Each card would have a lazily written paragraph of football clichés about each player on the back. As well as the football cards, I’m sure I had complete or near-complete sets of Flags of the World, The American Civil War and of course War Of The Worlds. I always hated Caramac though! They also did a short lived Lime Cracknell. There was another extruded type thing that was chewy but had bits of fruity jelly in it, my childhood memory had filed that, in triplicate and with carbon paper, under Double D. These, my friend, were Trebor ‘Chocstix’. ( Log Out /  Proof? I was put off the dentist from that moment on but the only problems i have had from age 55 onwards have been due to the fillings carried out then which I fully believe were unecessary. There follows a discussion, and this between dentists you’ll remember, that set my teeth on edge but entirely changed my opinion about the gaps and fillings inside my mouth. I believe Wagon Wheels were bigger in the past. It was a marshmallow toffee topped centre and chocolate covered, 2 short bars in each wrapper. Including this frightening news: “What he fails to mention is the over treatment by dentists to anyone who is now aged around 50 or 60 will have suffered in their younger years. Stephen Fry rhapsodizes about his sugar addiction in his memoir ‘The Fry Chronicles’ and mentions a lot of these candies. They were such a lovely flavour and even though only five, I remember being bitterly disappointed when I discovered the change. heart”). Those old ads are priceless. ‘Food in the 1960s: Actually it was quite good.’, ‘Food in the 1960s: What else were we eating?’. But since you couldn’t see who you were going to get ’til you opened it, everyone had loads of swops. All of our sweets can be selected from our website and posted direct to … Sweet success. With Britain struggling to recover from the devastation of world war one, sweet production was not top of the national priority list. It was July 20, 1969, and later that night, Neil Armstrong would be taking his first steps on the moon. Barry Ward and Ronnie Hughes rejoice in the sweets of the 1960s in north Liverpool. The best sweets are those penny sweets from the newsagents (in fact when I was a child you could get halfpenny ones!). I wonder why that is (was). Sweets and chocolate are so boring these days. There are bags full of sticky toffee, flying Saucers, Wham Bars, liquorices, Flumps, Fruit Salads, Black Jacks, Candy Shrimps, fizzy cola bottles, Parma Violets, and Refreshers to name but a few. Glenmore Business Park So there obviously had to be this separate ‘Sweets of the 60s’ post. ‘Boiled vomit’ is still my opinion. I know, FWIW, where you can still buy REAL Vimto, in glass bottles- none of this low sugar, high sweetener, high juice (ALLEGEDLY) healthy bitter lousy aftertaste muck they flog us in the UK. We stock a huge range of pick and mix sweets, traditional sweets, retro sweets and American candy. Of course chewing gum was strictlyforbidden at boarding school,in fact there was always a faint tinge of it not being ‘quite nice’ to chew gum. They were a brittle candy with a chocolate filling You could also get Aniseed Twist the same length too about 9″ long. And they never went without sweets. Nichols (the makers) denied they still made it when I had one of my periodical rants at the, but they surely DO. ‘Posh sweets’ were most celebrated at Christmas when Selection Boxes would be expected to turn up in the pillow case at the bottom of your bed. The 1920s & 1930’s was an era of extremes. And lemonade, jelly and ice cream? They also made a similar shaped thing called just what I don’t recall, out of barley sugar. See also the other parts of this trilogy: ‘Food in the 1960s: Actually it was quite good.’ and ‘Food in the 1960s: What else were we eating?’, Plus ‘Food in the 1970s: What went wrong?’, Writing about life, Liverpool and anything else that interests me. But intriguing because the back of the wrapper and the chocolate itself contained bizarre Edwardian looking images of said ‘5 Boys’ going from ‘Desperation’ to eventual ‘Realisation’ over tasting the chocolate and realising that yes, it was Fry’s. We sell sweet box hampers, sweet buckets and jars ideal for gifts, weddings and party’s. Hence my fear of dentists took about 40 years to die down thanks to a more enlightened approach to dentistry. Hang the artificial colours and additives, I would rather enjoy my dolly mixtures thank you. At a few smaller shops. A a reminder of the strong link between taste and memory. I well remember visits to a sadistic dentist every school holiday and having to endure endless fillings many of them without an anaesthetic. Unit M62 ‘When the advertisement for Rowntree’s fruitgums came out, with the little boy shouting “Don’t forget the fruit gums, Mum!” after his departing mother, we were shocked and amazed that any child would be pushy enough to demand sweets every time his mother went shopping.’ I once liked Galaxy chocolate very much, but now the taste has changed because it is not made with full cream milk anymore, now with skimmed milk powder, Yuk. Simply hover over an item to see its price. Rubbish! Looks like Old English Spangles were about as unpopular as blancmange! That would be Cadburys’ “Special Recipe”, then. Soft, rummy raisin thing dipped in plain choc with slightly lighter choc swirl decoration. Sweets through the ages: Tim Richardson's timeline documents a history of candy (Image: SWNS). Compare this Product. Even so, this decade produced one of the UK’s favourite sweet creations- the Black Jack. Drumsticks are raspberry and milk flavoured chewy lollipop. Within our 2 bob budget we could get buddies, mint leaves,black cats, musk sticks yes Spanglers,Lifesavers, a packet of Fags licorice straps or we could blow the whole 2 bob on one glorious chocolate bar – Cadburys, Nestle or Frys.I remember the narrow 12 inch bright red boxes of politically incorrect ‘Nigger Boy Licorice.’ There was a picture of such a boy on the lid. Yes must agree not as delicious as childhood but not bad. Take a look below to start spreading the love. Some nights though, when presented with your packet of sweets after tea (this really happened) you’d find you had the wrong kind of Spangles: “Apart from the fruit flavoured ones, weren’t there some that tasted like cough medicine ?”. ( Log Out /  129,923 views made by JimmyB. Britain's Most Popular Sweets: 1950s. They had a choco like filling. Add to Cart. So, thus vindicated, let’s end with a few more illustrations of sixties favourites. Learn how your comment data is processed. Posted Sweets is a top UK based online sweet shop. The mighty revamped Black Jacks from Barratts and what a classic sweets of the 70s and 80s this was!.. Why children stick sweets in oranges at Christmas time. A trip down Memory Lane.Use r luv Bar 6 anyone remember mint cracknells? Old Fashioned Sweets Please just bring them all back especially the cordial and cream bars. Iconic sweets from the 60s include Candy Shrimps, Aniseed Balls, Catherine Wheels and Gumballs. Time had caused me to forget – until now – that they were called the ‘Old English’ flavours. List of UK top-ten singles is a series of lists showing all the singles that have reached the top 10 on the UK Singles Chart in a particular year. The 1950s saw the launch of mouthwatering sweets such as Drumsticks and Love Hearts. Weekend were made by Mackintosh’s, and even I found them sickly and a bit weird- but would like to see them back! A lovely memory Kathi. I have no memory of dirt in sweets ever being a problem at all. Mint cracknell! Well, there you are. We fly the flag for these delights ensuring that a new generation of sweetie lovers can enjoy them too, and in turn their kids, and so on. I remember the candy necklaces and the button candy that came on strips of paper in particular, and, yes, Neil Armstrong, the Hobbit House and my friend Susie are forever linked in my memory. Basically just boiled sweets but in an assortment of fruity ‘flavours’ that I suspect had never bothered a fruit tree. Amazon.co.uk: Sweets from 1960s. For those of us who used to trek from Melling to Deyes Lane Secondary Modern School, there was a small sweet shop by Maghull Station … in the buildings that still resemble huts (opposite The Great Mogul pub). A JAR OF 60s SWEETS comes in 3 sizes! As for drilling and filling I’m sure that was going on across the world in the 50’s and 60’s. And we were. All quite educational. A box cost 2/6 and sometimes two of us sugar craving girls would pool our money to share one. Curly Wurlies. Now don’t eat them all at once, or you’ll make yourself sick! Sweet Jars But I’m sure it happened. If I had had the dentist then that I have now I would have very few fillings. Glad to be of ecclesiastical service. They were called Chocstix, I loved them ! Drumsticks. Probably every time you hear ‘The Eagle has landed’ you’re back in the Hobbit House choosing your sweets. type to search. Check out our 1960s sweets selection for the very best in unique or custom, handmade pieces from our candy shops. Hi I’m sure I Rember a chocolate bar could bliss it was a long bar at cut into segments that resembled an almond shape filled with a sort of whip cream. Anyone remember Lunch, it was in a red wrapper (much like KitKat) and silver paper, it was 3 fingers of shortbread (I think) enrobed in chocolate, I don’t recall who produced it. Never heard of them but what about Crackerjack popcorn? And whilst scouring the internet for images to illustrate our words I immediately found this gem: Spangles, though were the quintessential 60s sweet. I could go on and on and on. That’s exactly how I felt: the fruity selection (which, as you rightly point out, probably never bothered a fruit tree) was fine, but the ‘cough-sweet’, ‘brown’ selection – ugh! But how we loved it and what a treat to score some clandestine chewie. We stock a huge range of pick and mix sweets, traditional sweets, retro sweets and American candy. Oct 23, 2019 - Explore Keith Larner's board "English sweets/snacks of the 60s/70s" on Pinterest. But it wasn’t to last and the stock market crash of 1929 led to a great depression and world wide economic crisis. A UK online Sweetshop, full of retro sweets from 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s sweets, traditional, old fashioned sweets & all your old favourites. Was doing research on sweets of the 60’s for a party our club is holding and it was great to remember the sweets I used to love. And yes, why can’t those junk phone calls about banks and building societies be about retrospective claims on the dentists of the 1960s? Many of the brands that are popular today first appeared on the shelves in the 1950s. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Have known her since we were six years old. Pick ‘N’ Mix, About us Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. £1.99 Ex Tax: £1.66. Inside was a selection of different types of licorice straps i.e broad,twisted, tubular that lay glistening, ready for the feast. Because over on the Dentist Forum (yes, there is one, I checked) you’ll find this discussion about the Drill and fill mentality of the 1960s. I had always suspected the dentists of my childhood gave me fillings unnecessarily as I didn’t have any new ones as an adult for many years, just replacements. I just bought 24 bottles from Wordwide Foods in Manchester, (Rusholme) near the Infirmiary on Wilmslow road. I used to let my kids have 20 pence worth after school on a Friday. Barry again: “No wonder I’ve got loads of fillings. I’m convinced Galaxy doesn’t taste quite as fantastic as when it first came out, though I could easily be wrong. The swinging sixties are associated with lollipops as depicted in the cult films Austin Powers, various scenes across the whole series show characters eating 1960s sweets. Classic collection of 1960's Retro Sweets. A UK online Sweetshop, full of retro 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s sweets, traditional, old fashioned sweets & all your old favourites. Came out at same time as Old Jamaica and something called ‘Velvet Blend’- seemingly a mix halfway between milk and plain- I got the taste for ‘Old Jamacy- don’t ‘ee knock it back at once!’ (q. TV ad!) Toffee apples were the biggest sellers, with sticks of nougat and liquorice strips also disappearing fast. Change ). (May have been spelt as Chocsticks, but I doubt it ). I heard somewhere that in those days the dentists got paid by the NHS, so much per filling or extraction. Do you remember you always got a Bar 6 in your selection box but I never saw one sold separately in a shop. PS Did Dracula enjoy a Black Magic casket (food for thought!). It’s not me or the sweets that are to blame. Anyone out there remember it? Just fitted nice in the pocket. It wasn’t unusual as a child to visit the dentist for a check up in the 1960s and be told “that’s 10 fillings you need”. Everyone wanted to collect the set. We sell sweet box hampers, sweet buckets and jars ideal for gifts, weddings and party’s. So did you have a load of sweets at the party? And yes, many a chocolate bar would end up having a half life in selection boxes long after they’d left the shop shelves – Cadbury’s Snack, Take 5 – making you wonder how old your average selection box actually was? All those years and memories of your Grandad, all from 2 bars of chocolate. Swizzles Love Hearts Mini Rolls (Pack 8 Rolls). I am coming late to this party (with my keg of Party 7, of course), but have to admit that I smiled a smile of recognition at your comment about the ‘wrong’ type of Spangles – so true! Privacy Policy “My favourites (after 5 Boys’) were the 5 Centre, especially after around 1967 when they brought out a milk chocolate version. Don’t know if it’s still out there? Brain Blasterz Bitz - 2 Packs "WARNING! Though I too hated Mr Marshall and the yellow dental appointment cards when they were handed out at school. Try an Asisn shop, around Ramadan time (June) you may get lucky. “Boxes of Chocolates were popular too, as you can see from the above illustration. George Harrison’s ‘Savoy Truffle’ on The White Album namechecks some of the worst, as well as saying you’ll have to have all your teeth pulled out.”. Many of this age group had the drill, drill and more drilling treatment. And I suspect that one of the most detested people in Maghull, Mr Marshall, the dentist on the corner of Sefton Lane – who’d fixed himself up with a monopoly of dental checking in our school, made a fortune from unnecessary fillings.”, ‘Surely not?’ I thought. Susie and I were (almost) more excited about our being able to stock up on sweets at a local shop we called ‘The Hobbit House.’ That wasn’t its actual name, but it was a tiny, brightly colored shop with a round door. And if you like this, no doubt coming soon could be be ‘Ice cream and lemonade in the 1960s’ ‘Comics of the 1960s’ – and who knows what else is lurking in our memories! PO19 7BJ. Posted Sweets is a top UK based online sweet shop. does anyone remember the toy parachutist that came with it? Add to Wish List. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. "1960s sweets" - Local Classifieds, Buy and Sell in the UK and Ireland We found 13 '1960s sweets' adverts for you in the UK and Ireland Navigate to the first search result item Follow this Search Navigate to the Refine Search Options Sort results by Best Match Most Recent Distance Price – … The seventies produced some of the wackiest ideas for confectionary you have ever known. Another joint post from those two characters out of a latter day 'Just William' novel. I think we managed to stop eating it before we got sick, but it did sure help us stay up late to watch that historic event. We’re bringing the spirit of the sixties straight to your door with our finest selection of retro sweets. Compare this Product. Knew it didn’t taste anything like back then, but hadn’t realised the reason is so basic. Foam bananas and shrimps, sherbet flying saucers and white chocolate mice. recently when I found it on sale again, less than 5 years ago. Anyone remember a bar called “Milky Lunch”? (What is YouTube for?) This was so interesting, and what fun it is to remember those iconic sweets (lollies in Australia). It was an era of renewal, as the old order made way for a brighter and more stylish future, and as manufacturers experimented with mass advertising for their lines. So what does this mean? Each sealed pack contained a slither of pink chewie and a coloured photograph of a player. (2) 2 product ratings - Gibsons "1950s Sweet Memories" 1000 Piece Quality Jigsaw (G7002) Complete - Used It felt like eating a little piece of history. Sweet Shop Sounds like a good church there if they get sermons like that! I remember plastering “real” american confederate money all over ourbrand new white tiled bathroom (first on Wilson road, blackley Manchester) and it staining the pristine grout…… The flat pick k bubbly flushed down the loo unchewed-i only wanted the dosh! It means that most people in this specific age group need dentists now more than any other age group to repair their teeth. score: 69 of 100 (69%) required scores: 1, 48, 74, 83, 90 list stats leaders vote Vote print comments. Great wealth and borderline poverty. Well, last week’s discovery that food in the 1960s was actually quite good sparked off lots of interest on here and on Twitter. Also why did Bassetts change the dolly mixture around 1962? Considered by me and all my friends to be as staple a part of our diets as potatoes and milk. “I was also a lover of sweets, and some favourites from the sixties were bars of 5 Boys milk chocolate, Fry’s Five Centres and of course the ones you could only get out of jars at the ‘Travellers Rest’, near the school, such as cinder toffee, pear drops, sherbert liquourice, gob-stoppers, and treacle toffee.”. Well, last week's discovery that food in the 1960s was actually quite good sparked … At boading school we were allowed to choose 2 sweets per day (usually the choice was limited to barley sugar) but we could spend 2 shillings at the local shop on Saturdays and we could choose almost anything but chewie. Vegan Sweets Oooohh I can still taste all those sweets, especially the Spangles. How many have you tried? MIXED SWEETS Vast banks of penny sweets under the glass counter at the local sweet shop/tobacconist (or high on the shelves behind the shopkeeper); the little white paper bag and the decision of whether to allow the shopkeeper to choose your sweets … And get that strap line? I do. TV ad was a little girl rocking on a rocking horse to a song that went ” Du, Du-et, du, du-et…….etc”! I liked Old English Spangles, and mourn their untimely passing. I too remember ‘Frys Five Centre’, Karen, used to love them. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I think by this time they’d dispensed with the coffee flavour in favour of strawberry…but I may be wrong.”, “My nan would give me sweets and 2 comics (The Beano and The Victor) when we visited on Sundays, and I can remember having to give up sweets for Lent one year. Our list wouldn’t be complete without a traditional steamed pudding. We may have eaten sweets but our meals were healthy and we didn’t have lots of snacks in between. Because don’t forget, by the time he starts his drilling, we’ve only had our ‘big teeth’ for two or three years. I still have vivid memories of one particular occasion when I was hanging out with my best friend Susie Smart at her aunt’s house. on Sweets in the 1960s. A variation on straightforward bubble