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Crystal Tips and Alistair. Shown on British TV in the 1970s, just before the news and an evening's worth of adult telly.

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The golden age of British sweets - in pictures

Synonymous with Christmas for anyone under 50, these much-missed mini-choc bars disappeared when manufacturer Terry's of York was gobbled up by multinational food giant, Kraft, in 2005. The foil-paper wrappers and flavours were, however, seared by rote and gluttony into the memory of a generation. Devon Milk, Café Au Lait, Plain Dessert – colour-coded in oranges, browns and aquas, as if to blend into the wallpaper of a 1970s living room – these were tiny Yuletide treats