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Digindeep

Sweets....

Took My youngest Grandson up to the local sweet shop...
Heck! You don't get much for your money in kiddy sweets today...
What happened to
4 a penny Black Jacks

Then I got to thinking..

Licorice cuttings
Dolly Mixtures
Strawberry Licorice laces
Pontefract Cakes
Barretts Sherbert Fountains
Licorice Wheels and Pipes
Squirrel Cherry Lips
Sweet Tobacco (strips of coconut covered in brown sugar)
Gobstoppers
Tins Of Zubes  ( little round tin - sixpence I think )

And did Bluebird toffees fly away.....

How many of the above would you have bought for say a 1
when you were 3-4 yrs old...It have been .... sugar heaven
Stanley

Re: Sweets....

Digindeep wrote:
Took My youngest Grandson up to the local sweet shop...
Heck! You don't get much for your money in kiddy sweets today...
What happened to
4 a penny Black Jacks

Then I got to thinking..

Licorice cuttings
Dolly Mixtures
Strawberry Licorice laces
Pontefract Cakes
Barretts Sherbert Fountains
Licorice Wheels and Pipes
Squirrel Cherry Lips
Sweet Tobacco (strips of coconut covered in brown sugar)
Gobstoppers
Tins Of Zubes ( little round tin - sixpence I think )

And did Bluebird toffees fly away.....

How many of the above would you have bought for say a 1
when you were 3-4 yrs old...It have been .... sugar heaven


6d a week sweet ration! God I feel old!
bodger

Pine apple chunks and Kola cubes.
Seabird

Yes, I'm afraid Blue Bird toffees did fly away - some time in the 1980s I think. I lived, for many years, just down the road from their factory near Halesowen. The factory building's still there, in its idyllic setting,in the countryside, but it was swanky offices last time I passed.

Do you remember the Kia Ora orange machine in Woolworths, and the hot salted peanuts that you bought in a triangular greaseproof bag?

Flying saucers filled with sherbet
Shrimps
Rainbow sherbet in a greaseproof bag that you dipped your finger in.

And in the 1970s.. Space Dust that knocked your head off!
debbie

we have an old fashioned sweet stall in the market that does loads of that stuff that you buy loose - He has all the jars on the stall and he then wraps your order in little white paper bags with a twist at each end - 3 packs for 1 - about a quarter (in old money) in each I suppose.  I try not to go to him because I can eat a whole bag of flying saucers (my favourites) in one go and it makes my tongue bleed!!! but he does sherbet lemons, anaseed twists, cola cubes, pear drops, coke bottles (with or without sugar) those little disc things - pontefract cakes? - of hard licorice, cocolate mice, chocolate button with hundred and thousands on - he must have litterally a hundred jars on his stall.

Anyone remember jamberee bags?  2 1/2p each I think they were - same price as a packet of crisps
bodger

No but I do remem ber Lucky bags. I was never very lucky in what I got in them though.
freckle

We have a recently open traditional sweet shop in our town.  The kids love the idea of penny sweets-they can get so many for just 50p! (not that their nasty mummy lets them go often!!) Don't know how long he will keep going though as he's not got a prime spot and it never looks busy! Plus the guy isn't really sweetie shop material-he's dull and grumpy!!  
Bazzer

Dull and Grumpy was the main criteria for owning a sweet shop.

Penny Chews
Black Jacks
Fruit Salad
Bubble Gum
Jamboree Bags
Pink Shrimps
Flying Saucers
Sherbert Dabs
Lemonade Powder
Frozen Jubblies
Penny Lollies
Love Hearts
Palma Violets
Liquorice Imps
Liquorice Wood
Tiger Nuts

The list is endless.
lizzie44

Tiger nuts???? Bet you dont get many of those to the pound!!     My dad always used to bite a corner off of his Victory V for me. They used to have ether or something strange in them but i loved the taste. Bought some last winter and they are a pale imitation. Love Lizzie
Bazzer

They're smaller than Chinese Prawn Balls.
Captain_Dingbat

Spangles
Jake

cop cops that much sugar on them made your tongue sore
cough candy twist
dtalbot

Found some imps in the rather nice traditional sweet shop that has appeared in Buxton so me v happy! Though must have grown up a bit as I didn't stuff the whole pack in my mouth at once like I used to!
Normesby

User to love a packet of pacers..........or if i was lucky a Texan  
Digindeep

Eveeeeeeeeer  lastiiiiiiiing Toffee......how long?...    
Bazzer

Still eating mine from 1958.

Wish they sold everlasting beer.
Digindeep

nOW THATS A nOn- soberiiing ta u gh ....if ever I di d One.....
Angel

Mmm!..I remember all the sweets listed,and also wagon wheels,they were big then,unless my hands have grown!..
I nearly choked on a Kop Kop as once the sugar was off them they were so slippery in the mouth!...
Bazzer

Gob Stoppers that changed colour. Sticky fingers where you kept taking it out to see if it had changed.
Palm Toffee Bars.
Bazooka Bubble Gum.
Swizzle Lollies.
Sherbert Dabs.
Lemonade Powder. Lick your finger, dip it in and then suck. Net result, bright yellow finger.
mrs tiggywinkle

  What about Texan bars??  They were chocolate covered nougat bars that lasted ages.
Aniseed balls
Parma violets
 and lots more!
Eschra

Polidori will second the Parma Violets Mrs T. He and Katharine adore them.

