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    70's and 80's Sweets

    I remember with fondness..... Spangles, Sherbert DibDabs, Marathons.......

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    I will raise with the Texan bar, curly wurly and the infamous filling puller.... McCowans highland toffee

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    Aztec bar! Loved them!

    black jacks, mojos. cola cube , pineapple chunks etc etc!

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    The Aztec bar was one of my favourites.

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    White chocolate mice
    nutty logs
    space dust? (it used to pop/burst! in your mouth!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by deerworrier View Post
    I will raise with the Texan bar, curly wurly and the infamous filling puller.... McCowans highland toffee
    Texan Bar totally forgot about them!
    Good call.

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    Love hearts
    Sherbet dip...with a liquorish stick
    Palma violets....
    Pineapple cubes.

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    Spanish gold sweet tobacco. Try and put that back on sale

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    Knock yourselves out - http://www.aquarterof.co.uk/

    Not my website, just a happy customer, other retro sweet shops are available.

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    Alright, anyone remember those chewit sized chews that were green and white striped (minty I think)?
    "Bite my shiny metal ass."
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    Quote Originally Posted by stooo View Post
    Alright, anyone remember those chewit sized chews that were green and white striped (minty I think)?
    Pacers!

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    Crackerjack popcorn probably early 1970s I think. I am not sure whether it was sold in every part of the UK but we definitely got it in the North East. Then it disappeared back off to America

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    Quote Originally Posted by stooo View Post
    Alright, anyone remember those chewit sized chews that were green and white striped (minty I think)?
    Pacers

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    Quote Originally Posted by hilly10 View Post
    Spanish gold sweet tobacco. Try and put that back on sale
    God that's a blast from the past!
    Pacers
    Bazuka bubbly
    Wham bars
    Cigarette sticks with the red tips!
    Space dust
    Happy days :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Pacers!
    Yes, yes, yes. You (all) resolved one of the great unanswered questions of my adulthood.
    "Bite my shiny metal ass."
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    Ahhh the good ol days,

    Mint Cracknell
    Ice Breaker
    Fruit flavoured Fry's cream
    Spangles
    Pink Panther
    Chocolate cigarettes
    Sherbert pips
    Rum bar
    and everyone's favourite 'the lucky bag'

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryw View Post
    God that's a blast from the past!
    Pacers
    Bazuka bubbly
    Wham bars
    Cigarette sticks with the red tips!
    Space dust
    Happy days :)
    Sweet cigarettes made you feel grown up like you were smoking the real thing!

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    Sure is a mighty chew...

    Texan and banjo bars. Still partial to a double dip and spicy tomato snaps (yes not a sweet, but a pocket money treat)

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    The corner shop uused to sell ' lucky bags' that had different sweets in them.
    One of them and a beano, pocket money gone!

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    Splicers, Tutti mintys and Nutty bars.

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    Fusebars by Cadburys, as I am in the electrical business my company sent me 2000 to give out to wholesalers, God I was sick of them after a week!!, McCowans toffee, loved it

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    Cherry lips
    Turkish delight
    Toffo's
    Koff kops
    Scotch kola cubes
    Rainbow drops
    Old Jamaican chocolate bar
    Pear drops, that used to make you cough!

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    Wham bars and coconut mushrooms

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    Good old days! God I'm feeling old

    Pacers were my favourite!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xpatx View Post
    Sweet cigarettes made you feel grown up like you were smoking the real thing!
    Still not sure if the paper was edible round these? Ah well :)

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    Caramac, food of the Gods.

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    Texans were definitely a favourite.

    I remember buying bags of chewing nuts, which were basically really hard toffee covered in inferior quality chocolate but for some reason were strangely alluring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryw View Post
    Cherry lips
    Turkish delight
    Toffo's
    Koff kops
    Scotch kola cubes
    Rainbow drops
    Old Jamaican chocolate bar
    Pear drops, that used to make you cough!
    Toffos is a good call - the chocolate ones especially

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie169 View Post
    Fusebars by Cadburys, as I am in the electrical business my company sent me 2000 to give out to wholesalers, God I was sick of them after a week!!, McCowans toffee, loved it
    My first job when still at school and I spent my first wage on a box of 48 Mars Bars and now can't stand them, they were everywhere in the house!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuisance Value View Post
    Caramac, food of the Gods.
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    The Aztec bar was one of my favourites.

    +2. Loved them.

    Whatever happend to Ovaltine chocolate as well? (Quite a few years after the last Aztec, sadly).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montybaber View Post
    Still not sure if the paper was edible round these? Ah well :)
    They did a chocolate version as well.

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    At our school the currency was coconut rings and toffeepops

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloobird View Post
    I remember buying bags of chewing nuts, which were basically really hard toffee covered in inferior quality chocolate but for some reason were strangely alluring.
    Reminded me of tiger nuts - but not sweets!

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    Tutti fruttis and Poppets

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montybaber View Post
    At our school the currency was coconut rings and toffeepops

    Mars bars - the gold standard.

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    American Hard Gums, Acid Drops and anything Swizzels

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuisance Value View Post
    Caramac, food of the Gods.
    You can still buy them in NL :)
    Might seek one out tomorrow actually

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    Quote Originally Posted by wookie View Post










    yum
    Golden Cup!
    Surely you you can't still buy these (I wish!)

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    raspberry ruffle bars,
    sherbert pips,
    licorice laces,
    soft "fried eggs"! (jelly ish mushy crap!)

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    fruit salad chews
    bazooka joe
    club
    bandit

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    http://www.aquarterof.co.uk/

    might not be doing people any favours with the above link though , most probably have at least type 2 diabetes by now :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hilly10 View Post
    Spanish gold sweet tobacco. Try and put that back on sale
    they sell this at my local sweet shop, and it's still as good

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    Nice thread

    Fruit salads
    black Jacks ( not sure you would get away with it now)
    Revels
    Dolly Mixtures
    Pez (cherry)

    All washed down with Corona cherryade, Panda Cola or a Tab.

    does anyone remember gets a packet of "Bits" from the Chippy on a Friday - 5p and about a billion calories.

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    Surprised nobody has mentioned gobstoppers, the big variety about 1" diameter that changed colour as you worked your way through the layers, they had a tiny black 'pip' in the centre.

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    Proper Midget Gems, Poor Bens, Licquorice Tablets, Butterscoth Tablets and Fruit Salad made by Lion in Cleckheaton, not the poor substitute now available.

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    Cabana's - oh how i miss a cabana.

    God knows why they've never brought them back

    That and Frys 5 centres, were 2 of the best chocolate bars ever
    Last edited by Kiki Picasso; 21st March 2015 at 05:27.

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    Bar six, Opel Fruits, and Fruit Polos, once a week with the Beano.

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