1970s Sweet Memories Tin

Robert Opie

With the new decimal coins jangling in every purse or pocket, three pence bought a vast range of tempting goodies. However, inflation quickly pushed up prices, so by the end of the 1970s a chocolate bar was likely to be 5p or 6p.

Nevertheless, sweet shop shelves were groaning under the weight of exciting new products. Amongst these brands were Curly Wurly, Buttersnap, Swisskit, Prize, Double Decker, Ice Breaker, Amazin’ Raisin, Nutty, Rumba, Welcome, Old Jamaica, Texan, Caramel and the chunky Yorkie bar. This range was extended further with experimental variations like a dipped Flake, Caramac with minty fudge or fizzy Spangles.

Details

  • High quality 500 piece jigsaw puzzle.
  • Puzzle size 34 x 49cm when complete.
  • Tin size is 12 x 7 x 15cm.
  • Made from thick, durable puzzle board that is 100% recycled.

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Artist Profile

Robert Opie

Starting at the age of sixteen with a packet of Munchies, Robert Opie saw the need to record the history of everyday products around us and built up the collection that now extends to all aspects of daily life - toys, magazines, technology, travel, souvenirs, fashion and design.

His collection can now be viewed at The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising. Set out in chronological order in the form of a “Time Tunnel” the museum gives visitors ‘a trip down memory lane’ and a chance to see how the brands around us have evolved from the naïve charm of Victorian times to the greater sophistication of today.

It also reflects the change in shopping habits, the impact of transportation, media, the effects of two world wars and the gradual emancipation of women.

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