Spangles (1948)  The same year George Orwell gazed apprehensively into a totalitarian future, Mars unveiled a more upbeat response to post-war austerity with these translucent sugar squares. Over three decades tangerine, butterscotch, 'Old English', cola and dozens more varieties appeared, until their liquidation in ... 1984.

The golden age of British sweets - in pictures

Spangles (1948) The same year George Orwell gazed apprehensively into a totalitarian future, Mars unveiled a more upbeat response to post-war austerity with these translucent sugar squares. Over three decades tangerine, butterscotch, 'Old English', cola and dozens more varieties appeared, until their liquidation in ... 1984.

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