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If we are talking history, let's make it about sweets

(16 Posts)
PurdyShaky Mon 17-Sep-12 23:05:39

What sweets would you bring back from the time when YOU were a lass?

Mine would be rhubarb and custard, what's yours?

PurdyShaky Mon 17-Sep-12 23:07:03

Or lad, everyone welcome Beardy

SillyBeardyDaddyman Mon 17-Sep-12 23:11:09

Thank you!

The wonderful thing is that you can get most old sweets from the internet now. But there are too many to buy!!!

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 17-Sep-12 23:25:52


PurdyShaky Mon 17-Sep-12 23:31:35

I know beardy I will not allow myself to look. We would be bankrupt.

I'll see your pacers and I'll raise you spangles

NiceBiscuits Mon 17-Sep-12 23:36:16

Bonfire toffee!

PurdyShaky Mon 17-Sep-12 23:39:25

Candy cigarettes

scurryfunge Mon 17-Sep-12 23:42:35

Space dust.

Greensleeves Mon 17-Sep-12 23:43:47

granny twist

darksideofthemooncup Mon 17-Sep-12 23:47:05

Ice Breakers.

10p Freddos!!

PurdyShaky Tue 18-Sep-12 00:01:18

Oh yeah, the price of frescoes is bonkers

What are granny twist and ice breakers?

PurdyShaky Tue 18-Sep-12 00:03:59

Frescoes was meant to be freddos, sorry smile

nickelcognito Tue 18-Sep-12 12:36:20

oh, yes, I love looking in those websites that sell old fashioned sweets!

there used to be a shop in Canterbury, when I worked there (5 years ago now), that was a proper old-fashioned sweet shop.
it was lovely. and you had to ask behind the counter for stuff, and I asked for a Quarter (this was before the EU were forced to let us have our unpackaged goods in proper measurements) and she let me! (she weighed out 100g, but she didn't mind me asking for a quarter)

I want Bonfire Toffee in autumn and winter - no one does it - the closest you can get is that cinder stuff that tastes of tar.
you just can't get the lovely, thick, gloopy, treacle bonfire toffee of the olden days.

Themumsnot Tue 18-Sep-12 12:37:55

Clove rock.
Or there were things that were like bullseyes, but brown.

nickelcognito Tue 18-Sep-12 12:47:49

you can still get clove rock in healthfood shops.

i discovered it when i was at uni.
and then found out it had gelatine in it, so I couldn't have any. sad

i still got some liquorice root, though!

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