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Black Magic as was:

 

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Black Magic today:

 

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25 down to 18 on a layer. Says a lot for today's standards. Everything shrinking to save money.

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Treated myself to a box of Black Magic at Christmas. Totally disappointed with them, no marzipan, or the one with the three nuts in or the whole brazil. Won’t be buying them again.

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Stavertongirl, I'm with you, loved the marzipan ones. It is virtually impossible to find any chocolate assortment these days that has a marzipan one. Unless somebody out there knows differently.

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Handles on mattresses, it's difficult to turn them. 

Bullworkers, made you look like Charles Atlas after two weeks.

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On 1/14/2020 at 1:44 AM, IAN FINN said:

Murray mints Murray mints too good to hurry mints do they still make them?

Yep they're still around. I saw them in Sainsbury’s earlier this week.

Anybody seen Nuttall's Mintoes on sale anywhere? IIRC they were made in Doncaster. M&S did a slightly softer version a few years back but they could still manage to pull yer fillings out.

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On 1/14/2020 at 10:40 AM, Compo said:

Black Magic as was:

 

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Black Magic today:

 

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Great article here: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2397937/Now-thats-magic-The-adverts-helped-Black-Magic-chocolates-SAVE-Rowntrees-brought-luxury-masses--just-14p-box.html

 

I saw one of the original empty Black Magic caskets from the 1930s at an antique fair a few weeks back. It still had the red ribbon on it.

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14 hours ago, denshaw said:

Handles on mattresses, it's difficult to turn them. 

Bullworkers, made you look like Charles Atlas after two weeks.


It kills your fingernails trying to manoeuvre a heavy mattress with no handles.

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On 1/14/2020 at 9:16 PM, Deepdene Boy said:

Stavertongirl, I'm with you, loved the marzipan ones. It is virtually impossible to find any chocolate assortment these days that has a marzipan one. Unless somebody out there knows differently.


Ritter do an excellent dark chocolate marzipan bar. Tesco used to sell them and I think Waitrose still do.

https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/products/ritter-sport-plain-chocolate-marzipan-filling/009680-4793-4794?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2Zev54CH5wIVRrTtCh3uXABxEAQYASABEgIKfvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

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Oil leaks under cars from main bearings, rocker cover or sump gaskets.

Remember the old question from the 60's ….. How do you design a British car?

Answer ….. Start with an oil leak

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Murray mints Murray mints too good to hurry mints do they still make them?

 

Do they still make Foxes Glacier mints i remember them from 60 odd years ago.

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What is or was Cephos was it a medicine or a cleaning product? Saw it advertised many years ago

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The bagatelle game we got at Christmas when we were kids dont know if they make today.

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I believe you can still get a Bagatelle Ian but they’re no doubt made of plastic now.  The one we had was quite large, painted green and had little gold-coloured pins to catch the marbles or whatever balls we used.  

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Ours was Brown and used ball bearings my dad brought home. As a four year old it was the same height as myself when stood on its end.

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Anyone remember Heathkit i had one of them for Christmas you built a transistor radio and they worked.

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I remember Heathkit. I think they were associated with Lasky's and had, or shared, a shop on Upper Parliament St. I built an oscilloscope from one of their kits

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Heathkit was/is an American company based in Michigan, I'm sure they had a Heathkit UK based in the south of England. I built several kits in the early 1970's.

I've built a couple here stateside before they went under in the 90's, the name and rights were purchased by a small group who now market kits once more.

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I still have a biscuit tin full of transistors, resistors, ICs, capacitors and breadboard etc. one day when I get a roundtuit...

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I'm in the process of obtaining new/used parts for a Heathkit SB-200 amplifier, the one that covers 10, 15, 20, 40 and 80 metres. Was given to me by an old friend before he went to the great Ham Shack in the sky. Has odd knobs, scratched and modified front plate. Bought a set of original knobs, will order a new face plate, feller on "Fleabay" has some black professional face plates. I will replace the power supply board, add "soft start" board, totally recap the amp, two new tubes, cabinet paint job and she will look like new, and hopefully work a treat on HF.

 

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There used to be a Heathkit outlet in Calgary, Alberta back in the 80s.  I built a short wave radio, and a projection tv from them.  Both worked well.

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