Creamola Foam

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Krakatoa Foam, a replacement product for Creamola Foam

Creamola Foam was a soft drink produced in the form of soluble crystals. It was manufactured in Glasgow and sold mainly in Scotland from the 1950s until Nestlé ended production in October 1998.

In 2010, a company from Dumbarton started producing a re-creation of Creamola Foam under the name Kramola Fizz.

An alternative product called 'Krakatoa Foam' is now being manufactured by Ally Bally Bees Ltd, based in Fife and is now exported to Europe and the USA. The Creamola Foam Appreciation Society have named it 'The closest to the real thing'.[citation needed]

Details[edit]

Creamola foam came in the form of colourful crystals which were dissolved in cold water to form a sweet, effervescent drink. It was packaged in a small tin labelled with a cartoon girl and boy drinking with straws.

The drink originally came in raspberry, orange, and lemon flavours; cola was a later addition to the range.

The product was originally owned by Rowntrees before coming under the banner of Nestle UK until being sold off to Premier Foods.

The name is often misspelled as Cremola foam.

Early form[edit]

The original packaging consisted of a small tin with a tight metal lid, normally pried off with a teaspoon. A paper seal covered the foam crystals.

The packaging included the phrases:

  • "CREAMOLA FOAM CRYSTALS"
  • "MAKES 10 BIG DRINKS"
  • "FULLY SWEETENED"

The original ingredient list read:

Later revision[edit]

The revision introduced in the 80s featured a plastic lid and modernised branding. The label reads, "Creamola FOAM". The ingredients were:

Demand from the public[edit]

A large number of Scottish and Irish people born between the 1950s and early 1990s retain an affection and nostalgia for Creamola Foam, as a drink they enjoyed as children and cannot obtain today.[1] To this effect several online petitions argue for the resumption of the brand. Additionally some internet sites such as 'retrosweets.co.uk' collect details of the drink (such as ingredient lists) in the hope that it might be resurrected in some form in the future.

Scottish Parliament motion and amendment bulletin from 18th Jan 2010[edit]

S3M-5454 "That the Parliament welcomes news of the launch of Creamola Fizz, the reincarnation of an old favourite fizzy soluble drink, known as Creamola Foam Crystals, that used to be a big treat for young and old alike; recalls that it was withdrawn by Nestlé in 1998; welcomes its imminent return under local Scottish ownership, and wishes the new producer, Alan McCandlish of Cardross, every success with the expected relaunch early this year to delight a whole new generation of Creamola Fizz lovers."

The motion was supported by: Alasdair Allan, Jackie Baillie, Cathy Peattie, Bill Wilson, Jim Hume, Anne McLaughlin, Jackson Carlaw, Sandra White, Bill Kidd, Patrick Harvie, Aileen Campbell, Brian Adam, Bob Doris, Christine Grahame, Iain Smith, Gil Paterson, Linda Fabiani, Maureen Watt, Dave Thompson

See also[edit]

  • Fizzies, a similar drink in the US.

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