What sweets were your favourite when you were a child??

raspberry pips - how i used to love these!!
@ruby222 (4848)
April 4, 2008 3:20am CST
When i was a child i used to love Raspberry pips...little tiny boiled sweet coated in sugar....I used to get 2 ounces a day...with my daily threepenny bit!!!...they were weighed and wrapped in a little triangular paper bag... I was always a chubby child...which used to get on my nerves a bit...so one more than one occasion I used to go on my own version of a diet!!! I used to divide the raspberry pips up into three even tinier amounts...then i would tell myself that i was going to make them last three days instead of one day!!! Well how daft!!!...before i knew it all of my good intentions had gone...along with the raspberry pips!!! PS...im still chubby!!!!
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5 Apr 08
I liked spangles and also flying saucers when I was a child in the 1950's. At that time there were not many sweets around as rationing had just finished
@ruby222 (4848)
5 Apr 08
I never got on too well with Spangles....flying saucers were the little rice paper circleswith sherbet in i think?? My hubby was born late 1940s and he says there wasnt a massive variety around then..Im A wee bit younger..but i cant really remember ever getting that much choice!!!..first of all the cost was of huge importance...and value for your money the second !!....we used to tend to have 2 ounces of something...and make them last!!! I remember plainly if i had a packet of crispa ..which wasnt very often..there were only Smiths crispa about then!!..any way..I used to squeeze the packet..and crush the crisps...and eat the tiny bits..relishing them..making them last a long time!!!...then a good while later..Golden wonder came in!!!
6 Apr 08
I must be about the same age as your husband and as I remember they were not many different sweets, we always like you looked for the best value
@ruby222 (4848)
6 Apr 08
Hi Austin....hubby and myself are always talking about our childhoods...he has a very big family..he is one of eleven...originally twelve. Five boys chocolate...toffee bars... But we always say that these things were a real luxury...not an every day occurence!!!...at christmas there was an orange or apple..a few nuts,a small toy in the stocking...and in hubbys family there was a board game that they shared between them.My sister and i used to get the self same stocking...but with a second hand toy each!!! I just dont know what they would make of that in todays world!!! Playing was just that...out and about in the fresh air,down by the streams,watching the moorhens...we were both brought up in the countryside...and then it was perfectly safe to go a wandering...but today you wouldnt dare let the children do that. On rare occasions Mum used to make toffee...hubbys Mum used to make tablet...and that was pure bliss!!!
• United States
4 Apr 08
My favorite is peanut butter eggs. It's sad that they are only on the shelves during Easter. And reese's cups just are no substitute.
@ruby222 (4848)
5 Apr 08
Hi Lucky..ive not heard of peanut butter eggs..im in the UK..here.....but just to say that i love peanut butter...but i love the crunchy one!!! I like it on toast..spread thickly....its yummy !!
• United States
6 Apr 08
They are really good. Not crunchy though. Basically peanut butter dipped in chocolate. But I must say, I love the crunchy peanut butter too. = )
@ruby222 (4848)
6 Apr 08
Now..if they were filled with crunchy peanut butter...mmmm...they would be ideal!!
@Darkwing (21588)
4 Apr 08
I had loads of favourites. I liked the Blackjack Chews, Banana and Toffee Split, Rhubarb and Custard, Aniseed Balls, Milk Bottles, Cough Candy, and Spearmint Chews. You don't see a lot of those about these days, do you? I loved the loose sweets in the glass jars, and like you, bought them in two-ounce paper bags. Brightest Blessings.
@ruby222 (4848)
4 Apr 08
All those sweeties!! - spearmint chews and aniseed balls!!
I can taste those milk bottles now!!!..aniseed balls!!..and gob stopppers!!!..the gob stopers used to change colour as you sucked them!!!!...aniseed ballls that stained your mouth.....spearmint chews..they were great. We werent allowed chewing gum..it was classed as being dirty stuff!!..but we used to buy it sometimes ..in secret!....wrigleys and PK.. i was never a massive cough candy fan,i preferred the sugary sweet things!
@Darkwing (21588)
5 Apr 08
Well Stocked Sweet Shop - Sweet Shop shelves laden with jars of loose sweets.
He he... I knew the milk bottles would get ya! Because of their weight and size, you used to get lots of them in a 2oz bag, and they were also good value because they took a bit of chewing. Yes, chewing gum was taboo for me too. I wasn't allowed that until in my teens.
@ruby222 (4848)
5 Apr 08
No you arent allowed!! - no bubble gum for us...
Nor me!!!..my parents always said that we would choke on it...and bubble gum was a no no as well...the meanies...lol...but i can see where they were coming from now that im older!!
@gemini_rose (16192)
4 Apr 08
I used to love those pips too, and rhubarb and custard sweets and sherbet and cherry lips, actually I just liked a lot of sweets! I have some rhubarb and custard soap at the minute and that smells so much like the sweet I am surprised I have not eaten it yet!! You can still buy some of the same sweets today, but in my opinion they just do not taste the same!
@ruby222 (4848)
4 Apr 08
Just for Rose - all those cherry lips..those were the days!!!
