Retro sweet of the week!

To celebrate wedding season, and our new wedding favour range, this weeks Retro sweet of the week is one of our most popular party sweets…

These tasty retro sweets go down a real treat at all kinds of weddings and parties. Everyone loves having fun with these, and they are pretty stylish too!

Candy Necklaces

You guessed it! This weeks Retro sweet of the week is Candy Necklaces :).

Don’t these just take you back to the days of pin the tail on the donkey, party rings and the best part… party bags?

If you would like to win some Candy Necklaces for your party, or to just be the most stylish sweetie fan around, then leave a comment on this post :).

We will choose our favourite comment next Monday, and that lucky Chewbz fan will win the Candy Necklaces. So get your comments in before Monday 4th July to win!

102 thoughts on “Retro sweet of the week!

  1. Soph says:

    I really like the candy sweets they are so nice! My mum would always buy me them when I was little! If I won I’d definitely give them to my mum!

  2. Keith C says:

    I had a very ‘little boy’s’ attitude to these. “These are GIRLS sweets mummy!”. If the outrageous happened and I was ever given these I’d always cut the elasticy string with scissors so they were no longer in necklace or bracelet form 😉

  3. Claire Williams says:

    I haven’t had a candy necklace for about 15 years! Mmm, I would love one now though!

  4. Tracy Nixon says:

    I remember these from when I was little! I used to put on my necklace then eat it from around my neck (by pulling the elastic into my mouth!). I also have one bad memory – when my brother grabbed it then let go so the elastic and sweeties flicked back and hit me in the face !!! Ouch lol! It didn’t put me off eating them though x

  5. Lauren says:

    Parma violets, bubblegum flavour turtles (which were green and sold for 1p each), shrimps, bananas, flying saucers, milk bottles, white mice…these are just some of the sweets I used to love as a kid.

  6. Loretta da silva says:

    love this when i was a child i use to wear them and feel like a princess then later enjoy eating them one by one

  7. Katie Russell says:

    I love the necklace sweets,I would love to win some as reminds me of my childhood when I ate them one at a time.

  8. andrea miles says:

    used to love these too – think they would be great for my best friend’s hen night

  9. FionaLynne Edwards says:

    These are yummy! I buy these for my daughter (and bite off a few sweets when she’s not looking!)

  10. coco-chips says:

    OMG…These are making me reminisce about the past! I used to love the scent and would wear them for ages before slowly nibbling at them!

  11. Diane says:

    I loved these as a child,my daughters loved them and now my granddaughters love them as well.

  12. Julz says:

    “The Pink ones are for girls. The Blue ones are for boys” – wisdom of a 5 year old.

  13. Kevin Evans says:

    i would love to win these …. mainly so i can ping them back at the people that used to ping them at me !! (my 4 brothers) !!

  14. carole maciver says:

    brings back memoires these for sure and still going today ,my daughter loves biting on them a big favourite for me too if i can get them before my daughter

  15. JoC says:

    I once chipped a tooth biting into these but luckily it was only a baby tooth 😉 It taught me a whole new respect for hard candy and haven’t had a candy necklace since…but am very willing to give them another ‘crack’!

  16. Sarah Laycock says:

    I used to be devastated when I had eaten the last sweet and all that was left was string! x

  17. Alex Whittaker says:

    I loved getting these necklaces. I was never allowed many sweets as a child and I loved these because I could make them last for ages and flick them at my very annoying older sisters 🙂

  18. a edkins says:

    these are great,, i used them at a hen night i organised…all the hens had a necklace and had to get men to bite one off…each man one bite. at the end of the night the one with the least left was the winner x

  19. Georgina Ball says:

    I always used to wear these for as long as possible, they never lasted long lol!

  20. Beth says:

    I remember these sweets got banned from our school, people would bit one half then fire the second half like a catapult!! x

  21. Jamie-Lee says:

    Wow the one fun and yummy way to keep the kids quiet. However my husband showed me a new trick with them the other day which was how to fire them across the room using the elastic they are on. Best not show the kids that one haha

  22. Rob Proietti says:

    These had three uses.

    The Good) They were a tasty and sneaky little treat in the classroom while wearing them under a long-sleeved blazer.

    The bad) Some ‘models’ (Ha) included a watch. The watch never changed time. It could’ve confused children to think they’ve stopped time, just like Bernard’s watch.

    The Ugly) These were the artillery shells of the school playground.

  23. vicky says:

    i used to love these when were in school although they used to be used as weapons buy biting half and using the elastic to flick them lol now my daughter loves these but i think ill not tell her bout the flicking part otherwise ill have a candy in my eyes not just my belly

  24. kayleigh says:

    i still buy these from my local wholesales loved them as a child and love them now. have also passed on the love of these necklaces to my 4 kiddies, they are totally hooked 😉

  25. emma speers says:

    when i was a child i loved these necklaces / bracelets… however now in this sex driven day and age they make bras and thongs out of these lol, whatever next 😉

  26. Claire says:

    I used to love firing these at any unsuspecting family members! This was definitely just as much fun as eating them, and to be honest…I’d probably still do the same now!

  27. calley bryson says:

    Ooooohhhh I LOVE candy Necklaces I used to always wear them when I was little and have a munch now and then they used to last me hours LOL 🙂

  28. bec says:

    Tiffany’s will not get a look in this summer – the ultimate Summer Ball accessory is the Candy Necklace 🙂
    Towards the end of the evening they will give you that extra boost of energy to get you through till morning!

