Well, last week's discovery that food in the 1960s was actually quite good sparked … And get that strap line? It felt like eating a little piece of history. Unit M62 The first Wimpy Bars opened in 1954 selling hamburgers and milkshakes and proved extremely popular. Well, there you are. Knew it didn’t taste anything like back then, but hadn’t realised the reason is so basic. Sounds like a good church there if they get sermons like that! Just can’t rmember the name! I was one who visited the ‘school dentist’ at around the age of 14. type to search. All of our sweets can be selected from our website and posted direct to … Learn how your comment data is processed. Chichester Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. They had a chocolatey top om and I remeber the choc/mint ones that had green minty stuff below the brown choccy top layer! A a reminder of the strong link between taste and memory. I wonder why that is (was). Yes must agree not as delicious as childhood but not bad. I am coming late to this party (with my keg of Party 7, of course), but have to admit that I smiled a smile of recognition at your comment about the ‘wrong’ type of Spangles – so true! Weekend were made by Mackintosh’s, and even I found them sickly and a bit weird- but would like to see them back! heart”). No wonder we all grew up so well balanced! Yes, how could the same company get a variant of the same thing so disastrously wrong. Was kinda chewy/crispy/nougatty Covered in chocolate loved these but only avail. It was an era of renewal, as the old order made way for a brighter and more stylish future, and as manufacturers experimented with mass advertising for their lines. Mint cracknell! I still have vivid memories of one particular occasion when I was hanging out with my best friend Susie Smart at her aunt’s house. Select Your Cookie Preferences. All Your Favourite Old Fashioned Retro Sweets Online at The Sweetie Jar. Sweet Shop Oooohh I can still taste all those sweets, especially the Spangles. The 1960s was a great time to be a kid, particularly when you had pocket money to spend at the sweet shop. Because over on the Dentist Forum (yes, there is one, I checked) you’ll find this discussion about the Drill and fill mentality of the 1960s. Please just bring them all back especially the cordial and cream bars. I think by this time they’d dispensed with the coffee flavour in favour of strawberry…but I may be wrong.”, “My nan would give me sweets and 2 comics (The Beano and The Victor) when we visited on Sundays, and I can remember having to give up sweets for Lent one year. “My favourites (after 5 Boys’) were the 5 Centre, especially after around 1967 when they brought out a milk chocolate version. A UK online Sweetshop, full of retro sweets from 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s sweets, traditional, old fashioned sweets & all your old favourites. I remember well the dire warnings about gobstockers and chewing gum. Do you remember you always got a Bar 6 in your selection box but I never saw one sold separately in a shop. Now don’t eat them all at once, or you’ll make yourself sick! Barry Ward and Ronnie Hughes rejoice in the sweets of the 1960s in north Liverpool. Your personal data will be used to support your experience throughout this website, to manage access to your account, and for other purposes described in our privacy policy. It means that most people in this specific age group need dentists now more than any other age group to repair their teeth. We stock a huge range of pick and mix sweets, traditional sweets, retro sweets and American candy. Everyone wanted to collect the set. They were such a lovely flavour and even though only five, I remember being bitterly disappointed when I discovered the change. I remember how my 1960s-self considered Caramac to be the height of sophistication … it was definitely an acquired taste! Add to Cart. For those of us who used to trek from Melling to Deyes Lane Secondary Modern School, there was a small sweet shop by Maghull Station … in the buildings that still resemble huts (opposite The Great Mogul pub). As well as the football cards, I’m sure I had complete or near-complete sets of Flags of the World, The American Civil War and of course War Of The Worlds. Anyone out there remember it? I believe Wagon Wheels were bigger in the past. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Proof? Though I too hated Mr Marshall and the yellow dental appointment cards when they were handed out at school. Those old ads are priceless. Again clever marketing, especially ‘The Lady Loves Milk Tray’ TV adverts. At boading school we were allowed to choose 2 sweets per day (usually the choice was limited to barley sugar) but we could spend 2 shillings at the local shop on Saturdays and we could choose almost anything but chewie. avg. And they never went without sweets. And yes, many a chocolate bar would end up having a half life in selection boxes long after they’d left the shop shelves – Cadbury’s Snack, Take 5 – making you wonder how old your average selection box actually was? Proper traditional, boiled sweets in very British flavours. And while we were getting that one ready Barry started to reminisce about the sweets we ate (by the ton) back then. The sweets were kept in a tin for the 40 days of Lent, and then eaten in a frenzy on Easter Sunday, with the inevitable consequences.”. A UK online Sweetshop, full of retro 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s sweets, traditional, old fashioned sweets & all your old favourites. Looks like Old English Spangles were about as unpopular as blancmange! A useful fallback for dads on their wives’ birthdays , anniversaries or, again, Christmas (I don’t think the commercialisation of Valentines Day had begun then). Try an Asisn shop, around Ramadan time (June) you may get lucky. Change ). I recall phoning the company some time in the late 1980s, and asking, were they still available; a woman there said “No, they were discontinued in 1982, as they weren’t selling well enough”. Posted Sweets is a top UK based online sweet shop. The seventies produced some of the wackiest ideas for confectionary you have ever known. This is a list of brand name confectionery products.Sugar confectionery includes candies (sweets in British English), candied nuts, chocolates, chewing gum, bubble gum, pastillage, and other confections that are made primarily of sugar.In some cases, chocolate confections (confections made of chocolate) are treated as a separate category, as are sugar-free versions of sugar confections. Why did companies stop making the lovely boxes of chocolates, there was always a nice picture on the lid. But since you couldn’t see who you were going to get ’til you opened it, everyone had loads of swops. Stephen Fry rhapsodizes about his sugar addiction in his memoir ‘The Fry Chronicles’ and mentions a lot of these candies. Apr 27, 2019 - Explore Pam's board "1960/70's sweets and chocolate in our house" on Pinterest. Drumsticks are raspberry and milk flavoured chewy lollipop. I remember the ‘checkup’ and being told ‘ don’t be soft boy, open your mouth’. View more posts. Try the twist: Make a super speedy 10 minute version of the original recipe in your microwave. Britain's Most Popular Sweets: 1950s. They also made a similar shaped thing called just what I don’t recall, out of barley sugar. The Christmas tradition that only got going in the 1960s. Probably taken out the poisonous additives. Lashings of homemade custard are most definitely compulsory. £1.99 Ex Tax: £1.66. All of our sweets can be selected from our website and posted direct to your door. Compare this Product. PO19 7BJ. Take a look below to start spreading the love. Foam bananas and shrimps, sherbet flying saucers and white chocolate mice. And did you play pass the parcel and musical chairs? See also the other parts of this trilogy: ‘Food in the 1960s: Actually it was quite good.’ and ‘Food in the 1960s: What else were we eating?’, Plus ‘Food in the 1970s: What went wrong?’, Writing about life, Liverpool and anything else that interests me. Posted Sweets is a top UK based online sweet shop. We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements, and display ads. Susie and I were (almost) more excited about our being able to stock up on sweets at a local shop we called ‘The Hobbit House.’ That wasn’t its actual name, but it was a tiny, brightly colored shop with a round door. We’re bringing the spirit of the sixties straight to your door with our finest selection of retro sweets. Or, where did all those fillings come from? I used to live just round the corner from Deyes Lane, in Hillary Crescent. Toffee apples were the biggest sellers, with sticks of nougat and liquorice strips also disappearing fast. TV ad was a little girl rocking on a rocking horse to a song that went ” Du, Du-et, du, du-et…….etc”!