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15 replies

PurdyShaky · 17/09/2012 23:05

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

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

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PurdyShaky · 17/09/2012 23:07

Or lad, everyone welcome Beardy

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SillyBeardyDaddyman · 17/09/2012 23:11

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 · 17/09/2012 23:25


PurdyShaky · 17/09/2012 23:31

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

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NiceBiscuits · 17/09/2012 23:36

Bonfire toffee!

PurdyShaky · 17/09/2012 23:39

Candy cigarettes

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scurryfunge · 17/09/2012 23:42

Space dust.

Greensleeves · 17/09/2012 23:43

granny twist

darksideofthemooncup · 17/09/2012 23:47

Ice Breakers.

SPsFanjoSponsoredByOrange · 17/09/2012 23:52

10p Freddos!!

PurdyShaky · 18/09/2012 00:01

Oh yeah, the price of frescoes is bonkers

What are granny twist and ice breakers?

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PurdyShaky · 18/09/2012 00:03

Frescoes was meant to be freddos, sorry Smile

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nickelcognito · 18/09/2012 12:36

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 · 18/09/2012 12:37

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

nickelcognito · 18/09/2012 12:47

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. :(

i still got some liquorice root, though!

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