As Caramac is axed, these are 14 other discontinued treats fans are clamouring to see back on the shelves
- Nestle UK has confirmed it will be discontinuing Caramac
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Nestle UK confirmed today it will be discontinuing a popular chocolate bar due to declining sales – sending fans into uproar.
Caramac has been axed by the brand who claim it’s not as popular as others in its range, but the treacel-bases treat has been a lifelong favourite for many Britons, with some now demanding the confectionary company reverses its decision.
The caramel-based chocolate bar first appeared on shelves in 1959, making it a staple for Generation X. It was created by confectionary firm Mackintosh’s before the brand was taken over by Nestle in 1988.
And it seems that numerous chocolate bars which used to bring us joy in our lunchboxes have also ceased to exist.
Here FEMAIL revisits some of the nation’s most cherished treats that are no longer available.
Caramel-based chocolate bar Caramac first appeared on shelves in 1959, making it a staple for Generation X and beyond
The caramel-based chocolate bar first appeared on shelves in 1959, making it a staple for Generation X and beyond. It was created by confectionary firm Mackintosh’s before the brand was taken over by Nestle in 1988.
But after 64 years, the iconic bar – which is made from condensed milk and treacle and doesn’t contain chocolate – will be discontinued due to declining sales.
A Nestle spokesman told MailOnline: ‘We are very sorry to disappoint fans of Caramac. There has been a steady decline in its sales over the past few years and we had to make the difficult decision to discontinue it.
‘We know fans will be disappointed to see it go, but this change will enable us to focus on our best-performing brands, as well as develop exciting new innovations to delight our consumers’ tastebuds.’
Cadbury Aztec: 1967-1978
The Aztec consisted of nougat and caramel, coated with milk chocolate, and was packaged in a deep purple wrapper
The Aztec was a chocolate bar manufactured by Cadbury’s from 1967.
It consisted of nougat and caramel, coated with milk chocolate, and was packaged in a deep purple wrapper.
Cadbury’s introduced the Aztec to rival the Mars Bar, but it was taken off the market in 1978.
There was a brief revival in 2000 with the Aztec 2000, but it was once again discontinued shortly after.
Cadbury Dairy Milk Marble: 1976-2012
Dairy Milk Marble, which features a milk chocolate and white chocolate blend with a hazelnut praline centre is only available in Australia, having been discontinued in 2012
Despite being discontinued over a decade ago, B&M reintroduced the Dairy Milk Marble as a limited-time offering last year. Unfortunately, it did not become a permanent addition.
Dairy Milk Marble was reportedly the number one request across Cadbury’s Australian social media channels after it went off sale – and a petition to bring it back received over 20,000 signatures.
‘Marble fans asked, and we’ve listened! It’s the chocolate Cadbury fans have been demanding we bring back and we’re so excited to see it return into people’s homes and we wanted to ensure that they heard this great news first,’ said Cadbury Marketing Manager Katrina Watson.
The treat, which features a milk chocolate and white chocolate blend with a hazelnut praline centre is only available in Australia, having been discontinued in 2012.
Mars Delight: 2004-2008
Only 18 people have signed a petition to support the reintroduction of Mars Delight bars
On May 15, 2020 Elizabeth Oliver launched a petition to bring back Mars Delight.
She wrote: ‘I believe this is one of the best chocolate bars that I have ever tasted and the dismay I felt when Mars took the decision to stop the production of one of my most savoured treats.
‘I, with the support of those who share this passion for the chocolate that I love so much hope that Mars will bring the production of this amazing chocolate bar back (or at the very least a box I can get hold of).’
Unfortunately, only 18 people had signed her petition as of noon today.
Milky Way Crispy Rolls: 1994-2022
Milky Way Crispy Rolls, manufactured by Mars Wrigley UK, added crunchy wafer rolls to the classic, creamy Milky Way
Over 8,400 people signed a petition to save Milky Way Crispy Rolls after they vanished from supermarket shelves last year – however, this was unsuccessful.
The retro chocolate bar, manufactured by Mars Wrigley UK, added crunchy wafer rolls to the classic, creamy Milky Way.
It was produced for a total of 24 years before being discontinued in 2022.
KitKat Caramac: 2005-2007
A seamless blend of two favourite chocolate bars, the KitKat Caramac combined the KitKat’s wafer with a sugary caramel coating
A seamless blend of two favourite chocolate bars, the KitKat Caramac combined the KitKat’s wafer with a sugary caramel coating.
