Sweets do not taste like they used to.
February 22, 2017 3:08am CST
Last night I ate a packet of Parma Violet sweets that somebody had given me. I had not eaten this make of sweets for years, decades even. As a child, these used to be one of my favourite sorts of sweet, so I was looking forward to eating them. I was in for a big disappointment because they tasted nothing like how I remembered them. I could not taste the violet at all. Now, this could be down to me getting older with my taste buds changing, but I think it is more to do with the way the sweets are made nowadays. In the old days, the sweet makers were allowed to use artificial colour and flavours which have probably been banned now. So although these sweets are safer to eat, they do not taste anywhere near as good as they used to.
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• United States
I can't be certain, but I could almost say between our two countries, we've reversed. What I mean is, I believe that there were less artificial coloring in the candies from America's past compared to today. Our FDA allows a lot of leniency when it comes to what is and isn't in foods and what does and doesn't have to be clearly labeled. I bet that the those sweets did change, a company is going to try to tweak their recipes over time after all.
• Bournemouth, England
I now never expect things I remember from years ago to taste the same, either because of changed recipes or taste buds or rose-tinted memories! And don't even get me started on the diminished size of today's Curly Wurles...