Vintage Sweets

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I always got one of these when I went to the cinema or theatre when I was young. It was a must have item when going to see a pantomime at Christmas

I always got one of these when I went to the cinema or theatre when I was young. It was a must have item when going to see a pantomime at Christmas

The cinema £1.20 to get in A bar Smoking at the back An intermission

The cinema £1.20 to get in A bar Smoking at the back An intermission

Cadbury Wildlife Bar Wrappers

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The little blue salt bag was inside. Can't imagine how many of these I demolished as a kid... and stay skinny as a rake!

Smiths Salt ‘n’ Shake Crisps

Smith's Salt 'n' Shake Crisps! Could there ever be a more British idea for a packet of crisps? The crisps that you salt yourself. OK, at the end of the day

Double Lollies - Unwrapped 5LB

Double Lollies - Unwrapped 5LB - Two fun tangy flavors in each pop. These classic 2-flavor, sweet-tart lollipops come in a 5lb bag. From the makers of Smarties! Approximately 52 Double Lollie lollipops per pound. Net wt. 5 pounds.

Bazooka Joe Bubble Gum. I kept this bubble gum on me all the time. I even got caught eating it in church. lol

Bazooka Joe Bubble Gum. I kept this bubble gum on me all the time. I even got caught eating it in church. lol

I do!  We used to use these plastic cap letters in various projects.  Why change the habit of a lifetime? To save money I guess but then they taste so DULL these days, too.  Bring back the orange ones!

I do! We used to use these plastic cap letters in various projects. Why change the habit of a lifetime? To save money I guess but then they taste so DULL these days, too. Bring back the orange ones!

Spangles

spangles

1960's candy bar (used to love these!)

BAR SIX - THE BEST BAR NONE?

T he last time I recall eating a Cadbury's BAR SIX was sometime in the late '80s or so. I remember my maternal grandparents used...

Remember this weird stuff like having an  electric shock on your tongue when you ate this.

Remember this weird stuff like having an electric shock on your tongue when you ate this.

To me, Snickers will always be called Marathons, and I still call Starbursts, Opal Fruits…

BACK TO THE FUTURE…

I was having a conversation with some friends recently about our favourite desserts. Some people favoured quite fancy desserts, some liked nice comfort desserts like warm sticky toffee pudding with…

Penny chews....the "offensive" packaging on the black jacks was eventually changed. Seriously WERE you offended?

The golden age of British sweets - in pictures

Penny chews....the "offensive" packaging on the black jacks was eventually changed. Seriously WERE you offended?