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please help me find my favourite childhood sweets!

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orangegrape Mon 04-Dec-17 20:57:45

i've been trying to find them for years but never have any luck. used to get them in the late 90's. they were really small hard round sweets (about the size of mini smarties?) bright colours and fruit flavours.

i can remember eating them out of a paper bag so i think they were either from a pick and mix or in a big tub in the corner shop.

dm said she thought they were called "millions and trillions" but any google search just brings up millions.

anyone got any ideas?

TroysMammy Mon 04-Dec-17 20:59:37

Sherbet pips?

AfunaMbatata Mon 04-Dec-17 20:59:54

These? You can buy them in a range of flavours.

billybagpuss Mon 04-Dec-17 21:00:14

tutti frutti's maybe?

mummyretired Mon 04-Dec-17 21:00:48

Midget Gems?

BlueGoats Mon 04-Dec-17 21:00:53

Something like this?
www.treasureislandsweets.co.uk/pips/tom-thumb-drops.html

orangegrape Mon 04-Dec-17 21:01:20

not pips, i ordered some online hoping it was them but it's not sad

definitely not millions. they were really hard sweets

DragonMamma Mon 04-Dec-17 21:01:33

I would say sherbet pips too?

Passthecake30 Mon 04-Dec-17 21:01:48

Skittles?

DragonMamma Mon 04-Dec-17 21:01:51

Nerds?

lookingforthecorkscrew Mon 04-Dec-17 21:02:16

I’m thinking sherbet pips

Mynametodaywillbe Mon 04-Dec-17 21:02:44

Oooh yes. I used to get those little pips but there were blue and pinks ones in it that were the best. They stuck together at the slightest hint of moisture.

TroysMammy Mon 04-Dec-17 21:02:56

Google retro sweets see if you can find them.

VileyRose Mon 04-Dec-17 21:03:06

We're they in the shape of fruits? Ie like little tiny bananas?

orangegrape Mon 04-Dec-17 21:03:07

they were completely round and bright like smarties, not like pips are a bit dull if you get me!

Chouetted Mon 04-Dec-17 21:03:17

Pips?

DingleBerries Mon 04-Dec-17 21:03:58

Needs?

DingleBerries Mon 04-Dec-17 21:04:05

Nerds.

Gobletofgin Mon 04-Dec-17 21:04:48

Were they dizzy fizzers or fizzy dizzers, something like that?

ShimmeringBollox Mon 04-Dec-17 21:04:57

Tom Thumb drops.....were they a thing ?

Cocoloco75 Mon 04-Dec-17 21:04:57

I was thinking fruit version of cola pips, something like this

www.hancocks.co.uk/fruit-pips-jar

orangegrape Mon 04-Dec-17 21:05:11

not nerds sad

RoseWhiteTips Mon 04-Dec-17 21:06:09

Skittles?

ShimmeringBollox Mon 04-Dec-17 21:06:59

ta da
Well they are real.

AfunaMbatata Mon 04-Dec-17 21:07:23

We’re they like tiny boiled sweets? Coloured but clear?

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