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Report trilby22 November 10, 2017 8:39 AM GMT
Chupa Chups.  Don't know whether you get them in the UK?
Report trilby22 November 10, 2017 8:39 AM GMT
Sherbet dipdab!
Report fouraces November 10, 2017 8:42 AM GMT
Yes Chupa Chips are available over here.

Sherbert dipdabs...lovely but used to make you shudder.
Report cooperman November 10, 2017 9:00 AM GMT
Liquorice Root = looked like a dog chew but very tasty

https://www.aquarterof.co.uk/chewy-soft-liquorice-allsorts.html
Report fouraces November 10, 2017 9:06 AM GMT
We used to call it liquorice wood, it was really like chewing tree bark but very tasty.
Report Deltâ November 10, 2017 9:09 AM GMT
Aztec
lush
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/SzozRvB7bX4/hqdefault.jpg
Report Deltâ November 10, 2017 9:10 AM GMT
Texan
lush (2)
http://goodtoknow.media.ipcdigital.co.uk/111/0000108d2/d2f3/Texan.jpg
Report workrider November 10, 2017 9:24 AM GMT
penny butterscotch.A long slab of toffee in silver paper, pure joy....
Report STUDYFORM November 10, 2017 9:26 AM GMT
My current field of expertise, is this!
Liquorice root is still around. I sell it.
The stuff I have is in boxes of 10 and comes from Italy
Report northanlite November 10, 2017 9:42 AM GMT
spangles - fruit flavours but fav was old english which was mix of aniseed, butterscotch & cinnamon type flavours.
also seem to remember a coconut type thing that came in a pouch & was meant to resemble a pouch of rolling tobacco.
can't think why they don't still sell thatSilly
Report saddo November 10, 2017 9:56 AM GMT
We used to buy sweet Cigarettes to copy grown ups, they had a red end to look like they were lit. Them old English spangles were rank imo.
Report thegiggilo November 10, 2017 10:10 AM GMT
Those spangles were just weird,what flavour were the diarrhoea coloured ones vomit.Remember the sweet tobacco you could buyShockedin a little pouch as well,looked like the real thing as well when you were I kid..
Report Jack Hacksaw November 10, 2017 10:16 AM GMT
Bazooka Joes
Pink Elephant (strawberry choc ice)
Firemans Hoses
Jublees (we called them that anyway, frozen flavoured ice)
Fruit Salads and Black Jacks
Snowballs
Report Lady Faye Verrit November 10, 2017 10:32 AM GMT
Don't know if any of these are still available as not into buying sweets.....

Edinburgh Rock
Sherbert Lemons
Sweet Cigarettes
Sherbert Lemons
Aniseed Balls
Refreshers
Love Hearts
Spangles
Bon Bons
Butter Mints
Gob Stoppers
Pear Drops
Fruit Jellies
Chewing Nuts
Caramac
Butter Mintoes
Bull's Eyes
Report saddo November 10, 2017 10:50 AM GMT
Bag O' Gold chewing gum.
Report G Hall November 10, 2017 10:58 AM GMT
There was a bar similar to toffeecrisp but was nicer but can't think of its name and its not aztec
Report Jack Hacksaw November 10, 2017 11:00 AM GMT
Bag o Gold!
Report Smar Tarse November 10, 2017 11:11 AM GMT
G Hall - you might be referring to one of my favs the Double Decker ?
Report G Hall November 10, 2017 11:13 AM GMT
No it wasn't double decker it was one word might have started with the letter R but can't be sure.
Report G Hall November 10, 2017 11:19 AM GMT
TOPIC
Report G Hall November 10, 2017 11:20 AM GMT
Ha had to google
Report crystalhunt November 10, 2017 12:13 PM GMT
fouraces    10 Nov 17 09:06 
We used to call it liquorice wood, it was really like chewing tree bark but very tasty.