gum was Football Cards. I had never experienced a problem with my teeth but was suddenly told I needed 5 fillings. So my abiding memory of the ‘Travellers Rest’ is loads of chewing chomping kids going through their collections of football cards, saying ‘Gorrit, gorrit…’ until they found one they didn’t have and could swop for one of their own doubles. Just can’t rmember the name! At the time it was created, it was the only chewy lolly in the world. No wonder we all grew up so well balanced! ( Log Out /  This is a list of brand name confectionery products.Sugar confectionery includes candies (sweets in British English), candied nuts, chocolates, chewing gum, bubble gum, pastillage, and other confections that are made primarily of sugar.In some cases, chocolate confections (confections made of chocolate) are treated as a separate category, as are sugar-free versions of sugar confections. ‘Surely no responsible professional would carry out medical procedures that weren’t needed?’. The damage was done in the 1960s, you can’t go back and change history.”. Try the twist: Make a super speedy 10 minute version of the original recipe in your microwave. Things started to change when the UK’s answer to the burger bars in America arrived in the 1950s to cater for that new group of consumers, the ‘teenagers’. All of our sweets can be selected from our website and posted direct to … The sweets were kept in a tin for the 40 days of Lent, and then eaten in a frenzy on Easter Sunday, with the inevitable consequences.”. The late 1950s and 1960s saw a rise in immigration from the former British colonies. They used to boast about ‘creaminess!’ I’d rather have 2 full fat pieces than a whole bar of skimmed milk. Yes, how could the same company get a variant of the same thing so disastrously wrong. If you had to describe sweets from the 70s one word you would not use is boring. But one thing I wanted to bring you in this post was the ‘Galaxy Dark Room Test.’ Launching their competitor to brand leader Cadbury’s, Galaxy had this ludicrous TV advert: Sadly a thorough scout of the internet has failed to find this gem. They still taste just as good. FAQ’s Does anyone remember a candy stick thing that was like a coffee coloured ridged extrusion and I think it was hollow, or perhaps filled with sherbet, it tasted brown and coffee/caramelly as well? Login to your account, Posted Sweets Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. I rated chocstix very highly. Where have the boxes of weekend and white heather chocolates gone does anyone remember them also lucky numbers. I was given two rather very large bars of Galaxy milk chocolate, one from my partner’s daughter and one from her grandson, and they still go down just as well. Now, I have been told that they only seemed bigger because I had smaller hands. All Your Favourite Old Fashioned Retro Sweets Online at The Sweetie Jar. ‘Old’ whatever – I hated them! Cheap sweets. 1960s Price Quiz Can you guess the price of these items in 1969? And did you play pass the parcel and musical chairs? There’s something else being dredged up from my 1960s memory too, Highland Toffee and another chewy stick type thing with lumps of fruity jelly in it … a D bar or Double D? Terms & Conditions Does anyone remember those little pots of sugary paste that were sold in the 60’s; they came with a little spoon. Spoilsports! Carefully crafted into a beautiful gift pack, every pack is individually hand assembled by us at Sweet and Nostalgic. Contact us They had every kind of sweet imaginable, and we spent a fabulous hour or so loading up our paper bags with as much loot as we could afford. Just seen this, thank you oh Northern vimto warrior! NOT FOR BABIES . The timeline shows the first records of humans eating sweets are … Was looking for the Galaxy dark room test as an illustration for a Sermon on Christmas eve and came upon this blog – thank you for doing he research and showing there are no youtube clips but more, thank you for the memories. Approved third parties also use these tools in connection with our display of ads. Select Your Cookie Preferences. Sweet Box Hampers Mostly we wouldn’t buy ‘posh’ sweets from here, but loose ones, things where you could get, say, four for a penny (we’re in the old money here) like Trebor Fruits, Black Jack Chews and various flavours of ‘bubbly’ chewing gum. It’s Mr Marshall! Thank goodness Fry’s chocolate bars are still available at a very few shops – you can get orange cream, peppermint and the one that is white. Why did companies stop making the lovely boxes of chocolates, there was always a nice picture on the lid. Apr 27, 2019 - Explore Pam's board "1960/70's sweets and chocolate in our house" on Pinterest. It is double strength, too, for te Saudi market, mainly. avg. Chichester Was kinda chewy/crispy/nougatty Covered in chocolate loved these but only avail. 