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Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Nigroids - death of a legend?

A small liquorice cough-sweet, made by the firm of Ernest Jackson, of Crediton in Devon, apparently.

Except that the firm's page of brands does not mention the name.

A victory for the grievance-meisters? An internet pharmacy is offering the product, as do sundry others, it seems. It would thus still seem to be alive.

(Looking at the brands page, I reckon the product is the same as Mighty Imps.)

Nigroids have clearly been about for a long time: a World War 1 letter (December 15 1914) to a soldier (on the Western Front, I'm fairly sure) from his family included some. A vintage tin; this says that Nigroids were previously known as Meloids.

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