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Thread #78556   Message #1417437
Posted By: MBSLynne
22-Feb-05 - 09:46 AM
Thread Name: BS: Smarties to drop the tube!!
Subject: RE: BS: Smarties to drop the tube!!
A bit of Smartie nostalgia here......

They were my favourite sweet when I was little and as my nickname had been Lulu since I was a baby, the family thought it really spooky when the Smarties adverts started saying "Buy some for Lulu!" at the end. I, of course, thought it was the right and proper working of a wonderful world.

I remeber when they changed the lids from metal ones that fitted over the tube to the plastic coloured ones we now have. I also remember standing with my Mum in the local Co-op with a tube of Smarties in my hand...I was about 5. I stood there shaking the tube because it made a good sound, when suddenly, the lid flew off and my Smarties went Mum hurried me out of the shop after buying another tube, embarassed because a man standing near us had his trouser turn-ups full of Smarties and didn't know!

We used to have our grocery order delivered on Thursday evening every week, just as "The Flintstones" came on. There was always a tube of Smarties each for my sister and I and for years Smarties and the Flinstones were mixed together in my mind.

I managed without Smartie tubes after we emigrated to Australia, where they came in boxes, but it was never the same....

And I always save the orange ones till last!

Love Lynne