Retro sweet of the week!

Gooooooood afternoon sweet Chewbz fans :). Hope you all spoiled your Dad’s this weekend!

If it’s a bit gloomy outside where you are, like it is here at Chewbz HQ, then this weeks Retro sweet of the week will really brighten your day…

Swirly Lolly

It’s the turn of our Giant Colourful Swirly Lollies!

These take us right back to sunny days spent at the Great British Seaside with all those other great British treats; stripy deck chairs, arcades, fish and chips…. ahh we could go on and on!

It seems these have got you feelin’ nostalgic too, as they’ve been a popular addition to our under £1 range.

If you’d like to win some of these lovely lollies, just leave a comment on this post! Tell us why you reckon you deserve some, why you just love Giant Colourful Swirly Lollies or tell us the retro sweets that take you back to summer holidays gone by.

The winner will be chosen on Monday 27th June, so make sure you get your comments in before 9am on the 27th :). Our favourite comments wins!

105 thoughts on “Retro sweet of the week!

  1. zoe says:

    My fave seaside treat was always hot donuts and still is today, not very retro I know but they are just soo good they never stopped making them. As a cash strapped teen who’d just started to drive we used to scraped together a few pound each put some petrol in car and drive to the seafront 20 miles away just for donuts! haha My children love these lollies tho, and get in such a mess!

  2. Kevin Hutton says:

    I reckon I deserve some because I don’t remember ever seeing these before and I feel a bit left out :o( Are you going to help me try one for the first time?

  3. emily s says:

    I would love to win these, as my boss is a tyrant and my job is miserable. At home, i clean, i iron, i cook and then i go to sleep. My life isnt the worst, but its certainly lacking in colour. Im sure these lollies would bring a little of that back !!!!

  4. Claire says:

    I deserve some because I just finished my uni degree and could do with a yummy treat:P

  5. andy parkes says:

    with six dogs to chase this will be one and only occasion i can imagine i’d enjoy going round the twist.

  6. calley bryson says:

    I used to get 50p pocket money when I was a child and I always used to get a 50p penny mix bag from the ice-cream van. I used to get shrimps, fruit salads, black jacks, lemon sherbert’s, liquorice whips,flying saucers, cola bottles, a massive bag as they were 1p each or some were 2 for 1p back then 🙂 If I got extra money I used to get an everlasting gobstopper it was HUGE and kept me quiet for at least 4 hours!!! hmmmm thats probably why I got them quite often from my mum and dad LOL

  7. Elizabeth says:

    I represent the Lollipop Guild, the Lollipop Guild, the Lollipop Guild! Therefore I must confiscate these Lollipops from you!

  8. tony says:

    ooooh these colourful sweets take me back to a time of chopper bikes, flared trousers and the only thing on my mind was making sure I didn’t miss Top Of The Pops on a Thursday night. Simple retro times with not a thought of responsibilities or double-dip recessions! I want to live in a retro world eating retro sweets,( flying saucers was a favourite) without a care in the world again….if only for a few minutes! Lol

  9. Claire Packer says:

    I love swirly lollies that much that at our wedding we had them as the centre piece on the tables but sadly I missed the opportunity to get one!! The poor bride went without her own lolly!!

  10. Lynsey Ward says:

    Used to get these on holiday as a kid. Not having a holiday this year so these will bring a bit of sunshine into my year.

  11. lou gourley says:

    i loved these lollies…..always looked forward to grandparents bringing me these back from their hols-wonder if they’re still as yummy (and messy) as i remember

  12. Gemma Harrison says:

    I have never had one of these, They look like something from Willy Wonka’s factory. x

  13. Nadia Mitab says:

    I’d love to try these! They look yummy, right out of willy wonka’s factory lol!

  14. Lottie Sandford says:

    I think I deserve one of these because I am a massive kid at heart and I will have a tantrum if I don’t win!!

  15. Jodie says:

    I have not had one of these lollies since i was about 5….I would quite like one now to get in just as much mess with, without being shouted at!

