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Re: Swedgers

Postby Mori » Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:53 am

Reposting here as its relevent to the subject, ive also posted it to the SSC GMA Skybar thread, hope thats ok Mr Aldomak i sold your products for many years when i was in retailing and made a alot of money, wishing your company the best with your new products. :)

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Greetings hidden Glasgowites

We're Aldomak, a traditional Scottish confectionery house specialising in the likes of Tablet, Fudge, Macaroon Bars, Snowballs and the like.

Over the past few months, we've been messing around with the recipes to improve the quality of our sweets to the point that we now think they're truly excellent However, we're also realists and think perhaps we've become too close to our concoctions. That is where you come in.

We need your feedback and we ask that you furnish us with your name and an address that we can send you the goody bag.
An important note on privacy: We absolutely do not want you to post your address here on this open forum. We'd like you to either PM it directly to me, or, if you feel more comfortable, then use our web form here: http://www.aldomak.co.uk/contact.
To alleviate any further worry, be assured that we as a company are registered with the ICO (the information commissioners office, whom deal with the marshalling of the Data Protection Act) and the data controller is our managing director. We will absolutely never give our your details to anyone, we will never spam you with offers or similar and we will only use your data in connection with the sending out of these products.

So, if you'd be kind enough to help us out then please get in touch. The spaces are limited to 50, fastest finger first.
In the goody bag, you will receive: 2x bars of Tablet (multiple varieties), 2x bars of Fudge (we use the term fudge loosely), 2x Macaroon Bars, 2x 4 packs of Snowballs, a feedback form on each product and a SAE for you to send the form back to us.

Thanks in advance if you're signing up, we really do need your feedback.

Kindest Regards

The Aldomak Team.
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Re: Swedgers

Postby kirstymaclaren » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:13 pm

the researcher wrote:anyone remember the lees please more if you please tv ad though the wording of the ad wouldnt allow it on tv nowadays
cant remember all of it but part of it was "for picanninnys and granpapas delicous lees macaroon bars" as i said wouldnt be allowed nowadays in this pc society



What I remember is -

Lees, lees, more if you please,
All of us down on our bended knees,
For boys or girls or grandpapas,
Lees for luscious macaroon bars!
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Re: Swedgers

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:42 pm

Interesting piece of chat on the lyrics

And the thing is, being written in Scotland in the 1960s, not only is the word offensive but it's so gratuitous there's no way to explain how gratutious it is. Scotland - even Glasgow - in the 1960s was about as mono-ethnic as it's possible to be. Even now, in large parts of Scotland you look around and all you can think is "Where's everyone else?" So it was an offensive reference to people who weren't even there and didn't need to be referred to.

Lee's, Lee's! Lyrics won't please
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Re: Swedgers

Postby edward carolan » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:18 pm

That was then, this is now. They meant no harm or offence.
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Re: Swedgers

Postby Josef » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:20 pm

I believe that to be true too.
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Re: Swedgers

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:21 am

edward carolan wrote:That was then, this is now. They meant no harm or offence.


Fans of Love thy neighbour and Mind your language, chaps?

For all the professional lyric writer knew they were happy, smiling young black people who felt no pain but could be made fun of just because of their skin colour. Apart from Jackie Kay and her brother how many Picaninnies were in Scotland at the time who might have taken offence that a 19th century racial epithet was being used to advertise sweets? Did Lees still think there was mileage in using the coon image in selling their products.

But as long as they didn't mean it that's OK. Where were you when Ba Bru lost his job?


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Re: Swedgers

Postby Mori » Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:31 pm

Found in the confectionery Kiosk @ the lyceum Govan... 'Old Jamaica - don't ee knock it all back at once' said the pirate from treasure island...ooooaaaarrr me 'arties all hans on deck.
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Re: Swedgers

Postby Ruchazie Rat » Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:44 pm

Anyone remember Icebreaker choc bar? And wasn`t there an orange Texan bar for a while? Hey ho -- remember when you could get brown sauce flavour crisps?
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Re: Swedgers

Postby Mori » Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:59 pm

Cant seem to find an orange Texan bar advert, i'm sure there was an orange flavour.



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Re: Swedgers

Postby Mori » Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:16 pm

Prize bars were great too, probably the 1st of the health bars. :D



Did anyone ever taste these individual foil wraped cadburys bars ? they came in all different fillings like golden crisp, blackforrest and different exotic fillings. the chocolate tasted totaly different to the normal cadburys bars, i was told it was because they were made in ireland and the milk was different to what they used from the normal.

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Re: Swedgers

Postby Ruchazie Rat » Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:31 pm

Anyone remember this? I do. But can`t remember what it actually tasted like! Anyone?
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Re: Swedgers

Postby hambone » Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:18 pm

what was the sweetie that went :the red car and the blue car had a race ,cant recall the rest ,mars bar ???
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Re: Swedgers

Postby Mori » Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:53 pm

hambone wrote:what was the sweetie that went :the red car and the blue car had a race ,cant recall the rest ,mars bar ???


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Re: Swedgers

Postby banjo » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:32 am

ruchazie rat,i do not recall ever seeing that one before but the wrapper suggests four flavours in one bar.
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Re: Swedgers

Postby Ruchazie Rat » Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:58 pm

Now that I stop to think about it, that Skybar wrapper says its` made by Necco. Sounds suddenly familiar. Didn`t they do other stuff too way back in the 70`s? Drinks, biscuits or something? They still around???
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