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32 retro chocolate bars that need to be brought back IMMEDIATELY

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21 retro chocolate bars
From the bubbly honeycomb of a Crunchie to the caramel peanut fusion of delight that is a Snickers, everyone's got a favourite chocolate bar - but what happens when your best loved treat gets discontinued? Some cry, some start angry Facebook campaigns - but here at goodtoknow, we compile a furious article about it, of course!

Here are 32 retro chocolate bars we demand to see back on our shelves as soon as possible - we hope you're listening, chocolate makers!

1. Quality Street Toffee Deluxe


We've got some seriously sad news for Quality Street fans, especially those who favour a Toffee Deluxe. After 80 years Nestle have decided to swap the beloved Toffee Deluxe for a Honeycomb Crunch in the run up to Christmas 2016. We're certainly going to miss our toffee favourite. Nestle released the following statement to back up why they've removed this popular chocolate; 'We wanted to celebrate Quality Street's 80th birthday by introducing the first new sweet for nearly a decade,' says Nestle. 'We did extensive research and found that the Honeycomb Crunch was the most popular option.' We're GUTTED.

2. Cadbury's Tiffin


Yes, we've got great news for Tiffin fans. This delicious chocolate bar will be returning to supermarket shelves in a 'Special Edition' form in 2016 in the UK. The Tiffin chocolate bar was first sold back in 1937 but has been scrapped twice due to poor sales. We're sure this generation are going to love it! (Photo from Flickr/Hazel Nicholson)

3. Time Out


In March 2016, news broke that Cadburys had been slowly removing the Time Out that we know and love from our shelves. When one loyal fan tweeted the brand to ask what had happened, the brand said that they had 'combined the two original slim fingers into one delicious, wafery bar for only 35p that now contains 111 calories', and that it was now known as the Time Out Wafer. The new incarnation is delicious, of course, but couldn't we have had both?!
(Photo from Cadbury Gifts Direct)

4. Snaps


Much like a chocolate Pringle, these thin and crisp chocolate delights came in five amazing flavours - Milk Chocolate, Hazelnut, Caramel Crunch, Mint and Orange. Eating a whole pack in one sitting was way too easy - but we'd do it all over again if we could get our hands on them.
(Photo from The Student Room)

5. Toffo


Okay, so these aren't strictly a chocolate, but we definitely wish we could see this tube of chewy toffees on the sweetshop shelves now! These glue-your-teeth-together treats have been gone since 2008, but we still miss them every single day (especially the mint ones).
(Photo from Treasure Island Sweets)

6. Astros
  We're pretty sure these biscuit and chocolate balls were aimed at the kids, but we still ate more than our fair share of them when they launched in 1997. You can't get them in the UK anymore, but apparently they're still sold in South Africa - anyone fancy a chocolate cruise?
(Photo from Eatssummore)

7. Texan

Nougat + toffee + chocolate = a match made in chocolate bar heaven. Texan bars were one of our absolute FAVES, as was crying "Sure is a mighty chew!" before consuming them. Nestle did re-release Texans in a wave of 2005 nostalgia, but then cruelly took them back out of our lives again. What a tease.
(Photo from Forum Garden)

8. Milk Tray Bar


We don't know why this fusion of ALL of the chocolates from a Milk Tray chocolate box worked, but the point is, it did. Strawberry cream, fudge, Turkish delight, hazelnut - and that elusive lime barrel that you can't get for love nor money nowadays. Rest in peace, zesty old friend.
(Photo from Alan Paul Stevens)

9. Fuse

We'd really like to shake the hand of whoever thought of putting nuts, raisins, fudge and cereal pieces in a chocolate bar - and have swift words with whoever pulled Fuses out of production! The mini versions in the tubs of Cadbury Heroes were always the first to go in our house - was it really 2006 when we last unwrapped one of these beauties?!
(Photo from Candy Crash Test)


