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#1 Sheffield History

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 11:12 PM

Remember the old sweets and chocolate bars from when you were a kid ?

You can still buy most of those old sweets too !!

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 11:00 PM

oooh this has brought back some really odd memories. does anyone remember mint cracknel it was a chocolate bar but with sort of like minty crispy bits my nan used to buy it us every time she came to visit. we also used to have to walk to barnards at the manor top to get my dad some rileys toffe rolls they were lovely so we never minded what the weather was like lol. I also remeber bulls eyes,creamline toffee,and we used to have a little cloth bag with little bitsof sugar coated bubbly in it but cant remember what it was called!!!! barnards was an absloute kids dream for sweets but you dont seem to see many shops now selling sweets out of a jar they are all prepacked which is a shame. storks on mansfield road was another good one to visit for two ounces of floral gums and cherry lips ha ha wow and old joes where the 95 bus terminus used to be on birley moor road.

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 11:01 PM

oooh this has brought back some really odd memories. does anyone remember mint cracknel it was a chocolate bar but with sort of like minty crispy bits.



Definitely

I really loved that stuff - I could eat some right now !!

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 10:15 PM

lol lol

Galaxy counters, they were a bit like cadburys choc buttons but smaller.

The nearest thing to them now is minstrels without the crispy shell.

Traffic light lollypops (used to change colour as you sucked) - hence the name

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 08:51 AM

What about the large biscuits called Dundee"s . I remember having them at breaktime at school . They were like a large digestive biscuit with chocolate on one side and DUNDEE printed on the other. They were around 4" round and 1/2 " thick and seemed huge as a akid. I think most schools sold them at lunchbreaks , but you couldnt buy them in shops.

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 09:58 AM

Good call

For some strange reason we used to have them for pudding at school in the 70's - covered in strawberry yoghurt ?

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 04:51 PM

Anyone remember the boiled sweet factory that was in the hill at the back of midland station, it stood on the roadside in front of where the flats (Parkhill I think the flats are called called) are now. They made the best boiled sweet fishes, covered in sugar, used to last ages. (They didn't rot my teeth) :rolleyes:

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 02:53 PM

Curly Wurlys.

Is it me or are they a lot smaller these days?

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 03:18 PM

Curly Wurlys.

Is it me or are they a lot smaller these days?

they are a lot smaller
Remember when wagons wheels were as big as wagon wheels?

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 04:04 PM

Anyone remember the boiled sweet factory that was in the hill at the back of midland station, it stood on the roadside in front of where the flats (Parkhill I think the flats are called called) are now. They made the best boiled sweet fishes, covered in sugar, used to last ages. (They didn't rot my teeth) :rolleyes:


Wasn't that Dixons? Of mint rock fame

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 11:18 AM

Chipmunk - Oxo flavoured crisps
Symbol savouries - you could eat on there on or with cheese
Tiger nuts

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 11:29 AM

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 03:17 PM

[quote name='ADMIN' date='Mar 15 2007, 08:13 PM' post='2598']
Remember the old sweets and chocolate bars from when you were a kid ?

You can still buy most of these old sweets too !!

Click the links and have a look:

I guess I am SOL on this as they wont ship to the US.

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 06:32 PM

Flying saucer - sherbet dips - Do they still do them

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 08:41 PM

yes they still do flying saucers and sherbert dips. what about chocolate logs and white mice :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 12:08 AM

yes they still do flying saucers and sherbert dips. what about chocolate logs and white mice :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

I'm sure the white mice were responsible for the chocolate logs lol

Very obscure one, tested in South Yorkshire in the mid 70s, Almond Islands (maybe posted b4), damned expensive for the time ...

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 12:10 AM

Amazen Raisen - circa 1970 - remember the advert ?

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 12:12 AM

Walkers Nonsuch Brazil Nut Toffee, managed to buy some at the weekend, current cost about £20 per pound :(

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 12:14 AM

Crackerjack - with the free gift ...

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 09:26 AM

Crackerjack that's a blast from the past, I remember they were in a box- was it blue?

I think they were based on the American style sweets or should that be candy ?

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 09:12 PM

Swisskit

advertising slogan ="Are you willing for a shilling
Will you risk it for a swisskit"

Nutty Bar

A caramel log with peanuts stuck to the outside, never really took off, probably because it looked like a turd after you had eaten too many peanuts.

;-)

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 10:29 PM

Wasn't it "You can risk it for a Swiskit" ?

Does anyone remember Big One. Advert was some bloke in a cowboy outfit with a tall hat, think slogan was

"Big One Big One, sticks out a mile", it was I Think a tofffe thing a bit like a flake, I guess this must be around 1970ish. don't think they were around for that long.

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 01:05 PM

Wasn't it "You can risk it for a Swiskit" ?

Does anyone remember Big One. Advert was some bloke in a cowboy outfit with a tall hat, think slogan was

"Big One Big One, sticks out a mile", it was I Think a tofffe thing a bit like a flake, I guess this must be around 1970ish. don't think they were around for that long.

am not surprised with a slogan like that!!! lol lol lol

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 09:19 AM

the tag lines for "swisskit" which IIRC was a sort of muesli bar, was definitely "Would you risk it, for a swisskit?"

The advert onTV would show a bloke, ski-ing down a mountain getting into all sorts of scrapes, getting all sorts of *wince* *ouch* injuries whacked by tree-branches etc.

