Who remembers going to their local sweet shop, picking up a little white paper bag and filling it with delicious penny sweets? I certainly do! It was the highlight of my day!
Here are just ten of my childhood favourites, which I’m happy to say you can buy online from retailers like A Quarter Of.
1. Barratts Shrimps
Just looking at these delicious sweet, pink shrimps takes me back to the mid-1970s. They were soft, sugary and well… delicious!
2. Double Dips
I remember these Double-Dips fondly; walking home from school, dipping away! These days, you can even get cherry, orange and cola flavour fizz dips.
3. Parma Violets
I can actually taste and smell these Parma Violets just by looking at this picture.
4. Anglo Bubbly
What a classic! So many of us kids thought we were cool and grown up if we were allowed a Bubbly!
5. Milk Teeth
Admit it… did you also pretend you had a pair of false teeth every time you bought these old fashioned milk teeth? I can taste them now, they had a very light coating of sugar on the outside too. Scrumptious!
6. Barratt’s Fruit Salad Chew Bars
Does your mouth just ooze saliva when you think back to how great these fruit salad bars tasted? They were raspberry and pineapple flavoured, and when you were a small child, they looked massive!
7. Mr Tabs Mini Candy Bricks
Mr Tabs Mini Candy Bricks looked like mini colourful bricks which were packed with delicious fruity flavours and wrapped in a delicate little wrapper.
8. Candy Watches
Who remembers nibbling these candy watches? They came on a little piece of white elastic which you placed on your wrist whilst so you could eat and play at the same time! If I recall correctly, they also made a candy necklace.
9. Matlows Refreshers Chew
These classic chews will certainly bring memories flooding back. The chew was yellow in colour and right in the centre you’d find a wonderful fizz. I remember these tasty chews being a wonderful lemony flavour.
10. Flying Saucers
How could I not include sherbet flying saucers? These were a must when you were a young child, they came in various colours and consisted of fruit flavour sherbet in a wafer shell. No visit to the sweet shop was complete unless you had a couple of these.
Well, there you have it, ten wonderful, sugary, fizzing and tasty sweets to bring back your childhood memories.
I’m pleased to say that all of the above can now still be bought online from this amazing online shop called ‘A Quarter Of‘. Believe me, you’ll certainly be amazed by the huge collection they have and the best thing of all is that they are still so cheap to buy.
Happy memories one and all.