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  • #61
    Re: Biscuits you don't see now.

    We've got Ribands that are sort of like a single Kit-Kat stick.

    We get all sorts of biscuits from Europe in Canada (and even the U.S.), I like the custard cremes even though I don't like real custard much. I can get all the variety of ginger nut and malted milk I could ask for but I never see jammie-dodgers, maybe someone gets to them before me and eats them all? Anyone want to mail a care package to the colonies?

    What I would love to see are the real, moist and fresh, crumpets! They were luvverly toasted with butter and jam!
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    • #62
      Re: Biscuits you don't see now.

      They were made by Rowntree and then Nestle, just like Kit Kat and Breakaway was, but they never seemed to get as much advertising or space on supermarket shelves as those two other products.

      And no, I do not know what a Riband is - could it be something American? I know that the spelling system on my computer doesn't put a red line underneath it, and so therefore it is recognised as a word. I used to think it was called "Blue Ribbon" for obvious reasons and would probably spell it like that as well.
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      • #63
        Re: Biscuits you don't see now.

        Might of been a regional thing in the 60s/70s but we used to buy a huge biscuit called a chocolate dundee, they were sold loose in bakery shops....delish!
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        • #64
          Re: Biscuits you don't see now.

          If you want a lot of chocolate on your biscuit, join our Club!

          I am almost certain that Jacob's Club is still available (I am sure that Tesco still sells them) but they haven't had an advertising campaign for years - I know that there was Golf Club; Playing Card Club; Orange, Mint etc on the wrappers. I haven't seen them for a while.
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          • #65
            Re: Biscuits you don't see now.

            Originally posted by tex View Post
            Might of been a regional thing in the 60s/70s but we used to buy a huge biscuit called a chocolate dundee, they were sold loose in bakery shops....delish!
            If it was regional, it must have been in Scotland if it had Dundee in its name.
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            • #66
              Re: Biscuits you don't see now.

              Just found out that McVitie's now make Club - doesn't feel the same that Jacobs doesn't do them anymore. Can you imagine McVitie's Cream Crackers?
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              • #67
                Re: Biscuits you don't see now.

                Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
                If it was regional, it must have been in Scotland if it had Dundee in its name.
                Good point
                Ejector seat?...your jokin!

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                • #68
                  Re: Biscuits you don't see now.

                  Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
                  Just found out that McVitie's now make Club - doesn't feel the same that Jacobs doesn't do them anymore. Can you imagine McVitie's Cream Crackers?
                  Jacobs is now owned by Mcvities which is owned by United biscuits....it's complicated
                  Ejector seat?...your jokin!

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                  • #69
                    Re: Biscuits you don't see now.

                    But then again, Crocodile Dundee was Australian...

                    United Biscuits - they gave Dale Winton his first job as a DJ on their factory's in-house radio station.
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                    • #70
                      Re: Biscuits you don't see now.

                      Originally posted by tex View Post
                      Anyone know what a ribband is??
                      Kind of like a merit band, if you won something
                      Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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                      • #71
                        Re: Biscuits you don't see now.

                        Originally posted by zabadak View Post
                        Kind of like a merit band, if you won something
                        Oh..thanks zaba
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                        • #72
                          Re: Biscuits you don't see now.

                          Originally posted by tex View Post
                          Oh..thanks zaba
                          There used to be a "riband" presented to the fastest Atlantic crossing, not sure if there still is...
                          Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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                          • #73
                            Re: Biscuits you don't see now.

                            Originally posted by zabadak View Post
                            There used to be a "riband" presented to the fastest Atlantic crossing, not sure if there still is...
                            I remember they wouldn't give it to Richard Branson when he broke the record because his boat wasn't a regular passenger vessel!
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                            • #74
                              Re: Biscuits you don't see now.

                              Originally posted by Austin 1100 View Post
                              I loved Lincoln biscuits dunked in Lincolns; the best second only to the Royal Scot
                              We used to have placemats that had that pattern on them.
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                              • #75
                                Re: Biscuits you don't see now.

                                Originally posted by Richard1978 View Post
                                I remember they wouldn't give it to Richard Branson when he broke the record because his boat wasn't a regular passenger vessel!
                                That's right, as explained here (where you can also see a list of past winners)
                                Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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