Yes ..you can still buy a lot of them today Rose...but im not really sure if they are as good as then!!! Do you remember Merry maid caramels????...if you were rich you had a quarter pound of those!!!! Rhubarb and custard is still one of my favourites... I remember giving the kids 10p when they came home from school..they used to go and get a 10p mix!!!! Some shops still do a mix even now.. The only ones i can remember not liking too much were clove balls....they were orrible...but lol given a clove ball or nothing..youd take the clove ball!!!
@gemini_rose (16192)
4 Apr 08
Uck clove balls yes I remember them. My kids still have the mixes but they are no longer 10p more like 50p to a quid!!
@ruby222 (4848)
5 Apr 08
these orrible thing!! - oh lordy these clove balls are horrible!!
Morning Rose....yes a very big..double big uck!!!!
@rhane7315 (5670)
• Philippines
10 Apr 08
my favorite sweet was lollipop and a chocolate that only costs .50(php) cents = 0.0125 that time lol
@ruby222 (4848)
12 Apr 08
LOL...you can have the lollipop...and i will have the chocolate!!!
@rhane7315 (5670)
• Philippines
13 Apr 08
lol i also wanted some chocolates, maybe we can share
@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
7 Apr 08
My favorite sweets were and still are, ice cream. I love most kinds of it. That is why I don't keep it in the house very often because I would go way over board in eating it. I try to be careful about my sweets now. All through out high school, I was a size zero all through high school. So, I didn't really worry about how unhealthy it was. I have gained some weight since then and now have trouble getting the weight off. That's part of the reason I can't keep ice cream in the house.
@ruby222 (4848)
8 Apr 08
So you are an ice cream fan....oh they do some delicious flavours nowadays.....really exotic...Im not a huge fan myself..but a nice cornish ice cream is good!
@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
12 Apr 08
I may be asking a really dumb question here, but what is that kind of ice cream? I have never heard of it. I love most kinds of ice cream. I love chocolate ice cream with peanut butter in it. I would have to say that is my favorite.
• United States
5 Apr 08
I liked Pop Rocks and funny bones. My brother liked Big League Chew. I still like chocolate. But I am a chocolate snob. Cheap chocolate tastes harsh to me. I like dark chocolate - belgian chocolates and organic chocolate.
@ruby222 (4848)
5 Apr 08
Hound....lol..no..I cant do dark chocolate...and im not into organic chocolate..i just like the ordinary stuff!!!..but not the cheap..its awful!!!!!
• United States
6 Apr 08
Yes, there is some really gross candy out there. Not all chocolate that is inexpensive is bad, but I had a real harsh tasting chocolate bunny shaped piece of candy this Easter. And then I read the ingredients and was sorry I did...
@GreenMoo (11837)
5 Apr 08
when I was young i wasn't allowed sweets very often. But occassionally we'd be allowed to choose ourselves 10 or 20 pence worth from the newsagents. That might not sound like very much now, but this was back when there were still halfpenny sweets! We'd be able to pick them ourselves & pop them in a little silver foil dish, then the newsagent would double check them & they'd go in a little white paper bag. they'd normally last all the way home & normally for the rest of the day too. The love of little individual sweeties has stayed with me, but it's not very often that you see a range of them on display any more where you can choose one of those and one of those. My favourite back in those days was a rather garish coloured pink & white foam mushroom. Today I'm still rathr keen on any of the jelly sweets that are covered in the sort of sour sugar that makes you go 'oooh!' & pucker up. You can buy whole bags of it as Haribou Sour Mix & I once age an enture bag at a sitting (stressful day at work) & all the chemicals must have shot straight into my bloodstream as my face went bright red & I glowed for the rest of the afternoon!
@ruby222 (4848)
5 Apr 08
We used to get 3d a day for sweets....threepence..in old money lol...that bough 2 ounces of sweets..in a little triangular paper bag....those mushrooms...yes you can still get them cant you??like the fried eggs!!!! im not a jelly sweet lover..im a chocolate woman myself...a bar od cadbury friut and nut..versus a night in bed with Goerge Clooney...I will take the fruit and nut ta !!!! I tell you what I love and ive not seen them for ages...coconut mushrooms!!!!! my Dad used to love them!!!...and Merry maid caramels...but thet were for high days and holidays Moo !!!!!
@GreenMoo (11837)
6 Apr 08
Fried eggs - what a blast from the past!! I used to love those too.
@mbs730 (2151)
• Canada
5 Apr 08
I loved ALL sweets and that was a problem, to say the least!!
@ruby222 (4848)
5 Apr 08
Well so did I...and i still do !!!!!...it was my downfall..lol..as i was a chubby schild..and still am chubby!!!!.....i love every sweetthing you can think of...from chocolate..to boiled sweets...to liquorice...to...well just about everything!!!!!!
@mbs730 (2151)
• Canada
6 Apr 08
I absolutely hear you lol
• United States
4 Apr 08
We had a little mom-n-pop store just around the corner all through my childhood:) They carried small boxes of small jaw breakers. I LOVED them! I could make a box last a week...lols Another item they carried were single pieces of licorice. I loved the black. It was so yummy. But my favorite sweet of all time was my grandmother's bananna moose! Bananna pudding, with sliced banannas, and tons of whipped topping...it was soooo good!
