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Traditional, old-fashioned sweets
« on: June 26, 2011, 03:05:32 PM »
Thought they'd stopped making your favourite sweeties from your schooldays? Maybe you can still get them.
Take a look at 'A quarter of'. Sadly it's quarter of a kilo and not a quarter of a pound, but never mind.
Soor Plum anyone?
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Re: Traditional, old-fashioned sweets
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2011, 03:12:34 PM »
Yum Yum,

Believe it or not Woolworths still exist on line. They still do pick and mix Sweets aswell:


http://www.woolworths.co.uk/picknmix/en/Pic-n-Mix.page


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Re: Traditional, old-fashioned sweets
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2011, 03:19:30 PM »
I think Australia still has the real Woolworth shops. It's just here that they closed down.

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Re: Traditional, old-fashioned sweets
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2011, 03:24:17 PM »
Its such a shame they closed down in the UK, I used to enjoy shopping there. I feel sorry for all those people who lost their jobs as well :thumbsdown:


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Re: Traditional, old-fashioned sweets
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2011, 03:25:31 PM »
When I was aged 7-10 my parents ran a corner shop in Wolverton, Bucks and, of course, we had access to the Sweet Corner so Black Jacks, Salad Chews, Shrimps, Flying Saucers etc appeared in the 1d tray. There were many different flavoured Spangles, Fruit Polos, Pineapple Chunks etc.
Nowadays, the only place to find Pineapple Chunks is in the gents toilets at Service stations - but they don't taste so good!

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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2011, 03:27:33 PM »

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Re: Traditional, old-fashioned sweets
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2011, 04:22:00 PM »
Back in the early 1980's Mojo's were one of my fav's.
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Re: Traditional, old-fashioned sweets
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2011, 04:33:34 PM »
Thought they'd stopped making your favourite sweeties from your schooldays? Maybe you can still get them.
Take a look at 'A quarter of'. Sadly it's quarter of a kilo and not a quarter of a pound, but never mind.
Soor Plum anyone?
http://www.aquarterof.co.uk/


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Re: Traditional, old-fashioned sweets
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2011, 06:09:38 PM »
A friend of ours has recently opened a retro sweet shop (complete with glass jars, counter & scales) not too far from me, but thankfully just too far to walk to.

The only thing she can't get are Riley's Chocolate Toffee Rolls, which apparently are no longer made.

Does anyone else remember being able to buy a single cigarette?

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Re: Traditional, old-fashioned sweets
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2011, 07:00:18 PM »
Facebook does have it's uses.
Riley's chocolate toffee rolls are back!
From their wall post. "If you want your local sweet shop to stock them ask them to contact us and we will arrange to supply them."

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=90998183831#!/group.php?gid=90998183831

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Re: Traditional, old-fashioned sweets
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2011, 07:02:42 PM »
Olde English Spangles - now you're talking a proper sweetie  ;)

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Re: Traditional, old-fashioned sweets
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2011, 07:17:56 PM »

Does anyone else remember being able to buy a single cigarette?
The head cook at our school used to sell us kids single cigrettes at breaks and lunch time. You just leant across his serving counter  ( >:( >:( not like your thinking you dirty minded member  ::) ),reached underneath, drop a threepenny bit into his pot and take a ciggie. He would just nod to you and carry on cooking


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Re: Traditional, old-fashioned sweets
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2011, 08:17:47 PM »
Olde English Spangles - now you're talking a proper sweetie  ;)

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Re: Traditional, old-fashioned sweets
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2011, 08:48:22 PM »
I used to love sweet tobacco. Not sure if you can still get it but it was common in the 1960s ! Yum
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Re: Traditional, old-fashioned sweets
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2011, 08:49:32 PM »
I'd like to get Maltona Drops again.

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