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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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