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Floral flavoured chalky small sweets

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Jellypudmum Mon 08-Jun-15 06:50:39

I have been trying to remember the name of sweets from my childhood and to buy a certain type for my friend to cheer her up.
They were floral tasting sweets, chalky, about the size of an oval paracetamol,came in pastel colours and in a small box.
Can anyone remember their name or where I might buy them from???

sassytheFIRST Mon 08-Jun-15 06:51:33

Parma violets.

Shudder wink

BasinHaircut Mon 08-Jun-15 06:51:53

Parma violets. Taste like fairy liquid

TheCheeseAlarm Mon 08-Jun-15 06:53:53

Floral cashous


A favourite of my great grandma

MarrogfromMars Mon 08-Jun-15 06:54:39

No, I remember them - they were different colours, not just purple. But haven't seen them for about 30 years <helpful>

MarrogfromMars Mon 08-Jun-15 06:57:18

X-post. Yes, floral cachous!

Jellypudmum Mon 08-Jun-15 07:11:03

Yes! Floral cachous!
Just been looking online though and they seem as rare as hens teeth!
Anyone know if / where I could get some from ( am guessing online)?

cdtaylornats Mon 08-Jun-15 13:17:31

Cybercandy has them

Jellypudmum Mon 08-Jun-15 17:30:14

They're the floral gums CD but thank you for looking.
It's the chalky ones I'm searching for; I'm making them sound so appetising!!

306235388 Mon 08-Jun-15 17:31:27

Edinburgh rock?


FeelingSmurfy Mon 08-Jun-15 17:38:35

Fizzers -

FeelingSmurfy Mon 08-Jun-15 17:39:18

Think Fizzers are what you are describing, they are the multicoloured parma violet type sweets anyway so hope it helps

PerditaXDream Mon 08-Jun-15 17:44:46

In England you can sometimes get the cashous as alphabet letters in those retro sweet shops. In Scotland, you can get Oddfellows or Aromatics which are a bit bigger, and have spice flavours.

PerditaXDream Mon 08-Jun-15 17:47:36

Ross's of Edinburgh have the Oddfellows and Aromatics here

cdtaylornats Tue 09-Jun-15 09:33:04

I think you might be better looking in independent chemists rather than sweetshops. They seemed to have been sold as breath fresheners rather than as sweets

gaggiagirl Tue 09-Jun-15 09:37:23

Superdrug used to sell them in the 90's <helpful>

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