10. Kit Kat Senses

Oh Cheryl Cole, how your career has changed. You might be an X-Factor judge and solo chart topper now, but we still fondly remember your Girls Aloud days - and more specifically, the ad for the beyond yummy Kit Kat Senses bars, which were basically a Kinder Bueno by any other name.
(Photo from Nestle)

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11. Kit Kat Caramac

On the subject of Kit Kat-related deliciousness, where the flipping heck did the Kit Kat Caramac go? These crispy wafers coated in creamy caramel chocolate were one of the best bars EVER - the only problem being the snappable finger format, because people always expected you to share.
(Photo from Ciao)

12. Aztec

70s children will definitely remember the Aztec! One look at that iconic purple wrapper and we can almost taste the caramel-nougat centre. Nowadays, we have to make do with Mars Bars, which are probably the closest modern chocolate bar you can buy, but if we're honest, it just isn't the same!
(Photo from Cadbury)

13. Banjo

We don't know what they had to do with the musical instrument, but we do know that we could never decide between the coconut or roast nut bars (and always ended up eating both anyway). Want to see Banjos revived? Someone's created a Facebook campaign to get them back on the shelves!
(Photo from Facebook)


14. Wispa Mint


Wispa (and Wispa Gold) have been brought back into Cadbury's current range - but what about our beloved Wispa Mint? Tucked inside that shiny green wrapper was every mint chocolate lover's dream - sweet, bubbly chocolate with a hint of peppermint goodness. If they bring these back we're buying in bulk, just in case the worst should happen again.
(Photo from Hot UK Deals)

15. Mint Crunchie


Now that we're on our minty-fresh high horse about the Wispas, we're going to kick up a fuss about Mint Crunchies too. These crunchy bars of gold were all of the things we love in one delicious package, and it's an absolute travesty that they're not being made anymore.
(Photo from Chocolate Review)

16. Orange Crunchie


Whilst we're at it, we'll have the orange ones back too. Thanks in advance, Mr Cadbury.
(Photo from Jake Howlett)

17. Cabanas


If you're a fan of tropical chocolate, you were probably as obsessed with Cabana bars as we were. To this day, there's nothing quite like that caramel, cherry and coconut centre (and no, before you say it, a Bounty bar doesn't count). If we try really hard, we can just about picture ourselves in the slightly sinister jungle from the advert...
(Photo from The Grocer)

18. Snow Flakes

The crumbliest flakiest chocolate did taste like chocolate never tasted before, when the geniuses at Cadbury decided to put their white ‘Dream' chocolate inside a standard flake and blow our tiny chocolate-loving minds. Sadly, these fabulous creations are no longer available - and come to think of it, has anyone seen a Dream bar recently?
(Photo from Telegraph)

19. Taz


When we were kids, Freddos cost 10p - and you could pick up a Taz at the same time. With the Looney Toons Tasmanian Devil in pride of place on the front, we thought these were the best things you could buy with spare change from your pocket - but the early frog clearly had more fans, as Taz was discontinued and replaced with the caramel Freddo instead.
(Photo from Facebook)


20. Treets


It makes us sad that our kids will never know the joy of a bag of Treets. Whether you went for peanut, toffee or mint, you know that when you opened that packet, you'd be greeted with the chocolatey nuggets of pure, crispy-shelled joy that no one has managed to replicate since. All together now, "they melt in your mouth, not your hand"...
(Photo from Simply Eighties)

21. Echo

Fox's Echo bars were classic lunchbox biscuits - just the right size to be stashed away next to the sandwiches and apples - although we must confess that we were partial to dipping these bubbly bars into a cup of tea too. The milk and white chocolate ones were obviously the best, but we'd never say no to a mint one either.
(Photo from Amazon)



22. Five Centres



It seems impossible to us that Fry's stopped making these in 1992 - it feels like just yesterday that we were guessing whether it'd be raspberry, coffee, blackcurrant, orange or lime in our dark chocolate coated square. Considering they launched in 1924, they had a pretty good run, but we'd love to see them back and reinvented - especially as they were dairy free and vegan, so everyone could enjoy them!
(Photo from Flickr)

