70s Sweets Header Image


The original to Snickers, I can remember my eldest brother being chosen to taste these and coming home with some free samples and he got paid too. If I remember rightly he treated us to a chinese takeaway that night. A right treat indeed.

Yes the original name from the 1970’s for this Mars product, that was  peanut and chocolate, of course in the US it was a completely different product, it was chocolate and caramel.

The UK version was changed to Snickers in 1990, but the 70’s kids we always remember it as Marathon, and you may even recall that Swap Shop star Keith Chegwin was one of the first to advertise this in the 1970’s, as he was already a child star from “Junior Showtime” fame.

Hey! New Marathon’s arrived!
New Marathon?!New Marathon!
New Marathon because now the peanuts are greater roasted for extra peanut taste!
Hey! smashing new peanut taste!
New lighter centre (mmm smooth!) super chocolate, golden caramel, peanuts!
New Marathon! Comes up peanuts slice after slice! New extra flavour — MARATHON

And in 1976 a slight change

“Marathon is marvellous! You can eat it in the street, in the office — anywhere!

Marathon is marvellous

2: When I’m really hungry Marathon is just right — it’s absolutely perfect!

3: Fills the old tum you know! Marathon is marvellous

4: It’s very nutty — very filling!

5: Keeps your hunger at bay. Marathon is marvellous”.

Snickers is still around, but Marathon should have never gone away.

Oh happy days. Snickers??? They’re having a laugh

Share it now

70s Retro Sweets

If you had to describe sweets from the 70s one word you would not use is boring. The seventies produced some of the wackiest ideas for confectionary you have ever known. From candy that explodes in your mouth to popcorn type sweets called HankyPanky, a selection of chocolates in a bar and coconut flavoured strands of chewy sugar wrapped in a tobacco type pouch called Spanish Gold.

Join the Discussion

Register now & join in the discussions, this will allow you to add your own comments, memories, photographs and stories to our ever growing website dedicated to the Seventies. Simply sign up using your Facebook, Twitter, Linked In or Google+ Account

Your API connection setting not working. try to change setting from module option or check your php.ini setting for (cURL support = enabled OR allow_url_fopen = On)

Like these Sweets ? Share it