Better known as sticky lice up north .
Report Jack Hacksaw November 10, 2017 12:16 PM GMT
Munchies - the millionaire's chocolate of choice.
Report ditchbert November 10, 2017 12:21 PM GMT
Those big penny chews that were half one flavour and half another.
I used to get 2/6d a week pocket money and would go straight down
the local shop and buy 30 to last me the week.
Probably the reason i've got none of my own teeth now.
Report Lady Faye Verrit November 10, 2017 12:41 PM GMT
Yes crystalhunt....the fun bit was spitting it out, onto everything we shouldn't be spitting it out onto.....Laugh
Report Lady Faye Verrit November 10, 2017 12:46 PM GMT
Don't know what these were called, but they were small plastic sachets, filled with delicious thick syrup,
in different flavours, that we sucked out after biting of the tops......
Report Lady Faye Verrit November 10, 2017 12:52 PM GMT
One shop, on the way to school, sold "Penny Spuds" that were just icing sugar dipped in cocoa.
Never saw them anywhere else, so guessing the shopkeeper made them.
Report mini me November 10, 2017 12:58 PM GMT
Kola cubes
Peardrops
Report Percy Filth November 10, 2017 1:07 PM GMT
Fry's 5 Boys chocolate bars
Penny arrow bars
Beech Nut chewing gum
Report Jack Hacksaw November 10, 2017 1:32 PM GMT
Beech Nut, couldn't remember the name.

Loved those vending machines where you got a free bubblegum or whatever every 4th turn.  There was an arrow on the turner.
Report steerforth November 10, 2017 1:54 PM GMT
Sherbet Flying saucers
Pink Shrimps
Black Sambo liquorice bubble gum - came in a yellow wrapper with a certain "brand" of smiling face in the middle. Shocked
Report FOYLESWAR November 10, 2017 2:36 PM GMT
mint cracknell ........green splinters of mint covered in milk chocolate
cadburys cabana ....... bit like a bounty with pink and white  coconut  center milk chocolate outside

an ice lolly called lord toffingham ...........think it was  banana flavoured with a soft toffee center

mojos
Report Lady Faye Verrit November 10, 2017 2:48 PM GMT
Barley Sugar Sticks
Report Lady Faye Verrit November 10, 2017 2:50 PM GMT
"Victory V Lozenges" that had some kind of anaesthetic in them!
Report Lady Faye Verrit November 10, 2017 2:55 PM GMT
Pineapple Chunks
Report FOYLESWAR November 10, 2017 2:55 PM GMT
was at a carbootsale at the coast about 10  years back and there was a market type stall selling sweets and biscuits etc ,they were selling texan bars ,i bought a box of them really enjoyed them and  the kids loved them and they went in no time !
Report Lady Faye Verrit November 10, 2017 2:57 PM GMT
"Fry's Five Boys"
Report GoOnThen November 10, 2017 3:55 PM GMT
Parma violets.
Report FOYLESWAR November 10, 2017 5:44 PM GMT
paynes poppets toffee ,fruit and  the mint ones were the biz , the factory was about a mile from my home as a nipper and in the summer they had the doors open for fresh air and some of the lasses working in there would hand out a few packets to us kids sometimes !
Report Percy Filth November 10, 2017 6:02 PM GMT
Mighty Imps - Small black and hot in a tin
Report Just Checking November 10, 2017 6:10 PM GMT
There is nothing like the smell of chewing gum on newly opened football cards. Apart from maybe chewing gum.
Report kincsem November 10, 2017 7:09 PM GMT
Aniseed balls
Black Jack (licquorice toffee)
Butterscotch toffee
Bullseyes
Acid drops
Report SlippyBlue November 10, 2017 7:17 PM GMT
Fruit salads, blackjacks, chocolate limes and Callard & Bowsers butterscotch.
Report tictacman1 November 10, 2017 7:34 PM GMT
1p toffee log

sherbet dip with red lolly

fruit polo

Pink shrimps
Report paulypaul November 10, 2017 8:09 PM GMT
Who remembers PACERS?

