Saturday, 2 Dec 2023

Chocolate bars lost forever that Britons would love to devour one last time

Chocolate fans would have been devastated last week when Nestle announced it was discontinuing the Caramac after more than 60 years, but here are some other bars we have lost.

The chocolate giant was forced to axe Caramac after the iconic bar had seen a “steady decline” in sales during the last few years.

One concerned fan said on Twitter: “What. Please. God. No. Nestle please tell me you’re not ditching Caramac it’s the only chocolate I eat, don’t let it disappear I love the stuff.”

The bar will now join the likes of Drifter, Topic and even the Cadbury Spice Girls bars as a discontinued chocolate bar fans would love just one more taste of.

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Cadbury Spice Girls bars

Coming off of the back of the group’s phenomenal popularity in the late 1990s, Cadbury decided to launch Dairy Milk bars with the faces of the Spice Girls on them.

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Made by Mars for almost 60 years, the Topic was a regular on UK shelves for decades combining hazelnuts, nougat and caramel.

It was advertised with the slogan “a hazelnut in every bite” and saw a slow death which began when it was pulled from boxes of Celebrations in 2006.

When it disappeared altogether in 2021, many thought it had already gone.


Launched by Rowntree in the 1980s, the Drifter consisted of a wafer layered with caramel and covered with milk chocolate.

Nestle took over production in 1988 and advertised it as “the chewy chocolate biscuit that you really have to get your teeth into”.

Drifter was discontinued in 2018.

Flake Snow

Around since the 1970s, the Flake Snow was similar to a Twirl but with a white chocolate interior.

These bars were discontinued in 2008.


Terry’s Chocolate Orange is here to stay as a Christmas staple, but in 1990s the chocolate maker decided to turn its hand to mint.

The triangular chocolate only had a short lifespan but now Terry’s has launched a new mint offering, the Terry’s Chocolate Mint, in a similar round shape to its orange.


In an attempt to compete with the Mars bar, Cadbury launched the Aztec in 1967.

It was made of milk chocolate, nougatine and caramel, and the treat came in a dark purple wrapper.

The bar had a short lifespan and was eventually cancelled in 1978.


The Spira was first launched by Cadbury in the north-west in the 1980s before eventually being rolled out across the UK.

It was a milk chocolate bar in the form of a hollow twisted spiral with two fingers in each pack.

The bar was discontinued in 2005, but a petition for its return was launched in 2020 but fans are still waiting for a return.


Packed with raisins, peanuts and fudge pieces, Cadbury’s Fuse was similar to a Picnic.

It launched in 1996 and sold 40 million bars in its first week.

Its unique feature was that instead of having a chocolate coating on the outside, the ingredients were suspended right the way through it.

The bar was discontinued in 2006 when sales plummeted.

Fry’s 5 Centres

This unique bar gave chocolate fans the chance to consume five different flavours in one bar.

Each one contained contained raspberry, coffee, lime, blackcurrant and orange flavoured centres.

The bar lasted from 1934 to 1992, but Fry’s Peppermint Cream and Chocolate Cream are still available to this day.

Mint Cracknel

Launched by Mackintosh, the Mint Cracknel also had an orange and a peanut flavour version.

Consisting of two small squares held in a small cardboard tray, the chocolate-covered treats boasted a crunchy green centre.

The bar’s advertising slogan was: “Mint Cracknell takes you somewhere cool and green.”

They were also once found inside Quality Street tins.

Texan Bar

This American-inspired bar stood out for its stars and stripes packaging, inside the bar was made up of nougat and toffee covered with chocolate.

The bar saw strong popularity in the 1970s and 1980s but was discontinued by the end of the latter decade.

It made a sensational return in 2005 and was voted as Britain’s favourite chocolate.


Also known as a Trophy, Banjo bars began life as a Kit Kat-style chocolate wafer bar that was only sold in London.

By the 1970s the bars began to be distributed across the country and a new bar was launched in two flavours, Roast Nut and Coconut.

The latter version could be spotted on our shelves in a red wrapper.

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