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70s/80s Easter Eggs

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tiffaney Thu 13-Apr-17 19:50:19

Does anyone remember a hexagonal shaped box with a clock on it containing small toffee filled easter eggs? l have a feeling Mackintoshes made them. My late Mum used to buy them for my daughter (now 43).

GillT57 Thu 13-Apr-17 19:51:27

Oh yes, that brings back memories! My late aunt and uncle bought me one for Easter one year, I kept the box for ages as I liked it so much.

Jalima1108 Thu 13-Apr-17 19:55:19

Toffee filled Easter eggs are lovely, so much nicer than those Cadburys creme eggs.

Do they still make them?

Jayanna9040 Thu 13-Apr-17 20:12:25

My uncle worked in Macintoshes factory. We got the rejects, bags of them. We got to taste the first Caramac too before it hit the shops!

grannypiper Thu 13-Apr-17 20:40:02

tiffaney i was so happy when i received one of those for my Birthday (Just before Easter). If i close my eyes i can see it now

tiffaney Thu 13-Apr-17 20:43:58

I'm trying to find a picture of one. I can see it quite clearly in my mind.

Marydoll Thu 13-Apr-17 20:56:33

Does anyone remember Macintoshes Toffee Cup chocolate bar? It is my all time favourite chocolate bar.

annsixty Thu 13-Apr-17 21:28:25

I am envying you all with your stories of having Easter eggs.
I was born two years before the war and sweets and chocolate seemed to have been rationed for ever.
My mother was not an indulgent mother and
I can never remember having an egg. I bought them for my C but my H is another who didn't think I would have liked one. I had just finished radiotherapy a few days before Easter 17 years ago now and did say to him " perhaps you will buy me an egg this year"
His reply? "Oh just get yourself one when you do the food shopping"
I have a very long memory 😈

Chewbacca Thu 13-Apr-17 23:21:19

Was it Macintoshes Golden Cup Marydoll? This one: uk.pinterest.com/pin/328481366544103770/

Marydoll Thu 13-Apr-17 23:24:02

That's it!smile My mouth is watering!

Chewbacca Fri 14-Apr-17 00:09:12

Mmmmm remember it well. I've made it a point in life to never forget chocolate! I have a jigsaw as yet untouched that is of 1950s chocolates and sweets. It shoes a Cadbury Coffee "Dessert " bar; Crackerchoc; Rowntree Milk Motoring bar; Bolero and a Sky Bar. I dont remember any of those, does anyone else?

mumofmadboys Fri 14-Apr-17 07:28:11

Gosh I haven't thought about those clocks with 12 eggs for years!! Ann buy yourself an egg this year and enjoy!

cornergran Fri 14-Apr-17 07:44:18

loved that egg like a clock, driving me potty that I can't recall the name. Hope someone can! Anne, do have as many eggs as you would like this year, just enjoy them. Men eh?

Marydoll Fri 14-Apr-17 08:06:59

This also driving me nuts. I've just trawled the internet, trying to find it.
Try this link for more nostalgia.
www.yorkpress.co./news/12744749.How_many_of_these_Rowntree_Easter_Eggs_from_the_1970s__80s_and_90s_do_you_remember_/?ref=arc#gallery4

travelsafar Fri 14-Apr-17 08:07:25

Oh my god i had totally forgotten about Golden Cup chocolate bars, they were to die for!!!!! Loved loved loved them.

grannypiper Fri 14-Apr-17 09:02:08

When did the Golden cup bars disappear ?

Marydoll Fri 14-Apr-17 09:17:33

They used to be called "Toffee Cup" and then they changed the recipe, the shape and name to "Golden Cup"

whitewave Fri 14-Apr-17 09:20:44

None of the new recipes seem so good as the old ones. Cadburys chocolate is an example - it is awful.

Marydoll Fri 14-Apr-17 09:27:12

Found a picture of it. Oh how my mouth is watering!