End of an era
September 18, 2008
The Tangy Fruits are no more.
So to are the Snifters (who have snuffed it, in a great sub-head on Stuff).
And Jaffas… well, you’re on your last legs.
Cadbury has decided to shut down production of these LEGENDARY cinema-going treats, presumably in favour of more watered-down chocolate products (is it just me or is NZ chocolate more milky and less chocolaty than its UK equivalent?). I have no problem with more chocolate, but hey, Tangy Fruits… come on! What else can I lob at the kids in the front row who won’t shut up during the movie?
There’s nothing like a Tangy Fruit in the back of the head to really focus the mind.
Rolling Jaffas down the aisle has often been quoted as the great Kiwi movie experience, however when I arrived in country (back in the day) it was Tangy Fruits all the way. Something to do with the little plastic tubs they were sold in and the lids. Movie watchers would desperately struggle with the fierce and protective lid, trying to open the treasure trove with stealth and ending up (half the time at least) dumping the contents onto the floor where they would begin rolling down under the seats (where the carpeting didn’t reach) and clattering their way down the theatre, row by row, generally to great applause.
So long, Tangy Fruits. Let’s hope it’s only TTFN TF, not RIP TF.