In honour of Lent and in remembrance of all those times as a child that she gave up sweets for the 40 days, KateTakes5 has bestowed upon the Listography this week the theme of Retro Sweets.
I didn't eat that many sweets as a primary school child, mainly because my mum wouldn't buy them and I wasn't allowed to walk down to the town (I had no road sense until about 13) therefore sneakily buying some. It wasn't until I was in secondary school in Cardiff that I used to partake of this childhood ritual. My friend and I would disembark the bus, walk over to the newsagents who would patiently count out our 13p's worth of sweets (or whatever was left over from out lunch money).
I still adore penny sweets but hardly have them anymore; I like jelly and foam sweets, hubby likes fizzy ones which for me are a 'no-no'. Therefore I am casting my mind back in fondness to the following favourites:
- Milk bottles
- Cola bottles (The chewy ones not the hard ones, and definitely not the fizzy beasts)
- Foam bananas
- Chewy strawberries
- Fried eggs