Whatever happened to... Sweet Memories?
It was a candy novelty sweet. A skeleton, made up of all the individual bones of candy you could put it together and it came in a plastic coffin!
Posted on July 8, 2005
Bizzie Lizzie (or Fizzy Lizzy?)
Bizzie Lizzie (or Fizzy Lizzy?)
Chewy bar - raspberry flavour, with very fizzy sherbet in the middle, used to be 5p each, and my sister was mad about them!
Posted on June 23, 2005
Choc Italian Creams
Choc Italian Creams (Buchanans) & Fruit Creams (Ross's of Edinburgh)
Half Chocolate covered soft (not liquid) caramel - a bit like a very creamy fudge & fondants with a hard shell and melting centre with very natural fruit flavours (the white one (pear) is particularly good.
Posted on June 21, 2005
sorry, can't remember what these were called!
It was a large lollipop sold during the late 80s which was a long kind of rectangular shape (much bigger than Drumsticks). You could get pink (strawberry) and yellow (lemon) ones. They were quite sherbety tasting. They had a texture similar to fudge or iced caramels and melted in the mouth. They came without a wrapper.
Posted on June 6, 2005
Half inch wheel shaped boiled sweet sold in jars....
Posted on June 2, 2005
Not sure of the name... It was a home made type sweet that you used to see back in the good old days! It was a square lump of milk chocolate which had bits of broken toffee and hazlenuts of some type of nut. It was such a long time ago! It would be pretty easy to make a flapjack tray then just pour the mixture in. Then when set cut with a knife into cubes. Hope you can help bring back this marvelous sweet!
Posted on May 27, 2005
Chocolate traffic lolly
It was a hard lolly covered in thick chocolate, once you had chewed all the chocolate off the lolly underneath was like a traffic light, red green and yellow.I only remember them in the late 60s. Also I remember those bags of 'gold' bubblegum that looked like sweetcorn in little bags tied up with string.AND, at christmas we had these chocolate covered soldiers from woolworths. I have never tasted anything so delicious since, and only a few people I speak to ever remember them.....
Posted on April 12, 2005
Boiled sweets in flat square tablets with a delicate flavour, usually dusted with icing sugar, and sold loose by the quarter. I remember them from my school days around 1977, from a tiny little sweet shop.
Posted on March 6, 2005
Chew bar about 5 inches long and half inch wide, I remember them in toffee flavour and a fruit flavour possibly rhubarb and custard. When warm they were really stretchy, my friend and I used to see who could stretch theirs the longest and would have to stand on chairs they were so stretchy.... gross huh :)
Posted on March 2, 2005
Melody lollies? Possibly
It was a lolly, similar to Chup Chups, but it was shaped like a whistle, and it worked as one! Used to have great fun annoying adults for miles around, until you bit the end off...
Posted on February 16, 2005
Fudge covered in chocolate "you can't say no to a welcome"
Posted on February 9, 2005
I lived in the Isle of Wight in 1980-1 and used to buy bloody jaspers all the time. A small blackcurrant flavour boiled sweet lolly - themed on haunted houses(?). No idea if it was a regional thing or what. Delicious!
Posted on February 1, 2005
Old Betty Plant's Herbal Cough Sweets
(Bright) Orange oval sweets wrapped individually in clear cellophane wrappers. Don't remember buying them for their medicinal benefits and they tasted quite differently from most other herbal cough sweets. They were always quite expensive, and I could buy them at least up til the late 80's (probably later) from my local 'olde sweete shoppe'. I think the name I have given is fairly accurate ?!
Posted on January 28, 2005
sister sweet to Cherry Lips
You have them with cherry lips. the sister sweet, were in lots of flavours and were kind of round with flat bottom?? They came in a triangular long tube then you could get them by the 1/4 in sweet shops. They were called something else but I can't for the life of me remember what it was. They were lovely!
Posted on January 23, 2005
Sugar flavoured coating with liquorice in the middle...
Posted on January 18, 2005
Pink Pillows (I think... at least that's what we called them!)
Came ONLY from Forbouys chain of sweet shops in the 1980's(Fieldway, New Addington, Croydon, Surrey - inparticular). They were Hard, Pink, Huge, kind of triangular in shape. Strawberry flavoured. Had a tangy pink sherbert/sugary coating. Lasted for ages. Had to hold them and suck them - couldn't manage a whole one in the mouth all at once (or maybe that's because I was alot younger then lol)
Posted on January 12, 2005
Thoses old fashioned lolly things....?
Round flat fruit lollies, quite old fashioned, has the fruit on it, a bit like boiled sweet kinda rock sliced up to make lollies.
Posted on December 21, 2004
Can't remember the name!
