Which Traditional Sweets Do You Remember?

01 Aug

Think back to when you were a child without a care or worry in the world, what’s the first scene you picture? For me and many others, it is the innocence of the traditional sweet shop. Standing in front of all those jars of candy wondering what to buy with the few pence that’s burning a hole in your pocket.

Do you remember the traditional sweets that were on display? Think back to the colourful jars filled with black jacks, kola kubes, ponefract cakes, popping candy, sherbet fountains, milk bottoms, gummi bears… the list is endless.

Sweet shops like this are remembered fondly by so many people as they often create that warm fuzzy feeling inside as you reminisce about your childhood. The fruity smell, rustle of the paper bag, and decisions about what to buy offers real nostalgia.

Can you remember what your favourite traditional sweets were back then? Wouldn’t it be just fantastic if you could return to those days and just ask for a quarter (of a pound – not a kilogram) of your favourites? Well, you can.

Like A Kid In A Sweet Shop has all the traditional sweets from your childhood. Whatever we don’t have in stock we can get for you if it is still produced. It’s surprising the number of traditional sweets which are still available but no one stocks!

All the best traditional sweets can still be purchased, if you look in the right places. Some of them have been taken over by new companies, changed their packaging, or amended their recipe, but many of them are exactly the same as you remember.

Black Jacks
You have to remember these traditional sweets! The aniseed chews hat turned your tongue black. They were absolutely delicious and fun to eat. The packaging has changed slightly from the traditional black and white swirl because they were bought over by a company called Tangerine in 2008.

Army & Navy
Liquorice was a popular flavour back in the day, proven by these popular Army & Navy liquorice lozenges. The top brand is Paynes, which will be the ones you remember, but there are all sorts of copycat types.

Sherbet Lemons
Hard boiled sweets are a firm favourite from past decades, and sherbet lemons have to top the list. The hard lemon shell contained a delicious sweet but tangy sherbet centre. Although they taste the same, you won’t have to worry about them sticking to the paper bag anymore.

Curly Wurlys
These caramel and chocolate chew bars take us back to the days of the rubik’s cube and pacman in the 1980’s. Traditional sweets don’t get much better than this delicious Cadbury’s choc.

Parma Violets
Just like Marmite, Parma Violets are definitely a love-hate traditional sweet. The chalky purple sweets have a slight perfume to them which will cause you to choose your side of the fence.


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