March 28, 2007 at 11:12 am #1101962Digital-AParticipant
theres quite a few oldies on there … i like the ”blue rave” one … sounds like an interesting sugar treat
im going to have to go budgens and get some sweets later … reet in the moodMarch 28, 2007 at 11:31 am #1101930
I’ve already ended up at the Co-op and bought (amongst various other food items) 2 packs of Haribo Starmix, there were some “traditional” type sweets as well (albeit in plastic packs) but they were 99p!
I’m sure that even taking into account 20-25 years of inflation plus imperial/metric conversions thats a big rip off.
you can still buy most of the original sweets on line, although I have avoided this for health reasons…
Unfortunately I think they are too much hassle for modern shops to sell in the traidtional form (from those big jars on the back counter), they can’t be sold as barcoded single unit items so take up more time on the checkouts, and I suspect that adult customers are far too impatient to wait for kids selecting and buying sweets these days.
When did you all last see a “traditional” sweet display? They were certainly around into the late 1980s…March 28, 2007 at 11:43 am #1101953Shit RobotParticipantGeneral Lighting wrote:When did you all last see a “traditional” sweet display? They were certainly around into the late 1980s…
We had one in south molton about 5 years ago (tiz a video shop now) I think he closed coz after school kids would ask for a small ammount of something from the most inacesible jar on the highest shelf,whilst thier mates filled thier pockets with whatever they could whilst the shopkeepers back was turned lol
Nothing changes lol the old ones are the best ones!
Is a bit of a shame coz it was a really interesting old shop all polished wooden counters and shelves filled with glass and clay jars and a beutifull old ornate till that looked like it was about 70 years oldMarch 28, 2007 at 11:49 am #1101936staxParticipant
theres a couple in norwich. on the market theres a stall that sells them all, but them sweets must be sitting there for yonks and in the summer heat, hhmm not very appealingMarch 28, 2007 at 11:59 am #1101963Digital-AParticipant
the ye olde sweet shop in chester …:weee: :weee:
id give anything to work thereMarch 28, 2007 at 12:38 pm #1101947LaverTParticipant
Cola and Pineapple CUBES!!! OMG amazing! especially when they start to go all gooey in the middle 😀March 28, 2007 at 12:44 pm #1101959starlaughParticipantGeneral Lighting wrote:When did you all last see a “traditional” sweet display? They were certainly around into the late 1980s…
Cloud 9 in Wellington Somerset, was a couple of years ago that i was in there last so i dont know if they still do…….March 28, 2007 at 1:24 pm #1101931stax wrote:theres a couple in norwich.
and I bet its all ravers and students who make up the bulk of their customer base :laugh_at:Quote:on the market theres a stall that sells them all, but them sweets must be sitting there for yonks and in the summer heat, hhmm not very appealing
sweets have never been that appealing in high summer.
I remember that Mars did a “cool it” campaign many summers ago encouraging people to still buy chocolate bars in summer and store them in the fridge….March 28, 2007 at 1:43 pm #1101937staxParticipant
i do occasionaly drop in for a bag of cola bottles:groucho:March 28, 2007 at 3:19 pm #1101954XLeanne06XParticipant
cherry drops and starburst ( the cure all for dry mouth after a party :groucho: )
and there is a few old skool sweets shops about,,letchworth and bedford being 2 that i no off…March 28, 2007 at 5:51 pm #1101940raverbabyParticipantstarlaugh wrote:Now it is chuppa chups, toffee crisp and these strange jelly things in a tin you get in the vending machine in the pub:wink:
Bought some of those vending sweets abroad, and the sweets had melted into a gooey mess in the bottom of the tin. Still ate it, mind.March 28, 2007 at 5:57 pm #1101932
I remember those vending machines you would get outside corner shops, that either dispensed sweets or toys for between 5-20p (as inflation increased in the 80s).
Any of these still exist? I suspect they have all gone in many areas as they would get kicked in within seconds these days for the coins or torched :hopeless:March 28, 2007 at 6:00 pm #1101965cathdreadheadParticipantGeneral Lighting wrote:I remember those vending machines you would get outside corner shops, that either dispensed sweets or toys for between 5-20p (as inflation increased in the 80s).
Any of these still exist? I suspect they have all gone in many areas as they would get kicked in within seconds these days for the coins or torched :hopeless:
theres one near me thats been vandalised, still chained to the front of the shop tho
but yeah dont see em much nowMarch 28, 2007 at 10:07 pm #1101966pargeParticipant
got to be licorice its an aquired(ooow logword)taste like guiniss or marmite neeeva of wich i like but thats just me ITS ALL ABOUT INDIVIDUALITY…….
……rarver be diferent than the same and all that goose
anyways spread love like butter FORT I BETER FILL THIS SPACE:wink: 😉
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PARGEApril 5, 2007 at 8:46 pm #1101968tarifaParticipantGeneral Lighting wrote:
I know of two old style sweet shops round yer, one in Frome and one in Bath. Love em.
Pear drops, cola cubes, acid fizzy cola bottles.
Sherbet you can buy by the wieght.
Old style pink shrimp and fried eggs (the new ones are NOT the same)
SPACE DUST! excellent stuff (still buy it!)
And does anyone remember sweets called Dinosaur Eggs or Watermelons?They were a bit like giant gob stoppers (I’m going back to the late 70s early 80s now up in Lancashire) you could only just get them in your mouth, they were fantastic. I’ve never met anyone else who remembers them so . . .
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