Good Food Blog
Look back with hungerPosted at 12:45PM, 12 October 2009 by Andrea McGinniss - Editor, bbcgoodfood.com
It's Chocolate Week , when we celebrate all things smooth and sweet and indulgent and good, and, we presume, still available to buy. But what about the less celebrated chocolates and desserts which have gone, along with video recorders and Rubik's Cubes, into the big furry box marked 'nostalgic' in the sky?
Last week I returned from a few weeks in Australia with the compulsory box of choccies for the office. Last time no one appreciated the Cherry Ripes nearly as much as I did (not mentioning any names, Emily) so I bought a bumper box of Toffifees from Dubai airport instead.
It was a good decision. Eyes misted up, the hankies (almost) came out; I hadn't experienced this level of nostalgia since hearing A-ha were getting back together. My workmates told me how much they loved and missed the near-extinct Toffifee eating experience, and gobbled them up in one go, apart from the 'last one' which I couldn't foist on anyone (English etiquette lives on!). The half-empty packet of Hobnobs up the other end of the desk looked on jealously.
The return of the Wispa bar a couple of years ago was greeted with the kind of hysteria Robbie Williams could only dream of.
The return of the Wispa bar a couple of years ago was greeted with the kind of hysteria Robbie Williams could only dream of. Other companies are recognising the comfort familiar favourites can provide with Bird's Eye today re-releasing much-loved 80s dessert Supermousse, following on from the return of the enigmatic Arctic Roll last year.
So what other favourite foodstuff would you like to see back on the shelves? Or are there any you'd like to see the back of?
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