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What sweets would you like? (doesnt have to be any of those shown!) Just the type that comes in those old fashioned jars. You can have 2oz of one, and 2oz of another! (aren't I kindSmile)

Posted at 13th Jul 2012 - 05:04PM   Posted by Faith   4oz of ??? (pic of the day) Comments: 20

Inthemud's Avatar 2oz of sherbert pips and 2oz of Bon Bons

My grandad went to the Post office every week to collect his pension and he always came back with 4oz of sweets for me and my sister. However, after a while he got stuck with asking for same hard boiled glace fruits and we got bored, the dining room drawer filled up with these sweets and they got sticky and horrible, we tried to say please can we have another sort of sweet, he would remember one week and then back to the hard boiled fruits!

Posted by: Inthemud on 13th Jul 2012 at 05:45PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Always chocolate raisins.

My Dad used to go and get the papers from the paper shop at the weekend and would bring me back an Aero - every Monday I had a migraine!!!!! Although not convinced it was anything to do with the chocolate - more the fact that I hated school and Monday was really stressful for me.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 13th Jul 2012 at 07:32PM

Faith's Avatar Poor you WW, it must be awful for people who hate school or get bullied.

I will have jelly babies - making sure I get plenty of green ones!

Posted by: Faith on 13th Jul 2012 at 08:11PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Ooo now I like jelly babies.

I worried so much at school - that I wouldn't be able to do the work, or do the homework . . . I hated sports . . . oddly though I wasn't bullied and it was the sporty ones that tended to bully - somehow I got away with it despite being different and never feeling I fitted in. Today I celebrate that difference Very Happy

Posted by: Westerwitch on 13th Jul 2012 at 08:22PM

Withy Brook's Avatar Humbugs please.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 13th Jul 2012 at 09:48PM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar I only eat chocolates!Laughing

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 13th Jul 2012 at 09:56PM

Mountainear's Avatar Miss Charles, our teacher and the head teacher of our little primary school, rewarded her best pupils each week with a boiled sweet. (although at the back of my mind is a memory of cough sweets.)

A sherbet dab perhaps for me.

Posted by: Mountainear on 13th Jul 2012 at 10:13PM

CalicoKate's Avatar One of everything? Laughing

Posted by: CalicoKate on 13th Jul 2012 at 10:38PM

Lily's Avatar The ones that were a peanut shaped case with salty bits of peanut inside- yummy.

Posted by: Lily on 13th Jul 2012 at 10:46PM

Fennie's Avatar Sherbert Lemons please miss. With perhaps the odd acid drop thrown in. To suck on the bus.

What was sherbert? And why did it fizz so? Was it icing sugar and baking powder with a touch of citric acid? Wonderful stuff - sticky as Araldite and sweet as sick.

Posted by: Fennie on 14th Jul 2012 at 09:00AM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar Well, that's put everyone off sherbert, Fennie.

I still have an unopened packet of something that was popular in the '70s. I can't remember what it is called but it sort of exploded in your mouth.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 14th Jul 2012 at 09:07AM

Pimsonthelawn's Avatar Do you mean space dust? I think it may still be available.

Posted by: Pimsonthelawn on 14th Jul 2012 at 09:45AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Dolly Mixtures and Chocolate buttons with Hundreds and Thousands on them please....(they call them Jazzies now but that's not what they were called when I was small but I can't for the life of me remember what we did call them then).

Never liked space dust much but did like Sherbet fountains.
Oooh and butternuts...loved butternuts.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 14th Jul 2012 at 10:33AM

Faith's Avatar Oh yes I love Jazzies too FN, and the white ones which might be called Snowies. When I was visiting the shop in the photo, I had a mix of jazzies, jelly babies and sugar almonds. I can't remember what jazzies used to be called either.

Posted by: Faith on 14th Jul 2012 at 10:51AM

Camilla's Avatar Great pic Faith, reminds me of what my old sweet shop looked like years ago when I was a child in London. It was owned by Mr and Mrs Beasley. Mr Beasley always wore a dark black suit and his wife was scary,Smile I love the old fashioned big sweet jars they had on the shelves, I still have one like in your pic Faith first left third shelve down.

I love sherbert sweets, hundred and thousands, pear drops and sugar almonds, also any liquorice .

Posted by: Camilla on 14th Jul 2012 at 12:03PM

KitKatCot's Avatar What about those little square things with coconut inside? What were they called? Mr Hunter, who used to deliver our groceries when I was a child, always put a little paper bag of them in the delivery for me.

Posted by: KitKatCot on 14th Jul 2012 at 04:32PM

Mountainear's Avatar Were 'Jazzies' rainbow drops?

Just remembered what I liked the least, Newberry Fruits. yuck.

And who remembers Spangles?

Posted by: Mountainear on 14th Jul 2012 at 09:15PM

Blackbird's Avatar I'm with Kate for a bit of everything- except sour things- just sweet.

Withy, are your Humbugs the very minty hard candy? There is a store on the Oregon coast that makes them for Christmas- I've thought of mail ordering them when I'm not down there at that time. My daughter and I have thought of making them- I'll let you know how that goes, if ever.

Posted by: Blackbird on 15th Jul 2012 at 05:11AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Woohoo well done Mountaineer...that's been annoying me for years!
Quarter of Rainbow Drops pleaseVery Happy

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 15th Jul 2012 at 11:30AM

Faith's Avatar Yes Rainbow Drops! and much prettier more appropriate name than Jazzies!

Posted by: Faith on 15th Jul 2012 at 02:44PM

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