Pacers When Mars punted out a mint variant of their counter-conquering blocks of citrus paste, tolerant half-smiles were the order of the day, but a simple change of name took Opal Mints out from the shadows of their mouth-watering forebears. A sp
Black Jacks and Fruit Salad - used to buy these at three for a penny in pre-decimal coinage. Then the price was hiked up to three for a new penny as the UK went headlong into price inflation, causing the dark days of the when wages couldn't keep up!
Spangles (1948) The same year George Orwell gazed apprehensively into a totalitarian future, Mars unveiled a more upbeat response to post-war austerity with these translucent sugar squares. Over three decades tangerine, butterscotch, 'Old English', cola and dozens more varieties appeared, until their liquidation in ... 1984.