Children all over Britain have been emptying out their piggy-banks and heading straight for the nearest sweet-shop as the first unrationed sweets went on sale today. Toffee apples were the biggest sellers, with sticks of nougat and liquorice strips also disappearing fast. One firm in Clapham Common gave children lbs of lollipops during their midday break from school, and a London factory opened its doors to hand out free sweets to all comers.
Yes, the marshmallow really is from the marshmallow plant. The marshmallow plant, or Althaea officinalis, is a relative of the hollyhock, with pastel-colored, papery flowers. Today, the root is available as a tea: the mucilage is like a syrup in hot water but thickens into a strangely sweet gel when cool.
Mini Parma Violets - we have stocked the giant ones for ages - but lots of people remember th Treacle Toffee - big chewy chunks of smooth, chewy toffee with the delicious flavour of black You'll find all types of UK penny sweets here, from liquorice to space dustlollies to flying saucersboiled sweets to Parma Violets ,Haribo sweets too Plus we have some classics that are made exclusively for us - the old-fashioned sweets that you can remember from the sweet shop of your childhood, and many vintage sweets that you've probably forgotten and those will really bring the memories flooding back, just you see.
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This is the page hated by dentists but loved by the rest of us, and it's guaranteed to bring back some fond childhood memories. All of the old-fashioned 70's and 80's favourites are here. Of course, some were available to buy long before this - some are centuries old - but it was during this time that I personally remember enjoying them in my childhood.
A trip down memory lane can start with a photograph, a story, or a taste of something sweet. When it comes to stocking one of the largest selections of wholesale retro and nostalgic candy, Blair Candy knows the favorites you miss or the treats you can't wait to discover. Our candy inventory includes old-fashioned gumpenny candy in bulkand more to delight every kind of sweet tooth.
The company was founded in Sheffield by George Bassett in Perhaps the company's best-known sweets, the Liquorice Allsortswere created by accident in and in the mascot of Bassett's, Bertie Bassettwas created; Bertie continues to represent the brand today. Inthe brand was joined with Maynards to create Maynards Bassetts.
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