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Sweets Graveyard - Great Sweets, Candy and Chocolate Bars which are sadly no longer available - Gone but not forgotten!
Below is an image of a Selection of Sweets & Chocolate from the 1940's
Below image of a selection of retro sweets and chocolates from the 1950's
sweets 1950's
Below is an image of a selection of retro sweets and chocolates from the 1960's
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Photo below shows a selection of popular Sweets and chocolates from the 1970's
sweets from 1970's

Below image is a selection on Retro Sweets and Chocolates available in the 1980's

sweets 1980's
Cadbury Chocolates of the Past

 Gone but not forgotten – discover more about your old favourites.

Amazin’ Raisin

Milk and plain chocolate covered nougatine and caramel bar with raisins.

1971-1978 were the glory days of the Amazin’ Raisin bar. Who can forget the cockney knees-up of a TV jingle: ‘It’s amazin’ what raisins can do/Full of goodness and it’s all for you/It’s got two kinds of chocolate and caramel too/And it’s got raisins and they’re good for you’. Try mentioning it to raisin fans of a certain age and see them come over all wistful.


Milk and chocolate nougatine and caramel –
A feast of a bar!

Hugely popular when it hit the shops in 1967, Aztec made a big impact, with displays including a lifesize cardboard Aztec warrior in 100,000 shops, and a lavish TV ad filmed at a real Aztec temple in Mexico. Alas, like its namesake, this mighty bar was conquered in the early 70s, making just a brief reappearance in 2000 – will it's like ever be seen again?

Boost Coconut

Milk chocolate covered bar with a toasted coconut and caramel centre. (1985-1994) 

Boost Peanut
Caramel and peanut bar covered in milk chocolate. (1989-1994)

Launched in 1985, the mighty Boost evolved over time with various versions on sale including Coconut Boost and Peanut Boost. 2003 even saw a Boost featuring the caffeine-rich Guarana berry appearing on the shelves, as well as a Boost Glucose for extra energy. Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer’s much-loved Lone Ranger ad (complete with the surreal strapline ‘It’s slightly rippled with a flat underside’) was a classic of its time.

Five Boys Milk Chocolate 

Milk chocolate bar.

Launched in 1902 it was once the most famous chocolate bar in the world, with its five pictures of a five-year-old lad called Lindsay Poulton showing emotions from Desperation (no chocolate), to Realisation (finding out he’s got Fry’s Chocolate). Apparently, at the photo session, Lindsay wasn’t looking miserable enough for the first photo, so his father (the photographer) tied a cloth soaked in nasty smelling ammonia round his neck to achieve the ‘Desperation’ face! The bar was retired in 1976.
Fry’s Five Centres

Five assorted fruit flavoured cremes.

If you’ve tried Fry’s Chocolate Creme, imagine a bar like that but with five different flavoured fillings: raspberry, lime, vanilla, coffee and orange. You’re imaging Fry’s Five Centres, which launched in 1934 but went to the great conveyor belt in the sky in 1992.


Raisins, peanuts, crispy cereal and fudge pieces fused in delicious Cadbury milk chocolate.

Fuse exploded into the UK marketplace on ‘Fuesday’ 24th September 1996. It was a chocolate bar with a difference – instead of having a chocolate coating on the outside, the yummy ingredients were suspended right the way through it.

40 million bars were sold in the first week, and within eight weeks it was the UK’s favourite confectionary. Alas, ten years later and Fuse fizzled off the shelves, but it’s fondly remembered to this day


Textured fruit flavoured centres covered in milk, white and dark chocolate.

Inspirations launched in 1989, in a carton with sliding drawers. Initially highly successful, it was retired in 1998.

Lucky Numbers

In 1958 Cadbury launched a new assortment of chewy sweets, some covered in chocolate and some not. These Lucky Numbers each had an individual number on the wrapper, hence the name. The brand was retired in 1968

Milk Tray Bar
Eight Milk Tray Chocolates, in a bar.

Imagine a box of Milk Tray Chocolates. Now imagine picking eight of the most popular chocolates – keeping their distinctive shapes – and putting them in a bar! The Milk Tray Bar had a cult following back in the 1970s and people still reminisce about it to this day.
It was originally launched in 1947 and was a favourite through to 1981.


Milk chocolate with caramel and wafer centre launched in 1960.

‘It’s got a crunch in the biscuit and a munch in the middle’. A classic 1960s TV ad for Skippy shows a Swinging London couple getting off their scooter and going into a trendy coffee bar to pick up their Skippys


 Cadbury milk chocolate in a twisted hollow spiral.

 Spira’s distinctive form came from new chocolate extrusion technology. And rumour has it that some Spira customers used to bite the ends of the hollow chocolate ‘straw’ and then use it to drink hot beverages, melting the inside. So wrong it’s right!
Toffee Buttons

A button-shaped chocolate sweet with toffee inside.

Launched in 1967 and withdrawn in 1971. The packs featured brightly coloured cowboys and Indians

Old Jamaica - NEWS FLASH !!!! - it's back -

LIMITED TIME ONLY We have the old Jamaica chocolate bars

 back in stock - so don't delay order yours today!

Launched in 1970, Old Jamaica was a special blend of milk and plain chocolate with rum flavoured raisins. This Cadbury Classic Selection bar is no longer made for the UK market, but you can still stock up on Old Jamaica if you look around on the Internet.

  • Wispa

The original Wispa, Launched in 1983, relaunched in 2007 (Temporary) and 2008 (Permanent).

  • Wispa Gold

Wispa with Caramel, Launched in 1995, relaunched in 2009.

  • Wispa Mint

Wispa with mint filling, Launched in 1997.

  • Wispa Bite

Wispa with caramel and biscuit, Launched in 2000

  • Wispaccino

Wispa with coffee, Launched in 2000

  • Wispa Easter Egg

Sold at Easter, first sold in 2009.

 Spangles were square boiled sweets, bought in a paper tube with individual sweets cellophane wrapped. They were manufactured by Mars Ltd in the United Kingdom up until the early-1980s and were briefly re-introduced during the mid-1990s.

The humble Spangle has taken on a totemic significance for those in the United Kingdom. The question "Whatever happened to Spangles?" became so frequent that Spangles became a shortcut to unabashed discussions about nostalgia, particularly amongst those born between the mid-1960s and mid-1970s in the United Kingdom.

Spangles were re-introduced to the United Kingdom market for a limited period in 1995. They were sold for a set period of time and have since never been reproduced.

Spangles were available, among others, in red wrappers (fruit flavour) and black (liquorice).

Research has shown that the "Old English" variety was favoured by those with more sophisticated tastes, whereas the fruit flavours appealed to the untutored palate. Some even remember the appearance of the 'mystery spangle', a new flavour which was wrapped in paper covered with question marks.

Nowadays the Tunes brand is the only remaining relative of the Spangles brand, sharing the dimensions and wrapping of the original product.
Jap Desserts 
These old coconut sweets handmade in Scotland (coconut was often known as 'Jap') died a death in the early 2000s.

NEWS FLASH! We have managed to find a new maker of these old classic sweets and they have bought the original recipe and are set to re-make these Jap Desserts - we will have them in stock very soon ! how good are we!
Pascall's Original Toffee Crunch
Small Golden brown pillow shaped sweets with a delicious caramel flavour and a satisfying tasty crunch. Inexplicably withdrawn by Trebor Bassett, a great classic retro sweet very much missed but not forgotten.
Callard & Bowser Creamline Toffees 
Went in  2001 -  they were like Toffos but much tasty.