Burning Questions: What were your favourite childhood sweets? And which retro sweets should come back?

What were your favourite sweets as a child?

What were your favourite sweets as a child?

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WHAT were your favourite childhood sweets, the ones you always spent your pocket money on down the local shop when you were growing up?

Did you always to grab a Marathon, a pack of Opal Fruits, a tube of Smarties or a Milky Bar?

Was there a particular favourite you liked to order a ‘quarter of’ from the jars behind the counter? Were there penny sweets in the pick ‘n’ mix display you remember fondly, such as sherbet dips, black jacks, fruit salads or candy sticks?

Tell us in the comments below which decade you’re a child of and which sweets you loved the most as a kid. Also give a mention to any favourites not available anymore which you wish you could still get.

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8:56am Thu 23 Jan 14

chris8210 says...

Toffee Crumble the thick one though. Was like a mushed up twix
Toffee Crumble the thick one though. Was like a mushed up twix chris8210
  • Score: 12

5:52pm Thu 23 Jan 14

mouthalmighty says...

Sherbet pips. They lasted longer. Fruit salads and blackjacks, again more for your money. Couldn't afford bars of stuff.
Sherbet pips. They lasted longer. Fruit salads and blackjacks, again more for your money. Couldn't afford bars of stuff. mouthalmighty
  • Score: 9

6:03pm Thu 23 Jan 14

ron.1952 says...

My fave was a frozen Jubbly. Sucking the juice out for ages was so much enjoyment.
Nothing much has changed even now

Ronny Ronster xx
My fave was a frozen Jubbly. Sucking the juice out for ages was so much enjoyment. Nothing much has changed even now Ronny Ronster xx ron.1952
  • Score: -22

10:10am Fri 24 Jan 14

Gold and Silver says...

ron.1952 wrote:
My fave was a frozen Jubbly. Sucking the juice out for ages was so much enjoyment. Nothing much has changed even now Ronny Ronster xx
Didnt think a frozen jubbly was a ""sweet"?
My fav sweet was "milk bottles" as a kid not sure they still make them but they were always smelling nice in a bag and me fav game was marbles in school quite often this playground game had many of us enjoying a rather simple game of rolling marbles at playtime,
just a shame many of todays kids are all into "electronic gadgets" and the simple game of marbles and hopscotch seem to have been forgotten, let the good times roll again pretty please?
[quote][p][bold]ron.1952[/bold] wrote: My fave was a frozen Jubbly. Sucking the juice out for ages was so much enjoyment. Nothing much has changed even now Ronny Ronster xx[/p][/quote]Didnt think a frozen jubbly was a ""sweet"? My fav sweet was "milk bottles" as a kid not sure they still make them but they were always smelling nice in a bag and me fav game was marbles in school quite often this playground game had many of us enjoying a rather simple game of rolling marbles at playtime, just a shame many of todays kids are all into "electronic gadgets" and the simple game of marbles and hopscotch seem to have been forgotten, let the good times roll again pretty please? Gold and Silver
  • Score: 7

11:24am Fri 24 Jan 14

Bestbaz says...

spangles and jamboree bags
spangles and jamboree bags Bestbaz
  • Score: 8

5:23pm Fri 24 Jan 14

mouthalmighty says...

A aah. Frozen jubblys. They're not the same any more, too PC. Bring back the additives that we enjoyed so much. And jamboree bags. Not the same. Boo hoo, I miss being a child.
A aah. Frozen jubblys. They're not the same any more, too PC. Bring back the additives that we enjoyed so much. And jamboree bags. Not the same. Boo hoo, I miss being a child. mouthalmighty
  • Score: 2

10:43pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Harold_Monk says...

Never-Ending-Strip, Acid Drops, Spangles, Sweet Tobacco, Bazooka Joe gum
Never-Ending-Strip, Acid Drops, Spangles, Sweet Tobacco, Bazooka Joe gum Harold_Monk
  • Score: 2

2:23pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Slonik says...

Cola cubes, lemon bonbons and revels for me. Jubblys seemed to last forever and we loved those frozen yoghurt ?? blocks which were a similar size/shape as choc-ices but very thick and creamy.
Cola cubes, lemon bonbons and revels for me. Jubblys seemed to last forever and we loved those frozen yoghurt ?? blocks which were a similar size/shape as choc-ices but very thick and creamy. Slonik
  • Score: 2

10:53am Wed 29 Jan 14

highway warrior says...

These are probably all still available just not at your corner shop and you can't go into there and ask for a quarter of this and a quarter of that and get it in a paperbag along with your copy of the Dandy or Beano
These are probably all still available just not at your corner shop and you can't go into there and ask for a quarter of this and a quarter of that and get it in a paperbag along with your copy of the Dandy or Beano highway warrior
  • Score: 0

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