  16. julie ashworth says:

    symbolise everything retro ,with a bit of willy wonka thrown in my grandsons would love them

  17. Jenny says:

    I love these lollies! They are so brilliantly coloured it reminds me of going to the local fair! 🙂

  18. Gaynor Hill says:

    Lovely giant lollies
    all colourful and swirly.
    How could you resist them
    So scrumptious, fun and curly.
    Surely such a lolly is a thing not to be missed
    But take care, giant lollies get your tongue into a twist!

  19. Jane Adair says:

    WOW!!! Love this weeks prize! My daughter has just had her braces removed and would be soooooo jealous if I won 😉

  20. Lucy says:

    I’m having a retro themed wedding and these would be great favours and it would leave more money to spend on space hoppers 🙂

  21. Emily Spooner says:

    Hee hee I can already imagine the photo opportunity that these would create once in my daughters hands! Sticky hands, face hair clothes … very cute pic x

  22. Tracy Nixon says:

    I really need some sweeties because I am not feeling so sweet this week – Facebook has been playing up and I cannot tag many companies in my status!! I am strating to huff and puff and grunt!!! I need some sweeties to make me calm down and sweet again!

  23. lucy osborne says:

    i deserve some because i am a miserable cow today and need some colour back in my life when everything outside is dull, drizzly and grey. these would instantly remind me of day trips to margate as a kid, sunny days, long days on the beach collecting seaweed and digging to australia, sandy sandwiches, fish and chip supper, quick whizz around the arcades and then a big colourful lolly to keep us quiet on the train journey home!

  24. Anna Smith says:

    Woo finally finish exams tomorrow! what a treat this woudl be!

    they remind me of the seaside! wish i could go to the beach but some of these may just make up for it ?


  25. Luci says:

    I think my children might just do anything I asked of them if I had some of these to bribe them with!

  26. FionaLynne Edwards says:

    Gotta confess : I don’t remember these – but I would still love to try them!

  27. Anne Bostwick says:

    Sitting on deckchairs under our brollies
    We suck our Giant Colourful Swirly Lollies,
    The sun peeps out through leaden skies,
    And there’s a rainbow- what a surprise!

  28. Gemma Jordan says:

    These are lovely and last for ages would be great for my boys to keep them busy for a while 🙂

  29. JoC says:

    Psychedelic lollipops – very Beatlesque. They are THE festival sweet…sunny days are ‘out there’ somewhere man! 🙂

  30. Denice says:

    oooooooooohhhh yummy, used to love these as a kid and can remember my mum rushing to tie my hair back before I got it all sticky 🙂 also loved parma violets, now they taste of summer!

  31. Cathy says:

    Wow I loved these as a kid I’d love to share them with my kids so they can have the same memories that I do. We’re going to the coast for holiday soon it would be a nice treat for them, so long as they behave of course 🙂

  32. celtic and conwy meredith says:

    Swirly whirly lollipops
    They are certainly the tops
    When me and my brother
    Need no other
    Than a sweet fix
    Sugar candy at the end of some sticks
    Forget Dorothy and The Munchkins
    The lollipop guild we are!

  33. caroline french says:

    One of these would most definitely keep my little one entertained long enough for me to have a long bath and a well deserved cup of tea!! i may even let my husband have one then i could get a whole evenings peace too!

