Retro sweet of the week!

Hello Chewbz fans, hope you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend :).

Now here’s something to help sweeten up your back to work blues… our retro-tastic Sweet of the week!

After the popularity of last weeks sugary classic, we thought we’d remind you of another treat you were sure to spend your pocket money on.

These yellow packets are instantly recognisable with that bright red lolly tempting you on the front.

This weeks Retro sweet of the week is, of course…

Dip Dab

Dip Dabs!

Mmm haven’t these been around forever? Our childhood memories are just full of those juicy lollies and lemony sherbet yumminess!

What sweet memories do these retro sweets bring back for you? Tell us and you could WIN some Dip Dabs of your own!

Just leave a comment on this post, before 9am next Monday 6th June, to be in with the chance of winning. Our favourite comment, as voted for at Chewbz HQ, will get their hands on the Dip Dabs!


94 thoughts on “Retro sweet of the week!

  1. Keith C says:

    Good old Dib Dabs! I has these a lot less than I really wanted to when I was a kid. Purely because my sister always choose this as her favourite sweet and would get it every week, and as a brother I couldn’t possibly be seen to be liking anything that my sister liked too! So I’d get a sherbert fountain and loudly exclaim how much better it was to have a licquorice straw than a little lolly, this was a lie!

  2. Rhonda says:

    Ah these bring back memories and my mam taking me and my cousin to the shop as a kid, we always use to be allowed to choose 1 sweet, a bag of crisps and a drink each, I always used to get Sherbert Dib-Dabs. Ah memories!

  3. Rosie Webb says:

    I still love these so much that a couple of years ago, I bought a couple of boxes of them from a Cash and Carry. Hid them in my clothes drawers and managed to eat every single one without my husband noticing 🙂 Sneaky sweet eating is a real skill!

  4. shell says:

    Dib Dabs remind me of the school disco tuckshop back in the days when you could get sweets from them still haha. they were my favourite sweet in the 80’s and every time i see them now they still remind me of being a kid.

  5. Jenny says:

    These remind me of trips to the beach and sitting in the sunny British weather with our dib-dabs! Yumm! 🙂

  6. Kate says:

    Oh my goodness. I’m suddenly 8 again, being very grown up and walking to the shop on my own to buy the new copy of Beano and a dip dab! I used to hide away for hours in my little clubhouse at the bottom of my parent’s garden reading and dippy-dabbing my way through the Summer holidays. My nickname for YEARS as a teen was Sherby as I refused to give this sweet up!

  7. Julie says:

    Ahhhhh Dib dabs, my Mum used to buy us one on a Friday after school as a treat. I always ate the lolly before the sherbet ran out and then had to tip the pack up to my mouth, which inevitably made it go all over my uniform -at least it was Friday !!

  8. Anne Bostwick says:

    Went back to my home town yesterday – the corner shop has gone, but the sherbet lemon taste of Barratt’s Dib Dabs is still there!

  9. Cezz says:

    OMG – My auntie was absolutely addicted to these when she was pregnant. She always reckoned she fizzled through it all and her daughter really was a little sweetie !

  10. Charlotte Ali says:

    When i was a young and cheeky,
    (some would say a little herbert)
    i loved the lemony sourness
    of some face squinting sherbert.
    A Dip-Dap was just perfect,
    and it made me rather jolly,
    as it came with the extra sweetness of,
    a juicy strawberry lolly.

  11. Deanna says:

    Oh my Goodness I just loved these, could never quite get the packet to open without spilling some sherbert though, wonder if I could manage now??? 🙂

  12. Teresa Lee says:

    when I was a kid my friend dared me to pour a pack of dib dab into my mouth and then take a large swig of coke. Just as I did it she squeezed my cheeks together, my head looked like a garden sprinkler – it came out of my nose ‘n’ everything.

  13. Alice says:

    Aww love these! When my daughter was about 10 we got caught in a thunder storm when we walked to the next village. The only place for shelter was the local co-op. I hadn’t taken my purse and could only find a little change in my pockets. After walking arounding the shop a couple of times we felt we pught to buy something. I just had enough for two dip dabs. We ate them slowly in the doorway until teh storm passed. They tasted so good!

  14. nicola webb says:

    i remember eating the lolly first, then put the sherbert on a plate and licking it up, (yes i was a strange child) and licking up too much in one go that it came out of my nose, which tickled for hours after lol

  15. FionaLynne Edwards says:

    Yummy! Love a Dib-Dab. These remind me of doing my paper round, coming back to the paper shop to drop off my bag and buying one of these. They were so cheap! I used to buy one of these and sit outside reading Disco 45.

  16. Iain Riddle says:

    my memory of these is my dad stealing them from my sweet box. Still i take plenty of his sweets thesedays so it all balances out.

  17. Laura P says:

    I loved Dib Dabs. Except, there was always that one little bit left in the corner that the lolly could never reach. The precision required to carefully tap it onto a waiting lolly is a lost art in my opinion.

  18. jo barber says:

    Wow i love dib dabs only got asked the other day my fave retro sweet and i said these….theyre amazing …..

  19. Donna says:

    Reminds me of being a kid in the 70’s and stopping in the sweetshop on your way home from School.

