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    We did this ages ago ...but as I'm into munchies this week I thought we would find out what everyone likes again

    RAINBOW DROPS: Retro Sweets At The UKs No 1 Internet Sweetshop

    What did you like when you were a child

    What do you still like

    What would you like that you can no longer get hold of?

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    Sherbert lemons
    Coca cubes
    Rubhard and Custard
    Flying Saucers

    You can if you make the effort get most of them and go to the ye olde sweet shop but its not the same anymore. Doubtful if the local shops have scales in.

    Loved going in and asking for a quarter of sweets
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    Rosy Apples, yum yum!
    Also like bonbons and treacle toffee, but could never stand the cough candy twists, lol!
    Me and my sister used to draw a huge sweet jar on a piece of paper and spend hours drawing in rainbow drops and colouring in them, lol, or drawing the shelves of a sweet shop with all the different jars of sweets lined up. The things you remember!
    We also used to get the 'real' licquorice twigs that you chewed on, haven't seen them for donkeys years.

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    mmm yummy

    Cola cubes/pinapple cubes - even though they used to cut top of my mouth and tongue
    Aniseed twists (dribbling on computer now)
    Peanut sweets - The one shaped like a peanut with chopped up peanut brittle inside
    sherbert pips, used to last so long and then stick together!

    I used to go the shop on the corner, Friday night with 10p in hand - aghh those were the days

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    choccy beady buttons (as we called them)
    if you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChocolateChip View Post
    We also used to get the 'real' licquorice twigs that you chewed on, haven't seen them for donkeys years.
    OOOhhh forgot about those. They were good too.

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    Cheery drops! Yummy

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    Anything from the pick 'n mix selection! Don't really do that anymore though

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    Army and navy tablets. Used to love them. I can remember it was the first thing in bought with the new decimal coins. Showing my age now!

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    Midget Gems and I still love them. BTW some chemists sell the licorice twigs.

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    an 'old fashioned' sweet shop has opened in a village down the road ... they sell licquorice sticks! DH was horrified when i bought one!

    i love floral gums and cherry lips ... even better - no one else in my house likes them


    i like a sherbet or fruit pip, and have just discovered 'millions' ... they are rather yummy - especially the blackcurrant ones!

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    I love all of the crunchy sweets cola/ pineapple cubes, rhubarb and custard, blackcurrant and liquorice, sherbert pips.

    Then i also love coconut ice, nougat and many many more lol.

    I was lucky enough to buy some sherbert pips and coconut ice yesterday at longleat. Yummy yummy x my DS was going round the sweet shop going here you go mum you like these n these n these. I think he expected me to buy at least one of almost everything lol.

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    Sherbet lemons, pineapple cubes, sherbet pips yum

    Used to eat sherbet lemons one after another making the roof of my mouth sore but I still did it, actually still would

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gail Tracey View Post
    I love all of the crunchy sweets cola/ pineapple cubes, rhubarb and custard, blackcurrant and liquorice, sherbert pips.

    Then i also love coconut ice, nougat and many many more lol.

    I was lucky enough to buy some sherbert pips and coconut ice yesterday at longleat. Yummy yummy x my DS was going round the sweet shop going here you go mum you like these n these n these. I think he expected me to buy at least one of almost everything lol.
    Maybe he liked them too ...but made out you needed and liked them ha ha

    Love sherbet pips yum

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    Quote Originally Posted by angeldelight View Post

    Maybe he liked them too ...but made out you needed and liked them ha ha

    Love sherbet pips yum

    Angel xx
    I think you might be right Angel lol x

    Have to laugh though hes 6 n if people ask if he would like a lolly or sweets he says 'no thank you im trying to be healthy' lol. School have been having a big drive on healthy bodies perform better for you lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gail Tracey View Post
    I think you might be right Angel lol x

    Have to laugh though hes 6 n if people ask if he would like a lolly or sweets he says 'no thank you im trying to be healthy' lol. School have been having a big drive on healthy bodies perform better for you lol
    Bless him

    Clever little boy ..get mom to buy the bags and he can blame you

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    Quote Originally Posted by angeldelight View Post

    Bless him

    Clever little boy ..get mom to buy the bags and he can blame you

    Angel xx
    Oh yes Angel, a lot of the time he is just way too clever lol. It covers all areas too. His dad n i cant even spell words for things we want to be subtle about as he can spell almost anything! If we write things down n pass them to each other he can read it too. Its good fun sometimes but i thought i might at least get another year before we got to this point lol.

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    Used to pop to the local shop for a quater of Bon Bons and sometimes the strawberry ones (mouth now watering). If we didn't have much money we would have two ounces
    Why hasn't Gary Barlow come to my rescue yet?

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    Freshly roasted peanuts from Woolies.....still warm yummy x

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    coconut mushrooms, white mice and shrimps yummy
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