23. Amazin Raisin


Well, there'd be no missing this bar in a line up! The bright and beautiful packaging reflects the bar inside, which was simply bursting with goodies like nougat, caramel and raisins. It's basically rum and raisin ice cream in sweet form - how could we not want to see these in the shops again?
(Photo from Collecting Candy)

24. Terry's Pyramint

The shape, the filling, the gloriously moody green and brown packaging - there's nothing about Terry's Pyramint we don't miss, but they haven't been in stores since the 90s. If your love for the Pyramint runs as deep as ours, we'd suggest trying this homemade version from one of the geniuses at Pimp That Snack - it's not for the fainthearted, but it's probably the closest thing you'll find these days.
(Photo from Do You Remember)

25. Cadbury Spira

The joy of the Spira was that you got not one but two swirly bars of delicious Cadbury choc. There were no bells, no whistles, no nuts, no fudge - just pure, unadulterated chocolate heaven - which is precisely why we wish we could have them in our shops (and bellies) again.
(Photo from Tora Kelly)

26. Cadbury Marble

Seriously, Cadbury, you've got a lot to answer for - giving us milk chocolate, white chocolate AND praline in a bar, and then taking it away? Cruel, just cruel!
(Photo from Supernet)

27. Secret

Ahh, Secret - our guiltiest 80s pleasure. With its fluffy, moussey, marshmallow-esque centre and thick coating of Nestle chocolate, it was one of our all-time favourite treats - apparently it was withdrawn due to low sales volume, but we were so obsessed with them we're pretty sure we were buying enough to keep them in business ourselves!
(Photo from Do You Remember)

28. Nuts about Caramel

Yes, you can get these in ice cream form. Yes, they are delicious. But no, they are not a replacement for the bar.
(Photo from Facebook)

29. Applause

Applause bars were made with a wholemeal biscuit AND they had raisins in them, so they're basically healthy, right? We reckon Holland and Barrett would put in a massive order - if only they'd bring these 90s wonders back...
(Photo from Do You Remember)

30. Treasures
Oh gosh, we're going back to the 70s now, which makes us feel old, and more to the point, hungry. Treasures were a little like the 5 Centre in that they had different flavours in every square, but when someone invents a time machine, these are the first thing we're bringing back.
(Photo from Roadfood)

31. Cadbury Chocolate Coins

Ho ho no! It's the end of an era - Cadbury has officially announced that they won't be making any more chocolate coins from 2014 onwards, in a blow to stocking fillers everywhere. We know there are plenty of alternatives on the market, but our Christmas morning will never be quite as delicious now that we can't scoff a couple of these before breakfast.
(Photo from The Independent)

32. Cadbury's Touch Down

Remember these? Back in the day this bar was all the craze and we just can't believe that it was only 10p! This tasty little chocolate went out of production more than 10 years ago (wow, now we feel old!) Mostly available in Ireland, this bar certainly is a blast from the past!
(Photo from Matthew Of Clones Facebook)

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Deejaykitty

Hello everyone! Does anyone remember the 'Scrumble' chocolate bar which was out in the 70s - or am I really the only person on the planet who does?! :)

Debbi Simms

Yes remember both of those Loved Cabana and the Crunch of the Icebreaker with the mint lovely but I also loved Amazin Raisin

Debbi Simms

No 20 Amazin Raisin was my favorite and banjos I would be given my pocket money and go with my brother to get some penny sweets and a bar of Amazin Raisin

teekha

Terry's spearmint? You can still buy those if your in the UK. Most supermarkets sell them here in Wales. I'm starting to think only Wales are stocking most chocolate after reading the list and several things still being available here lol

teekha

You can still buy taz bars but now they're called caramel freddo, you can still buy echo bars, snaps and cadbury chocolate coins. I'm in south Wales UK by the way. Although one I'd love them to bring back is spiral!

