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17-01-2007, 11:51   #1
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What sweets would we have had as kids growing up in Sheffield in 1the 1960s and early 1970s?

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17-01-2007, 12:05   #2
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A lot of the sweets I remember are still available, stuff like parma violets, fruit salads & blackjacks. Spangles were popular, and rainbow crystals as I recall. Aztec bars were yummy, I don't think there is an equivalent of those nowadays. Anyone remember the advert for Refreshers? "Thruppence...they fizz"
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17-01-2007, 13:08   #3
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In the early 40's we didn't have any; in the late 40's and early 50's they were rationed. I've got a real sweet tooth now though.
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17-01-2007, 13:22   #4
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used to love coals from newcastle,similar to fizz bombs but the colour of a brillo pad!cant get them anymore and fizz bombs have halved in size.
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17-01-2007, 13:34   #5
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In the 60's I had a fondness for Rowntrees' Liquorice Gums. Yer don't get'em thesedays
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17-01-2007, 14:21   #6
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When sweets came off ration, about 1953 I think, I used like old English licqourice bonbons. They'd probably play havoc with my fillings now but I'd risk a bag right now if I could lay my hands on them.
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17-01-2007, 15:30   #7
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Anorak Time ! Spangles were discontinued in 1984. I still buy Blackjacks though - they are 3p each now (come in packets of 10), not 4 for an old penny.
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17-01-2007, 18:15   #8
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have you tried grannelis
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17-01-2007, 21:27   #9
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Sailor boy fizz cubes , Mojos, peas and potatoes.
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17-01-2007, 21:31   #10
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Pear Drops. Loved them.
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17-01-2007, 21:51   #11
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Who remembers Lucky Bags, can't for my life remember what was in them.
Seem to think they contained some sort of mysterious gift amongst other tasty goodies but what was that mystery gift?
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19-01-2007, 18:16   #12
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Sherbert Pips! really sour little things but lovely!
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19-01-2007, 20:30   #13
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Dose anybody remember crackerjack's, you use to get a free toy with them, am sure i wasn't dreaming
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19-01-2007, 21:08   #14
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Sherbet lemons, Cherry Lips, Floral Gums, Holland's 1d Arrow toffee-bar.
Barrett's sherbet with liquorice dip. Beech Nut chewing gum. Five Boys chocolate.
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19-01-2007, 21:19   #15
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I used to get a 5p mix - Mojos, Black Jack, Fruit Salad, Drum Stick Lolly, Flying saucer, cola bottles, bazooka joe

My chocolate favourite was Texan ...hated caramac though

I also remember some little chocolate button type things in a white packet with a giraffe on ..no idea what they were called but they were great ....and some sweets in a cardboard packet called pick pockets.
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What about the smokers selection box 50s/60s era, only used to see them at Christmas.
Its contents were chocolate cigarettes, matches a lighter and a pipe.
And a few chocolate cigars, plenty of stuff to get the young non smoker interested.
What would the anti smokers think of this now?
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19-01-2007, 22:31   #17
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What about the smokers selection box 50s/60s era, only used to see them at Christmas.
Its contents were chocolate cigarettes, matches a lighter and a pipe.
And a few chocolate cigars, plenty of stuff to get the young non smoker interested.
What would the anti smokers think of this now?
i used to like those candy cigarettes and have never smoked as an adult. I think kids are molly coddled too much now. i also liked spangles, rhubarb and custard sweets and kop kopps amongst others.
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02-06-2007, 21:07   #18
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I used to get a 5p mix - Mojos, Black Jack, Fruit Salad, Drum Stick Lolly, Flying saucer, cola bottles, bazooka joe

My chocolate favourite was Texan ...hated caramac though

I also remember some little chocolate button type things in a white packet with a giraffe on ..no idea what they were called but they were great ....and some sweets in a cardboard packet called pick pockets.
pick pockets pickapicka pocket all you've got to do is help yourself to ipickpockets.i remember the damn advert but not the sweets .
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02-06-2007, 21:21   #19
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All my favourite sweets have been covered, so I'm going to throw into the ring greatest cereal mankind has ever tasted:

Puffa Puffa Rice.

Mmmmmmmmmm.

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02-06-2007, 21:37   #20
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pick pockets pickapicka pocket all you've got to do is help yourself to ipickpockets.i remember the damn advert but not the sweets .
Done a search for pickpocketts if that's the right spelling and 0 results,
like yourself i remember the add but not the sweet?
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