Anti-Deathwatch: Highland Toffee and Wham bars are saved!

24 October 2011

_55495842_highlandtoffee Here at Bitterwallet, we’ve long suspected that Blackpool may be the centre of the known universe, the actual Xanadu that all of humanity should gravitate towards. Maybe we shouldn’t have gone to the Pleasure Beach while on meow meow back in July.

But we digress, and the phenomenal news coming out of Blackpool at the moment is that a sweet company based in the town has come to the rescue of the good names of Highland Toffee and the Wham bar. They were both thought to have gone for good when manufacturer Millar McCowan went into administration recently.

Fear not sweet-toothed readers – Tangerine Confectionery have come to the rescue and have saved the iconic brands! They’ll be adding them to an impressive roster that includes Barratt Refreshers, Sherbet Dip Dabs, Sherbet Fountains, Black Jacks and Fruit Salads. In short, they’re the Manchester City of old-school chews.

Whither Spangles...?

TOPICS:   High Street News

9 comments

  • Dick
    I don't care about highland toffee, since that sounds scottish. However, great news re: Wham! bars. I bet George Michael is pleased too.
  • The B.
    Hmmm, I'm not too sure I'd be willing to stump up the cash to save a company that's been in receivership 3 times since 2007.
  • zeddy
    Is it the company and its workers? [Last week, it was announced that Tangerine Confectionery had acquired the ownership rights to produce the Wham Bar following the closure of its previous owner. ] http://www.thedrum.co.uk/news/2011/10/19/opinion-how-can-tangerine-confectionary-revitalise-wham-bar Ah, no.
  • Nick T.
    ¿What ees thees Wham bar?
  • Dick
    @Nick, they are the ones invented by George Michael.
  • The r.
    Ahhh, I'm an idiot and didn't read that the rights were obtained, not the entire company. Hurl abuse at me please
  • klingelton
    probably a good thing to save a brand, that if it weren't manufactured by morons, would probably make money. seriously - I don't know how, with the re-invention of childhood sweets, they could fail to make money...
  • David
    Dick, you are a dick!
  • The B.
    Ahhhh, look, it's the illiterate person who keeps pretending to be me, at least this time he's managed to punctuate. Bless. Incidentally, I did read the article and it simply says " Tangerine Confectionery have come to the rescue and have saved the iconic brands! They’ll be adding them to an impressive roster", so whilst it implies such, it's not explicit.

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