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  • George 1978
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    I wonder whether McVities still do Jaspers? - I believe that they were biscuits that had bits of fruit in them. I believe that Chris Tarrant used to do the voiceover in the adverts.

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  • zabadak
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    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)

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  • George 1978
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    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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  • Richard1978
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    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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  • zabadak
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    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...

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  • tex
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    Originally posted by zabadak View Post
    Kind of like a merit band, if you won something
    Oh..thanks zaba

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  • zabadak
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    Originally posted by tex View Post
    Anyone know what a ribband is??
    Kind of like a merit band, if you won something

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  • George 1978
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    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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  • tex
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    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

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  • tex
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    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

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  • George 1978
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    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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  • George 1978
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    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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  • George 1978
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    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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  • tex
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    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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  • George 1978
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    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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