in the 1970s and 1980s.. These images will be familiar to anyone who was a child in the 1970s or 80s. Dave Morton recalls sweets of yesteryear.
WHO remembers Tudor Crisps and Amazin'Raisin Bars? Now, a brand new feature-length DVD documentary, In Search of Our Throwaway History, brings us face-toface with our childhood brands, stirring evocative reminiscences from our formative years.
Not only does it pack a powerful nostalgic punch, it's also a 'must-see' for lovers of design, retro style and social history.
For the first time, the story of this most integral part of our daily lives is explored and explained.
Consumer historian Robert Opie gives an insight into how and why branded products have changed the way we live.
With 3,500 colourful items, over a hundred shared memory moments from the great British public, and a stream of amazing facts, Robert takes us on an emotional and evocative journey through all our childhoods, as well as those of our parents and grandparents.
Many familiar products date further than we think: Horlicks, Bovril, and Bird's custard arrived in Victorian times, while favourites like Kit Kats, Rolos, Smarties and Mars Bars filled sweet shops in the 1930s.
It's a story of how the consumer revolution has utterly changed the way we live, eat, drink and keep ourselves clean and healthy Now is the moment to rekindle your love of Spangles, relive the excitement of puddings like Instant Whip and Angel Delight, and the crunch of breakfast cereals like Puffa Puffa Rice or Sugar Smacks.
In Search Of Our Throwaway History, with Robert Opie, is now available on DVD. The product includes a companion DVD and a 16-page colour booklet. Price, PS14.95. Available www.amazon.co.uk, or send a cheque with name and address to: Throwaway Productions, PO Box 2206, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 0DQ.
Also, visit www.throwawayhistory. com
From left, the new DVD; plus former favour-ites Aztec, Amazin'Raisin Bar, Pacers and Trio. Inset left, Super Mousse was on sale for 2p
How many of these 1970s and 1980s ice lollies did you slurp on? From the DVD, In Search Of Our Throwaway History, with Robert Opie