The Lost Hypermarket: An A to Z of Long Lost Brands

Lost items from our supermarket shelves If you have spent more than four decades on this planet, you will have seen many shops go the way of dinosaurs. Not a single day goes by without there being a “Do You Remember the Woolworths Pick and Mix” counter or “School Puddings” meme. I have yet to…

The Multi-Coloured Lost Pop Shop: The Not So Perfect Ten

Lost fizzy drinks of the last fifty years If you go to the supermarket today, you will find that most of the shelf space in the fizzy drinks section is taken up by Pepsico, the Coca Cola Company and own brand products. At one time, each region would also have its local favourites, or a…

The 1995 UK Cola Wars: Past Feast of the M60

When US style Cola Wars reached the United Kingdom The 1990s was an oddball decade which began with Thatcher and ended with Blair. The first part ushered in the Cones Hotline, Sonic the Hedgehog and the C64GS flop games console, whereas the latter part brought us mass mobile phone ownership, the Teletubbies and fancy dan…