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    Who can remember the name of those long thin sticks (longer and thinner than breadsticks, I believe, and lacking their rounded ends) that people used to eat at parties (n England) in the 1970s? They had a commercial name that I can't remember. They were very plain and savoury (but not cheesy) with a boring flavour.

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    Pretzel sticks, by any chance? Don't know what they taste like as I don't recall ever trying them.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Carl V View Post
      Pretzel sticks, by any chance? Don't know what they taste like as I don't recall ever trying them.
      Bingo! Thank you! Such a boring taste they had. I don't know why anybody ever bothered inventing them.

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      • #4
        I like pretzels. A nice accompaniment to cheese or dips. They can make a person thirsty though!

        I do recall these other things from the 70's but I forget what they tasted like.
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        • #5
          Grissini or as we used to call them Gristicks were also very popular back then.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by wadsy View Post
            I like pretzels. A nice accompaniment to cheese or dips. They can make a person thirsty though!

            I do recall these other things from the 70's but I forget what they tasted like.
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            Twiglets might well be what I meant. The word 'Twizzles' kept coming to mind when I was trying to think of them, but they were sweet tasting sucky things.

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            • #7
              Twiglets were smeared with Marmite so unlikely to be classed as bland.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Nick Dando View Post
                Twiglets were smeared with Marmite so unlikely to be classed as bland.
                Marmite?! Blergh! Tastes like bitter beer, and I have a sweet tooth.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by garth View Post
                  Who can remember the name of those long thin sticks (longer and thinner than breadsticks, I believe, and lacking their rounded ends) that people used to eat at parties (n England) in the 1970s? They had a commercial name that I can't remember. They were very plain and savoury (but not cheesy) with a boring flavour.
                  Are you by any chance holding a 70's party? If you are and I'm invited, I'll bring along my Showaddywaddy LP to set the mood nicely.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Carl V View Post

                    Are you by any chance holding a 70's party? If you are and I'm invited, I'll bring along my Showaddywaddy LP to set the mood nicely.
                    Oh NO!!! Please tell me you didn't like THEM?! I mentioned the 1970s because it was the last decade that I went to a party. They're not my thing at all, but then I've mentioned I'm somewhat on the Asperger's scale, and my social skills do not stretch far enough to negotiate chaos - or chaos with strangers - which is how I think of parties.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by garth View Post

                      Oh NO!!! Please tell me you didn't like THEM?! I mentioned the 1970s because it was the last decade that I went to a party. They're not my thing at all, but then I've mentioned I'm somewhat on the Asperger's scale, and my social skills do not stretch far enough to negotiate chaos - or chaos with strangers - which is how I think of parties.
                      Never had any records of them to be honest with you. In fact, I hardly ever bought any records as a youngster - most of what I had were bought for me as presents. I mentioned Showaddywaddy because a lad I used to hang around with when I was about 13/14 years old was really into them. He had all their albums and merchandise.....posters, T-shirts, you name it, he had them.

                      I started buying lots of records and CD's in the early 80's - in fact around the time I left school and went to college, which was in 1982........oh, what I'd give to re-live those years again.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Carl V View Post


                        I started buying lots of records and CD's in the early 80's - in fact around the time I left school and went to college, which was in 1982........oh, what I'd give to re-live those years again.
                        Some of the early 70's and 80's albums and singles are quite collectable nowadays and can fetch quite a bit especially the limited edition coloured vinyl.

                        Later on nearly every 12' were Limited Editions but this was used as a sales ploy to make people buy one.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Metro1962 View Post

                          Some of the early 70's and 80's albums and singles are quite collectable nowadays and can fetch quite a bit especially the limited edition coloured vinyl.

                          Later on nearly every 12' were Limited Editions but this was used as a sales ploy to make people buy one.
                          You're right, some albums do indeed go for quite a tidy sum. I can say with confidence that none of mine would however, and I certainly don't have any coloured vinyl sadly.

                          When CD's were introduced in 1983, I was buying less and less vinyl and gradually started buying compact discs instead - in fact most of my pop/rock CD collection is 80's music, but I do have quite a varied taste in music from all decades. Rap is one of the few types of music I don't go for.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Carl V View Post

                            Rap is one of the few types of music I don't go for.
                            You missed the 'C' off the front Carl

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by BVS View Post

                              You missed the 'C' off the front Carl
                              It’s a silent C at the start of ‘rap’

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