  34. Selena Knights says:

    I’d like to win some because I live beside the sea, because of this my parents never indulged us to seaside treats as children so I’ve never tried them! Make a grown up kids dreams come true! please 🙂 x

  35. Sarah Laycock says:

    Awww so nostalgic, reminds me of seaside visits, donkeys on the beach, rock and lollies all being sold from the shops along the promenade

  36. Phil Darling says:

    I lost a tooth to one of these bad boys – my brother thought it would be a good idea to karate cop the stick when I was in mid suck. However, he’s emigrated now – so I could relax and suck, safe in the knowledge that the sugar is the only threat to my teeth

  37. donna says:

    the round lolly pops reminds my wee girl of the wee Munchkins representing The Lollipop Guild from the Wizard of Oz lol 🙂 also taste FANTASTIC :*

  38. Sharon Watson says:

    I would love to win one of these 🙂 I went for a sunbed yesterday morning to add a little colour to my very pale skin. Well colour is certainly what I got! I now look like an over-cooked lobster and I am in a lot of pain 🙁 A lovely lolly would certainly cheer me up 😉

  39. Tina says:

    These lollies look fab and remind me of summer, I live in a seaside town so each year spent most of my time on the beach. My farorite treat as a kit was those giant rock lollys that lok like babies dummys! they used to come cople with a ribbon so that you could put them round your neck! They seemed HUGE as a kid, I guess full of addatives and bad for you but still yummy!

  40. Maria Alford says:

    …retro sweets….has to be cola cubes for me. Going out for the day to the beach with a bag of cola cubes for the journey 🙂 good times x

  41. M says:

    I would love these to cheer up my kids. They have nits which we are currently treating. Daughter ok about it but my 2 little boys are so upset lol. Crying and asking me if the nits are going to crawl into their ears and kill them :s
    My sweet mad little boy would be over the moon with one of these lollies.

  42. paula charles says:

    i used to love these as a kid but i was always getting the big flat round one caught in my hair, oh such good times, long journey and dad gave us them to keep us quiet so we didnt keep saying are we there yet. My favourite sweet as a kid was a quater of sherbet and a traffic light lolly, mmmmm

  43. michelle reeves says:

    i deserve these because evrytime we went to the seaside when i was younger all i wanted was one of these lollies and i was never allowed one!!:(!!! and now my daughter i have a little girl who is 5 and we go to the seaside we always get one and share it (although she always gets more than me)xx

  44. Mrs H says:

    Well, I deserve to win one of these Giant Colourful Swirly Lollies so that I can hear what my toddler comes up with when I had it over to him (he loves lollies!) – when we recently gave him a Mega Football he commented “Its Perfect!”

  45. ellen smith says:

    i love these when ever i go on holiday i see a sweets shop they always have these in there so i would get one and take it on the beach. also my sister had an exam today and she really likes these so these would make her happy x 🙂

  46. Lauren says:

    I’ve just completed my first year of uni (and living independently!). I think one of these lollies will be the perfect way to reward myself for this!

  47. Sarah says:

    I grew up living by the beach and i remember being brought my very first lolly like this when i was about 5ish and running over to show my dad what i had tripped on something and dropped it down a gap in the pier and then crying for the rest of the day 🙁 hope i win some to make up 🙂 x

  48. Louise Oakley says:

    I would love to cheer my son up with these as he is unable to have a lot of other sweets due to the E numbers etc n I would love him to be able to have sweets that mean I dnt have to peel him off the ceiling after!

  49. Alan Drew says:

    Hey give me to sweets & I’ll Youtube the crap out of my son bouncing the sh*t off the walls. You know it’ll be a laugh!

  50. Libby Alexander says:

    Has to be the Great British “Stick of Rock”. Haven’t had one for years and yet I can still remember the taste. I was amazed, as a kid how they got the wording all the way through it. I kept eating it , to see if the words stopped somewhere. I always remember Butlin’s holidays when we’d bring loads back as presents for everyone.

  51. Jo-Anne Richards says:

    ohhhh they look gorgeous!! Bet they taste good too. My sweets that remind me of years gone by are sherbert pips and on a hot summers days they all used to stick together and be a gooey mess.

  52. Hayley Fountain says:

    I used to love the penny sweets at the newsagents, shame they don’t do them now x

  53. Victoria Boland says:

    I love all the old boiled sweets. sherbert lemons, rhubarb and custards, cola cubes.

