Monday, 27 June 2011

Will I ever grow up, ha ha

Here's me being a kid again enjoying one of life's little pleasures, a frothy mouth, ha ha. I've just been to the Post Office and couldn't resist buying a packet of my favourite sweeties. I loved these when I was little and I still love them now. Refreshers take me on a journey back to my childhood. While everything changes, these little gems remain the same, maybe a bit smaller but the taste is still there to give me a buzz.

I like to put six in my mouth at once, and suck and crunch away to my hearts content. The fizzy fruity sensations give me ten minutes of mouth watering pleasure. Then I feel sick, ha ha.

15 comments:

  1. Don't grow up Ilona, we like you just the way you are. In fact do you remember "space dust" which used to pop on your tongue, I see that is making a comeback :-D

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  2. Space dust, was that like rainbow coloured sugar granules, or am I thinking about something else? Or was it more powdery like sherbert fountains. Do you remember sucking that up through a liquorice straw, then choking, ha ha.

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  3. I was just thinking of space dust...and chalky Love Hearts...!

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  4. SPace dust was Gritty textured, coloured stuff. In a paper packet,w hich you tore the top off and emptied it onto your hand and licked it :-O
    When you stuck your tongue out to show yer mates, it was all crackling and popping.
    Oh yes, shebert fountains! I liked flying saucers too. Keep em on your tongue til the rice paper disolved and the sherbert oozed out :-D

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  5. I loved them too - they go way back - I ate them in the forties and fifties.
    I liked the little lemons too - lemon sherbets were they - and the sherbert fountains - nothing subtle about any of them.
    Maybe we loved them as sweets were rationed for so long after the war.

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  6. I eat them just like that! I also like sherbet fountains, flying saucers - that's what I call a real treat!

    I hope I will never grow up either. What is the saying growing old is compulsory but growing up is not?

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  7. There's a 'real' sweetie shop near us. Going in and reading the labels is like stepping back in time - gob stoppers, aniseed balls, coltsfoot rock, pear drops, kali (rainbow crystals), butterscotch and licorice tablets - and hundreds more. My favourite was kali sold in a cone like paper bag. Lick it out with your tongue then keep tearing the bag away as the kali went down until you ended up with a soggy, titchy cone of paper. I've not grown up either.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  8. Remember them all! Whatever happened to barley sugar twist sticks and the long sticks of toffee (?) with chocolate down the middle ? - Can't remember the name of them... Flying saucers were my favourites :o)

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  9. In America - they are labeled SMARTIES....right - I ate too many of these in my 20s and 30s as part of my hangover remedy...watch out for the "dust" - I've been choked up by it a couple of times...

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  10. they do look like our Smarties, but Smarties aren't fizzy. why grow up? Never Land seems such a nice place! ;)

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  11. We had 2 sweet shops across from our flats.
    If any of the other kids saw you crossing to the shop,they would come and 'help' to choose LOL
    I used to like Fruit salads because you could buy just a few if you only had a penny or 2. Those red lollies with the chocolate outer were nice too but less shareable.

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  12. I still love 'kiddies' sweets - we have a supplier who sends them to work sometimes, and I love them more than chocolate! They have to hide them to stop me keep rooting around in the big tub to get chews and drumstick lollies, fizzers and love hearts. The various types of powders were good, but the space dust was mega - especially if you put a load in your mouth at once - quite an experience!!

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  13. If your walks ever take you through Waltham near Grimsby, head for the windmill. There is an old fashioned sweet shop there. I could stand there for hours just looking and relating a sweet to a memory of childhood. Sally

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  14. Two words, Llona. Sherbert Dip.
    (with a stick of liquorice)

    OK - 7 words....

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  15. Happy Days, all the different sweeties you used to get. I liked the little bags of bubble gum you could get in a little drawstring bag, called Gold Rush. Sherbet dip dabs, sherbert fountains, space dust, the dolly bracelets with the sugar candy on you used to nibble them through the day.

    Was just in a newsagents the other day and got a bag of oddfellows, a bit like Edinburgh Rock and it melts in your mouth. Haven't had them for years. Parma Violets are nice too. Can you tell I've got a sweet tooth. It's nice to have a treat now and again, all the better if it brings back happy memories. Enjoy your refreshers, Ilona. Cheers, Christy x

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