Bought these with money saved for souvenirs on every trip we took as a kid to Colorado!

Cowboy Birthday Party: Gold Nugget Gum Bring out the gold and hand them out to the cowboys and cowgirls. Western Gold Nugget Gum Candies are presented

Gold rock gum

There’s gum in them their hills! You get 2 ounces of real Gold Bubble Gum Nuggets in a little cloth miners bag. Do you remember this novelty candy in old fashioned Dime Stores? I do, I remember getting a bag of this gum when I was young.

Oh this was grown up choccy...

Old Jamaica chocolate bars launched in Dads favourite when I was a child, much better than the copies nowadays!

Robertson Marmalade Look for the (non P.C) golly Collect tokens for badges.

Robertson Marmalade~Collect non PC golly tokens for badges. Still love Robertson's Golden Shred marmalade

Transfers. It was such a treat to get a transfer. There were so many things you could do with them.

It was such a treat to get a transfer set like this, they would come in all sorts of themes for boys and girls. You had to rub over the transfer with a pencil and peel back the plastic sheet, sometime a little get would get left behind.

pink-custard -  school dessert

School Dinners Recipes – Pink Custard

School dinners - sponge slab and pink custard. [I'd forgotten all about this, and it was on of the highlights of school dinners as well. Looking at it now gives me the horrors :) ]

when you couldn't find your gun - you used a hammer

I didn't have a toy gun - I used a hammer or a rock on the sidewalk :o)

Retro sweets. Assorted Toffo flavours.

Top 10 retro treats

Toffos were chewy toffee sweets that came in several versions. A standard toffee flavoured version, assorted mixed flavours and a mint one. The mixed pack contained banana, chocolate, strawberry and toffee.


Did you grow up in the 70s and 80s? Let's recall what used to tickle our tastebuds