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Old 05-07-2019, 17:12   #1
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I used to love Vimto but hadn't drunk it for probably more than 30 years. A friend offered me some the other day and it was nothing like I used to drink. Wonder why they had to change the recipe ? Is thee anything else other people liked that is very different today ?
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Old 05-07-2019, 17:49   #2
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Everything,but I am 80yrs old!
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Old 05-07-2019, 18:39   #3
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I think the recipe changed several years ago.....and removing the sugar for artificial sweeteners did not help.
While I do not drink much fizzy pop....I do like a cold glass of 7 Up.....they have reduced the sugar by 30%.....and while the sweetener used is Stevia(or a steviocide)....totally natural, it no longer tastes like it did.

So I don't drink it anymore.
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Old 05-07-2019, 19:48   #4
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Could it be...
We remember our childhood favourites but have aged enough to be dissapointed that life and our bodies don't offer us the excitement we felt back then?
I know the first pint of bitter I ever bought was so much more exciting than the day to day drinks I have now and yet...
I wouldn't want to be without it, the first of every day does bring back such reassurance of stolen youthful memories.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:58   #5
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its nor just the taste of stuff thats changes but the size of the tins and packets that get smaller. tins of chocolates at christmas comes to mind. not a big sweet eater but i,m sure mars bars etc. are smaller than when i was a kid.
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Old 06-07-2019, 08:10   #6
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its nor just the taste of stuff thats changes but the size of the tins and packets that get smaller. tins of chocolates at christmas comes to mind. not a big sweet eater but i,m sure mars bars etc. are smaller than when i was a kid.
Wagon wheels are definitely smaller
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Old 06-07-2019, 08:29   #7
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Wham bars definately arent the same second time around
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Old 06-07-2019, 10:10   #8
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... but i,m sure mars bars etc. are smaller than when i was a kid.
No, it's your hands that have got bigger!
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Old 06-07-2019, 11:02   #9
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mars bars are about half the size they were no doubt at all.
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Old 06-07-2019, 11:52   #10
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Wagon wheels are definitely smaller
wagon wheels should have their name changed. go car wheels more like it now.
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Old 06-07-2019, 15:13   #11
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Cashy...you are so right.....I could never eat a whole Mars bar ...but now they are thinner and I could probably eat two(greedy guts)
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Old 06-07-2019, 17:41   #12
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Havent eaten crisps for donkeys years, used to love smokey bacon with the bright orange flavour coating. Bet they aren't like that now.
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Old 06-07-2019, 21:51   #13
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Used to buy cobs of bread Lidl this is only weeks ago, they were a good size ish for £1-29 I think now they are half the size same price, I no longer buy them.
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Old 12-07-2019, 15:23   #14
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Cashy...you are so right.....I could never eat a whole Mars bar ...but now they are thinner and I could probably eat two(greedy guts)

My wife, being diabetic, used to have a Mars bar if she went 'hypo' (low blood sugar), but over last 3/4 years, she had to eat two to have similar effect.
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Old 12-07-2019, 16:38   #15
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I can believe that....and don't get me started on Walnut whips.
You can almost get a whole one in your mouth in one bite.
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