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  #1571870 14-Jun-2016 18:57
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Oh and whatever happened to Eskimo Pies (with jam)? Haven't seen them for years!

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  #1571876 14-Jun-2016 19:05
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I miss Telephone companies that used to answer ............ yes, the TELEPHONE!


I also miss Radio Luxembourg, 45 years later.


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  #1571878 14-Jun-2016 19:06
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quickymart: Oh and whatever happened to Eskimo Pies (with jam)? Haven't seen them for years! 


They'd have to be renamed as Inuit pies if they were brought back...

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  #1571900 14-Jun-2016 19:38
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  #1571963 14-Jun-2016 20:58
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The black and white stripey blackball lollies

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  #1571968 14-Jun-2016 21:06
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Real Milk Bottle lollies (with actual milk powder in them...)

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  #1571976 14-Jun-2016 21:24
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Kohi ultimate (?) double chocolate chip cookies.
It's in a purple packaging iirc.



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  #1571987 14-Jun-2016 21:47
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allan: The black and white stripey blackball lollies

And Brandy Balls

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  #1571993 14-Jun-2016 21:59
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Slime bars and Ice Cream Crunchies. Probably a few other things when I think of them.

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  #1572014 14-Jun-2016 23:07
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Did not grow up here so most of these are things I have never heard of.




However, when we first arrived here we were in Christchurch for a while and the supermarket (can't recall which one) sold Mr Kipling's cakes (from the UK) as a standard grocery item. I've never seen them since - good for my waist, bad for my tastebuds.

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  #1572018 14-Jun-2016 23:14
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Compost Tumbler.


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  #1572045 15-Jun-2016 00:49
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This person has a great Flickr account, he collects and photographs old NZ food packaging. It's a real nostalgia trip.

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  #1572058 15-Jun-2016 06:04
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Ice Cream Crunchies. Probably a few other things when I think of them.



I had one of those a couple of months ago. The dairy near my place sells them.

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  #1572078 15-Jun-2016 08:04
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tdgeek: Compost Tumbler. 


You can still get those - I bought one about six months ago - Mitre 10 Jobmate compost tumbler - on sale for $80. Or if you prefer the one that tumbles the other way - Bunnings Tumbleweed compost tumbler.

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  #1572084 15-Jun-2016 08:17
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@xpd: 1c lollies....  $1 got you a massive bag. Today you're lucky to get 2 lollies.... 


I remember when lollies were sold separately in open boxes on the dairy counter, and wine gums were four for a cent. One summer my brother and I found a dollar note on the beach and went to the closest dairy and bought $1.00 worth - and stood there watching the poor (more than slightly annoyed) shop keeper count out 400 wine gums.


@FineWine: You used to be able to get an icecream popsicle with real strawberry fruit mash coating, absolutely yum. Can not remember name or who made them.


Sounds like the Splice.



Heh, I remember going to the dairy on the main street of Greymouth in either 1987 or 1988 and asking for "coins", the poor lass had no idea what I was talking about. When I referred to them as "1c lollies" she knew exactly what I meant. So, I bought $2 worth (with an old purple $2 note!) and she had to sit there and count them out.


You can still buy them today - though not quite for that bargain price - at The Old Lolly Shop in Takapuna:



I bet she dished them out using her unwashed bare hands as well.


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