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Favourite sweet - probably if you’re over 40

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AnotherDrearyDayInParadise Wed 06-Feb-19 21:44:56

DP & I have just been reminiscing about 1/2p sweets & sweets in the 70s in general.
Favourites were :
Black Jacks
Rosy apples
Fruit Salads

Bars of highland toffee that you had to break into pieces

BackforGood Wed 06-Feb-19 23:03:11

I used to love Highland Toffee. Sixpence it was, in my mind.

I too was going to say '2 for a penny Black Jacks and Fruit Salads' too

Maybe we didn't have so much choice back then grin

I also used to like all the liquorish things - pipes, wands, Catherine Wheels etc.

mytieisascarf Wed 06-Feb-19 23:04:58

Going into the "paper shop" and asking for 20p of cherry lips.

Herefortheduration Wed 06-Feb-19 23:20:25

Cola cubes, vest sweet ever!

thisismadness77 Wed 06-Feb-19 23:21:22

Sherbet pips

DanceBreak Wed 06-Feb-19 23:23:58

Yep, cherry lips for sure!

Closely followed by cinnamon lozenges. Sucking on a cinnamon lozenge made endless church on a Sunday bearable.

Avebury Wed 06-Feb-19 23:24:33

Pineapple rock
Fruit gums when they were hard and proper strong flavours (not like the bland soft ones today)
Acid drops
Chocolate limes
Pineapple cubes
Candy cigarettes
Aniseed balls

AnotherDrearyDayInParadise Wed 06-Feb-19 23:25:09

I could never do pear drops because they shredded my palate.
I nearly choked on a Spangle so that’s off my list

Discombobulated9 Wed 06-Feb-19 23:25:21

Pineapple chunks
Coconut ice

FlumpyMummy Wed 06-Feb-19 23:26:00

Bon bons

MrsBertBibby Wed 06-Feb-19 23:27:27

I'd forgotten pips. Yum.

Traffic lights!

Discombobulated9 Wed 06-Feb-19 23:27:34

Spangles not spangled

DanceBreak Wed 06-Feb-19 23:27:36

Brandy balls
Butter balls.

NumbersLetters Wed 06-Feb-19 23:32:07

Callard and Bowser butterscotch in its paper and cellophane packaging. For posh.

MashedSpud Wed 06-Feb-19 23:35:22

They had these flat round oranges for 2p, same texture as white mice but yummy orange.
Germaline bubble gum with tattoos in the pack with yellow faces on and I would use them on my tongue
And not sweets but Wheelz Nibbits onion and vinegar flavour or Mexican spice wheel shaped maize snacks.

jitterbugintomybrain Wed 06-Feb-19 23:39:19

Rainbow drops
Chewing nuts
American cream soda
Cola cubes

Anyone remember bones crisps? Loved them!

AnotherDrearyDayInParadise Wed 06-Feb-19 23:40:07

Yes - i’d Forgotten about the gum with tattoos.
Did anyone shrink crisp packets in the oven & make them into key rings (or just shrink them because everyone else was)

Dandelio Wed 06-Feb-19 23:41:18

Shrimps, mushrooms (Malaco ones) chocolate tools and fish and chips (white choc)

MawkishTwaddle Wed 06-Feb-19 23:43:06

Choc-lik - basically the dust from under the Smarties machine.
Kola Kubes.
Chocolate Limes.
Chocolate Peanuts.
Sherbert Lemons.
Kop Kopps.

Otterseatpuffinsdontthey Wed 06-Feb-19 23:43:57


Pinkkahori Wed 06-Feb-19 23:44:28

I loved Ice Cups chocolate in the '80s. I often reminisced about them so was delighted to find them in my local Lidl recently.
I bought them to show my kids but ended up eating them all myself.
They still feel cold on the tongue.

Dandelio Wed 06-Feb-19 23:44:32

Gold rush

thismeansnothing Wed 06-Feb-19 23:44:59

Floral gums
Cherry lips (the hard gummy ones)
Rosy apples
Rhubarb and custards
Cola pips
Pineapple cubes

MawkishTwaddle Wed 06-Feb-19 23:47:04

Also, from the penny sweet counter:

Flying Saucers
Pint Pots - like cola bottles but in the shape of pints of beer and tasted like shandy shockgrin
Cola bottles
Strawberry laces
Mint Mojos
Ice Cups, which were like little chocolates in a tiny foil cupcake case that were always inexplicably cold in the centre. confused

DanceBreak Wed 06-Feb-19 23:47:26

Strips of Chelsea whoppers.

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