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…
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!”
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!
They bring back memories of pocket money day, Ah… I Loved Saturdays 😀
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!
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!
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.
These remind me of trips to the beach and sitting in the sunny British weather with our dib-dabs! Yumm! 🙂
Love that tongue tingling, lollipop licking goodness!
love them – reminds me of childhood!
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!
Love sherbetty sweets, not had these in years!! More than I care to admit.
Simply loved these and would scrape out every bit of sherbert!
i had cravings for these when i was pregnant with my 1st son!!!
loved them, the sherbet was great!
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 !!
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!
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 !
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.
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??? 🙂
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.
Loved these.i used to buy them on the way home from school
Fav sweet when I was little
Mix them with a double dip and use a wham bar to eat it! Retro sweet overload!
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!
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
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.
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.
yummy yummy they filled your tummy lol
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.
Wow i love dib dabs only got asked the other day my fave retro sweet and i said these….theyre amazing …..
I loved these as a child. yummy!
Reminds me of being a kid in the 70’s and stopping in the sweetshop on your way home from School.
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
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!
I once found two lollies in a pack. That was a good day 🙂
GREAT TANGY THE BEST
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.
Late for school again! – after spending my pocket money at the corner shop for those idespnsable Dib-Dabs
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!
That sour taste of the sherbet and that sweet lolly- brilliant!
Hmmmm….my bags always seemed more Dab than dib…but I loved em anyway
I used to love these!!, i remember emptying the remainder of the sherbet over my friends head!
best sweet ever x
I use to love Wham bars, they were pink and had crackly bits in and they use to get stuck in your teeth
I love Dib Dabs. They remind my of being a kid
OMG I loved these 🙂
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!
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!
Sherbet dib dabs were my favourite sweets as a child. Loved dip sticks.
grand children would love these
think i would share with them!!!(lol)
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
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
these were great just for the lolly
Dib Dabs remind me of 1d Spanish (liquorice stick) which I used to dip into the Kali
yum i used to love these when i was little, the good old days x
I remember trying to get my mum to by a sherbet dip dab when we went to the local shop – it worked sometimes!
Loved these in the days when fillings didn’t matter. Haven’t had one in ages.
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.
I used to eat the lolly and give my mum the sherbert
Love these love the lolly and the sherbert
I used to love these when I was little
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!
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
i used to buy a packet of these every morning before school
ooooooooooo ive not had one of these in years! yumy yum
These used to taste great
i loved these as a child
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 🙂
I rememeber having so many of these that my tongue got raw!!
I use to eat the lolly than I would wet my finger and use that instead to eat the sherbert.
This remind me of when I was a child when I went swimming every sunday and then got sweets afterwards…the best part!
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!
Oh yeah – I remember these! Yummy!
ho i love dib-dabs had these on way to school i hope i win have not had these for so long
THESE ARE THE BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD. LETS ROLL BACK THE YEARS!!!!
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.
love the fizzle on my tongue
First day at school! Sherbert all over the bottom of my skool bag!
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
used to love getting a bag of sweets on the way home from school
Bought one yesterday… i had forgotten how much fun they are!!!
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.
Oh yummy this are so fab, I LOVE these sweets.
Awe my real time favourite 🙂
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!
I used to always eat these when I was a kid – my 8 year old son doesn’t know what he’s missing out on!!
OMG.. this takes me back…would love to have a dibber again
Walking home from school with the front of my uniform covered in sherbet. Awesome. Can I have these ones please?
Would love these for my daughters.
My kids tried sherbet for the 1st time last week in a ‘flying saucer’, they would love these!
brings back memories of my childhood
When the lolly has gone just dib your finger in mmm
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.
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Thanks again everyone for such brilliant comments again. You really sweeten up our week 🙂
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