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Sweets and Chocolate bars of the past !

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Curly Wurlys.

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

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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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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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Chipmunk - Oxo flavoured crisps

Symbol savouries - you could eat on there on or with cheese

Tiger nuts

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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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Flying saucer - sherbet dips - Do they still do them

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

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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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Amazen Raisen - circa 1970 - remember the advert ?

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

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Crackerjack - with the free gift ...

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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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