We’re back again to bring a bit of retro fun to your gloomy Monday and give you the chance to win some sweets!
Here at Chewbz HQ, we all agree that this weeks Retro sweet of the week brings back instant corner shop memories! Ever since we added these to our new range, they have just been flying out of the warehouse! They may have changed the name and packaging to be, er, more suitable for kids but they still taste just the same.
This weeks Retro sweet of the week is…
Who remembers these? Share your sweet memories with us, tell us what you think of this weeks sweet, and you could win some Candy Sticks of your own!
All you need to do to be in with the chance of winning, is leave a comment on this post before 9am next Tuesday 31st May :D.
105 thoughts on “Retro sweet of the week!”
Ahh, good old Barrats Candy Cigarettes….whoops!….I mean candy sticks of course 😉 You could pretend you were older and cooler (no wonder they were forced to change the name!) and you got a free football trading card. Awesomeness!
Would love to win some of these, takes me back to being a kid again 🙂
We used to think we were so sophisticated “smoking” with these candy sticks.
OMG! We were just talking about these the other day, when we used to hold them like cigarettes and pretend to smoke them before eating them! I remember they were really sweet tasting too. I would love to try these again!
I remember these fondly! We also used to pretend they were cigarettes lol!
These & liquorice pipes were my favorites!
I never did progress onto the real thing lol
OMG I loved these as a kid. I would suck on them and see how sharp a point I could make. I can just taste them now. Shame they had to have the pink “lit” end taken away. I bet I could find some old trading cards somewhere.
I loved these as a young child, we pretended they were cigarettes and we would bite a little off every time we put it too our lips as if it was burning down. My 2 young sons both love them now and I must admit when I open them for my boys I always nick a couple for myself.
OMG!!! i used to love these when i was kid pretending to smoke them like cigarettes lol!
I’d forgotten these even existed! I remember being told off for pretending to smoke them!
these are ace!
I remember buying these from my local sweet shop as a kid, eating them with my friends outside and then being sooo worried my parents would find me with these “cigarettes” that I hid the packet!!
Yes – pretendy cigarettes!!! My brother used to stick them up his nose lol!!! I love those old sweets – still buy them and eat them at 36!!
Please enter me into the comp xxx
wow what a blast from the past!
jeez – I need these – gave up the real ones 4 months ago – I am great
we used to love getting these although me and my mates used to sling the rubbishy football cards in them, we’dsit on the wall and pretend to smoke them thinking we were really cool. my children do the same now lol
yum i remember these, me n my friends used to pretend we were smoking with them. ah the good old days with yummy sweets lol x
My absolute favourite childhood candy!
All the children at school and myself used to pretend they were cigarettes…
…and then you could play the game of seeing how many you could fit into your mouth at once
…plus they’re pure sugar, heaven!
My son loves these,but then he is only 27.
I’m 50 and I love candy sticks
People used to give me filthy looks when I was a child thinking I was an early smoking starter!
I remember these, We also used to pretend they were cigarettes
Wow candy sticks! Remember them well. Who remembers Pacers though, i loved them. Stripey minty versions of chewits and speaking of chewits what about banana chewits!!
love these candy sticks used to pretend they were ciggartes back in prinmary school haha 🙂
my favourite sweets are 1p pix n mix, a huge bag , yummy
Yum! I use to pretend these were cigarettes when I was little. Soft or crunchie, I love candy sticks!!
they are the best
I actually bought a pack of these the other day, was delighted as you never see them around!
Lovely taste and great to bite bits off
i still love these!
I used to love these, haven’t had them in ages. Used to suck the ends for ages (pretending they were cigarettes)
Blimey. Haven’t seen these in a long time! We used to pretend to be smoking and funnily enough, no-one batted an eyelid! We’ve been looking for these recently as my daughter is in Grease and wanted to pretend to smoke!
I used to love them when I was younger.
I used to pretend these were cigarettes when I was a kid, they looked just like my Dad’s roll ups.
I seem to remember these having a red tip to make them look like cigs?
They tasted better than cigarettes do, quit the real ones 8 years ago.
time machines in little packets – take me back to a carefree youth
O wud luv to win some of these,They were my fav’s when i was growing up me and my little sister used to share a box and wud eat them really slow lol 🙂 XX
Great for doing my Clint Eastwood impression 😉
Probably very un-pc nowadays…which just makes them even cooler!
Our mummy buys these for us it is a must!
We love the taste so very much…
But its our pocket money that we have to touch.
To buy a little packet of sweets.
Is our weekly treat.
Daddy likes them so much too
Candy sticks are so yummy.
We like them to fill our tummy :)!!!
me and my little bro used to buy loads of these and loved them so much
child hood sweties im 27yrs young and stil love them me and my son whos 3 yrs ild fights over them lol send me some plzzz x
owww we used to think we were sooo cool pretending to smoke these now our kiddies would look at us as if we were mad…we must be getting old argggggggggggg
Used to get a shilling pocket money on a Saturday morning, would go straight to the corner shop and buy these and a sherbert dib dab and still have change.
Oooo wow, i used to love these, i got through packets of them when i was pregnant, i craved them something awful & i also remember pretending to smoke with them when i was younger hahaha….they bring back so many memories, i hope they taste as good as they used too x
Awwww i so remember these 🙂 Walking into the shop and mother getting me them then at the age of 6-7 walking down the road pretending to puff my head off 🙂 They are one of the very best sweets ever invented 🙂
I remember when these used to have football cards in. I was more obsessed with the cards than the candy! Now it’s the other way round …obviously 😉
Yeah I remember these well! Hanging around the school gates ‘smoking’ them and thinking we were so cool. Would love to win some to bring the memories back!
