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Retro sweets...

Hey Guys

 

Heard from one of my friends today that it's the 30th anniversary of the Charlie and the Chocolate factory original film. 

 

We started talking retro sweets... opal fruits before they were starburst... marathon bars before they were snickers...  How creme eggs seem to have halfed in size.. (maybe we're just bigger?!)  How you could get a 10p mix and have 20 sweeties in it... ah those were the days... 😄

 

What's your favourite old sweetie? 

 

Kerry

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Lol I am still utterly thankful that some high placed genius saw fit to bring back the Wispa!

 

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@KerryG wrote:

What's your favourite old sweetie? 


Aniseed **bleep** at 4 for 1d.

 

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My sweetie was 17 years old -  but that was a long, long, long time ago Smiley Very Happy

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That's how I roll!

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"Poor Bens", liquorice and aniseed gums.
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Space Dust

 

3d (Thrupenny) Jamboree bags

 

Penny bubblies (Anglo)

 

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Just off the top of my head - Fruit salad and Blackjacks both 4 for 1d (that's old pence),Sherbet fountain, with a stick of licorice, refreshers - small round fizzy sweet, fruit flavour spangles, flying saucers, sweet tobacco (flavoured coconut),milky lunch chocolate bar,Fry's 5 boys chocolate bar.

 

Del.

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Gotta go with Del on this. Flying saucers and sweet tobacco were just awesome. Curly wurly shouldn't be discounted either though.

 

Toodle pip

 

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I tried a curly wurly the other day - not the same with dentures  Smiley Sad 

 

Anybody remember Curly Wurly straws ?

Back to retro sweets - What about sugar mice, shrimps ,love hearts,rainbow drops,Caramac ?

 

Del.

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