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Sweet Memories Jigsaw Puzzle Tin - 1950s, 1960s, 1970s or 1980s

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These fun jigsaw puzzles won the Gift of the Year Award 2019.

  • High quality 500 piece jigsaw puzzle.
  • Puzzle size 34cm x 49cm when complete.
  • Presented in a lovely tin - 12cm x 7cm x 15cm.
  • Made from thick, durable puzzle board that is 100% recycled.
  • Gift of the Year 2019 Winner

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  • 1950s - A trip to the tuck shop in the 1950s became more rewarding when sweet rationing ended in 1953 in time for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation celebrations, for which special sweet wrappers were designed. During the time chocolate was in short supply, new treats were restricted to products like Polo mints and Spangles (both arriving in 1948) and Bassetts Jelly Babies (1953). At the end of the decade, a new era of confectionery brands was beginning with Opal Fruits, Picnic, Munchies, and Caramac. Even so, it was the old favourites that endured such as Maltesers, Aero, Kit Kat, Black Magic and Mars bar – all of these were first launched in the 1930s.
  • 1960s - During the Swinging Sixties, a new era of sophistication was heralded with After Eight thin mints and then Matchmakers chocolate sticks in orange, coffee and peppermint flavours. There was a growing appetite for peppermint with chocolate, including the new Rowntree’s Cracknel. Other new brands on the sweet counter included Jelly Tots, Tooty Frooties, Toffee Crisp, Skippy, Aztec, Galaxy Counters and Marathon (becoming Snickers in 1989). Perhaps the most notable of boxed assortments in the 1960s was Lucky Numbers in its funky box, but most people remained loyal to familiar names like Milk Tray (since 1916), Dairy Box and Roses (both 1938).
  • 1970s - 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.
  • 1980s - The 80s heralded a new high tech age – computer disks, mobile phones, home computers and camcorders. At that time it was good to find calm comfort amongst familiar sweet brands and those penny chews. While some pack designs moved tentatively from their original format – Bounty bar added a coconut tree – most clung onto the consistency that had made them popular. For instance, Toblerone had retained the same graphics since launch in 1908. Even so, it was in 1990 that Marathon made the dramatic name change to Snickers, and Opal Fruits became Starburst in 1998. Now is the time to be nostalgic and reminisce with this jigsaw as the pieces from the past fit together once more.

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