This will just make my hubbies day.He has always loved these but we haven’t seen them around for a long time.I am going to treat him to some as he is convalescing after a bad operation and this will certainly cheer him up.I am off to get some now.Thank you Chewbz you are wonderful.xSue x
used to pretend these were pretendy cigarettes for all i hated smokers! also used to like black jacks (great that you can still get them) and also sherbit and lollys. definitely the sweets of yesterday. great they are making comebacks.
Sweet cigarettes 🙂 oops candy sticks… wow that was a long while ago.. yes we loved them xx
Loved these a kid, and My Kids love them now( not that you find them in many places) Brill x
Wow this takes me back. Used to love collecting the cards and swapping them while we “smoked” our sweets.
oh my good i remember these thinking you were cool pretending to smoke one while lighting it with another lol my three year old son even does this now he loves them xx
i LOVE these, never bothered pretending to smoke them i just wanted to eat them!
MMMMMMMM, candy sticks, yum yum yum
my kids love these – they sometimes have the spiderman ones. I remember these ones as a child. Does anyone remember the chocolate cigarette sticks wrapped with really thin paper. I used to pretend to smoke with these as a child – how sad, lol!!
my kids love these – they sometimes have the spiderman ones. I remember these ones as a child. Does anyone remember the chocolate cigarette sticks wrapped with really thin paper. I used to pretend to smoke with these as a child – how sad.
used to have these at school and pretend they were fags
Loved these when I where a kid used to pretend to smoke them
loved them when i was a kid now my 7yo does aswell
Pretend cigarettes when i was a child.. ah they are tasty..
I loved these when i was akid me and my friends used to walk around with them in our mouths acting as if we were smoking lol.they were so tasty the tastiest! if i remember correctly they used to have some promotional packs with like barbie cards in or something lol aw the old sweets memories memories memories 😀
I can definitely remember these and the way we used to pretend to smoke them LOL
I remember these used to pretend they were cigarettes when I was little lol
I had these as a child, I recently found my dad after no contact for 20 years, and for easter he sent my children a chewbz retro hamper and it had these candy sticks in it, they brought back so many memories for me and have now linked my dad to my childhood, as I will now not only fondly remember my childhood but will also remember the hamper my dad sent.
WOW these were my absolute favourites! I hope i win so my little boy can try them too x
These were my absolute favourites and I used to buy them all the time. You could also get really long ones that were sold individually for 1/2p each. I remember clearing out the shop once as I spent a whole 20p on 40 ‘cigarettes’. While we were ‘smoking’ them in the street one of my elderly neighbours said she was going to tell my mum that we were smoking!
I used to pretend to smoke these, way cooler than actual cigs!
Used to walk around with these pretending to be grownup and smoking!! bad habit these where lol!
These things were a must in my weekly pocket money spending! they are sooooo tasty! Anyone else love the tattoos you could get with some other brands as well? haha Awesome!
Loved these when I where a kid used to pretend to smoke them
My son loves them.
I really like your post, it’s simply amazing.
used to love these as a kid, now my son loves them…obviously he has his mams good taste!
Oh, the memories! I adored these as a child!
I adore these sweets still!!
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my mom has told me about these how she and her brothers /sister would pend to be smoking love to try some
I used to love these alot! I would take tiny bites and suck them so they lasted a really long time.
Oooh! Love these! I still buy these sometimes and secretly eat them all by myself 😀
Oh how these little joys bring back memories. I used to love the little pink tinge some of the has at the end and loved nibbling it off.
these were yummy
We all used to have these and act like they were real ciggies, nibbled them down like we smoked them haha. Didnt they get rid of the red end?
omg I love these! And now am introducing my daughter, a whole new next gen!
These are great
I would love to have these again.
i used to pretend to smoke with these xx
Love candy sticks, still buy them now …well for my little brother really 🙂
Used to pretend these were cigarettes, oh those were the days
I loooove these, my all time fave sweet. The kids love them too but I always end robbing them off them :O :O
These were so nice, the superman ones you get today jsut aren’t quite the same.
Not sure they’re very politically correct these days, what with the smokiong connection, but used to love them as a kid! Both my parents smoked at the time, so this was probably my way of copying them – thankfully I never copied them with the real thing, so can’t have been too much of a bad influence!
I loved these, I ate loads and had them hanging out of my mouth like Dot Cotton all the time when I was a kid… and yet I was never tempted to take up smoking!
Loved the smooth flavour but half the fun was the box they came in !
I LOVED THESE AS A KID [STILL DO!] AND REMEMBER THE END USED TO BE RED AS THOUGH THEY WERE LIT….
I used to love these and yes i admit it i used to pretend i was smoking when i had these saying that i have never smoked in my entire life so they did me no harm lol
The smell and taste of these takes me right back to the playground!
I love these, so good!
I used to love these takes me back to school days
I used to think I was so cool pretending to smoke them! They were one of my favourites!
I loved these as a child 🙂 my sisters and I would pool our left over pocket money together to buy a pack to share after school from the local post office
Brilliant! I remember these as a child xx
i loved theses when i was young and would love to see if they still taste fab
Loved these when i was younger, remember popping into the sweet shop on my way home from school!
Good morning Candy Stick fans!
Thanks for all of your great comments once again, they were all brilliant and we just love hearing all of your sweet memories!
There were two comments that were really lovely though, and we just couldn’t choose between them… so this weeks winners are…
Jenny Casey and Sue Maben!
We will be sending you both an email this morning, so keep an eye on those inboxes.
If you weren’t lucky this week, don’t despair! There will be a new sweet of the week coming up this afternoon :).
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