Candy cigarettes (10p for a box of 10), be lucky if I could get a box of 10 for 10p each now!
Rainbox Kayli (Lot sharper and as I recall granular than the powder sherbet
Choc-dips
Whistle-pops (these used to be in the chemist on a round stand - the one's now are sugar free (yeugh!)
Sugar Mice
Foam Prawns
Candy Fish and Chips (they were a peculiar shade of cream and pink)
UFO's (get something similar today but only in big pags not as loose sweets
Rose lips (they tasted I think of rose water or something similarly perfumed!)
There are a similar sweet that was hard candy like the lips and slightly perfumed too. Different colours and flavours - like a circular pyramid (i.e. round with sloping side) with a flat round top smaller than the bottom!!
PEAR DROPS!!!!
Liquorice Allsorts (I swear they were bigger in the 80's) when bought loose!
Liquorice Wheels (with the long length of wound liquorice and the bobbly sweet at centre)
and Liquorice laces

(yeah okay this is descending into a liquorice list LOL!

The properly jelly sweets that had to come in a bubble wrap - it was various shapes like aliens, or insects or such like, you peeled the back sheet off and peeled them out of the shaped plastic. Really wobbly and sticky and you could rip bits off and eat LOL! They were slightly transparent and rippled through several very fake colourings LOL!
Bazzer

Come on, own up.
Who used to eat raw Rowntrees type jelly from the pack?
I did.
Alice

Eschra wrote:

Rose lips (they tasted I think of rose water or something similarly perfumed!)
There are a similar sweet that was hard candy like the lips and slightly perfumed too. Different colours and flavours - like a circular pyramid (i.e. round with sloping side) with a flat round top smaller than the bottom!!


They were called Floral Gums  
And the tiny lip-shaped ones were Cherry Lips  
Eschra

Alice wrote:
Eschra wrote:

Rose lips (they tasted I think of rose water or something similarly perfumed!)
There are a similar sweet that was hard candy like the lips and slightly perfumed too. Different colours and flavours - like a circular pyramid (i.e. round with sloping side) with a flat round top smaller than the bottom!!


They were called Floral Gums
And the tiny lip-shaped ones were Cherry Lips


Thank you alice it's been driving me nuts all last night that I couldn't remember the names!!!!    

And yes Bazzer the rowntrees jelly thing I did it - and still do with the kids now!!!
madmac

Bazzer wrote:
Come on, own up.
Who used to eat raw Rowntrees type jelly from the pack?
I did.


And me
are school summer fete always had loads and the kids all bought it

Great fun tearing it apart with your teeth
green man

Palma violets, 1d bag of Smiths broken crisps, fruit salad chews and Black Jack chews, Love hearts , Sherbet dabs, Frozen jubbly, Gob Stoppers, Aniseed Balls. Great stuff...............
Bazzer

Smiths Plain Crisps with the twist of salt, not the sachet.
Like a pound for every time I've bitten into the salt at the cinema.
monkeybum

Foam bananas
Highland Toffee
White Mice
Rhubarb Rock
Red laces - the trick was to swallow the red lace whole keep hold of one end and snort the other up your nose. Spent many an hour amusing myself with that one. Nasal floss!!!!!!
Popping Candy - until it was banned at my school - someone choked on it. Bloomin health and safety!
Morlan75

Bazzer wrote:

Like a pound for every time I've bitten into the salt at the cinema.


you was munching crisps stead of snoggin on the back row bazzer    
Seabird

[quote="monkeybum"]

Red laces - the trick was to swallow the red lace whole keep hold of one end and snort the other up your nose. Spent many an hour amusing myself with that one. Nasal floss!!!!!!
quote]



strange child.........
Eschra

monkeybum wrote:
Foam bananas
Highland Toffee
White Mice
Rhubarb Rock
Red laces - the trick was to swallow the red lace whole keep hold of one end and snort the other up your nose. Spent many an hour amusing myself with that one. Nasal floss!!!!!!
Popping Candy - until it was banned at my school - someone choked on it. Bloomin health and safety!


:Sigh: Highland Toffee - I miss the 10p. highland toffee chews.  
Along with the Iron Bru chew sticks too!!!  

There used to be a strawberry chew with fizzy stuff in the centre and for a limited time I think the Irn Bru chews had the same thing.

MB to the Red Lace thing - yeugh!!! Just ruined my childhood recollections of fruit liquorice laces!!!! :evil9:

And thanks Green Man I was trying to remember the other things the North Berwick sweet shop used to have... fruit salads and black jacks - 2p each!!!

They used to have one of those traditional counters made of wood seperated into wooden sections for the different sweets- it was even a corner shop just like traditional sweet shop should be. The door was actually set onto the corner!!!
pargeter

I don't think anyone's mentioned Kayli (sp.?) yet have they? And no, it's not another name for sherbert. It was much coarser, more like crystals, and came in lots of colours if my memory serves me correctly ( which would be a surprise).
Bazzer

Quote:
you was munching crisps stead of snoggin on the back row bazzer


Couldn't afford 9d. for back stalls AND 2d. for a bag of crisps.

Think they brought them back a few years ago, rebranded as Salt"n" Shake.
Digindeep


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Digindeep

Unfortunately they would not allow us to phottograph inside the shop..

This was taken just outside of Cromer...a town called Sherringham....
all the sweets choc;s and dippers were there...
Pooky

Ooooh sweet tobacco!! Loved it!
Digindeep

sugar ..wait for it ........






False teeth....    
Slipster

sherbet pips
Bazzer

Penny Chews.
Bazooka Bubble Gum.
Digindeep

Bazzer wrote:
Penny Chews.
Bazooka Bubble Gum.


What a mouthfulllllllll......Bazooka's..


.Pity me falses can't manage anymore...        
LadySlip

chewing nuts   and crunchy pillows..........so to speak
LadySlip

.........and spanish gold
Lootus

tictac
smarties
Hubba Bubba bubble gum
Bazzer

Spangles
Refreshers
Parma Violets
Aniseed Balls
Captain_Dingbat

Spangles rocked!
longnet

merry maids

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