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Friday Debate: What snacks do you wish would come back? (aka Please bring back Tempo, Cadbury)

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Earlier this week, Mondelez (that’s the company that has owned Cadbury for the better part of a decade) sent me a bag of their new(ish) Dairy Milk slabs inspired by other Cadbury chocolates. They’re limited edition slabs, inspired by favourites such as Crunchie, Astros, and a Caramilk ones inspired by P.S.

Cadbury

There’s also one that’s inspired by 5Star. I don’t have the sweetest tooth, so I’d not have rushed out to buy these things. I’d definitely not have bought the 5Star one, because I am not a fan. The reasons are twofold. Firstly, it’s so sweet that I feel like I need to rinse my mouth out with vinegar and rush off to get checked for diabetes after eating it. The other is that it displaced the much-beloved Tempo, a far superior bit of confectionary.

Last year, Mondelez confirmed that it had killed off the sublime mix of shortbread and caramel, replacing it with the 5star. It’s admittedly a similar bar, though it seems to have roughly (and this is just an estimate) 7395% more sugar in it. Anyway, I tried the Dairy Milk bar inspired by 5Star and guess what? I actually like it. The better chocolate to caramel toffee ratio makes it far more palatable and reminds me a heck of a lot of Tempo.

I’ve yet to try the others because four bars of chocolate would last me weeks, if not months.

Anyway, the point of this is that I miss Tempo, and I really, really hope that Cadbury brings it back one day. If not, there’s at least this to keep my sporadic sweet tooth sated.

Now along with Tempo, what other foods, snacks and confections do you wish they’d bring back?

 

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Last Updated: July 13, 2018

107 Comments

  1. Pariah

    July 13, 2018 at 11:16

    Not really a snack, but Fresco was the shit, man. Seriously loved that stuff.

    Reply

  2. Yondaime

    July 13, 2018 at 12:27

  3. Yondaime

    July 13, 2018 at 12:27

  4. Fnuik

    July 13, 2018 at 13:47

  5. Alien Emperor Trevor

    July 13, 2018 at 11:14

    The Crunchie ice cream bar. Those were heaven.

    Reply

    • Yondaime

      July 13, 2018 at 12:24

      Awwww yissss!!!

      Reply

  6. G8crasha

    July 13, 2018 at 11:15

    I’m pre-diabetic! So I’m too sad to answer the question!

    Reply

  7. Pariah

    July 13, 2018 at 11:16

    Not really a snack, but Fresca was the shit, man. Seriously loved that stuff.

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    • Original Heretic

      July 13, 2018 at 11:25

    • Guild

      July 13, 2018 at 11:47

      If we talking drinks, I miss Root Beer and Grape Milkshakes from Milky Lane. Long time discontinued

      Reply

      • Pariah

        July 13, 2018 at 11:47

        Grape milkshakes sounds interesting. Sounds weird, but oddly enticing.

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        • Guild

          July 13, 2018 at 11:51

          I don’t think either of them have been on the menu since the 80’s.

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      • Geoffrey Tim

        July 13, 2018 at 13:01

        I used to go to milky lane for root beer floats all the time as a kid. 🙁

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    • Yondaime

      July 13, 2018 at 12:21

      Fresca was the ultimate tits. I used to drink it at my granny’s house

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    • OzmaIX

      July 13, 2018 at 13:38

      Woolworths sells a sparkling Grapefruit juice (pink in a glass bottle) that tastes really really REALLY similar to Fresca..

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      • Pariah

        July 13, 2018 at 13:48

        That does happen to be one of my favourite drinks, noting that I like most grapefruit juice, less sugar = better. 🙂

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      • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

        July 13, 2018 at 13:55

        But NOTHING tastes like Fresca!

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    • HvR

      July 13, 2018 at 13:53

      YES. Bring back Fresca!!!!!!!!

      Reply

    • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

      July 16, 2018 at 15:34

      It still exists. I had it while in Costa Rica.

