With Easter approaching I'm in a let's go choco' mood - so it seems appropriate to post a list of 'Sweets I Miss' and 'Sweets I Can't Believe Are Still Going'.
Sugar Sugar - Sweets I genuinely miss
Why hasn't this tasty treat been revived yet? Dark chocolate and melty minty ice cream. Gorgeous. (See also - Lord Toffinghams Lolly and that fist sized dark chocolate heart on stick thing)
Maynards Milk Gums
Not the loose milk bottle shaped ones weighed out from a jar , but the crinkle wrapped pocket size packet - even the little speckles and dimples were tasty .
Yes there's 'Dime', 'Daim' or whatever it is, but it's not as creamy crunchy as the ''snap'.
'Skittles' - are nearly there but, to quote Roy Walker 'it's good but it's not right'.
Toffee and Mallow eggs
Just so scrummy.
An obscure classic, similar to Terry's 'Waifa'.
Fry's Five Centre advert
Alan Hawkshaw - The Night Rider (better known as the "all because the lady loves" Milk Tray music)
Shout About Pepsi - Denny Wright and The Hustlers
What Are You Still Doing Here? - Sweets Still Hanging On In There
Tunnocks (any variation)
Unchanged and unstoppable. Like the sort of thing Private Pike would have had in his lunch box .( Fancy a Virtual Tour of Tunnocks Towers? Then just click here)
And 25 for just one earth pound - amazing.
Not only are they still going, but they've even gone all outsize too.
They've updated them you know, with things like 'Fax Me' and 'Email Me', but hadn't got up to speed with Facebook or Text speak last time I had a pack.
Have a peep here and here for more tuck shop treats.
Scans taken from Robert Opie' 1970s Srapbook a great book, but the tacky clipart cover ( which none of his other 'scrapbooks'have ) does it a huge disservice