At work today, my friend and I were thinking about sweets that we had when we were young that (mostly) you can’t get any more. Do you remember any of these?
Space Dust – candy that popped in your mouth.
Spangles – square, fruit-flavoured, boiled sweets.
Mint Cracknel – chocolate-covered, brittle mint strands that were like fibre glass. Would probably contravene health and safety laws these days. 🙂 Talking of which, so would
Sherbet Fountains – a tube of sherbet with a hollow licorice “straw”. When you sucked the sherbet up through the licorice you ended up choking. Happy days! lol
Galaxy Counters – Galaxy was, in my opinion, the best chocolate and Counters were silky-smooth, melt-in-the-mouth, small chocolate discs. You can buy them now but they’re bigger and they don’t taste the same. I don’t think it’s just because they’re bigger, I think they’ve changed the recipe. 😦
Flying Saucers – sherbet inside disc-shaped rice paper. Ditto above – you can get them now but they don’t taste the same.
Toffos – individually-wrapped chewy toffee that came in different flavours including mint and banana. I’d forgotten about these until I did a search for discontinued sweets.
Fry’s Five Centres – my friend reminded me about these chocolate bars. There were 5 sections, each with a different flavour (orange, raspberry, lime, strawberry and pineapple). Also mentioned by my friend were
Sherbet Dib Dabs (or were they Dip Dabs?) – a lollipop in a bag of sherbet. I think you can still get these.
Walnut Whips – whipped vanilla fondant in a cone of chocolate with half a walnut on the top. Yes, I know you can still buy these but you can’t get them the way we used to have them because THERE USED TO BE HALF A WALNUT IN THE BOTTOM TOO! Suddenly they just stopped making them with the walnut in the bottom. It’s not the same. 😦
Jubblies – basically a massive block of fruit-flavoured ice in a packet. We would snip the corner off the packet and suck the fruit juice out of the ice to be left with, well, a massive block of ice! lol I’ve seen smaller versions in The Discount Store in Southend but it’s not the same if it’s not a MASSIVE block of ice (or did it just seem big because we were small?)
And do you remember fancying an ice cream, going into a sweet shop and saying “Can I have a Funny Face please?” and the shopkeeper saying “You’ve already got one.” lol They were lovely though (the Funny Faces, not the shopkeepers) 🙂
I might add more to this list at a later date if I think of any others because this has been fun! 😀