      Reply

  8. Pariah

    July 13, 2018 at 11:18

    “It’s admittedly a similar bar, though it seems to have roughly (and this is just an estimate) 7395% more sugar in it.”

    Seems about right.

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  9. Original Heretic

    July 13, 2018 at 11:23

    Whoa whoa whoa whoa…..
    Everyone is missing the most important aspect of this story.
    Geoff, why the hell did they just send you all that chocolate?!?! How does one acquire such privileges?

    For the record, those 4 bars of chocolate would last me 4 evenings. After getting home from rehearsals last night, I polished off one of the large 150g Top Deck slabs in about half an hour.

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    • Pariah

      July 13, 2018 at 11:25

      4 nights is about right for me too. But only lately, I’ve been craving chocolate. And my belly is showing it. Need to lose weight again. Thanks chocolate.

      Reply

      • Original Heretic

        July 13, 2018 at 11:27

        I’ve got a hectic sweet tooth. Always have.
        But during a show, I always crave more sweets, mostly for the energy, I think. End up burning so much, it’s scary.
        I have a fairly slim/athletic build, but during a show, I lose weight. Big time.

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        • Pariah

          July 13, 2018 at 11:29

          Show? I’m getting some actor vibes here? Like broadway?

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          • Original Heretic

            July 13, 2018 at 11:30

            Yeah, acting. Not anywhere CLOSE to Broadway, but stage stuff, yeah. Local amateur stuff.

            Here’s our poster for this one.
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/61d9d02ba92572aab04b852b5eecdbc018f3b412b4a2f54596fe799df8885b7b.jpg

          • Pariah

            July 13, 2018 at 11:34

            That is seriously cool. Props to you! 😀

          • Original Heretic

            July 13, 2018 at 11:38

            Shot man.
            Kak hard work….
            All day long at my day job, rush home so that I at least have SOME time with my family, then rush off to rehearsals. There until after 10pm every night.
            Get home, everyone is asleep.
            Adrenaline keeps me awake until some ungodly hour.
            Wake up at 5:30 for work, exhausted.

            Repeat every day until the whole damn thing is done.

            At this very moment, I’d kill a village of Oompa Loompas for a few hours of sleep.

          • Pariah

            July 13, 2018 at 11:39

            Hey, killing a village of Oopma Loopmas is it’s own reward.

          • Original Heretic

            July 13, 2018 at 11:51

            I just want some sleep….
            Even tonight, I won’t get to sleep much, because I guarantee that my son will be awake before 6am tomorrow morning.
            And I can’t sleep during the day, because I really REALLY need to learn all my bloody lines.

          • Yondaime

            July 13, 2018 at 12:17

            Wow, I would’ve never thought you were an actor. To me we’re all some type of desk jockey.

          • Original Heretic

            July 13, 2018 at 12:51

            Desk jockey is the day job. This is purely amateur. Make no money from it. In fact, it end up costing me, in terms of the additional fuel required.

    • Yondaime

      July 13, 2018 at 12:14

      Exactly!!!!!! I wana be on that list as well.

      Reply

      • Geoffrey Tim

        July 13, 2018 at 12:15

        Become editor of a pop-culture site. Easy peasy.

        Reply

  10. The D

    July 13, 2018 at 11:26

    • Original Heretic

      July 13, 2018 at 11:33

      I…I feel something in my feet….

      Reply

  11. Matthew Figueira

    July 13, 2018 at 11:30

    That 5Star slab is 10/10 would recommend!

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    • Pariah

      July 13, 2018 at 11:33

      Make up your mind. Is it 5 stars or 10/10?

      Rating systems these days are so confusing…

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      • Original Heretic

        July 13, 2018 at 13:34

        Just say 7/5. Makes more sense.

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    • Miklós Szecsei

      July 13, 2018 at 14:17

      Seconded.

      Reply

  12. Umar Ellemdeen

    July 13, 2018 at 11:31

    CADBURY TIME OUT

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  13. Admiral Chief

    July 13, 2018 at 11:34

    Tempo…..so sad

    Reply

  14. Guild

    July 13, 2018 at 11:39

    Holey Moley used to enjoy them. Wouldn’t mind if they made a comeback

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    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      July 13, 2018 at 13:11

      Holey Moley or Tempo?

