Have you been following our archivist’s spooktastic blog over the last few days? If not, fear not, here are all the questions and all the answers.
Play our Archivist’s spooktastic quiz! A question a day; answers on Halloween. Q1: Guess the year for Smarties Witch? #Halloween
SMARTIES: Halloween fun from the 1960s
This is a wonderful example of the “Love from Lulu” campaign that ran in the late 1960s. There was a whole collection of ads featuring doodles drawn with Smarties, including a witch, Olaf the Baby Owl, a London bus, a mermaid, an elephant, and so many more brilliant designs. Olaf the Baby Owl is my particular favourite.
Play our Archivist’s spooktastic quiz! A question a day; answers on Halloween. Q2: Guess the decade for Spooky Anglo Bubblegum? #Halloween
SPOOKY: "Spooky" gum from Anglo
Do you remember Anglo Bellamy? I certainly do. I used to walk to the corner shop in Silverhill with my sister in 1989 to buy a liquorice cartwheel. Does this one bring back memories for you? If you close your eyes can you remember what the Spooky Bubble Gum smelled like? If the answer’s yes let us know in the comments section below.
Anglo Bellamy was founded by Joseph Bellamy in 1899, and acquired by Mackintosh’s of Halifax. Mackintosh’s merged with Rowntree’s in 1969.
Play our Archivist’s spooktastic quiz! A question a day; answers on Halloween. Q3: Can you name this famous witch? #Halloween
MOTHER GOOSE: unusual transport
Answer: Mother Goose
Don’t you just love this confectionery box? I have absolutely no idea what was in it, but I adore it. This one isn’t from our archive, the picture was kindly sent in by a collector who wanted to know more about it. The font that the company name is written in looks very similar to that on our 1901 Sales Catalogue, but it’s difficult to date more precisely.
Play our Archivist’s spooktastic quiz! A question a day; answers on Halloween. Q4: In which country was this Black Magic sold? #Halloween
BLACK MAGIC: a spooky photo taken in the archive
You may have seen this Black Magic box in one of our other blog posts. Thanks to our eagle-eyed readers we were able to discover that this assortment was made for the Australian market in the middle of the last century.
Play our Archivist’s quiz! Question a day; answers on Halloween Q5: He's electric & creepy; he's from our archive; but how old? #Halloween
MR YORK: 1920s robot
Plain Mr York of York, Yorks, (the plain speaking man who loves plain chocolate) was made in 1928 to appear at trade fairs and other public events to promote Plain York, York Milk, and York Motoring Chocolate. Keep an eye on the blog for more on this creeptastic robot who can currently be seen at York’s Chocolate Story.