ValerieHamer

Yes, I remember Icebreaker. They were out at the same time as Gold Mine and Country Style.

Miranda

Anyone remember "Icebreaker" chocolate. It came in a shiny ice blue metallic wrapper, and was a chocolate bar with tiny pieces of strong mint running through it. It was gorgeous. Also, does anyone remember "Cabana" chocolate coconut bars, which were equally delicious ? Yes, sadly I am showing my age here!

Louise Bruzon

#bringbackTerryspyramint

BringBackBanjoBar

Thank you for mentioning my Facebook Campaign. Lovely to hear you enjoyed a Banjo or two! I don't know why they called it Banjo either (maybe they chose it because of the oh Susanna song (changed to Banjo, Banjo, one for me and you, light and cripsy wafer and roast nut flavour too). Hope you check out the page for Banjo videos, nostalgia, pictures, comments and I have even made a Campaign vid!

Billy

Cadburys Skippy bar, chewy toffee & biscuit DELICIOUS.

Mrkgw

Great days to be a lover of all things chocolate, when Creme Eggs were made out of thick Dairy Milk and bars of all types; Mars, Marathon, Yorkie etc were bigger and better. Cadburys should never have been allowed to sell out and relocate to Poland of all places and Mackintosh shouldn't be in Nestle hands. Anyone remember Pink Panther, Star Trek chocolate? Or, Yogolo chews?

Mrkgw

You can buy Galaxy counters following their relaunch. Available in our local Tesco.

A

BRING BACK GALAXY COUNTERS

Graham

I would to have shared the pyramint with Anita, Andreia and Natalia if it was still around today.

Deano

I seem to remember a chewy bar, totally covered by peanuts, called a Nugger.

Beverley Garbett

Aztec please bring it back so I can see if its as nice as when I was a child.....

Lee Foy

It's M n M's

Katie

Never got to try a Cabana but I miss Fuse bars so so much!

david hunter

I need a cabanna bar & the old Hunks of roast beef Monster Munch

Jennifer

You can buy Cadbury Snaps in Home Bargains in Scotland. I bought some there recently.

Shirley-anne Potts

i seem to be the only one in my friends and family that remembers Secrets,god they where nice. i used to have at least 2 a day when i was a school

pete

Terrys's sandwich, came in two varieties milk chocolate sandwiched around a layer of plain, in a blue/gold pack, and plain sandwiched around a layer of milk in a red/gold pack ....anyone else remember them?

paula thornton

bring back the cabanas, nothing has ever been made the same

Anri van Zyl

Hi there, was so surprised to see that Astros are only available in South-Africa, they are so good! Jip, I'm South-African, and reason for my comment is to say that Snow Flakes are still here too!! Love having a Dipped or Snow flake every once in a while, especially tucked away in a Ice-cream cone.

dunbar dunelm

Cabanas were SO delicious!!!

Penny

I wish they`d bring back Triple choc Twix`s..

Gerry

My Baby is salivating and begging the power's that be to bring back Cabanas!!!

Justin Moore

Thanks for this list ! I was craving a bar from my childhood but couldn't remember the name. I loved the Neilson Treasures, it was like the Christmas "box o chocolates" for one, anytime of the year :-)

Justin Moore

We still have Coffee Crisp here in Canada :-)

Cazzie

I miss Cadbury's Ice breaker chocolate it was a blend of dark and milk chocolate with shards of ice blue minty bits, it was my all time favourite. mojos spangles in fruit or caramel, I liked the caramel ones

brenda

I would love them to brink back MOST of them ASAP

Valerie Heath

I wish they would bring back Golden Cup, Mint Cracknel, Pacers, Old English Spangels and Milk Tray Chocolate Bar. A Golden Cup was my favourite treat from the 1960's.

Frannyann

Can anyone remember Coffee Crisp

Ali Prudence

It's Minstrels that melt in your mouth, not in your hand! Wish they'd bring back the Spira - great for sucking up hot chocolate through!! Oh and Cabanas! Loved those!!

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