      Reply

      • Guild

        July 13, 2018 at 15:00

        Holey Moley.

        Reply

  15. Chris

    July 13, 2018 at 11:47

    At spur you could order the hotrock. They literally brought a piece of stone hot AF and you could cook your own meat. Back in the day that was the best.

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    • Guild

      July 13, 2018 at 11:47

      Always used to order this, was great to cook the meat the way you liked it.

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      • Pariah

        July 13, 2018 at 11:49

        Except you could do so for half the price at home. So for me was just, meh. Like Spur in general.

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        • Guild

          July 13, 2018 at 11:50

          I hadn’t been to Spur in years, then I had kids and now I go at least once a month

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          • Pariah

            July 13, 2018 at 13:53

            The sacrifices we all have to make. I get it, no judgement from me.

    • HvR

      July 13, 2018 at 19:51

      You can still do this, just not on the menu. Order any steak rare and ask for it to be on a hot rock.

      Reply

  16. Kervyn Cloete

    July 13, 2018 at 11:58

    Look, you guys are focusing on the chocolates and there are much bigger snack concerns. Like where the frak my Robotech chips at?!

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    • Miklós Szecsei

      July 13, 2018 at 14:17

      YES! Man, I thought I was losing my mind because I’ve literally never come across anyone else who remembers those things. I remember buying them by the boatload from the Spar in Jukskei Park when I was a kid.

      Reply

  17. Dresden

    July 13, 2018 at 12:09

    • Geoffrey Tim

      July 13, 2018 at 12:12

      ek het nou so bietjie in my mond opgekots.

      Reply

      • Dresden

        July 13, 2018 at 12:13

        Sies! I had a massive sweet tooth as a kid, so I have extremely fond memories of this.
        Probably why I’m not so fond of sweets anymore.

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    • Guz

      July 13, 2018 at 14:19

      Way way to much sugar in these, could never finish one

      Reply

    • HvR

      July 13, 2018 at 19:51

      Somebody brought out a new one, I think called Pietie or something

      Reply

  18. Yondaime

    July 13, 2018 at 12:13

    What i wana know is how these people are just sending you free stuff and how i do i get on to that list?

    Reply

  19. Yondaime

    July 13, 2018 at 12:27

    • Kervyn Cloete

      July 13, 2018 at 12:47

      THE BEST!

      Reply

    • Pariah

      July 13, 2018 at 12:28

      Now that I know what they are. I think I just vomited a little.

      Reply

      • Yondaime

        July 13, 2018 at 14:29

        Lol they were soooo nasty

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    • Kervyn Cloete

      July 13, 2018 at 12:47

      THE BEST!

      Reply

      • Yondaime

        July 13, 2018 at 12:48

        So along with the Fresca, my granny somehow had mountains of these & other weird snacks. I didn’t love them hey.

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  20. Ghost In The Rift

    July 13, 2018 at 12:47

    Those Chocolate fingers of Turkish Delight , oh boy was that good.

    Reply

    • Tbone187

      July 13, 2018 at 13:34

      Said one in a million 🙂

      Reply

  21. Tbone187

    July 13, 2018 at 13:35

    Anyone remember Hotheads?

    Reply

  22. Tbone187

    July 13, 2018 at 13:38

    Meebos sweets?

    Reply

  23. Kenn Gibson

    July 13, 2018 at 13:38

    That 5 star slab is the bomb yo!

    Reply

  24. Fnuik

    July 13, 2018 at 13:47

    • Fnuik

      July 13, 2018 at 13:48

      Will never forget the TV adds. Guy driving in his jeep going past a billboard with a photo of a Caravan bar. Stops, takes out his shotgun and blows more holes in the billboard to better look like a actual bar

      Reply

      • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

        July 13, 2018 at 13:56

        I think that was Tex…

        Reply

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