Unfortunately today's post isn't a review as I can't review the iconic Banjo chocolate wafer bar...as it no longer exists! That's because Mars Foods shamefully and selfishly stopped production of this fantastic bar in the early 1980's, leaving its fans heartbroken and a generation deprived of its awesomeness!
Ok... I will admit I haven't actually tasted a Banjo bar, but I'm assured they were fantastic and far better than any other wafer bar on the market. Their unique selling point was their crispy wafers with a layer of chopped peanuts on top. There was also a toasted coconut version!:
It sounds like a unique combination and not something you would find on shelves today. The only similar bar I can think of is Kinder Bueno, which is a bit of a different proposition altogether. It's about time Mars brought a bar like this onto the market again since they rarely do anything other than Galaxy variations these days, or Mars bars without the nougat. Give us something we really want Mars!
So today's post is a call to my followers and fellow snacks fans - please sign the the Bring Back Banjo Petition to help bring back the one and only Banjo Bar and usher in a new era of snacking!
Also please Like the Bring Back Banjo page on Facebook and share with your friends!
More info on Banjo here: Emma's Sweet Blog.
Watch the Banjo advert on Youtube: