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Sweets We Used To Have

ade

master brummie
My nan had a caravan down at Bewdley years ago, as kids our treat was a trip to teddy greys the sweet shop at the bottom of the high street, I can still remember the smell inside that shop and what seemed like ages looking at all the jars before you made your choice of which sweets to buy and what would last the longest, and of course the shop is still there today selling its lovely wares
 

Edifi

master brummie
Ade. There's a shop in Broadstairs that's been there years,love to pop in and just smell the aromas.The lady knows me now after a few years.Afew weeks ago treated myself to 2 Liquorice Twist Sticks about 8 ins long
 
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Williamstreeter

master brummie
Were the narrow bars of toffee called Arrow bars, cost I think 1d and came in different flavours.
Seem to remember peeling the paper off was quite tricky as it stuck to the toffee.
Elmdonboy I remember those about an inch wide and 4 or 5 inch long , yes that paper was a nusisance
 

Bob Davis

Bob Davis
Don't know,Has anyone mentioned TROACHE DROPS
Yes early on in this thread you can still get them at the black cou try museum. Talking about sweets, on a back road from Bromsgrove to Halesowen there is closed down factory was this Bluebird?
Bob
 

Robert Ensor (bob)

master brummie
Yes early on in this thread you can still get them at the black cou try museum. Talking about sweets, on a back road from Bromsgrove to Halesowen there is closed down factory was this Bluebird?
Bob
If you were heading towards halesowen and that factory was on the left side good chance I I recall not long after passing the factory you came upon a island (roundabout)
 

JohnO

master brummie
Were the narrow bars of toffee called Arrow bars, cost I think 1d and came in different flavours.
Seem to remember peeling the paper off was quite tricky as it stuck to the toffee.
I remember the Arrow bars - loved the spearmint one; but I don’t think they did a banana & toffee version.
 

rosie

brummie
Maurice, there were two kinds of "Refreshers", the round hard ones like tablets in a stripy tube and the ones in the photo which were lovely lemony sherbet filled chews. They were very bad for my fillings!! My mouth is watering!
rosie.
 
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Elmdon Boy

master brummie
Frozen Jubbly's. when you opened them the one half was lovely as it contained all the orange juice, the other half was just ice. The shop around the corner from me also froze Vimto in the same shaped carton as Jubbly's. They were nice too on a hot day.
Has anybody mentioned Terry's Caramac. Cant remember exactly what the flavour was except that it was a light tan colour, and had the look and texture of chocolate.
 
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