White Knights, Bobbies, Curls, Mint Patties, Golden Roughs……the chocolates of my generation.
Although Bobbies and Curls are no longer available, we can still enjoy Curly Wurlys.
Curly Wurly is a chocolate coated chewy caramel bar made in the United Kingdom by Cadbury and sold in the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Portugal, The Netherlands, Malta, New Zealand and the Republic of Ireland. It was launched in the UK in 1970. Its shape resembles two flattened, intertwined serpentine strings.
This design was created by David John Parfitt a long-serving research confectioner while experimenting with some surplus toffee from another piece of work.
A French version of the Curly Wurly, known as “Mousquetier” or “Mousquetaire” was available in the 1970s and 1980s.
A Canadian version of the Curly Wurly, known as the “Wig Wag” was available in the 1970s.
A US version of the Curly Wurly, known as the Marathon Bar was available in the 1970s and 1980s.
German versions were called “3 Musketiers” and “Leckerschmecker”.
A 2004 online poll of retro confectionary aficionados found that the Curly Wurly was the most popular chocolate bar still in production.
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