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  1. Lost Property

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    The marshmallow is not thick as it used to be, the jam is different and the biscuit texture is different, but they didn't change anything :)
     
  2. broccoli

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    Yes, all of those things. They're different.
     
  3. metalslaw

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    1. Local milkman working for Norco (nrth rivers), had things called 'Iceys', sold in little pouches you could freeze. Cost 20c, 30 years ago, then they stopped making them about 20 years ago.

    I was amazed to find out a few years ago when I tried a McDonalds Choc Whirl Frappe, that it was the identical recipe. They added the whirl and the whipped cream, but the base drink could probably be frozen, and have the same texture as the old school 'iceys'.

    I live too far from a McDonalds to get it home in time to re-freeze quickly (as the 'iceys' were sold mostly frozen, and you just re-freezed them if need be).

    2. Hungry Jacks satay chicken burger. These were made about 10 years ago during one summer. Man they were good. Came with pineapple, and was a great snack while on the road.

    3. The original full strength Carlton Cold beer. Circa 1994.
     
  4. broccoli

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    They always make the best things on a "limited time" offer. I used to like mashies from KFC, but they were only there for a short while. I liked the chicken caesar salad at Maccas and that came and went :(
     
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  5. Baringa

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    Maccas used to do a great brekkie roll with an onion relish on it and then they discontinued it, the bastards. The onion relish was the bomb diggity
     
  6. broccoli

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    Speaking of maccas, they did away with the make your own burger thing. Cooked onions, relish, yum. Back to soggy dish sponges and slop.
     
  7. Baringa

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    Yeah! I noticed they'd gotten rid of the design-a-burger thing, bastards.
     
  8. broccoli

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    They kept a couple of types and call them "gourmet" but they're not fresh cooked, they are all soggy like the rest.
     
  9. Perko

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    They're frigging expensive too. The chicken clubhouse is pretty good though.
     
  10. broccoli

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    It's not bad, but it's not really good, like the make your owns were. :(
     
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  11. Sobbsy

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    Hungry Jacks ORIGINAL chicken nuggets... the long finger shaped ones with the crumbly peppery crispy coating. They were the hinge pin of the entire meal, my best friend and I were very frequent HJ's regulars, and I even ended up in the community program testing things, suggesting new ideas, focus groups etc. When they went to the shitful worthless mcdonalds style soggy nuggets we now (still) have, I voiced my disapprovals pretty fucking loud but the higher ups said "Well that's just too bad", so I bailed on the community program and told them to shove it. Barely eaten there since... how many years ago was that now? Fuck I miss those old nuggets.

    Mamee Monster Noodle snacks - did anyone used to eat these back in school when they first came out? They were SO crumbly crispy, and the flavour was so strong. These things were like some kind of gold coin bartering system in the school yards at lunch. Anything you wanted, you could have so long as you had a pack of Mamee to trade. Ever since they changed the recipe like 10+ years ago, most packs are so hard they hurt your teeth, or the flavouring is practically non-existent. For shame.

    SMITHS PEPPER STEAK CHIPS

    So many great things lost to time or fucked over by dipshit health concious whackjobs eager to blame anyone but themselves for their obese kids' failing health. Always a blast to see old things make a comeback, even if they're terrible. The nostalgia is worth it haha
     
  12. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    What was in it? Like salads and stuff?
     
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    Smiths Big Red chips
     
  14. broccoli

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    I don't know why they stopped tomato sauce flavour, I think they were popular. Anyway, they've got these ones at the moment limited edition whatever called snags and sauce. They are like tomato sauce flavour with some pepperoni as well. Quite nice.
     
  15. Revenge

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    Imagine someone looking at froot loops and thinking they could be made 'healthy'...
    It is like trying to work out a healthier way to get shot in the head..
    Or developing healthy heroin
     
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  16. Quadbox

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    Well you know it is used in palliative care... :p
     
  17. kooksyau

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    Red E bbq sauce. That was the friggin bomb. I still miss it every single time i have snags. Every time.
     
  18. Zee

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    I loved the caramel ones.


    Scorched Peanut Bars.

    Z...
     
  19. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    What were they? BBQ flavour?
     
  20. Lupuscrux

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    Heinz Big red tomato sauce
     

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