarterof.co.uk. Called sweet Tobacco.
  • Anonymous user
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    I can remember eating this stuff when I was tiny, though I had no idea what it was. All I could remember was a flat white packet and brown wormy shaped things that tasted of coconut. Now I know!