Food from Ireland Smarties Hexatube $1.75
Smarties were launched as Chocolate Beans in 1937. Initially priced at 2d, they were renamed Smarties and packed in the famous tube one year later. The eight original colours – red, yellow, orange, green, mauve, pink, light brown and brown – remained the same until the replacement of the light brown by a blue Smarties following a successful promotion in 1989. Before 1958, the dark brown Smarties had a plain chocolate centre the light brown one tasted of coffee.