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Whatever happened to Cadbury’s Astro’s?
They were my absolute fave.
All that biscuity, chocolate goodness wrapped up in a brightly coloured ball.
I remember one summer holiday, riding my bike over to the corner shop every day with my best friend, just to pick up a box of Astros.
I always tried to make ’em last the whole day, but just never managed!
Was anyone else an Astro’s fan?
I would give anything for a Desperate Dan bar or a Wham bar! I think they can still be found but definitely not around the Belfast area that I can see 🙁
Oh and Macaroon bars….yummy yummy for my tummy lol ♥ ♥
Anyone remember Cadburys Secrets?! I wish they would bring them back. I remember getting them from the ice cream van when I was little. A creamy centre wrapped in chocolate that looked like shredded wheat…(can’t think of a better way to describe it..)
i think everyone will relate to this, as a child how cool you thought you were with popping candy, showing off to your mates lol.
on a seperate note, they really need to bring back secret bars 🙂
Three years ago my boyfriend and I were in Las Vegas. We were in one of the hotels, I can’t for the life of me remember which one it was, but there was a really cool sweet shop. We spent ages looking around and eventually decided to buy this like, little suitcase thing of retro American sweets. It had all the standards that I’d seen on movies and TV so as you can imagine I was super excited to try it…….what a let down it was. American candy is a bit rubbish, and it was a total waste of money! I’ll stick to British sweets in future!
I really miss newsagents with the big tubs of sweets – the excitement of gazing up with eyes as wide as flying saucers trying to decide what to use your pocket money on. The thought that the newsagent might tip the jar slightly too much and give a few extra sweets was always a hope. It was so satisfying to leave the shop with that little paper bag, which inevitably some would get stuck to so you’d have to eat bits of the paper too (it was a small sacrifice!).
I miss the colours and the choice, now too often everything is covered in chocolate and in a foil wrapper. Sweet swaps in the playground were always fun (though risky if you’d been saving the best till last).
Retro sweets were never really glamourous, they didn’t need to be…they were just fantastic in their own rights. Fizzy, popping in the mouth, chewy, soft, hard, marshmellow…so many options.
Long live retro sweets and thank you to Chewbz for making it possible to still enjoy these!
I just want to bemoan the fact there are no Spangles left in the world 🙁 The world was so much better with choppers, spacehoppers and SPANGLES!!!!! But I’ve just discovered Wham Bars and Drumstick Lollies are still going strong (yeah!) which makes up for the the Spangles’ demise a little bit…
It has to be ‘wham’ bars for me. Don’t you just love that tingly teeth feeling!
My fondest memory of retro sweets… got to be Parma Violets! Come on, how many of you also pretended they were tablets? Can’t have just been me! I’d eat the whole packet – “Mummy! I’ve just eaten lots of tablets!” cue the panic… before realising it’s just the sweets again! And I still love sweetie jewellery (candy watches etc); it will never get old, but it might break my teeth. Teehee.
My retro sweet memory is being at my gran and grandads house and have some pennies (pocket money) and asoon as I had enough pennies I was right over their corner shop buying ANGLO BUBBLY CHEWING gum!
Their corner shop was amazing! A proper corner shop with sweets hanging everywhere, it probably felt like the sweetie shop off Willy Wonkas film.
I also use to buy the red liquorice, and then one very sad day they seemed to stop selling the Anglo gum 🙁
For me the smell brings back a rush of childhood memories of the days I use to spend at my grandparents and it’s a lovely memory 🙂 If I see it I have to buy a bag, which is rare because it only seems to be online.
There’s nothing quite like going to a shop yourself and walking out with the paper bag!! 🙂
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