The Way We Were  

DeeInNeed78 42F
464 posts
8/29/2020 7:13 am
The Way We Were


Online I recently stumbled across a reminder of something I loved in my childhood.

In the UK we have a well known box of chocolates called Milk Tray which up to the early 1980s also came as a bar of chocolate, hmmmm, imagine that snapping off a lime barrel chocolate then a hazelnut in caramel then a turkish delight then an almond whirl.

What do you miss from your childhood, perhaps like me something fairly trivial like a chocolate bar or a game perhaps the location of your regular family holiday or maybe a favourite place to visit or a long lost best friend...?

DeeInNeed78 42F
339 posts
8/29/2020 7:20 am

So what is your misty coloured memory?


seems6666 50F
4153 posts
8/29/2020 8:07 am

I don't remember there being a Milk Tray bar... but they should bring it back!
I've just rediscovered Cherryade ,,, we use to drink it in the 80's ,, and there is a funny story but I won't share it because you had to be there really,... but it's lovely and refreshing once you get past the slightly medicine type smell


DeeInNeed78 42F
339 posts
8/29/2020 8:55 am

    Quoting seems6666:
    I don't remember there being a Milk Tray bar... but they should bring it back!
    I've just rediscovered Cherryade ,,, we use to drink it in the 80's ,, and there is a funny story but I won't share it because you had to be there really,... but it's lovely and refreshing once you get past the slightly medicine type smell
You must google it ...the pieces were even shaped like the chocolates...oh yes Cherryade was nice...there was also exotically Blackcurrantade, Limeade, Orangeade and pineappleade that was too sweet even for my taste


Granny872 68F  
2989 posts
8/29/2020 9:16 am

I miss being able to eat those sweet treats and not look like a baby Hippo!



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Tobiwest 70F
93 posts
8/29/2020 10:58 am

milk tray bar had its debute in the 40's dont when when its demise was. I loved them , love all Cadbury's . thanks for that memory


Tobiwest 70F
93 posts
8/29/2020 11:00 am

no e in debut spell check lol


justaguyinalaska 54M  
783 posts
8/29/2020 2:15 pm

A few decades ago (before credit and debit cards), travelling dharma bum-style in Europe, I crossed on bicycle from Switzerland into France without changing money, on the Saturday before a Monday bank holiday. Too stubborn to turn around and go back into Switzerland (reluctant to climb back up the Alp I had just descended), I rode through the 3-day weekend with only the few scraps of food I was carrying.

Tuesday morning, I was the village bank's first customer and proceeded directly to the village patisserie. Over 35 years later, I still remember every scrumptious bite of those pastries.


69ereatwetpussy 58M
4102 posts
8/29/2020 6:36 pm

Yes family vacation to the NJ beach for one or two weeks. Little shore home soaking distance to the ocean or the bay. Hot summer sand to hot to walk on bare foot. Make you run into the water. With your canvas blow up rafts. Riding waves in to the beach or paddling around the ocean. Knowing the Good Humor Icecream truck is coming soon waiting to hear him ring his bell mom handing you 50cents to get my daily Chocolate Egg Claire ice cream bar with nuts. Yes thoughs are the day I miss. After dinner go back to the beach and fly kites watch the go higher and higher then do trick with them. I was 2 to 12 years old. Then we got a camper and started to travel.


lyavu 47F  
1375 posts
8/30/2020 2:22 am

i miss going to the horse races. (Africa )Growing up we went every sunday . My dad's conpany were sponsors . It was fun especially the kids play area. was good coz my dad trusted us to be responsible we would also learn how to participate in betting on the races


DeeInNeed78 42F
339 posts
8/30/2020 5:10 am

    Quoting Granny872:
    I miss being able to eat those sweet treats and not look like a baby Hippo!


Lol join the club


DeeInNeed78 42F
339 posts
8/30/2020 5:11 am

    Quoting Tobiwest:
    milk tray bar had its debute in the 40's dont when when its demise was. I loved them , love all Cadbury's . thanks for that memory
Ah alas the bar went in the 80s but at least the box remains!


