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Posted: Sat Oct 09, 2004 8:54 pm
by curly
Anniseed Balls

Just be careful about what you post!!!

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:14 am
by jimmywizz
thought i would bring this post back to life after the mention of Pontefract Cakes on another post on here

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 9:53 am
by Sandy
I wonder if anyone can remember Cherry Lips? I'm going WAY back.

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 12:28 pm
by baldy.smith
Most of the sweets listed in the other posts I used to buy for my kids "GOD I MUST BE OLD" :( I remember buying liquorice root from the Chemist shop at Laygate on my way to school and chewing on the end until it was like a paint brush. We also used to buy SPANISH which was a stick of very hard liquorice, I did not even like the stuff but sweets were not available at the time. Cinnamon sticks were also an occasional treat, all of these were bought from the Chemist shop. Also; what about black carlings (peas), we used to buy these at a little shop around the corner from Laygate school. A penny dip at a shop near Derby Street Baths when we were heading home from the baths, it was a slice of bread dipped in beetroot vinegar. We also bought broken wafers and the edge trimmings from Gabrieles ice cream wafer shop on the corner of Victoria Road and Isabella Street. I could list a lot more stuff but I'll leave that for someone else to add.

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:08 pm
by curly
I remeber Gabrielles, must be quite ancient me!

Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 12:06 am
by offthewall
Baldy reminds me....we used to get Spanish sticks and melt them into water, put in a pop bottle for the trip to the beach......Spanish Water....Fab!
Also, I'm afraid to report.......we used to smoke cinnamon sticks....terrible to keep alight, but the aroma was wonderful!

My favourite sweets (apart from cinder toffee) were 4 for a 1d.....FRUIT SALADS!

Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 11:10 am
by Sandy
Cor, cinder toffee!! And I'd forgotten about fruit salads. They were quite sharp tasting....just up my street!

One of my REAL favourites (and I think I'll be the only one) was Cough Candy from Woolies. I'd walk in the door to be greeted by the smell of Salted Peanuts in huge warming cabinets. Lovely! Then further along was the Cough Candy. One inch squares of hard, brown candy which would melt in your mouth and get the taste buds going. I'd buy a quarter (4 ozs), in a little paper bag twisted at the top corners and guzzle it in an afternoon. Never ate it for coughs........pure enjoyment.

Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 1:20 pm
by brian c
Caramac, Milky Bars and frozen orange Jubblies! :D :D

Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 3:05 pm
by memor

Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 3:53 pm
by captain beefheart
Hi memor, only if they were lions midget gems , along with black bens, sports mixture etc etc, they are making a comeback and i have some packs in my cupboard (64p for 215grams what a bargin)
What about the funny tiny black liquorice sweets in a box were they called Imps

Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 4:15 pm
by jimmywizz
i remember imps had a horrible taste yuk!

Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:46 pm
by curly
IMPS, tremendous and awfull in equal measure.

Parma violets
Sherbet Fountains with a stick of liquorice
Polo Fruits
Gob Stoppers

Swainston's at Laygate for top sweets!

Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 11:45 am
by fadeout1930
anyone remember Pacers? they were like a minty chewit

and Secret bar with the strands of choccy and the mousse centre

and proper midget gems where the black ones tasted of licorice


Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 8:44 pm
by danecook
What about Tooty Frooties. They were great :lol:

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 3:34 pm
by Axeman
Yeah licorice root and tiger nuts.

Wot about oribble Spanish Gold?

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 3:36 pm
by Axeman

'Loads' at Horsley Hill Square were the best, followed by the offee at The Jolly Steward.

Parkinson Mint Thins, Sour Grapes.

Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 12:30 am
by Jerry
My memory goes back to Walls ice cream - triangular green and red AND triangular orange ice-lollies. My corner shop in Canterbury Street had a board with rows of different-coloured holes covered by a sheet of white paper. For a penny (I think) you located a hole with a progger (supplied) and depending on the colour underneath received sweets of differing calibres.

Locust beans during the years of famine.

Bullets - originally Nelson's bullets.


Locust Beans

Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 8:37 am
by baldy.smith
Locust Beans!! Now there's a blast from the distant past. I have mentioned these to a lot of people and no one seemed to know what I was talking about. I had wanted to know the proper name for them but no one could help, I have since found out that they are called Carob Pods but more commonly called Locust Beans. My mates in those days loved them but I hated them. The shops used to do well with them till they seemed to vanish never to bee seen again, I'm sure some specialised shops (Health Food, Herbalists) still sell them.

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 3:28 pm
by padlock man
I bought some chewable vitamin tablets the other day,and they taste just like the old Refreshers did!

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:11 pm
by Cisco
Loades of Horsley Hill Square, now that was a sweet shop Axeman.
Used to be in there every day for sweets because I used to fancy the dark haired girl who worked in there, then sit on the wall outside to eat them.