You’ll find it hard to find someone who doesn’t love a bit of chocolate. It is estimated that approximately 1 billion people eat it everyday, and the average European consumes 15 pounds of it every year! The reason for such admiration stems around a key chemical. Chocolate contains phenylethylamine, which releases certain ‘pleasure’ endorphins in the brain that make us feel good all over. While chocolate is often regarded as a ‘guilty pleasure’, though, the 28th October is a time you can fill your face without the worry. This is because it’s one of the days that celebrates National Chocolate Day.
Coinadrink have always strived to place the very best snacks from the very best brands into our machines, and our customers have always been happy with the variety on offer. Now, we’re sorry to say that you’ll face even more of a dilemma on your break, as two more delicious products are set to make themselves available; Joe and Sephs Gourmet Popcorn and Golden Wonder Ringo’s.
Our snack machines are extremely popular, and with mouth-watering big brands such as Cadbury and Walkers available it’s easy to see why! They say that choice is a good thing, though, and we’re also of the opinion that more is better. The last few weeks have seen our snack machines become home to a few new residents, and we can’t wait for you to try them.
Coinadrink has been in business for 55 years and to mark this magical milestone, MD and Founder Roger Williams agreed to go in front of the cameras to share some of his memories. We cut them into bite-size segments: you can watch them in any order. Enjoy!
Foreword, by Roger Williams
When we opened for business, Harold Macmillan was PM and according to him, ‘we’d never had it so good’. I suppose he had a point: inflation was low, at just 1.1% and pretty much everybody was in work. The average price of a house was £2,670 – although such a sum would have bought you something pretty impressive in Walsall – and the average wage was £799 a year. A pint of milk cost 1/4d (that’s 6.5p in ‘new’ money!) and a pint in the pub would set you back 2/4d, (11.5p).
The best selling record of the year was Frank Ifield, yodelling ‘I Remember You.’ It was September before anybody had heard of a group of scruffs from Liverpool calling themselves ‘The Beatles’.
And, whilst all of that was going on, we began to build our business…