What was your favourite sweetie?

March 28, 2007 11:02am CST
Now folks, I know we all like to think of ourselves as being all grown-up and too mature for sweets and suchlike. But I recently discovered a FANTASTIC website which sells all the sweets I used to get "when I were a girl" and I've found myself swept away into sweetie nostalgia heaven, and in two days have compiled a wishlist big enough to set up my own sweetshop. Sweets nowadays are rather naff if you ask me, but the good old favourites like flying saucers, cola cubes, rhubarb and custards, proper aniseed balls and double-dips (not to mention the traffic-light lollies and gobstoppers!) are still sweetie heaven, and incredibly exciting to me! So what's your sweetie weakness/memory which you haven't had in years, but the mention of which makes you go all misty-eyed? Share your sweetie memories here, and if you want to see if the wonderful online emporium stocks them, here's the address: www.aquarterof.co.uk
3 responses
@Poison_Girl (4163)
• United States
31 Mar 07
Too mature for candy?? NEVER! Peanut butter cups and SweetTarts have always been my favorite candies. They're still around, though. And I still enjoy them! I even have some new favorites now, too. I love those caramel Nestle Treasures. Mmmmmmmm...
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31 Mar 07
I've tried peanut butter cups before, but not the others you mention. Sweets in the US have traditionally been quite different from anywhere in the world, and I'd definitely recommend you try some if you get the chance! Aniseed balls and sherbert lemons are always a good place to start, as are mint humbugs and liquorice strawberry laces! Once you get used to those, you can move onto the harder stuff like sherbert pips, cola cubes and double-dips :-) Thanks for your answer, and happy munching!
31 Mar 07
Oops - meant to say UK, not US there!
• United States
1 Apr 07
I'll have to try those. We actually have the red laces things. I'm thinking they're the same thing, anyway. Red Vines and Twizzlers. Both have their own tastes, but they're sorta similar. I'm not too crazy about them. I mean, they're alright, but I'd rather have something else. You know, back home, we had a British Emporium. I've never been to it, but my sister once bought all kinds of candy there. I wonder if there are any up here in Seattle. Hmmm... I'll have to do a search!
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30 Mar 07
I loved the sickly sweet taste of Palma Violets, but being a young man, I would test my virility and strength against the old 'Anglo' bubble gum. Circular and pink, its taste was reminiscent of dentists mouthwash, but was large enough to half fill your mouth, and was such a sturdy gum that should your jaws have the power and stamina to win a chewing battle with it, the bubble could be used as an airship! A trye challenge.
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31 Mar 07
Aye, they don't make bubble-gum like they used to - well actually they do at that shop! Parma violets were quite bizarre - I could never work out whether I liked them or not, as they had that soapy kind of tang to them, but I'd always finish the packet :-)
@lols189 (4797)
29 Mar 07
the sweets i used to like when i was younger are flying saucers with sherbet inside, cola bottles, gobstoppers and mojos were my favourite. thanks for the link i will check this sweety site out =)
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29 Mar 07
Glad I could help! That website sells all of those sweets and many more you may have forgotten! Those flying saucers were brilliant, and they seem to have stopped selling them in the supermarkets now. Thanks for your response, and all the best :-)