  54. Alison says:

    I’d love one of these as I always used to want one as a kid but never got one 🙁 I would love to treat my son

  55. rhiannon says:

    i would luv to win these sweets for my sister as she recently broke her arm and is in hospitly and i no these lollies would cheer her up

  56. Ruth Worthington says:

    I want to stick them in my 5 and 8 year olds mouths to stop them fighting with each other.

  57. Hazel rush says:

    Id love to win one of these it would take a while to get through
    But I reckon my other half would enjoy the peace and quiet while I’m eating it!

  58. Emily Hutchinson says:

    What takes me back are those tins of ‘travel sweets’ boiled sweets in icing sugar in a round tin. I’ve no idea why these sweets were more suited to travelling than any other, now why you could only ever eat them in a moving vehicle.

  59. Carol Jackson says:

    Might give me better memories of holidays as a kid as we couldn’t afford many and I was 2 then 14 before I went on another but my mum always reminds me of the time I ‘stole’ an action man from Butlins but I would prefer to remember the day trips to Blackpool for the rock!

  60. Rick Smith says:

    OMG I would love one of these. I deserve to win one cause I for one have not had any sweets now for a month, and feel that this GIANT swirly lollie is just what I need to fill my sugary sweet cravings I’m suffering.

  61. Kimberley Howes says:

    I have not had one of these since I was a kid. I remember always having one and never being allowed to finish it and having it taken off me as it would get me all messy. Now that I am grown up I would finish it all. So please let me win one so I can have that satisfactory feeling of seeing the empty stick 🙂 I really want to conquer that lolly.

  62. jemma price says:

    oooooooooooooooohhhhhh i love retro sweets totally awseome,i still eat them all , wham bars, bruisers, rubarb and custard, pear drops, cherry drops, dib dabs, lemon sherbet, refreshers, sherbet liquioce and many more mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  63. andi says:

    At the moment Im trying to pack up my house to move, time is running short, i’m stressed and the only ones looking forward to moving are my kids! A lolly might roll back the years for me and let me see this move through their carefree, excited eyes!

  64. Laura P says:

    These lollies remind me of Weston Super Mare, Donkeys, 2p arcade games, salt water, punch and judy shows, being 5 years old again!

  65. Christopher Bell says:

    OMG these just remind me of those travelling fairs that i used to go to as a child – they seemed impressive in those days but seem to be really rubbish now!!

    SAD TIMES! :*(

  66. Kelly Hooper says:

    I remember my dad buying these for me and my sisters when we went to the seaside (for some reason we only got them when we were on holiday!)

  67. sandy hallett says:

    I deserve to win – having just had a birthday i’m feeling old 🙂 Your Swirly lollies are retro and pretty and would put a smile back on my face 🙂

  68. Julie H says:

    These were a special treat when I was little. They remind me of being on holiday and seeing rock being made at the Rock Shop.

  69. Cara says:

    I love giant strawberries, they remind me so much of summer when I was younger! Was always a real treat to get them!

  70. Rebecca Sellers says:

    I would love to win some sweets! It would be lovely to share them with my work collegues we share cakes and sweets every week

  71. Alison says:

    Yum these lollies look amazing nice and bright and yummy. Reminds me of holidays remember the last time I had a lolly like that I was in blackpool when I was younger

  72. natalie holland says:

    I’d love to get these lolly’s – my kids have never had a lolly like these, I would be extremely popular if I pulled these out as a surprise. And then, I could just sit back and relax for once while they guzzled away blissfully.

  73. Beverley Leek says:

    The taste of Swirly Lollies, sends my tastebuds high,
    I love the feel of suger rush, that lifts me to the sky.
    It takes me back to being young and cool,
    to those happy days spent at fab Blackpool.
    So help me reminisce some more
    with the lolly taste, I simply adore.

  74. Alison T says:

    I love these there are so many memories they bring back and my grandchildren would love me if I won them. 🙂

  75. Susannah Glover says:

    I’d love to cheer up my work collegues. They can’t help being miserable having to work with me!

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