Lulu, about which I posted on my retail blog a while ago, is running a British food promotion at the moment; so, being British and a food blogger, I saw it was my duty to check it out. Well. More accurately, I went to see if I might be able to get a) dark chocolate HobNobs and b) Rowntree's Fruit Gums.
I had heard a rumour on the confectionery underground that some variety packs had the Fruit Gums in, and I would gladly chuck away the inferior findings to gorge on gums. Those green ones! Teetering on the edge of too sour, the lactic acid burning your palate. Anyway, my love of Fruit Gums is something for a much longer, in-depth piece, besides which they didn't have any.
What they did have, and what the first thing I saw was, Tunnock's Caramel Wafer Bars! I had one of these for lunch every single that day I went to school with a lunchbox (I had a He-Man one). Far from having come into Lulu looking for these, they transported me back to being 4 years old embarrassingly quickly. That shiny little boy from the Olden Days smiled up at me five days a week for years! Sometimes the only child who would in fact. It's the world's least cool snack bar - you don't tend to appreciate retro as a concept until you've reached puberty at least - but I loved them. (The cool snacks, of course, were the newly re-branded Penguin bars, and the cool lunchboxes were Transformers ones.)