Paper-wrapped, fruit-flavoured (ie in various bright colours) boiled sweets which were disc-shaped, about the size of an old penny (or a bit bigger).There was a slight hollow on one side of the disc?
Posted on December 16, 2004
It was like chocolatey lumps....Mum used to call it "deck shavings" it was broken m&m's and other chocolatey lumps and powder and was my favourite sweet ever. I have not seen it since I was 13 years old (1994)
Posted on December 6, 2004
Fruit shaped sweets (bananas, oranges etc) that I used to get out of the 20p machines.
Posted on December 1, 2004
Sour Sour jokers
It was the most sour sweet I have ever had in the whole world! I love sour things, I eat lemons like chocolate but those blew my mind. I wanna find some again!
Posted on November 28, 2004
Striper or Stryper bar?
Striper or Stryper bar
It was a chewy fruit flavoured bar that had a green wrapper and the bar itself was rainbow coloured and each colour was a different flavour......
Posted on November 21, 2004
I cannot remember the name but the sweet came as a very hard toffee type stick with a chocolate fondant centre. The stick was wrapped in a brown cellophane wrapper. Had a slight coffee flavour to it. I hope you can help!
Posted on November 10, 2004
LOOKED LIKE A FLYING SAUCER, ROUND WITH EDGE AROUND MIDDLE AND LITTLE BUMPS ON UPPER & LOWER SURFACES, ALL PINK, HARD BOILED SWEET AND CHEWY SPEARMINT BIT IN THE MIDDLE, THINK THEY ALSO CAME IN COLA I THINK!
Posted on October 29, 2004
Sherbert Fizz Sticks (or something like that!!)
Candy sticks about 12cm in length and 1cm diameter (oval shape), made from soft fizzy sherbet type candy. Came in three or four colours and were dusted with sugar/cornflour type powder.
Posted on October 19, 2004
Strawberry astro belts
A flat gummy sweet covered in sherbert....
Posted on October 5, 2004
Judy Barrats or Judy Barrets?
Triangle shaped boiled sweet,tan in colour chewy on middle.....
Posted on September 26, 2004
Whirligig (may not be correct spelling)
4 or possibly 5 intersecting solid chocolate circles (a bit like a row of olympic rings). This sweet would be found at the penny sweets counter, I remember them costing 2p when the average goodie cost 1p (in the '70's).
They came in a display box and were sold seperately.
Posted on September 6, 2004
A small square box which opened at the top with the best sherbert ever, quite fizzy.. box made from same stuff as sherbert fountain, the box had pictures on every side.....
Posted on July 14, 2004
Strawberry Hearts (i think)
They were small red sugar coated heart shaped marshmallow type things in a long white bag that you could hardly get your hand into!
Posted on July 13, 2004
Lamb chops, new potatoes and green peas!
Soft sugar-paste type candy made to look like the above - don't know the make but was available in Lancashire in the early 1960s....
Posted on July 4, 2004
Don't remember the name. Was in a brown wrapped and must have had a short run, maybe only in the early 1990's. Chocolate hexagonals, about 5 to a pack, with caramel and and a single hazelnut in the centre of each. Think there was a version in a blue packet - maybe dark chocolate??
Posted on July 3, 2004
Nest something or other!!
It was from Cadbury's. Had a whipped chocolate mousse type filling and was covered in Cadburys' milk chocolate which had been 'spun' over it to make it look like a birds nest...I think!
Posted on June 21, 2004
Like a mint Smartie but imported from Finland. The outer shell was pale blue, pale green or white and mint-flavoured, wrapped around a chocolate centre. The sweet shops stocked them late 1970's to early 1980's. They came in little boxes with flip-top lids.
Posted on May 13, 2004
Metal Micky's Atomic Thunderbusters
V V V V Sour sort of bon bon things came in apple and lemon flavours had a really chewy centre......
Posted on April 17, 2004
Chewy toffee bar
It was a chewy toffee bar and it had a Bull on the wrapper. Available in the mid 80's as I remember??
Posted on April 4, 2004
Very delicate flavoured tiny sweets, similar texture to Edinburgh Rock, usually mixed litle sweets,violet/rose/lemon/raspberry etc, as small as midget gems possibly, made by the same people as Parma violets?
Posted on March 18, 2004
Argentina Balls (I think)
It was a kind of boiled sweet which was blue and white striped. Can remember what it tasted of, but I remember that they were good!!!
Posted on March 16, 2004
Chumblies or crumbly's
Chocolate coated macaroons about the size and shape of a wagon wheel, I think 6 to a pack remember them with cold milk at the end of the seventies
Posted on February 26, 2004
I loved Cadbury's Cabana bars, though I can't remember precisely what was in them. I do however, remember the use of the Banana Boat Song in the advertising ('Hey Mister Cadbury man, bring me a cabana...'). When were they discontinued? They must have had a very short lifespan.
