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  • bigG
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    Today I had a vimto flavoured chewit, it was rather delicious.

    daern
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    Not sure what the British version of these were, but remember these.

    They’re ace – they even have proper branding. I’m picturing a 9 year old asking for “20 chocolate B&H”…

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    A bit left field but I always loved Bombay Mix. On s more normal note Highland Toffee bar.

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    Captain.

    You’d love our local curry house.

    Always get Refreshed after a meal.

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/yb4gog]Refreshing.[/url] by multispeedstu, on Flickr

    I remember walking to school ‘smoking’ those chocolate cigarettes and when it was cold you could see your breath for extra realism.

    Refreshers are definitely up there, also I used to love a Liquorice Toffee sweet to as a kid, but can’t remember the brand or name. Still partial to Parma Violets even now. Grew up near the Swizzles factory so they’ll always be firm favourites. But also used to love these, though technically might not be categorised as sweeties….

    Premier Icon slowoldman
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    Oh yes I used to love Chewing Nuts.

    joshvegas
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    Cola cubes.

    Pineapple cubes.

    Although the little chef lollies…

    After an olympic breakfast. Bangin’

    Hhmm M&S Percy Pigs

    CountZero
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    Nobody’s posted up the best ones so far…

    /end thread

    Flying saucers were mentioned on the first page 😉

    I was rather fond of white mice or Haribo rhubarb and custard.

    I was going to say flying saucers or chocolate covered candy bananas. But I’d not be unhappy with a bag of refreshers.

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    So many great suggestions.  Some additional ones.

    – Sherbet Fountains

    – Barrats Tabs

    – M&S Colin the Caterpillar – cola flavour

    – Orange Chewits.

    – The chewy kind of Rhubarb and Custards – bit like a Fruit Salad…

    – Sherbet Lemons

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    We are this far down and not mentioned yet>

    Sherbert

    might not be the BEST, but could be made to last for hours.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    – The chewy kind of Rhubarb and Custards – bit like a Fruit Salad…

    Yeah, that.  Even had their own theme tune – diddly dow, diddly dow, diddly dow-de-dow

    Best lost adult sweet was the Cabana bar 🙁

    Best current adult sweet is Riesen

    I don’t eat sweets any more, now I’m on the type2 naughty step 🙁 🙁 🙁

    Premier Icon twonks
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    Love hearts

    Chocolate limes

    Cherry lips

    Floral gums

    Although my favourite was probably chewing nuts as mentioned a few times above.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Chocolate limes

    Chocolate limes were singularly disgusting.  The lime bit was tolerable but the “chocolate” was a crime against confectionery.

    Also, parma violets, they weren’t sweets, they were breath fresheners for Victorian schoolgirls.

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    Also, parma violets, they weren’t sweets, they were breath fresheners for Victorian schoolgirls.

    Agreed! Had one again a couple of years ago and had to spit it out it was so mingin.  Certainly an acquired taste!

    These, on the other hand……

    Image result for white chocolate skulls

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    This is making me feel old rather than hungry. Cola cubes especially for some reason. Some repressed memory somewhere doubt

    votchy
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    Strawberry Bon Bons

    GolfChick
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    A bag of tesco sherbert lemons got me to the Lake District and back last weekend, I’m now going to buy some proper old sweets online! I remember every November time I used to love a bonfire toffee lolly that used to get sold at a local shop, it was immense. Looooove parma violets, have a packet in my cupboard and with the added beenfit that nobody else in the house likes them means they’ve been there for a week or two now!

    GolfChick
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    Omg yorkshire mixture! I remember I used to pick out all the big fish!!

    in fact end of thread, sugar mice!!!

    CountZero
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    Flying saucers were mentioned on the first page

    So they were, I’d read through it a couple of times and missed it. Still stands up under close scrutiny, though!

    BikePawl
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    Has no one mentioned wine gums (their my favourite)or jelly babies or are they not children’s sweets?

    I was partial to a Pacer myself.

    And the original Counters were well nice.

    And Jap Deserts…

    Paynes Poppets…

    Houns
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    You can still buy a lot of this stuff from “specialist” shops (cough)

    The little sweet shop in Pately Bridge high st sells all this stuff.

    Its a stop of our for Yorkshire Mix and 12 different varieties of Liquorice…

    drlex
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    Any love for Mackintosh’s Toffo & Tooty Frooties?

    tdog
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    Yeah those nasty choc paper cigarettes which you could exhale through and sugar type flour mix would gove that smoke effect.

    Used to buy them from baker’s round the corner when I was like 7 yrs. took me another year to have my first puff on a real one that another kid nicked a pack of b&h gold from his father.

    Got caught by a bobby and frogmarched home.

    Which proves smoking is not cool nor clever

    tdog
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    MR TOM’s might not be a sweet but they have nostalgia written all over them for me.

    We all know that the best things in life come on threes.

    http://a67.tinypic.com/2pu0ffr.jpg

    Did anyone else get those beer flavoured gummy sweets shaped like pint glasses?

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