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Message 11 of 23

Re: Retro sweets...

Wham Bars

 

and Milky Ways the way they used to be......

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djh22
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Message 12 of 23

Re: Retro sweets...

 


@StuartH wrote:

Wham Bars

 

and Milky Ways the way they used to be......


 

Yea ! I can remember Wagon wheels when they were huuuge.

 Fings aint wot they used to be.

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Message 13 of 23

Re: Retro sweets...

oh rainbow drops..they were good! 🙂  Maybe the fact they were 10p a bag was an added bonus.. 🙂

 

this is a bit later...but does anyone remember a bag of sweets called vice versa's?  They were kinda like minstrels but a mix of white and dark chocolate... v yummy!

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Message 14 of 23

Re: Retro sweets...

Midget Gems Smiley Happy

 

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Message 15 of 23

Re: Retro sweets...

I used to like spangles in the 70's. They were square hard boiled sweets in different flavoures.

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ronin22
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Message 16 of 23

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the good old days-

 

big gob stoppers-cough candy-lumps of real liquorice-spanish wood-peanut crackle-fudge-winter mixture-honeycomb-etc. and not a e number among them, and many made by mum at home. Smiley Happy

 

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Shaun84
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Message 17 of 23

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Sherbert dips, used to throw away the liquorice and tip the whole thing in my mouth. I haven't seen those sweet cigarettes in years either, probably banned now.

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Chris1963
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Message 18 of 23

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sweet cigarettes are still available, but now they don't have the red end are called "Candy Sticks".

 

They also used to bring out chocolate smokers sets at christmas. These consisted of a pipe, cigars , a lighter and other things all made out of chocolate.

 

They must have wanted us all to take up smoking in those days.

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wedd1ng528
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Message 19 of 23

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Most of the sweets mentioned in this thread can still be bought at one of the old fashioned sweet shops that most shopping malls seem to have. Not sure whether they are the same sweets though or just have the same name.

Somebody mentioned Spangles - my favourite variety was the acid drops - if you ate too many too quickly they made your tongue sore!  But what about Horlicks tablets and Victory V lozenges? Don't see those any more.

 

But the real oldies were not quite sweets but I used to like a little bag of sugar and a rhubarb stick.  And I can recall mixing cocoa powder with sugar and putting that in a paper bag to dip my finger into.

 

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Message 20 of 23

Re: Retro sweets...

Pepermint pipe,barley twist and what was that stick with chocolate down through  the middle like a chocolate eclair ?

 

I can remember when chocolate,banana and milk iced lollies first came out Smiley Sad

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