Astros were first launched in 1997 by Cadbury in the United Kingdom, Canada, US and South Africa as a rival to Nestlé Smarties, and Mars M&M's in the US. The confectionery can be described as a candy coated chocolate with a biscuit centre. They have since been discontinued in the UK, but are still sold in South Africa. In Australia they were marketed as Lunas.
Notes and references
- Independent, The (London), Aug 7, 1997 by Nigel Cope
- Cadbury-Schweppes Find a Brand[permanent dead link]
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