  20. Chris Williams says:

    reminds me of my childhood, when after dinner every night mum would produce a little white paper bag with some sweeties in. sherbert dabs were one of my favourites as I got to have a lolly as well as sherbert to dip in. the lolly always lasted ages too. she used to spend a penny or two on my treats. ah the good old days. eek boy I feel old now

  21. Amy says:

    These bring back memories of afternoons in the park with my friends on the swings! But more importantly they remind me of my colleague at work, she found a shop which still sells them and she now eats one every day at her desk!

  22. Bryan says:

    Lying on the floor reading the Beano eating a Dib-Dab. The good old days. When it was hot in the summer and cold in the winter and we had April showers. Aaaaaaahh.

  23. Trevor Edwards says:

    Late for school again! – after spending my pocket money at the corner shop for those idespnsable Dib-Dabs

  24. rehanna says:

    brings back memories of the traditional going to the corner shop after school with 10p and what alot of sweets you could get for only 10p in those days!

  25. John Aspey says:

    I used to love these!!, i remember emptying the remainder of the sherbet over my friends head!

  26. Julie Brett says:

    I use to love Wham bars, they were pink and had crackly bits in and they use to get stuck in your teeth

  27. JoC says:

    Sherbet Dib-Dabs – now you are talking a serious habit 😉 tell-tale signs of leaving powder all down your t-shirt busting the packs open to get the last dusting!

  28. caroline french says:

    I was OBSESSED with sherbet dip dabs when i was pregnant with my first child. probably explains her sweet tooth now! i could spend hours sat in front of the box dipping and dabbing then sucking!! love love love them…..although i try to curtail my consumption nowadays to just weekends!

  29. Claire says:

    Walking home from school eating one, and always finding there was more sherbet left when I finished the lolly, so licking the sherbet off my finger – luckily I didn’t crunch that too

  30. Kate Brandon says:

    Sherbert dib dabs are one of my all time favourite childhood sweets, up there with a curly wurly!!! Even the kids have to hide theirs so i don’t nab them first

  31. Andrew Hindley says:

    Dib Dabs remind me of 1d Spanish (liquorice stick) which I used to dip into the Kali

  32. Stuart says:

    I remember trying to get my mum to by a sherbet dip dab when we went to the local shop – it worked sometimes!

  33. Joanne Alexander says:

    Loved these in the days when fillings didn’t matter. Haven’t had one in ages.

  34. Nina Crozier says:

    I remember the taste of putting the lolly in after the first dip and the fizzle in your mouth. It was the sherbert I loved, the lolly was always the last thing to be eaten.

  35. Kate says:

    probably my most fave of retro sweets!!! i remember the days i’d get 50p to spend in a shop and i’d always buy a dipdab!

  36. Julie Johnson says:

    We used to have 2p (old money) after we had finished school and we used to run to the sweet shop and suck our Sherbert Dip all the way home, and all our mouths were sticky, yummy

  37. katrina walsh says:

    Oh wow, these bering back yummy memories and am glad to say these are one of the few sweets that have witheld the test of time and have barely changed since ‘ the good ole days’ – always a good thing IMO. Would love to get my hands on some of these little gems 🙂

  38. stuart payne says:

    I use to eat the lolly than I would wet my finger and use that instead to eat the sherbert.

  39. Claire says:

    This remind me of when I was a child when I went swimming every sunday and then got sweets afterwards…the best part!

  40. Heather Shaw says:

    We gave these to my uncle once. He is american and didnt know what it was. His face…. oh boy! It was so funny i almost died!

  41. Laura Sterling says:

    ho i love dib-dabs had these on way to school i hope i win have not had these for so long

  42. Christopher Barry says:

    I absolutely LOVE these. Had a hilarious moment at University last year when I was eating the sherbert and accidentally spilled it all over my desk chair in my room. Just as I was on my knees trying to scoop it all back up off the chair, my friend walked into my room to say hello.

    And i’m sitting there in front of lines of white powder.


  43. nicola harrison says:

    me & the kids love these x reminds me of my childhood on the way home from school i did`nt see them for a while but now ive found them i`m often buying them x yum yum

  44. Isabelle Smith says:

    sweeties 😀
    used to love getting a bag of sweets on the way home from school

  45. Katherine Coldicott says:

    I remember giving the sherbet to my brother when he was a baby and he pulled really funny faces.I think he did like it really and he made it through to adulthood.

  46. Amanda Wakefield says:

    I remember eating these on the way home from school – we’d stop at the corner shop and buy our sweets, then dawdle home sucking on our little candy sticks dipped in sherbert – lovely!

  47. Laura Barrett says:

    Walking home from school with the front of my uniform covered in sherbet. Awesome. Can I have these ones please?

  48. Corrin says:

    My kids tried sherbet for the 1st time last week in a ‘flying saucer’, they would love these!

  49. Chewbz Retro Sweets says:

    Evenin’ retro sweet fans!
    You lot certainly love your Dip Dabs!

    We’re really really sorry we’re a bit late announcing the winners, we’ve all be buried under piles and piles of sweets this week!

    To make up for it, we’ve chosen 8 lucky winners :D.
    Our favourite comments were:

    Keith C
    Charlotte Ali
    Teresa Lee
    Pete A
    Laura P

    Congratulations guys! If your name is here, we will drop you an email in the morning to get your postal details and get those Dip Dabs out to you all.

    Thanks again everyone for such brilliant comments again. You really sweeten up our week 🙂

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