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  1. My mom is from Dublin and I’ve been to Ireland about 5 times, can’t say that I’ve tried those:) This has got to be your shortest article yet!

  2. I absolutely love Beef monster munch and the pink monster who sits on the front of the beef pack. It shows the old stuff can still be the best. Going to go out an buy the £1 pack today. Yum!

  3. Nah I dunno’, Flamin’ are pretty tasty. Get ’em between 2 slices of Warburtons when you get in from the pub for a delicious crisp sandwhich, a very easy-to-make midnight snack nom nom!

  4. It’s funny you should say, this packet was part of a multipack, and I’d eaten all the pickled onion ones before deciding to take a snapshot.

    Now let’s see other junk food companies follow suit. King size today is just yesteryear’s standard, and who doesn’t need more sugar in their lives? Yes, sugar and saturated fat. I don’t get enough.

  5. Congratulations on your choice of snack David.

    I’m with Daniel on the pickled onion brigade – as long as they still make you squirm when you put on in your gob i’m happy as Larry.

  6. Is that why my mighty mouse malfunctions, Andrew? I’ll tell you what pubs should sell, Michael: roast beef & mustard Brannigans. Jon, booking a one-way flight now. Thanks for the tip.

    An old bishop? Think I missed out.

  7. David, on the Brannigans note, Ham and Pickle were epic post football match snacks back in the day!

    And as far as Monster Munch are concerned, it’s all about Pickled Onion. Flaming Hot, good but not the one. Roast beef? Meh…

  8. I agree with you new doesn’t always mean better, but as far as taste goes I have no idea what Monster Much is about, I don’t think they have those in New York.

  9. David: If you really love saturated fat, you should definitely come to the US. We have its even better sister… Trans Fat.

  10. Things always tasted better years ago….so we remember.

    It was a great campaign by Monster munch to turn back the clock. Lots of sweets have very nostalgic consumers. I still call snickers marathons, cif jif etc.

    Fings aint wot they used to be.

    Is this your first post featuring packaging David?

  11. It’s worth a trip to the Museum of Brands and Packaging if you are in London, it’s well worth a visit. It’s run by Robert Opie, he of the all of the nostalgic packaging books.

  12. Hello David,

    This marketing message is so good that it will be used by more confectionary manufacturers. Although my hands have got bigger in the last 50 years, I’m convinced that all chocolate bars, chocolate biscuits, crisp packets, etc. have got disproportionately smaller.

  13. Right there with you, Russell. A few grams shaved here, a few grams there, could save manufacturers millions. Bad for us, though. Especially when the price is inflated at the same time.

    Thanks for the museum tip, Lee. I wasn’t aware of that one.

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