on May 13 | in What's On | by | with Comments Off on REMEMBER THE BEST CHOCOLATE OF THE 80’s

It was a decade of fondant-filled decadence, topped with coconut and caramel dreams. We thought it would be a good time to look back at some of our favourite bar of the Eighties that are sadly no longer with us.


Probably the most retro bar of its time! The 5-4-3-2-1 was emblazoned with a sci-fi font that promised to take us into the future. Unfortunately, the wafer, fondant, crisped rice, and caramel combo covered with thick milk chocolate didn’t make it out of the decade. A glorious combination of flavours consigned only to memory.


Nestle’s delectable chocolate bar filled with a light and fluffy marshmallow centre was hoarded by secret chocoholics all over the UK back in the 80s. This may have contributed to its demise as it was withdrawn due to low sale volumes.


Cadbury’s tried to cook up an Egyptian treat with Pyramint a dark chocolate pyramid filled with minty fondant. Unfortunately, the chocolate-loving masses didn’t all agree, and we were left with just it’s wafer-thin alternative, the After Eight once the decade of decadence was over.


Rowntree’s had the feel of the eighties all wrapped up in a chocolate bar with the Cabana. Exotic coconut, luxurious caramel, and sophisticated cocktail cherries coated in milk chocolate epitomised the heady heights and decadence of 80s living!


The revival of the Banjo is nigh! Whether you were a fan of the Roast Nut Banjo or the Coconut variety, chances are you were devoted to its two-finger wafery goodness. Until Twix came calling anyway. Banjo briefly made a return before the Millennium, but by all accounts was a shadow of its former self. The new campaign to bring back Banjo is to bring back the real deal!

If you like chocolate, you’ll love staying at The Westbridge Hotel! We serve up delicious creamy hot chocolate in our restaurant and ensure that every suite has its own supply of cocoa goodness for guests to enjoy.


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