Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Competition

I've been very lucky with competitions this year and a lot of it is down to some lovely people 'liking' my posts and voting for me.  As a thank you to all of you I would like to host a small competition to win a MASSIVE retro sweet hamper.  It was a prize I won recently and I did want to keep it but to be honest I want to lose a bit of timber before I go on hols early next year, so eating sweets all day is not a good idea... (but my, how I love sweets!).

The hamper is a bit like this (only bigger!) and all you need to do is post a comment below (you may need to click on 'read more') telling me about your favourite childhood sweet - what was it and why was it your favourite? Easy!  For an extra entry simply follow my blog on Google Connect.




53 comments:

  1. I loved those Foam Bananas...they were so artificial tasting but I didn't even care!!

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  2. My favourite were lemon bon bons. I loved the floury outer, lemon zing, and toffee inner. Oh and the little white paper bags I used to get them in at Chocolate Fayre. Ahhh, memories !

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  3. I loved cola bottles, still do now. The oversized ones just aren't the same as the traditional little ones. Delicious! @stralisemiai

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  4. Wham bar's for me and tbh still LOVE them. I still like the original pink one, I just love the sour candy in the middle of the chewy bar x @torialou78

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  5. mmmmm......i love sherbert or anything sour!

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  6. I would love this for my wedding...Drumsticks are my all time favourite!

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  7. There is nothing like sweets to bring back memories. Especially those that you never see in the vast super market chains. I know they were not exactly well named (for today's market or tbh even then) but I adored black jacks . It may explain my occasional Pernod habit in adult hood,thankfully no black tongue from that,no nasty headache from blackjacks though.

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  9. I loved Sherbet Dips - hours of fun with my lolly and bag of sherbert!!!!!I loved the combination of the sweet lolly and the sherbert!

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  10. My favourite childhood sweet has to be Black Jacks - they tasted sooo good and it was so amusing as a child to have a black tongue and stick it out at everyone!
    xo

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  11. I loved black jacks. Only got 3p pocket money and I could get 12 with this. Still love them but they seem a lot smaller x

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  12. My fave wasn't on here, but dib dabs will do me fine. My fave was Pink Panther strawberry chocolate.

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  13. i used to love those cany lipsticks not sure if thats actually what they were called but loved pretending to put my lipstick on :)

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  14. I also liked candy lipsticks, they had a really lovely smell.

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  15. Favourite sweet... ALL OF THEM and as many as possible :)

    I guess if I had to choose, i'd say my top few were/are:

    Flying saucers - who couldn't enjoy the cardboardy outer shell followed by sherbet!

    Kola Kubes - Anything that is purposefully spelt rong must be good.

    Rhubarb an Custard - I just can't get the tune from the cartoon out of my head.

    I'm sure there are at least 100 other favourites, but I'll stop now (and run off to the sweet shop) (except it's gone midnight on a Sunday so not even Tesco is still open - not that they have many sweets that are as good as they were in my day...

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  16. I love aniseed balls, loads of reason but main one was my little brother hated them so would never nick them. I was school champ for fitting the most aniseed ball in m mouth and feat that came back to haunt me thanks to facebook.
    I know have a problem with Wham bars and thanks to your photo am craving them now

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  17. I loved fruit salads as I could buys lots with my pocket money!

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  18. used to be black jacks as me and my friends would compete to see who could get the blackest tongue lol

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  19. strawberry bon bons - my dad used to buy me them and i loved them

    @ashlallan

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  20. Gosh when I was younger I used to get 2p a day for school, we'd go to the corner shop and come out with a bag full of sweetes, I remember when you could buy sweets for 1/2p, them where the days LOL
    I know it's not big or clever but when I was younger I used to love the sweet cigarretts and pretend I was all grown up, and that tobacco pouch stuff can't remember what its called now

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  21. I loved fruit salads as you could get loads for your 10p. I also loved pear drops as they lasted ages.x

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  22. I loved mint sensations, I used to go with my Grandad to get his pension from the post office every week as a child and he would always buy me a quarter! They would be gone by the time we got back but I always had to save one for my Gran.