  29. Luci says:

    I managed to pull one of my teeth out on a candy necklace when I was about 7. My 6 year old daughter has her first wobbly tooth so if I was lucky enough to win I would give the necklace to her so we can start a gruesome family tradition!

  30. andrea tinkler says:

    Oh how i loved and still love these. i always had a sticky neck as a child from licking them as little as i could before crunching them off the elastic.

  31. ellen smith says:

    yummy when i was younger my mum used by me these i havnt had them in ages i love them so much i love eating them of my neck and wrist when i was yonger x 🙂 x

  32. claire woods says:

    I remember this was a must have with the girls. I didn’t know you could still get them. I used to see how long I could not eat it for as I enjoyed wering it as a necklace.

  33. Siobhan says:

    We used to buy these at the sweetie stall at our school plays then see how many we could eat without snapping the string!

  34. Danielle says:

    Ahh I remember the day’s when I was too eager to get to the sweets, which then resulted in the familiar ‘snap back’ of the elastic, this necklace may have improved my patience as a young girl….who am I kidding I never learnt! ‘*SNAP*…Mmmm yum’…Yummy pretty delights!

  35. katrina walsh says:

    Loved trying to amaze my friends with the fact that these were not only a stylish fashion accessory but edible too – never grew old lol :0

  36. sean thompson says:

    hopefully the irish can enter – dont want them for the kids – dont have any – want them for me and my mates were on a commitee to keep our local dentist in business with the recession 😛

  37. Helen P says:

    Aw these would be great for my best friend’s hen party next Saturday. We’re holding a mad hatter garden party for her and would love to give these out to guests as a little retro prezzie! X

  38. jo simpson says:

    my kids would love these and keep them going over the summer holidays. but then i love them too and think that might keep us all going teehee

  39. Craig J says:

    Ahh.. I remember these when I were a lad. It was my first watch that I owned. All being, not for very long as I always gave in to temptation. What I do remember was the amount of spit that would fly off the elastic when you bit a few off a time.. those were the days…

  40. Jackie Ash says:

    Great accessory. My grandaughter loves these as she can wear them and eat them when she wants. Even my grandson has started to wear them!!!

  41. Pauline Wilson says:

    ahh a classic, the sweetie necklaces and watch were a mixture bag staple. You would find bits of them everywhere

  42. Kate Harvey says:

    Hahaha! I remember the days where me and my friends would buy these, eat half of each sweet and use the other half as ammo. Holding it between your teeth, pulling it back on the elastic and fireing them at friends :p – or aiming them into a bowl. Sweet battles were ace!

  43. Heather Shaw says:

    WE use to bite the sweets in half and ping them at people using the elastic. My BF (when i was 14… AWWWWWWwww how cute!) flicked one at a dogs bum once!!

  44. sarah sneap says:

    My kids love these. They would be a huge hit at my daughters birthday party…if they could last until then with mummy eyeing them up :-p

  45. Linda Brooks says:

    Candy necklaces are the real thing; tastier and cheaper than your high street bling!!!

  46. Harry Bower says:

    Yes boiz! Been looking all over for these, and now realise this website exists. Love it – and so will my girlfriend if i win then! hahaha 😀 x

  47. Sarah Baines says:

    used to love these as a child(still do if i’m honest), would love to win some for my daughters b’day party 🙂

  48. karen dixon says:

    i used to love dressing up in these sweets and pretending that they were expensive jewlerery – But now i’m older i find out that they have made a mockery my making ‘adult only’ versions. why can’t we stick to the originals

  49. Marie Rickard says:

    I’d show all those poorly dressed TOWIE girls what classy and tasteful necklaces really look like! 🙂

  50. Karin Hall says:

    We used to sometimes get these at the local shop – if the shopkeeper was in a very good mood! They were great and would go down a treat with my daughters…

  51. Stacey Schofield says:

    ohhhh im not ashamed to say that at 32 these are still my favourite sweet!!! suppose i would share with the kids though

  52. Jessyca Lee says:

    OMG I love Candy Necklaces i’m having a party soon and they would be a treat for it. 🙂 😉

  53. Chiao Lee says:

    Candy necklaces – what more can you want?
    Jewellery, a tasty treat, all in one!
    Orange yellow, pink and blue,
    Candy necklace I love you.

  54. Jo-Anne Richards says:

    my daughter makes me buy these for her all the time so if I won this would save me a good few pennies 🙂

  55. Faye Chapman says:

    I love candy necklaces, my favourite thing to do is sit in the back seat of the car bite one candy in half and flick the pieces at my brother. It’s hilarious and tasty.

  56. littleboo21 says:

    I remember having these when I was younger, didn’t know you could still buy them


  57. Rebecca Denyer says:

    My daughter and step-daughter love these, they have them hanging round their necks all day and love making me cuddle up to them to steal a sweetie

  58. Chewbz Retro Sweets says:

    Thanks so much for another week of great comments, we really love reading through all of your sweet memories :).

    It was hard to choose the winners as all the comments were so sweet, but the three lucky winners are:

    Kate Harvey
    Chiao Lee

    Congratulations guys! We will be sending you an email this afternoon with details of how to claim your winnings 😀

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