Listography Goes Retro: Penny Sweets

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

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  1. Mcai7td3 says

    I love love love fizzy ones! Cola bottles, shoe laces, midget gems, cherry lips.. Two ounce of anything from those big tubs, and sherbet dip! Mmmmmm!

  2. Jenny Paulin says

    Mmmm I love all of those, although the banana ones would be my least favourite! All these lists of sweets really makes me want some…….NOW!

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      A foam banana is a sweet. It's probably like a harder marshmallow in texture, best way I can think of describing it. And yes, you Americans are clearly deprived! ;-)

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