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Old Jamaican rum raisin chocolate bar

(33 Posts)
TrendyNannie6 Sun 05-Jan-20 08:00:28

Just seen that the rum raisin chocolate is being brought back into circulation and I for one are delighted, which choc bar do you miss from the past

Willow500 Mon 06-Jan-20 10:14:05

No one seems to remember my favourite chocolate bar from when I was a child - it was a triple layer of white, dark and milk chocolate. I can't remember who made it. I also loved the lime barrel in Dairy Box and Lucky Numbers sweets!

annsixty Mon 06-Jan-20 10:06:57

And yet again, fat not far.
I shall give up soon.

annsixty Mon 06-Jan-20 10:04:48

Far finger there, small tins.

annsixty Mon 06-Jan-20 10:03:54

The mention of Ovaltine chocolate reminds me of the time of Ovaltine and Horlicks tablets which came in small time during the war when sweets and chocolate was rationed.
My friends loved them, I couldn't take to them at all, they made me nauseous.

Auntieflo Mon 06-Jan-20 09:15:38

ALDI do a very nice Rum, Raisin and Nut bar. 200 gms.

grannypiper Mon 06-Jan-20 09:11:35

Cabana bars were my favourite, full of coconut and cherries, i think they stopped making them in the early 90s, new favourite in Twix white

BradfordLass72 Mon 06-Jan-20 08:06:44

Since 2012, there have been many international bodies working to find palm oil for sustainable sources.

"Today the maker of Nutella, Ferraro, was the latest company to announced a commitment to only use palm oil that is traceable to zero deforestation."

Nutritionally, Harvard say it is better for you that a trans-fat.

BradfordLass72 Mon 06-Jan-20 08:00:56

Fiachna50 I can get (but don't!) mint cracknell in the South African section of our supermarket.

So if you have access to any SA shops, or a supermarket with an ethnic foods dept., have a look.

seacliff Sun 05-Jan-20 18:27:38

Many years ago I used to buy Ovaltine chocolate from a machine on the wall. And I loved Tiffin. And coffee creams.

I too like the Rum and Raisin chocolate from Aldi, very nice.

Millie22 Sun 05-Jan-20 17:08:00

Thanks Chewbacca although like you I might find them too sweet now.

KatyK Sun 05-Jan-20 13:40:35

I've just bought a pack of Fry's chocolate cream bars in Iceland. They are in the old fashioned wrapper with the five boys' faces on the wrapper. Very nostalgic.

TrendyNannie6 Sun 05-Jan-20 13:35:05

Yes I’m very happy it’s back, now to find a stockist

grannymy Sun 05-Jan-20 12:02:33

I'd love to try Old Jamaica again. I like Twirls and the odd bag of Revels.

SirChenjin Sun 05-Jan-20 12:00:24

This is great news! This was my favourite chocolate bar as a child but as it was v expensive in comparison to my pocket money income it was reserved for birthday and Christmas when I got money. Is is going to be available everywhere or just in certain shops?

ladymuck Sun 05-Jan-20 11:28:23

I used to love Old Jamaica too, glad to hear it's being resurrected. Another one I miss is another of got the equivalent of a box of chocolates but in a bar.

Chewbacca Sun 05-Jan-20 10:47:08

You can still buy Caramac chocolate bars Millie22, I bought one quite recently but either they've changed or my taste buds have because I found it very sickly and sweet.

Blinko Sun 05-Jan-20 10:44:52

I read recently that Cadburys is now made with palm oil, not cocoa. Yuk!

Millie22 Sun 05-Jan-20 10:42:47


Cherrytree59 Sun 05-Jan-20 09:23:57

Fry chocolate bars (variety flavour) and raspberry can be bought in Home Bargains

I bought the raspberry just before xmas.

Swisskit (sp?)
Ad was 'I'll risk it for a swisskit'

harrigran Sun 05-Jan-20 09:18:38

A finger of fudge used to be my favourite but I never touch Cadbury chocolate now. I have just been informed that it is now produced in Poland.

phoenix Sun 05-Jan-20 09:13:49

You can buy rum & raisin chocolate in Lidl.

Nortsat46 Sun 05-Jan-20 09:10:48

Dairy Milk Selection Bar - my dad used to eat a square or two after our evening meal. He always saved my favourite, the lime barrel for me.
(That’s quite a vivid memory, which just shot into my mind ... thank you Daisymae). 🍫💐

annsixty Sun 05-Jan-20 09:07:17

Oh I loved the rum and raisin one.
Also the many Fry’s bars mentioned here.
Really do not need chocolate but won’t be able to resist when I see them.

tiredoldwoman Sun 05-Jan-20 08:56:25

Beechnut, I need a badge that just says ' Do not feed ' - too many Aztec bars when I was young!

Greyduster Sun 05-Jan-20 08:53:18

Loved Old Jamaica; and Fry’s Milk Sandwich with a layer of dark chocolate in between two layers of milk. Also Frys Mint cream bar.