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Post by anna » Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:13 pm

toffee bonbons...mmmmmmmmmmm delicous. I can also remember an ice lolly i used to buy from Horsley Hill sweet shop,carnt recall the name of them, think it might have been Mivi , it wasnt a strawberry mivi like what you can but now , it was ice cream on a stick,with rasberry veins going thru it,it was very thick and creamy,,carnt buy them now.

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Post by Ingeryl » Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:02 am

jimmywizz wrote:i remember imps had a horrible taste yuk!
"IMPS" if you popped one into your mouth
then took a large drink from your pint of
cellar beer (Tram Hotel)!! absolute
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Post by Babooshka » Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:27 pm

GLEES

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Post by StottieCake » Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:19 pm

Anna -

Talking of sour apples, has anyone tried them sweets in a mock drum called Toxic Waste? Yer geet hard if you dont spit them out

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Post by anna » Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:22 pm

stottie, i think i know which ones you mean.. but no , i dont like them , so i guess im not geet hard . :D

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Post by lynn » Fri Apr 20, 2007 2:08 pm

midget gems have changed the nice black ones are now purple and not as nice.

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Post by padlock man » Thu May 10, 2007 2:40 pm

Toffee apples! A man used to come round with them on a barrow, and all the kids would rush out with their coins clasped in their hot, sweaty hands.

Saw some chocolate coated foam bananas the other day; I'd forgotten them.

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Post by cushy butterfield » Thu May 10, 2007 4:50 pm

My hubby LOVES Sports Mixtures. Can you still get them??? Being across the pond we dont have access to the lovely sweets when had when we were bairns. :(
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Post by anna » Thu May 10, 2007 9:04 pm

Yes Cushy ,you can still get Sports Mixtures over here,, the orange ones are my fav,s :P

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Post by padlock man » Tue May 15, 2007 10:31 am

Sports mixtures. That rings a bell, but I can't picture them. What were/are they?

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Post by johnc10 » Tue May 15, 2007 10:43 am

If I remember correctly, they were basically the same as Midget Gems just harder :D
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Post by Norm » Tue May 22, 2007 12:37 am

padlock man wrote:Sports mixtures. That rings a bell, but I can't picture them. What were/are they?
Nah man they were like wine gums in consistency, but shaped like 1/2 balls of various description - football, basketball and rugby balls come to mind, there was also a set of cricket stumps with a little ball on the bottom right corner (?) and a tennis racquet. There may have been more but them's what I remembers. Maynards used to make them iirc, but I could be wrong on that.

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Post by StottieCake » Tue Jun 05, 2007 4:35 pm

Marra, They were square boiled sweets wrapped individually (like Haques in the packet) but they were sweet and fizzy when you sucked them

OK just pipped at the post there by Sis :D

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Post by scallywag 71 » Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:29 pm

Spangles - you could get them in butterscotch packets as well as fruit flavours couldnt you.

Anyone remember Aztec bars, Jaw breakers and Quatro pop circa early 80's? Or Revels and Double agents from the 70's.

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Post by jimmywizz » Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:29 pm

"Aztec bars" now thats a blast from the past, used to love them along with cadburys applejacks

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Post by jimmywizz » Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:36 pm

by the way scallywag 71 welcome to the boards

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Post by scallywag 71 » Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:07 am

Cheers, Good site and good crack, though wor lass thinks Im only a young codger. Maybe an apprentice? I can remember Treets and the cool cresta bear so does that count? Its frothy man. :)

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Post by Norm » Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:39 pm

The best spangles had to be the Old English ones.

Don't know how you'd describe the flavour though - something akin to cough sweets

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Post by scallywag 71 » Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:58 pm

Is there anybody else out there that can remember Yogos and Hanky pankys from the early 80's or did I just dream it.

Yogos were yoghurt flavoured (obviously) chewy sweets and Hanky pankys were a kind of puffy sort of thing in a bag. Arthur Lowe was in the advert offering one to a woman and asking if she cared for a little hanky panky before being slapped.

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Post by scallywag 71 » Sun Jun 10, 2007 10:30 pm

[quote="marrasis"]Yes scally, i remember hanky panky oooeeerr mrs :lol:

It was kinda like a toffee popcorn stuff.....is that right ?[/quote]

Yeah I think so. I remember the ad more than anything. Dont think they lasted very ong.

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