DeeInNeed78 42F
339 posts
8/30/2020 5:13 am

    Quoting justaguyinalaska:
    A few decades ago (before credit and debit cards), travelling dharma bum-style in Europe, I crossed on bicycle from Switzerland into France without changing money, on the Saturday before a Monday bank holiday. Too stubborn to turn around and go back into Switzerland (reluctant to climb back up the Alp I had just descended), I rode through the 3-day weekend with only the few scraps of food I was carrying.

    Tuesday morning, I was the village bank's first customer and proceeded directly to the village patisserie. Over 35 years later, I still remember every scrumptious bite of those pastries.
Wow quite the adventurer...I'm jealous...nice to just wander wherever you want and as for pastries hmmmm.


DeeInNeed78 42F
339 posts
8/30/2020 5:15 am

    Quoting 69ereatwetpussy:
    Yes family vacation to the NJ beach for one or two weeks. Little shore home soaking distance to the ocean or the bay. Hot summer sand to hot to walk on bare foot. Make you run into the water. With your canvas blow up rafts. Riding waves in to the beach or paddling around the ocean. Knowing the Good Humor Icecream truck is coming soon waiting to hear him ring his bell mom handing you 50cents to get my daily Chocolate Egg Claire ice cream bar with nuts. Yes thoughs are the day I miss. After dinner go back to the beach and fly kites watch the go higher and higher then do trick with them. I was 2 to 12 years old. Then we got a camper and started to travel.
Love the impression it made on you, every detail clearly remembered.


DeeInNeed78 42F
339 posts
8/30/2020 5:16 am

    Quoting lyavu:
    i miss going to the horse races. (Africa )Growing up we went every sunday . My dad's conpany were sponsors . It was fun especially the kids play area. was good coz my dad trusted us to be responsible we would also learn how to participate in betting on the races
Sounds lovely...hope you backed a few winners?


MyBaffies 51M
4460 posts
8/30/2020 9:33 am

Paying 17p for a Mars Bar. What are they now? About 75p? And no doubt they've shrunk in size accordingly.

That's what's I miss, getting confectionery that looks pretty good value for money.

Baffies

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lindoboy100 57M
22636 posts
8/31/2020 1:47 am

Sherbert dips and Ruffle bars........I used to bite the ends of the liquorice and sook the sherbert through it..... And Raspberry Ruffle bars were delicious. They do something similar in Aus' but I can't remember what they call them there. Haven't seen either here for donkeys years.

I used to love that Milk Tray bar, that was a proper luxury to us back in the day.

And then there were the family hols, I still remember the landmarks that evoked the happy times to come, I often drive by them these days and think back wistfully........

Another good wee post McNeed!

Pull ma finger.........


stringtime666 59M
861 posts
8/31/2020 3:46 am

my first thought was the interest and the experience of discovering and exploring your body and that of others

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DeeInNeed78 42F
339 posts
8/31/2020 8:03 am

    Quoting MyBaffies:
    Paying 17p for a Mars Bar. What are they now? About 75p? And no doubt they've shrunk in size accordingly.

    That's what's I miss, getting confectionery that looks pretty good value for money.
Yep the price goes up...the quantity comes down !


DeeInNeed78 42F
339 posts
8/31/2020 8:04 am

    Quoting lindoboy100:
    Sherbert dips and Ruffle bars........I used to bite the ends of the liquorice and sook the sherbert through it..... And Raspberry Ruffle bars were delicious. They do something similar in Aus' but I can't remember what they call them there. Haven't seen either here for donkeys years.

    I used to love that Milk Tray bar, that was a proper luxury to us back in the day.

    And then there were the family hols, I still remember the landmarks that evoked the happy times to come, I often drive by them these days and think back wistfully........

    Another good wee post McNeed!
Hmmm I don't remember Ruffle bars ...good to hear from another Milk Tray bar fan !!!


DeeInNeed78 42F
339 posts
8/31/2020 8:06 am

    Quoting stringtime666:
    my first thought was the interest and the experience of discovering and exploring your body and that of others
Well most flattering thank you...interesting profile pic


mc_justmc 60M  
6716 posts
8/31/2020 5:05 pm

I miss playing "grab ass" with the neighborhood girls, or as we called it "goose goose". One of the girls came up with that name.


DeeInNeed78 42F
339 posts
9/4/2020 7:25 am

    Quoting mc_justmc:
    I miss playing "grab ass" with the neighborhood girls, or as we called it "goose goose". One of the girls came up with that name.
Interesting hobby


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