Mint flavoured green and white striped chewy sweets...
Report akabula November 10, 2017 9:58 PM GMT
Sweetie cigarettes is the only one I can think of.
Although something at the back of my mind telling me 'chewin tobacco'.
Can anyone remember this?
Report kenny mann November 10, 2017 10:17 PM GMT
I don't recall that aka'. and I think we're a similar age. Are you thinking of liquorice sticks (arrowroot?)


Flying Saucers and Blackjacks, both 4 for an old penny, Beach Nut chewing gum from the machine (free packet on every 4th turn)  Refreshers, Penny Arrows and Penny McGowans, Sherbert Fountains (my favourite) spring to mind.
Report saddo November 10, 2017 10:21 PM GMT
Spanish Gold, aka.
Report akabula November 10, 2017 10:38 PM GMT
Thanks Saddo, was driving me mad.
Googled it and just as I remember it.
Kenny google spanish gold sweet coconut tobacco soon as you see it you'll remember it I'm sure.
Report woodmanchester November 11, 2017 12:27 AM GMT
Whopper bars. Strawberry fondant covered in chocolate. Large and only 1p

Texans. Large nougat bars covered with chocolate

Old Jamaica bars. Rum flavoured chocolate with raisins

Nib whirls. More of a cake. Giant walnut whip with biscuit base, 3p!
Report woodmanchester November 11, 2017 12:29 AM GMT
PS Sure wagon wheels used to be enormous. My, how they have shrunk in size!
Report woodmanchester November 11, 2017 12:31 AM GMT
Nutty bars
Five centres
Star bars
Mintolas
Munchies
Snickers used to be called Marathons
Starburst used to be called Opal Fruits
Report woodmanchester November 11, 2017 12:32 AM GMT
Did Minstrels used to be called Treats?
Report smirnoff2therescue November 11, 2017 12:46 AM GMT
Highland Toffee and Wham  bars shocking ommissions ShockedShocked and still going strong today
Report steerforth November 11, 2017 12:47 AM GMT
Treats were chocolate covered peanuts.
Dairy Maid Toffees - chocolate caramels with foil wrappers with a picture of a milkmaid on it.
Cadburys Dairy Milk in penny and tuppeny bars - little thin version of the thicker sixpenny bar.
Report bodil November 11, 2017 1:01 AM GMT
Candy cigarettes with the red tips. Wonderful. Good crunch to.
Report bodil November 11, 2017 1:06 AM GMT
Too. To? You better be good to me.  Because I have no use for what you loosely call the truth.
Report mrtopnotch November 11, 2017 1:06 AM GMT
Paedo alert
Report Percy Filth November 11, 2017 12:56 PM GMT
come on guys, get the spelling right
Treets
Beech Nut
Report lovegod November 12, 2017 12:43 PM GMT
Used to enjoy a Fuse bar.
Report northanlite November 12, 2017 12:56 PM GMT
what was the multi coloured chew bar that was like a bunch of opal fruits squashed together called?
quite nice at first, utterly sickening by the end of it
Report 1st time poster November 12, 2017 2:47 PM GMT
one of the cheap shops currently selling munchies,mintolas 40p a tube,talking of frys,jamioca rum etc,.etc anyone remember the milk tray bar the flavours strawberry,orange etc were all in the shape of a strawberry,orange,coffee bean etc joined together in one bar
Report 1st time poster November 12, 2017 2:59 PM GMT
G HALL
the bar you might be  on about wasn't a mars,topic,aztec,picnic etc but might have been more like a biscuit ,tunnocks caramel wafer type,smaller than most with a chocy biscuit, chewy toffee texture,taste to it but for the liofe of me cant think of its name,more the size of a finger of fudge
Report steerforth November 12, 2017 3:47 PM GMT
1TP. I think it just called "caramel".
Report Knight Commander November 12, 2017 5:01 PM GMT
For the Scots on here - tablet.