@ruby222 (4848)
4 Apr 08
lipstick for Mum!! - i gave up my sweety money for this!!
It sounds brilliant!!..we had a little shop by my Grannies house..it was a shed in actual fact!!!..just a little wooden shed that was packed with childrens goodies..we used to beg for a few coppers so that we could visit the shed!!!!! Once when i was staying with Granny..I gave up my sweet money..what a mug lolol...not really..and i bought Mum a lipstick..it was a bright orangy colour..oh i thought it was marvellous!!!!!
@ruby222 (4848)
4 Apr 08
I forgot to ask you can you tell me a bit more about how the banana pudding was made??
@crazylady (470)
• United States
14 Apr 08
We hardly ever got sweets growing up. But I liked icecream and Dunkin Donuts donuts. I still love those.
@ruby222 (4848)
14 Apr 08
They all sound good to me Crazy!!
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
10 Apr 08
My father would always give me his change out of his pocket everyday. Usually about 2 dollars worth of change. I could buy a lot of candy back then. My favorite candy was bubble gum. I could chew ton of it.Needless to say I have lots of trouble with my teeth as an adult because of that. I also liked chocolate and got my share and more of that as a child.
@ruby222 (4848)
12 Apr 08
A whole two dollars..wow..you were a lucky girl!!
@Rosekitty (19396)
• San Marcos, Texas
6 Apr 08
Hi Ruby When i was younger my mother would be always making something sweet..she wasn't a cook but she sure could bake and every get together she would be the one to bring the goodies. her fudge, lemon meringue pies and pastries were so popular, its a shame she didn't have a bakery! if i went to the store it was licorice(black) and anything chocolate..now its the same.
@ruby222 (4848)
7 Apr 08
Hi Rose...well though Mum made toffe..she was a very good plain cook..but definately not a cake maker..lol...we used to come home from school and there on the work surface on a plate..was a frisbee.but it was Mums sponge!!!!...she used to give us that look that spoke volumes...so we didnt comment....later when the frisbee was cool...she would top it off with icing...and we ate it for pudding!!!!!!
@checapricorn (16065)
• United States
5 Apr 08
any chocolates and any cake...
@ruby222 (4848)
6 Apr 08
A little bit like me then!!!!
• United States
5 Apr 08
I liked all types of sweets, I didn't have a favorite. I liked cake ans cookies. The two sweets that I remember Really liking was chocolate cake with lemon frosting and pretzels dipped in vanilla ice cream.
@ruby222 (4848)
6 Apr 08
MMMM...they sound lovely Sarah...
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• Philippines
5 Apr 08
My favorite sweets until now are cakes,donuts,candies,and ice cream and our very own ice delicacies during the summer.
@ruby222 (4848)
5 Apr 08
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKat..lol..I love them all !!!!!!!!
• Australia
4 Apr 08
Dairy milk chocolate!!!
@ruby222 (4848)
5 Apr 08
But Teddy..you dont say which dairy milk chocolate?????...would it be cadburys or frys ...or what??...would it be plain or milk...or white chocolate....come on and tell a little more!!!
4 Apr 08
My sweet of choice has to be Parma Violets. An odd taste I know- almost like eating perfume. But I loved them, I also rationed them to make them last longer. For those who don't know what Parma Violets are- they are a lovely fragrant type of hard candy. They are like little lilac coloured tablets and come wrapped in plastic. I imagine them to be the older more sophisticated sister of Love Hearts and Refreshers (which are made by the same company). Hmmmm I am now craving these lovely sweets, and luckily you can buy them online!
@ruby222 (4848)
5 Apr 08
Parma violets..a tiny sweetin a tiny tube!!!..they were exactlylike eating perfume!!! yes!...of course they were sophisticated lolol..... Love hearts i remeber well..all those little messages on them!!! Refreshers were a bit to sharp for me...they used to make my mouth tingle like mad!!!!!!
• Philippines
4 Apr 08
haha,a ctually i like almost all candies, form chewy gummy worms/bears to hard candy.. hahaha, i even bite hard candies, and chew them into small bits.. i don't know why i do that, haha..
@ruby222 (4848)
4 Apr 08
like you i like all candy!!
@chiyosan (30194)
• Philippines
4 Apr 08
oh i dont have a sweet tooth, and i am not much attracted to candies and sweet stuffs, if they are in the fridge, i eat if i feel like eating them.. i am more of a "chips" person.. talk about loving junk foods! hehe i remember my brother and i would prepare a bag of sour cream and onions (lays) our favorite when we are to watch a wrestling match!
@ruby222 (4848)
4 Apr 08
dont you just love them!! - I love crisps....i love the thick type..they are yummy!!
My kids were big crip fans!!...they love cheese n onion..as a favourite ...but lol any flavour would do!!! They also loved the chips you have with a dip... All three of them were more savoury eaters than sweet eaters!!