At the end, after all he'd endured, all he got was a measly muesli bar! huh! :lol:, and he 'd say "I'd risk it for a Swisskit!"

barmy, barmy ad. The bars weren't bad, even if they were a bit gimmicky. but they didn't seem to be in the shops for long, they seemed to die a death.

my two fave sweets/ chocolates from my childhood were the Galaxy counters (naked minstrels! :o ) and that sweet-tobacco made out of coconut, called "pirate's treasure" or "Pirate's gold"! it came in a packet just like the plastic pouches that real baccy comes in, today, the packet was red, the contents looked like real baccy. It was toasted coconut, IIRC, and it was delicious. I still love coconut, to this day.

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 08:58 PM

No in that case I wouldn't risk it for a Swiskit, although my memory does play tricks on me I still think I can see adverts that said "You can risk it for a swisket", but then again I am gettin on a bit I get my bus pass in 17 years I am not blonde but even now I do tend to have senior moments. :blink: :( lol lol :blink: :blink:

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 09:57 PM

Does anyone remember the long twirly stick of buttery type hard toffee which had a chocolate centre, made by Trebor.
I loved them, they also did a stick of barley sugar the same size.
The 1d, 2d, and 3d bars of Cadbury's milk chocolate.

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 10:21 PM

After the war, we children were rationed to a small amount of sweets. We all tried to find ways of making our small allocation of coupons go that little bit further. One day I noticed that out local chemist had large blocks of liquorice for sale and no coupons were required. It tasted great and I finished the lot in one afternoon.....kept me going all week.....literally!
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 05:26 PM

Wasn't that Dixons? Of mint rock fame

We believe it was Maxons which was evetually taken over by Dixons

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 06:49 PM

After the war, we children were rationed to a small amount of sweets. We all tried to find ways of making our small allocation of coupons go that little bit further. One day I noticed that out local chemist had large blocks of liquorice for sale and no coupons were required. It tasted great and I finished the lot in one afternoon.....kept me going all week.....literally!
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:



I bet it did Posted Image

Sorry I don't supose it was that funny at the time. :rolleyes:

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 12:34 AM

Yes, I can confirm that Maxons was, indeed, taken over by Dixons (or Dixon Pitchfork as they were known then) as I worked at Maxons in the offices around 1966-67 and they were owned by Dixons when I started there so I don't know when they took Maxons over. The Maxons factory and offices were near the bottom of Albert Road, on the right as you went up from Chesterfield Road. I do believe that after I left, the old factory/offices were pulled down and replaced with new ones. Don't know if they are still there now, though? All of the staff used to be able to buy cut price 'misfits' sweets really cheaply for a huge bagful. Wonder why I was really popular with family and friends when I worked there??? lol

Sometimes, when I had to go down into the factory, the sweet rollers would ask if I wanted to sample some of whatever they happened to be rolling out or bottling up into jars at the time. I ALWAYS accepted when it was aniseed balls, they were one of my favourites. Haven't seen those around for a long time, are they still available?

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 03:05 PM

Wasn't that Dixons? Of mint rock fame

I think it could have been Maxon's

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 06:18 PM

Have we mentioned "Almond Islands" ? Trialled in Sheffield, circa 1975, cost a fortune, 8/- (Eight Shillings for a chocolate bar !, 40p, maybe more, anyone remember ?), shaped like a starfish, almond on each arm, all coated with chocolate.

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 06:21 PM

Sometimes, when I had to go down into the factory, the sweet rollers would ask if I wanted to sample some of whatever they happened to be rolling out or bottling up into jars at the time. I ALWAYS accepted when it was aniseed balls, they were one of my favourites. Haven't seen those around for a long time, are they still available?

I have a full case of Aniseed Balls ....





but the Antibiotics are hopefully gonna kick in soon !




Sorry, couldn't resist he he

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 06:40 PM

I have a full case of Aniseed Balls ....

but the Antibiotics are hopefully gonna kick in soon !

I also have a "Curley Whirly" lol

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 06:47 PM

Old Jamaica chocolate bar anyone ? Rum flavoured.

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 10:31 PM

Old jamaican omg! it was a treat if I had one of those! anyone remember the toffee I think they was worthingtons, but they looked like they was flattened by hand, round shaped. My great great uncle always bought them and many atime they took out my fillings! a few other favourites was country style choc, caramac, icy cups, sherbet pips, angelo bubbly, Moose bar, Kendal Mint Cake, Rhubarb & Custard, the bag of bubbly Rach was on about was they really called golden nuggets?

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 07:53 PM

Hey RichardB do you agree that curly whirly's arent as big as they was then, or is it that we have grown, or maybe its just my mouth is bigger. lol he he lol

Sos shezza didnt see your post. 100 lines 'must read previous posts before postin' :rolleyes:

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 08:24 PM

Hey RichardB do you agree that curly whirly's arent as big as they was then, or is it that we have grown, or maybe its just my mouth is bigger. lol he he lol

Sos shezza didnt see your post. 100 lines 'must read previous posts before postin' :rolleyes:

Indeed, they shrank, and Mars Bars used to have chocolate on top of 'em, thick, thick chocolate until the late 70's, and Quality Street Purple-thingies used to have Brazil not in them, not fragments of hazlenut ...

You can but "The Big One" a version of an old Brazil nut Quality Street, but imagine you parents/grand parents paying 7/- or 8/- for a single sweet ... turn in their Graves, well, them that have died like .... probably ...

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 11:11 PM

Mint sensations anyone? they had anuvver make... fruit senstations mmmm very fruity and tacky in the middle....if you please? 10p mix up? go down the moor and in the market a lady sells a lot of the old sweets loooovely!

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 11:11 PM

But no sensations :(