Retro Christmas

Submitted by Cailean on Tue, 12/13/2016 - 19:28

Today whilst getting needed supplies here and there in Glasgow (Byres Rd and St Enoch), I was greeted with some proper retro Christmas goodies from yesteryear!

Iceland, Byres Rd

Walnut Whips! "Launched in 1910, Walnut Whip is Nestlé’s oldest current brand. It was previously made by Duncan's of Edinburgh. Almost one Walnut Whip is eaten every 2 seconds in the UK."

I'm not sure, but I think I used to bite the walnut off and spit it somewhere! (not when I was in the house, but walnuts didn't taste very good to me at the time). Still, it must be 30+ years since I'd seen one until today!

Walnut Whips in 2016

Retro After Shaves are Back!

Perhaps few items are so evocative of late 70's/ early 80's Xmas gifts for men, than BRUT and Old Spice!! Although Denim after shave was just as omnipresent at the time, I've yet to see them return to 2016!

Old Spice and BRUT - 1970s throwbacks in 2016