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Floral flavoured chalky small sweets

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Jellypudmum · 08/06/2015 06:50

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???

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sassytheFIRST · 08/06/2015 06:51

Parma violets.

Shudder Wink

BasinHaircut · 08/06/2015 06:51

Parma violets. Taste like fairy liquid

TheCheeseAlarm · 08/06/2015 06:53

Floral cashous


A favourite of my great grandma

MarrogfromMars · 08/06/2015 06:54

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

MarrogfromMars · 08/06/2015 06:57

X-post. Yes, floral cachous!

Jellypudmum · 08/06/2015 07:11

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)?

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cdtaylornats · 08/06/2015 13:17
Jellypudmum · 08/06/2015 17:30

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!!

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306235388 · 08/06/2015 17:31

Edinburgh rock?


FeelingSmurfy · 08/06/2015 17:39

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

PerditaXDream · 08/06/2015 17:44

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 · 08/06/2015 17:47

Ross's of Edinburgh have the Oddfellows and Aromatics here

cdtaylornats · 09/06/2015 09:33

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 · 09/06/2015 09:37

Superdrug used to sell them in the 90's

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