Online nostalgia sweet shop Aquarterof.co.uk recently conducted a poll amongst its regular customers to find the best sweet bar of all time.
My all time favourite, the Texan bar was voted the best ever by a massive margin. This was a Rowntrees classic, hard nougat covered in chocolate and it used to take even me a good 5 minutes to polish off.
The adverts featured a line-drawn Clint Eastwood type cool-dude cowboy who thwarted his assailants with the minimum of effort, thus allowing him time to spend eating Texan bars.
I'm gutted to learn that Nestle brought Texan bars back - but only for 6 weeks a few years ago. I missed this - I was probably eating rubbish Haribos at the time.
Below is the full list - note the Top 5 are all no longer available!
Top 10 List:
1. Texan Bar
2. Nutty Bar
3. Mint Cracknell
5. Aztec Bar
6. Curly Wurly
8. Mars Bar
9. Star Bar
10. Secret Bar
I vaguely remember most of these (maybe the packaging, if not the taste).
Check out this website for further blasts from the past
Now, as for Spanish Gold sweet tobacco..............................