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These came out in 70's but exact name is lost in the memory banks...
They were a bit like Alka-Seltzer but no medical stuff in them, you got like an aluminium tube (same as a cigar tube) full of them and dropped one into a glass, then you waited a couple of mins until dissolved for a fizzy orange drink
Anyone know what they were and are they still being made ?
Don't recall them, but a similar thing is still sold as a pick-me-up.
The hideously overpriced berocca tablets
Vitamin Supplement (http://www.berocca.co.uk/)
That helps with the jingle floating in my head
"Vitamin C with fizz
It really is a whizz
er.. and um... some other words "
I remember sachets in the early 80s,looked like sherbert but was a powdery tasting watery drink.
I remember the orange 'pills' that turned into a drink as you describe but I can't recall what they were called unfortunatley.
I remember them too and I think they were just an orange drink, not with vitamins. I may be wrong of course.
While watching some old advert breaks. I found this:
YouTube - LWT Advert Break - 30th January 1982 (2) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejbi3xvMX9w)
It's the first advert, maybe this will answer your question.
I don't think it was that Wispalover. I am almost sure they never came in tubes - I know Danny remembers the tubes but I don't. They were in packets, just like Disprin tablets but about the size of a ten penny piece.
Unless they eventually progressed into the new type of tube packaging, I don't know. I also don't remember them fizzing like that either - you had to stir them up.
Perhaps I'm wrong.
It's really got me thinking this one :confused:
This answer came into my head at weekend but, as you do, I forgot again!
They were called Redoxon and in mid 70's they definitely came in aluminium tube like a cigar -I been looking online just now but all I can find is plastic tubes - not the same packaging they used to have.
P.S. Am sure about the tube cos I used to work on the coalface and I went through a few of these tubes to keep my chewing tobacco moist
Ooh yes, Redoxon. They were great. And definitely had an aluminium tube with a plastic cap.
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