The limited edition chocolate bar was sold in 2005 and 2007, but hasn’t been seen since.
Fox’s Echo: 2001-2011
Fox’s Echo Bar made its debut in the early 2000s, but was discontinued after a few years
Fox’s Echo Bar made its debut in the early 2000s, but was discontinued after a few years.
It included a combination of milk and white chocolate atop a crispy biscuit base. Additionally, a mint version was available.
Following the discontinuation of the bar some 12 years ago, Fox introduced the Velvety Bar as a replacement, although it didn’t manage to win over fans.
Cadbury Taz: 1994-1998
The 90s cartoon character, created in milk chocolate and caramel, was released alongside a relaunch of the Freddo bars in 1994
Similar to the Freddo bar available today, the slab of Cadbury chocolate used to resemble Loony Tunes character, Taz The Tasmanian Devil.
The 90s cartoon character, created in milk chocolate and caramel, was released alongside a relaunch of the Freddo Bar in 1994.
Although it was a popular choice for pocket money treats, being priced at 5p, the Taz Bar was discontinued after a few years.
Cadbury Nuts About Caramel: 1999-2003
The milk chocolate, filled with smooth caramel and whole hazelnuts, provided a twist on the classic caramel version
The original Nuts About Caramel chocolate bar launched in 1999 and remained on shelves for four years.
The milk chocolate, filled with smooth caramel and whole hazelnuts, provided a twist on the classic caramel version.
However, it disappeared in 2003.
Cadbury Fuse: 1996-2006
Fuse became Cadbury’s fastest selling bar since the debut of Wispa in 1983
Launched in 1996, the Cadbury Fuse was a regular feature in lunchboxes until 2006, when it was discontinued in the UK.
The Fuse Bar incorporated milk chocolate, nuts, raisins, cereal and fudge pieces.
Fuse became Cadbury’s fastest selling bar since the debut of Wispa in 1983.
A substantial marketing campaign lead to a nationwide launch of the product on ‘FuseDay’ – Tuesday, 24 September, 1996.
Time Out: 1992-2016
A petition to bring back Time Out bars has been supported by 210 people
Time Out bars were on the shelves for just shy of a quarter of a century before they were withdrawn in the year of Brexit.
Taaha Rehman wants the snack returned to the shops and has launched his own petition. He wrote: ‘The birth of my first child, my wedding day, making my first million; all are moments that can be dwarfed by the magnitude of the might [original] timeout bar.
‘The delicious, smokey, wafer laced with chocolate inside sandwiched by another layer of the famous Cadbury chocolate, ment a bite of this wasn’t a snack but, an experience. To call it a mear chocolate bar is itself a form of mild sacrilege.’
Unfortunately, only 210 people share his view.
Cadbury Spira: 1989-2005
Carla Jack in September 2018 launched her petition to bring back the Cadbury Spira bar
Carla Jack in September 2018 launched her petition to bring back the Cadbury Spira bar.
She wrote: ‘I think its time Cadbury started bringing back some of its golden oldies. I remember going swimming with school and using my locker money after to buy spira for the bus back to school. It was a classic, along side marble, dream and taz bars. Cadbury need to bring back some of these classics, lets see if there is anyone out there who feels the same.’
Unfortunately, only 280 people share her opinion.
Cadbury Snowflake: 2000-2008
Almost 7,300 people support the reintroduction of the Cadbury’s Snow Flake bar
John Malogony launched his petition to bring back the Cadbury Snow Flake in June 2018.
His appeal has been far more successful in attracting support than for those seeking the return of the other snacks.
He wrote: ‘In 2008 Cadbury broke hearts by discontinuing the Snow Flake (or Flake Snow). The bizarre decision still baffles people to this day and it needs to be rectified.
‘Say it with me now: BRING. IT. BACK! BRING. IT. BACK!’
He has attracted 7,257 supporters, though this probably is not enough for Cadbury’s to reintroduce the product.
Cadbury Dream: 2001-2002
Cadbury Dream is still manufactured in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa
Cadbury’s Dream chocolate bar, made with real cocoa butter, gained a dedicated fanbase in the early 2000s.
However, despite its popularity, the treat was discontinued shortly after its 2001 launch.
It was reintroduced as Cadbury White in 2019, but struggled to attract a larger following.
Cadbury Dream is still manufactured in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
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