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  • #1101962
    Digital-A
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    http://www.sweetstall.com/acatalog/chex.html

    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 mood

    #1101930
    General Lighting
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    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…

    #1101953
    Shit Robot
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    General 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 old

    #1101936
    stax
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    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 appealing

    #1101963
    Digital-A
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    the ye olde sweet shop in chester …:weee: :weee:

    id give anything to work there

    #1101947
    LaverT
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    Cola and Pineapple CUBES!!! OMG amazing! especially when they start to go all gooey in the middle ๐Ÿ˜€

    #1101959
    starlaugh
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    General 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…….

    #1101931
    General Lighting
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    stax 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:

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    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….

    #1101937
    stax
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    i do occasionaly drop in for a bag of cola bottles:groucho:

    #1101954
    XLeanne06X
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    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…

    #1101940
    raverbaby
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    starlaugh 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.

    #1101932
    General Lighting
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    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:

    #1101965
    cathdreadhead
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    General 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 now

    #1101966
    parge
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    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: ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    #1101968
    tarifa
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    General Lighting wrote:
    When did you all last see a “traditional” sweet display? They were certainly around into the late 1980s…

    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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