Sweets do not taste like they used to.

@millie02 (6906)
United Kingdom
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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@pammooratan (4678)
• India
22 Feb 17
Some bussiness defaulters packed bad one.
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@millie02 (6906)
• United Kingdom
22 Feb 17
It could have been a bad pack I suppose.
• India
22 Feb 17
@millie02 Really old sweets may be put.
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@millie02 (6906)
• United Kingdom
23 Feb 17
@pammooratan These were new sweets but an old brand.
• United States
22 Feb 17
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.
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@millie02 (6906)
• United Kingdom
22 Feb 17
I suppose they try to improve their products.
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• United States
22 Feb 17
@millie02 Or have to forfeit ingredients due to changes in regulations, either way.
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@millie02 (6906)
• United Kingdom
22 Feb 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum What sweets do you like?
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
22 Feb 17
This tends to vary with some tasting the same and others being vastly different to what we remember.
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@millie02 (6906)
• United Kingdom
22 Feb 17
Have you noticed this with other products too.?
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
22 Feb 17
@millie02 A few. I recently bought a jar of Ovaltine, which I have not had since childhood. After making one cup I threw the jar out.
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@millie02 (6906)
• United Kingdom
22 Feb 17
@Asylum I have not had Ovaltine for years. I don't think I will bother after reading your comment.
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@celticeagle (119060)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Feb 17
I had a cup of coffee this morning that my daughter put both creamer and sugar in. Way too sweet for me. I like sweet and sour but not just sweet. Used to love Sweet Tarts.
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@millie02 (6906)
• United Kingdom
23 Feb 17
I cannot have my hot drinks with sugar, it makes them far too sweet.
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@celticeagle (119060)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Feb 17
@millie02 .....I don't like anything too sweet.
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@millie02 (6906)
• United Kingdom
2 Mar 17
@celticeagle Do you prefer savoury food and snacks.
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
22 Feb 17
I understand that artificial colors are not good for our health, so if sweets are made without using artificial colors, I won't mind eating those sweets.
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@millie02 (6906)
• United Kingdom
23 Feb 17
The colour was the same but the taste was different.
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
23 Feb 17
@millie02 Didn't you try to find out about poor taste. I think you could send an email to the manufacturer in this regard.
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@millie02 (6906)
• United Kingdom
24 Feb 17
@dpk262006 Yes that is a good idea, maybe I should, but I have eaten the sweets and I have no evidence.
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@ilocosboy (35596)
• Philippines
22 Feb 17
That is correct, and it's not only the banning of sugar but also limiting the required amount to met the government's standards.
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@millie02 (6906)
• United Kingdom
22 Feb 17
Do you think that sugar should be banned?
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@ilocosboy (35596)
• Philippines
22 Feb 17
@millie02 oh no, we can consume and use it to our physical activity
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@millie02 (6906)
• United Kingdom
23 Feb 17
@ilocosboy I suppose we need a certain amount of it.
• Bournemouth, England
22 Feb 17
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...
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@millie02 (6906)
• United Kingdom
23 Feb 17
I know, a lot of things are smaller than they were .
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• Bournemouth, England
23 Feb 17
@millie02 Wagon Wheels are now more like castors.
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@millie02 (6906)
• United Kingdom
24 Feb 17
@asfarasiknow I agree, and hardly any chocolate at all.
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@allknowing (68514)
• India
22 Feb 17
As you say your taste buds could be the culprits (lol)
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@millie02 (6906)
• United Kingdom
22 Feb 17
Like most thing, they change as we age.
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@allknowing (68514)
• India
22 Feb 17
@millie02 I know of someone who cannot taste salt. She keeps on adding and those in the house have a hell of a time
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@millie02 (6906)
• United Kingdom
23 Feb 17
@allknowing Yuk, poor things.
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@stbrians (15840)
• Kakamega, Kenya
22 Feb 17
What a disappointment! Sorry
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@millie02 (6906)
• United Kingdom
22 Feb 17
It was a shame but I will not eat them again.
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@stbrians (15840)
• Kakamega, Kenya
22 Feb 17
@millie02 Better not. I support you. I would have sued the company and asked for a refund
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@millie02 (6906)
• United Kingdom
22 Feb 17
@stbrians Maybe I could complain and get something out of them.
• Pamplona, Spain
2 Mar 17
I can still remember the taste of Parma Violets as well. I can bet they do not taste like they did before either. I tried other chocolate items and they also did not taste as good as before.
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@millie02 (6906)
• United Kingdom
3 Mar 17
Chocolate biscuits do not have as much chocolate on them as they used to.
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• Pamplona, Spain
3 Mar 17
@millie02 No they don´t do they? They have a more powdery watered down taste to them. A few of the good makes are okay. Also one or two makes are a bit too sweet and still don´t taste like Chocolate.
@Samia786m (513)
• India
2 Mar 17
I have heard about Parma sweet for first time.My favourite sweet is gulab jamun.It's very famous in India.
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@millie02 (6906)
• United Kingdom
2 Mar 17
What does it taste like?
@DWDavis (12860)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
23 Feb 17
Part of the loss of flavor may have been due to the use of high fructose corn syrup on place of sugar in the making of the candies.
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@millie02 (6906)
• United Kingdom
23 Feb 17
That could be true but I think it is the flavour that has changed.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
22 Feb 17
I have found many things don't taste as good to me now that I'm older compared to when I was younger and how I remember them. It is disappointing.
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@millie02 (6906)
• United Kingdom
23 Feb 17
Perhaps we just remember them differently.
@marlina (76486)
• Canada
22 Feb 17
I know that my taste buds have changed over the years. Nothing tastes as good as before.
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@millie02 (6906)
• United Kingdom
23 Feb 17
So it is not just me then. Can you think of anything that tastes better these days?