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  23. oh, I love all of this, it's hard to pick just one :)

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  24. Ohhhh I think Black Jacks were my fav sweets. Yummy :)
    hunnypie27@gmail.com

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  25. @needaphone I loved refreshers the fizz on my tongue oooh x

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  26. It's really tough to choose just one, but I think it was always shrimps; the pink appealed to the girly girl in me and they are yummy!

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  27. I used to like the bubble gum machine outside our local store . Every 5th go it gave an extra pack so I used to watch and wait till it got to the bonus turn before I put my money in. The bubbles when they burst used to stick to your face in thise days if you were not careful. Many a time I had a grey/black ring around my mouth from the gum. Second to that was fruit salad as I did not get much money to spend those were the only sweets I could afford

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  28. Too many choices! I used to have a real love for cherry lips though, a quarter bag of those used to have LOADS in it, and they were sort of squeaky between your teeth.

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  29. oooo it has to be shrimps and bananas, I used to get a mixed bag every day after school :)

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  30. I used to love aniseed balls, I'd get them from the tuck shop after I had been swimming every sunday. I liked that the lasted for a while and turned you tongue red!

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  32. My favourite sweets were (and still are) the white and pink bottle shaped sweets... they're juicy, soft and creamy! Only problem is I eat so many I make myself feel sick! Thanks for the great comp xx

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  33. Milk bottles were my favorite and still are. I use to go to sunday school and the teacher would give us some milk bottles and other sweets before we went home . I think it was a bribe to keep us coming the following week ! well it worked for me as i really did only come for the sweets .oh and the colouring in of bible stories ! lol

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  34. flying saucers and white chocolate mice :)

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  35. I always loved dibdabs - still do in fact!!!

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  36. My fav childhood sweet was and still is Cola Cubes.. I remember queing up outside the cinema to see blockbusters such as Annie and Starwars. The queue passed a sweety shop and I always got a quarter of cola cubes.. these would usually last me all through the film and all the way home as well.

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  38. I loved Sweet peanuts....it was the lovely chewy peanut goodness that got me :)

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  39. My favourites were Anniseed Balls as my Grandad loved them and always had a bag in his pocket to share with us, now everytime i have one it reminds me of him x

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  40. Popping candy and sherbet dips! I loved the noise and strawberrieness of the popping candy and the fizz of the sherbet! yummy

    I could also eat flying saucers to kingdom come!

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  41. I loved and still love white chocolate mice because they are so sweet and delicious!

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  42. Mine was sherbet fountain!Used to love sucking up sherbert then eating the lquorice

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  43. I loved Black Jacks and Fruit Salad. If we ran errands for neighbours we often got a shilling (5p in todays money!!)so we could buy 48 chews..mmm lovely

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  44. Having looked back it appears to have posted me as a bizarre number! My entry was Dip Dabs (Sherbet) I am also following your blog! I am on twitter as @maximumto4 xx

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  45. I absolutely adored Fireball Jawbreakers, because of the size, pack of 3 for 10p and probably the E numbers

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  46. gotta be the TIME bar, yellow wrapper with a clock, milk choc and toffee, yummy, think it was 25 pence!!

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  47. My all time favorite childhood sweet has to be... Jolly ranchers :) Oooh ooh ooh and cherry frosties nom nom nom. 10p per pack from Georges down the road, us school kids would stock up on a ton before school :)

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  48. Sherbet Lemons for me, should love the sweet lemon taste with the sherbet fizz in the middle!

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  49. Spangles, the fruit flavour in the red packet not the Old English in the black packet!
    Not really a sweet but my real all time favourite was cheese Snaps. I used to eat them till the severity of the flavouring had taken the skin off the roof of my mouth!
    You can still get the tomato ones but Walkers... Please bring back the cheese!
    I've followed you by gff for an extra entry!

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  50. Thanks for the comp! my favourites were pear drops, yummy and so pretty!

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