Sweets

Ones you thought you had forgotten

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09/09/2002 at 21:12
Boots Ginger & Pear bars, did you have to remind me?

Far from feeling nostalgic I'm amazed how many of these sweets are still around. How come they never run out of space on the shelves despite continually adding new ones?

My sweetshop years were spent in Sweden and I'm delighted to find my childhood favourite 'Plop' bar still available (toffee caramel goo in milk chocolate, and much nicer than Caramac - that's still there isn't it?). Also homeland of Dime bars (spelled Dajm) and Marabou chocolate as any Ikea shopper must have tried.

The thing that's really spoilt chocolate eating for me are those new style plastic wrappers, sorry, Kit Kat just isn't the same without the foil.
09/09/2002 at 21:13
yeah and what were those funny sweets in a paper tube with like leaves in them ;)
09/09/2002 at 22:01
Do they really sell Skums in Sweden, Laura, or were they invented for the Ikea market?

I remember Pink Panther bars. And Ruffle bars with pink coconut inside.

Sweet cigarettes live on except they're now called candy sticks and don't have the pink tips. They still taste just as bad.

Kola cubes, peanut cracknell, midget gems, sherbert layered in jars, toffee bonbons and suchlike are still around if you can find a shop that sells sweets out of big jars by the quarte...er, I mean, 100 grams.

But let nostalgia go hang. I think modern sweets are much better.
09/09/2002 at 22:19
Ill risk it for a swisskit!!
That awful sherbert in tubes(long thin ones)
Does anyone rememberthe "mixed bag " for 5p?
09/09/2002 at 22:22
I used to like kit kats 'cos you could rub the foil and the writing would show through, my dad always used to have a two finger one with his dinner and when I started work I knew I had "grown up" as I got one for dinner too ......"sniff"
BK
09/09/2002 at 22:45
Thanks all for making me feel a lot younger. I bet you all took up running out of guilt for an overdose of sweets as kids

4 fruit salads or black jacks for a penny
Sherbert dips
09/09/2002 at 23:02
Sherbert fountains - yes I know you can still get them, but the licorice is now a stick instead of a straw
BK
09/09/2002 at 23:04
If you're stuck for a picture Jo, I'm sure I can find you a Sherbert Fountain! Thats my job BTW, finding silly pictures
10/09/2002 at 00:12
Herbal mints; marathons - never snickers, never!; turkish delight bars - as I remember they were blocks of gooey pink stuff coated in chocolate;
10/09/2002 at 08:21
You can still get Kola cubes - but what about those crisps made with the skins still on I'm sure they were called 'Jackets' - they never lasted long!!
Ratbag    pirate
10/09/2002 at 09:08
I'd forgotten about Jamboree bags!! How could I do that??!!

I wrote this once on another thread and don't think I got a reply but does anyone remember chewing gum with cards of the American Civil War and 'Confederate Dollars' inside?

This was a real craze at my school for a while.
10/09/2002 at 10:01
BK, you were overcharged! Black Jacks and Fruit Salad were sixteen for a penny at my primary school.
Has anyone mentioned love hearts? My daughter reads and eats them now.
10/09/2002 at 10:07
Juicy Fruit chewing gum
10/09/2002 at 11:37
Hey RB those American Civil War cards where all the rage at my school as well, I seem to remember they where a bit bloodthirsty, that must have been about 1965 ?, did you get the Batman cards as well ?
OB
10/09/2002 at 11:53
Ah - these trips down memory lane. The trouble is I'm having amnesia and deja vu at the same time so I think I've forgotten this before!
10/09/2002 at 12:27
My Dad used to work at Cadbury's in the 60s & would often bring home some products which had "gone wrong" in the manufacture.
e.g. "Bar Six"es with no wafer filling - just solid chocolate.

They also used to do Milk Tray in bars rather than as individual chocs as I recall.
Cadbury's Snack? - don't remember seeing too many of them recently
BK
10/09/2002 at 12:46
Lots of missing pictures on this page. I don't charge. Wurzel you should be easy to sort out.
Ratbag    pirate
10/09/2002 at 13:00
Hello Gaz,

Those cards were VERY bloodthirsty. I can't remember if they were actual photos now or just mock ups. I think 1965 must be about right. The chewing gum was an interesting taste as I remember.

I didn't do the Batman cards though.

Did ANYONE ever buy 'liquorice wood'?

An olde shoppe near us when I was a kid sold actual wood that tasted of liquorice
10/09/2002 at 13:10
RB, I remember - once - trying liquorice root, which was woody and tasted of liquorice. My fat cousin was forbidden from having sweets and given that stuff as an alternative, and I was graciously permitted to try a piece. Must have been lethal for the blood pressure. You can still get it in back-street health food shops.
Ratbag    pirate
10/09/2002 at 14:09
Must be the same stuff. I never saw it anywhere else or since. Thanks for that as nobody I have ever spoken to knows of the stuff and I thought I was going a bit mad!

Can you still get the liqourice pipes? The ones that has red stuff on top of the bowl as the hot bit......
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