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Creamola Foam

Posted by Big Boo on January 30th, 2009

cremola foamCreamola Foam!  Oh, what a wonderful drink Creamola Foam was.  I must confess I did think it was called Cremola Foam, but photographic evidence (of a particularly rusty tin) would prove otherwise.

Anyway, Creamola Foam was a weird little drink made from coloured crystals.  It came in a little metal tin, labelled with a boy and a girl drinking through straws.  You had to prise the lid off with the end of a spoon, much like you used to have to do with Andrews Liver Salts indigestion powder, before they put it in a plastic bottle.

You took a spoonful of the crystals and mixed it with water which caused the whole lot to go fizzy, again much like Andrews.  Unlike Andrews however, you ended up with a foamy fruity mixture which you could then drink and enjoy, although have too much of it and it would probably give you a tummy ache – yet another point where it is unlike Andrews!

I certainly remember orange, lemon and raspberry flavours, but there was apparently also apple, cola and cider varieties (I’m not sure how cider differed from apple, and I’m sure it wasn’t alchoholic being a kids drink).

Sadly, as with all the good sweets and snacks from the 1980’s it seems, it is no longer available.  However, online sweet shop Retrosweets have an online petition with over 2000 signees begging for the drink to return.  I’d love to see it return, although I suspect that its ingredient list may be the reason why it was taken from our shop shelves in the first place.  Oh, why is everything nice so bad for you?  Here are those ingredients in full – perhaps you might want to try mixing up a batch?

  • Sugar
  • Fruit acids
  • Sodium bicarbonate
  • Gum acacia
  • Saccharin
  • Saponin
  • Flavouring
  • Colour

I can feel my teeth rotting away just reading that little lot…