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Post by padlock man » Thu Sep 22, 2005 2:48 pm

Anyone remember those horrible things called Parma Violets?

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Post by memor » Fri Sep 23, 2005 5:41 pm

They odd sweety but if you ate them with stick of Spanish Licorice........
it was heaven
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Post by star » Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:31 pm

Parma Violets?! I love them! Actually... I've got a confession to make about Parma Violets... I bought a big bag of mixed sweets for the 'Sweetie Tin' in my classroom, (the children get a lucky dip as a very special reward - got to watch those teeth!) and I ... err ... took out all the Parma violets and have eaten them myself!!! :oops:

Does anyone remember 'Teacakes'? Not the 'Toasted Teacakes' made all circular out of cocnut, but the harder variety? I love them, but I've always been alone in this!!! :D

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Post by padlock man » Sun Oct 09, 2005 3:51 pm

Did you know that jelly babies were originally called victory babies, to celebrate the end of World war One?

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Post by memor » Sun Oct 09, 2005 11:40 pm

My Brother used to bite al their heads off and put them bag in the bag.

Very odd..my Brother.
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Post by star » Fri Nov 11, 2005 11:51 pm

I had a friend that ate the heads first so that she couldn't hear them scream ... what lovely fiends I used to have! :5eek: (I love this little screaming face - he's sooo sweet!!)

Does ANYONE remember Teacakes of the untoasted variety??? I'm too young to be remembering them incorrectly! We used to visit Whitby alot when I was younger, and the sweet shop there used to sell them by the quarter and until three years ago they definately still sold them in the sweet shop in Lincoln too - it's just I only know me wot's eaten 'em! :roll:

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Post by memor » Fri Nov 11, 2005 11:54 pm

I remember teacakes.

They were brilliant.
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Post by star » Fri Nov 11, 2005 11:56 pm

Memor ... I THANKYOU!!

They really were great weren't they?! Much better than the toasted variety I think!

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Post by baldy.smith » Fri Nov 11, 2005 11:57 pm

Teacakes - aren't they the round flat toffees with little bits of coconut stuck on them?

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Post by memor » Fri Nov 11, 2005 11:58 pm

They were more than that.......they were heaven.
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Post by star » Sat Nov 12, 2005 12:00 am

YES!! :D

And the not so nice toasted ones were just coconut sorted squished up and, well, toasted!

Wow! I'm not going mad afterall!!

The toffe always seemed softer on the outside than the inside, with a sort of melt in the mouth taste ... :)

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Post by baldy.smith » Sat Nov 12, 2005 12:08 am

OK! youve sold me on them, I'll have a two point two four pounds (or a Kilo) of them so that I can give the wife one of them. :lol:

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Post by star » Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:27 pm

Hey I posted earlier this month don't you know!!! :wink:

I have a very hazy recollection of kipper flavour crisps ... or could be imagining it, I'm like that with food i'm afraid!

Got a bag of teackes on Saturday from a really sweet weet shop in Masham ... ooh the flavour ... =P~ it's been a long time since my last teacake!!!

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Post by baldy.smith » Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:13 am

I think you must have just looked at the first page of this topic Colombo, there are thee pages, so a lot of posts in between.

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Post by Jerry » Tue Nov 22, 2005 2:26 am

Flavoured crisps are supposed to have been invented by James William Hoggett of Whickham. The Ravensworth Cinema in Gateshead was the first to sell crisps (by arrangement with Hoggett).

Jelly babies (a weird sort of sweet when you think about it) were invented by an itinerant Austrian sweet-maker working in Lancashire in 1864. They were known as 'unclaimed babies' at first, then 'bright babies' . They were a northern taste originally and only really took off nationally after WWII after they were plugged on the BBC Radio comedy show ITMA.

Bassett's baby, with the authentic belly-button, has a name - Reg, after Registered Design 885406.

My sister says she bites their heads off 'to put them out of their misery'. The heads must be universally attractive because Roy Fuller.professor of poetry at Oxford wrote:


Some eat the jelly baby whole but most
Dismember it at leisure
For headless, there's no doubt it gives
A reasonable measure
Of unexampled pleasure


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Post by star » Tue Nov 22, 2005 5:11 pm

I like the proff's style! Nice bit of poetry .. unless you're a jelly baby of course!!! :lol: :lol:

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Post by star » Tue Nov 22, 2005 5:11 pm

I like the proff's style! Nice bit of poetry .. unless you're a jelly baby of course!!! :lol: :lol:

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Post by linda » Sat Feb 18, 2006 5:15 pm

hi cisco I lived at Horsley hil do you remember the toffee cake woman who lived on the way to Redwell school they used to cost 1 penny or tuppence depeding on the size. It was a treat to get a penny for school for one

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Post by Cisco » Sat Feb 18, 2006 5:47 pm

Hi Linda, I don't remember the toffee cake woman, I belonged Marsden so I probably would not have passed her.

I did have one or two relations who lived on the Hill.

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