Ovaltine bars were a favourite of mine in the early eighties, but no-one else, other than my brothers, seems to remember that they ever existed.
Basically, they didn't seem to be much more than a bar of chocolate with bits of Ovaltine powder in - slightly gritty but deliciously malty!
Is there anything even vaguely similar to either of these products still in production anywhere?
Posted on February 20, 2004
Cabana and Nutty Bars
Many moons ago there used to be two types of choc bars. One was called a cabana which had a coconut and cherry centre and chocolate covered . The other was called a nutty which had a fudge centre covered in soft toffee and encrusted with peanuts. These you can no longer buy. Do you have any ideas if you can still get them or have they been taken out of production. It would be great if you can find this out for me many thanks.
Posted on February 12, 2004
Hi, Just found your website, delicious!! I wondered if you knew if they continued to make a chocolate bar that I shall describe but cannot for the life of me remember the name of. All I know is that my mum and I loved them! It was a bar of chocolate, shaped into 5 hexagonal areas, filled with silky caramel and a hazelnut in each one. It was around in the mid to late 80's? May have been a Nestle product..
Posted on February 4, 2004
I have lived in South Africa for 20 years and grew up (did I?) in the UK.
Sherbet Lemons??? Took me back many years. What about the coconut slivers? Remember? Yum. And the winter mixture with the clove flavour. Am I being too nostaligic?
Posted on January 2, 2004
Texan bars and Chelsea Whoppers!
I have just received my Fry's Chocolate Creams - thank you once again. I am in heaven eating my first bar!
My only wish now is that your website can find Texan bars and Chelsea Whoppers!
Posted on December 25, 2003
What a fantastic website!
Memories are just flooding back from a happy childhood (amazing that we always remember the good points but not the bad!). I will be making regular purchases as I find today's candy-type sweets generally poor (I personally think that the great Black Jacks are not as good as they were in the 70s).
I noticed your info about Spangles and generally they weren't anything special except Old English flavour. I have never experienced a flavour like it since and I'm not sure I could describe it now - but it was fantastic. I would love to track a similar taste down - I don't suppose you know of anything similar nowadays?
Posted on December 21, 2003
Fizz Bombs - Plush Nuggets - Thunderbusters ??
Was wondering if you know the whereabouts of these "old" sweeties:
CABANA- Chewy coconut centre(similar to bounty) with pieces of cherry. Covered in chewy caramel and milk choc. About the same size and shape as a starbar. Had a midnight blue wrapper with Cabana written in "tropical" style writing.
PLUSH NUGGETS- Made by Lovells. Don't know alot about these as they were my older sisters fave.
METAL MICKEYS ATOMIC THUNDERBUSTERS- "Cosmic apple" flavoured boiled sweets. Out at the height of metal mickeys fame
FIZZ BOMBS- Cerise pink coloured small round sweets covered in fizzy sour sugar. Left your mouth pink. I think they were raspberry flavoured.
Posted on December 16, 2003
"Double Agents". They were hard sweets with a sherbet centre. I seem to remember them being in a yellow tube (like Toffo's) with a spy on the front. Then, I was watching the Powerpuff Girls with my daughter and the villain, Mojojojo, put me in mind of those brilliant chews from the past - Mojos! I remember them being given as a reward to the "best table" in Primary 1 (now that was 25 years ago!!) No wonder we were never out of the dentist!!
Posted on December 1, 2003
My wife has been trying to remember the makers of a sweet called "counters"
They were made of milk chocolate and were similar to Cadbury's Buttons but smaller in size with a more polished appearence.
If anyone else can remember who made them it would also help to know if they are still available.....we beleive the packets were white,square shaped with either a kangaroo or Girrafe depicted on the front.
yours hopefully Mr&Mrs J.M.G
Posted on November 30, 2003
Toffee Twister ?
It was a boiled type sweet similar to the taste of a Werthers but twisted stick shaped about a foot long with a core of chocolate - I think they were called toffee twister but I could be very wrong. They were sold mid fifties, early sixties.
Posted on November 28, 2003
Dr. Death midnight chews
Do you know if I can still get Dr. Death midnight chews, I used to have them about 20 years ago.
Also I used to get the spanish tobacco in red wrappers can you get them still?
Posted on November 20, 2003
I no this is gonna sound daft but what did happen to maple brazils? They were nuts covered in a orangey hard coating that tasted nice! I used to chuck the nut, but they were my mums favorite and the only sweet she ever ate.
thank a lot JG
Posted on November 17, 2003