Soft and sugary bar which was no doubt very bad for teeth but lovely!
Report Knight Commander November 12, 2017 5:03 PM GMT
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tablet_(confectionery)
Report dunlaying November 12, 2017 5:31 PM GMT
Van Heuten Bars . They were filled with flavoured creams ;avocaat , cherry brandy , rum etc.
Fry's Five Boys
Tiffin which I believe was Fry's too.
Milk Shakes , shaped like Rolo and filled with goodies.
Caramac ?
Wagon Wheels
Report dunlaying November 12, 2017 5:33 PM GMT
Was there a bar called Old Jamaica?
Report 1st time poster November 12, 2017 6:24 PM GMT
yep its been mentioned rum and rasian bar, deep pockets for that one as a kid,ice breaker another chocy bar
Report Jack Hacksaw November 13, 2017 9:39 AM GMT
2017 Munchies bear no resemblance to the Rolls Royce of 1970's teenage confectionary, imo.
Report grumpyjim November 15, 2017 7:18 PM GMT
1p  dainty .. McGowans ..  ....
CINNAMON STICKS .
Report Capt__F November 15, 2017 11:03 PM GMT
Milky Bars are on me
Report casemoney November 16, 2017 1:05 AM GMT
Remember "Bazooka Joes" used to have the Little comic strip things in them if you were in the States u could save them up and get things Like Pen knives Ant farms, and frankenstine Models GrinUsed to also have simular  Items in the Marvel
Comics Unfortunately you needed to live in the States SadSad
Report Capt__F November 16, 2017 1:15 PM GMT
X Ray specs
Report fronter November 16, 2017 5:13 PM GMT
Anybody remember Lucky Bags ?
Report lovegod November 17, 2017 10:48 AM GMT
Were they the same as Jamboree bags? Few sweets and a plastic toy of some sort?
Report TheBaron November 17, 2017 11:57 AM GMT
If you were lucky at Christmas you would receive a Chocolate Smokers Outfit.  Consisting of cigarettes, cigars, pipe and ashtray all wrapped in gold foil.  Everything the junior smoker could wish for.
Report blackbarn November 17, 2017 2:55 PM GMT
Jamboree Bags had a scout and a tent on the front of the packet.  They were 3d, I think.
Report 1st time poster November 17, 2017 5:33 PM GMT
I seem to connect lucky bags with sweet sugar covered peanuts
Report Jack Hacksaw November 17, 2017 5:47 PM GMT
Bar Six
Report SlippyBlue November 17, 2017 5:56 PM GMT
Curly Wurlys when they were chewy.
Report TheBaron November 17, 2017 6:23 PM GMT
A bit late for me but in the 80's the kids could wash all the sugary goodness down with a bottle of the mildy racist fruit drink Umbongo.
Report lovegod November 18, 2017 9:24 AM GMT
Was in Warwick last week and saw those liquorice sticks with the flat bit at the end, haven't seen them in London for years.

Could chew them for hours and end up with a black sticky gungy corner of your mouth.
Report TELL DEL November 18, 2017 12:06 PM GMT
akabula

"Thanks Saddo, was driving me mad.
Googled it and just as I remember it. spanish gold sweet coconut tobacco"


Cor blimey, remember that in the corner shop across the road, the stuff was so sweet, very sugary ! A bit too sweet for my taste. I think it was also called pirates treasure or pirates gold (?) But yeah, Spanish Gold Sweet Coconut Tobacco in the red wrappers and sort-of a waxy feel to the wrapping. Haven't seen the stuff for years but went in an old sweet shop this year and they had it.
Report lovegod November 18, 2017 12:20 PM GMT
You can get them all here.

https://www.thetraditionalsweetshop.co.uk/section.php/8/1/retro-sweets-childhood-memories
Report SlippyBlue November 18, 2017 3:29 PM GMT
And here as well...  https://www.aquarterof.co.uk/
Report Jayco November 18, 2017 8:13 PM GMT
Horlicks tablets, only ever saw them at the chemists
Report lovegod November 19, 2017 1:54 PM GMT
Slippy, you're local to me, I'm in Beckenham.

There's a branch of Mr Simms Olde Sweete Shoppe in the high street which does some of these. Also one in Bromley.
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