1960s sweets new without tags but never been used having a major clear out hence cheap price of 12.99 Uk bidders only any bidders from overseas will be cancelled and payment is required within three days of the end of the auction Happy bidding A lovely jigsaw to do, even if it did remind me how much of a sweet tooth i have. Oh, LOL, Ronnie! I recall phoning the company some time in the late 1980s, and asking, were they still available; a woman there said “No, they were discontinued in 1982, as they weren’t selling well enough”. How wrong I was. “Don’t forget the dire warnings from adults about swallowing gob-stoppers (“you’ll choke to death!”) and especially chewing gum (It’ll wrap round your Proper traditional, boiled sweets in very British flavours. Posted Sweets is a top UK based online sweet shop. But there were always some horrible ones left over, the nougat ones with nutty bits  in our house. Step back into the summer of ‘69 and grab a packet of Starbursts. We used to buy a chocolate bar in the 60’s that had a rum flavour, it was shaped a bit like a Mars bar. The closest to the flavour was a dolly mixture by Haribo but guess what, yes, they no longer make them. 1960s sweets saw a boom as sugar rationing had only ceased a decade before. I used to live just round the corner from Deyes Lane, in Hillary Crescent. View more posts. Unique 1960's Retro Gift ideal for those celebrating their 60th birthday! But thinking about this nightly gift of a packet of sweets: after our tea, and after something like apple pie and custard; you have to remember that on the way home from school we’d ALREADY been to a sweetshop, much like the one illustrated at the top. They had a chocolatey top om and I remeber the choc/mint ones that had green minty stuff below the brown choccy top layer! Penny Sweets But thinking of George Harrison’s dire warnings, how were our teeth faring with all these sweets and chocolate? The chocolate bar everyone mentions from the 60s, and earlier (and Barry duly did) is Fry’s ‘5 Boys.’ Nice though, from my memory, perfectly ordinary milk chocolate and no better than any of the Cadbury’s alternatives. Actually, IIRC it was 2 sticks in 1 wrapper. I remember the ‘checkup’ and being told ‘ don’t be soft boy, open your mouth’. I remember well the dire warnings about gobstockers and chewing gum. We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements, and display ads. Born in The Sixties Retro Sweets Gift Selection Bo . Far too much bland rubbish about these days, and it will get MUCH worse, you mark my words. Like you, I don’t recall coffee or blackcurrant, when I bought them (in the 1960s and early 1970s), were the five flavours you mention in your comment, lime, strawberry, raspberry, pineapple, and orange. I remember how my 1960s-self considered Caramac to be the height of sophistication … it was definitely an acquired taste! !!! The wrapper of this iconic aniseed flavoured chew was … Oak Veneer Occasional Table; Small Baby Doll brand Lipstick; Winfield own brand Ladies Fashion Dress; RCA Camden 33rpm Long-Playing Record; Quarter Pound (125 grams) of Pic'n'Mix Sweets; Standard Ball of Winfield own brand Wool And what do they get … rationing. Another joint post from those two characters out of a latter day ‘Just William’ novel. Your personal data will be used to support your experience throughout this website, to manage access to your account, and for other purposes described in our privacy policy. The Christmas tradition that only got going in the 1960s. Add to Wish List. Of course the manufacturers would only produce a limited number of certain cards which meant you had to keep on buying chewie to complete a set.”. I was one who visited the ‘school dentist’ at around the age of 14. Love hearts, sherbet lemons, wine gums and much more. See more ideas about my childhood memories, retro sweets, childhood memories 70s. We stock a huge range of pick and mix sweets, traditional sweets, retro sweets and American candy. I so remember the Ad for Galaxy Chocolate I was about 4 at the time and whenever I had one I had to close my eyes , even Today after coming across one in a Supermarket in Australia I still closed my eyes when eating it and Fry’s Chocolate was always a Treat from my Grandad. The bar was withdrawn in 1975 and has been mourned, certainly by me and Sarah (though I didn’t of course know her then) ever since. EXCELLENT stuff. Well, Lording it over an empire reflected clearly and unfeelingly in children’s sweets? We endeavour to only source t very best old fashioned sweets, made by established British confectioners, often using traditional production methods. But yes mate, there were some that tasted more like medication, yuk. Spend time looking through the hundreds of sweets and confectionery products that we stock. I was still eating Wagon Wheels in my teens and later when I had big hands!! 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