Retro sweet of the week!

Seeing as we got so much love for last weeks Retro sweet of the week, we thought we’d treat you to another Pick ‘n’ Mix classic…

Cola Bottles

Cola Bottles!

How classic are these? We’ve yet to find anyone who can resist a juicy Cola Bottle or two.

Are these your favourites too?

Fancy getting your sticky fingers on these retro sweet greats?

Then leave a comment on this post, and tell us why you just can’t get enough of Cola Bottles and you could WIN some free sweets!

Or if you’re a Cola Bottle hater (if they even exist!) then we want to hear from you too!

Our favourite comment will win the sweets. Make sure you get your comment in before 9am next Monday 25th July to be in with the chance of winning :D.

48 thoughts on “Retro sweet of the week!

  1. Claire Moore says:

    Wow, that really brought back memories of my childhood seeing these! Saturday morning down to the sweet shop with my 20p pocket money.
    Loved the fizzy ones too.

  2. sharne machin says:

    love these, so does my bf when i was younger we used to get told if you suck them enough the cola colour/ flavour would move, think it was just a way of making them last longer 🙂

  3. Sue Maben says:

    I love most Retro sweets but these make me cringe,i hate them they are awful.Give me some pineapple cubes or sports mixture but these cola bottles are totally disgusting.x

  4. Sarah Sutton says:

    In the summer holidays from school when I only had enough money for sweets or a drink I used to buy these and pretend they were real bottles of pop and that I was a giant. Ahh imaginary thirst quenchers how I’ve missed ye!

  5. Sophie May says:

    I love these sweets so much! I used to get cravings for them at weird times, like midnight, and make my father go out to buy me some! Not had them in years though, I’d forgotten all about them.

  6. charlie says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE COLA BOTTLES AND WHEN I WAS YOUNG I CHALLENGED MY FRIEND TO PUT A COLA BOTTLE IN EVERY ORIFICE ON HIS FACE TO WHICH HE DID HOWEVER ONE GOT STUCK IN HIS NOSE BUT WE DIDNT DARE TO TELL HIS MUM SO TRIED TO GET IT OUT WITH THE TWEEZERS FROM THE GAME ‘OPERATION’ AFTER ABOUT HALF AN HOUR REALISED IT WASNT COMING OUT AND HAD TO CONFESS TO HIS MUM AND I WAS THE ONE WHO GOT INTO TROUBLE FOR ENCOURAGING HIM (however i blame him for being stupid enough to put it there in the 1st place) ITS HIS BIRTHDAY ON THE 31st AND WOULD LOVE TO GIVE HIM THE FREE SWEETIES FOR HIS BIRTHDAY SO HE CAN SAVE THEM AND NOT PUT THEM UP HIS NOSE 🙂 XX

  7. Claire says:

    These were not my favourite but a close 2nd to the Fruit salad. My sister and I used to bite the top off and pretend to drink the cola. Sucking them is the best way to eat a cola bottle, it lasts so much longer. A firm favourite with my kids.

  8. Nikki says:

    OMG these cola bottles bring back soo many memories. the cola taste is just everlasting 🙂

  9. Stacey Court says:

    Cola bottles are yummy,
    They float happily to my tummy.
    Cola bottles are tasty,
    You never can be too hasty!
    They can be fizzy, sour, sweet and smooth,
    You can chew them to your own groove,
    Cola bottles are the best!
    Soft and squidgy,
    Chewy and tasty,
    I gobble them up..NOM NOM!

  10. Lorna willetts says:

    I remember eating so many of these once that they made me so ill. But I still had to eat more of them to finish the rather big packet of them I had. Fizzy ones are good too. 🙂 fantastic website this is for childhood memories. I love the sweets from when we were little in the 70’s/80’s

  11. rob fitt says:

    I rmemeber spending hours biting the tops off these, then sucking on them hard to try get the “cola” to come out via the top. someone told me it was possible, and i was young and VERY gullible. Send me some and ill try again 😉

  12. Emma says:

    Love, love, love, love them! And as a cake maker, I am still trying to work out how to incorporate them into a recipe, so any freebies won’t go to waste here 🙂

  13. Jay brown says:

    OMG Total blast from the past!
    I adored these as a child and cried when woolworths closed and couldn’t get a pick a mix!
    Nothing like your favourite sweets and a movie on a wet afternoon! Bliss

    Oh retro sweets please to a bag/jar of pick a mix sweets!

  14. Jay brown says:

    OMG Total blast from the past!
    I adored these as a child and cried when woolworths closed and couldn’t get a pick a mix!
    Nothing like your favourite sweets and a movie on a wet afternoon! Bliss

    Oh retro sweets please do abbag/jar of pick a mix sweets!

  15. Anne Thompson says:

    My kids always bought these with their pocket money, I used to pinch one when they weren’t looking.

  16. James Palmer says:

    I love Cola Bottles as every time i get them i always bite the top off just in case there is actual cola inside. Maybe one day there will be !!

  17. Emma says:

    Cola Bottles are my all time favorite which I have handed down to my daughters now as they love them too.

  18. Madiah Hussain says:

    I remember buying them and trying to drink out the cola from the sweet itself, but the cola from the sweet never moved and got frustrated when it never worked. Makes me laugh. But always was and has been my favourite sweets

  19. jenny says:

    ok so ive actually just been told by my 8 year old after begging and pleading that it is soooooo not fair that i got to enter a comp for myself (last weeks banana one yummy !!) and that i had to enter this one because these are her favorites so on behalf of sinead pleeeeeeaaaaase can we have these they are yummy 🙂

  20. kane Burton says:

    Ah where do i begin, Cola Bottles are just the best. Ever since growing up, i used to always go for the cola bottles in the penny sweet section, they are just the best, and always will be the best. Cant wait till my little niece or nephew who is due next month is old enough to start eating them 😀 hehe

  21. Marian Coburn says:

    I love cola bottles as they remind me of the long hot summers we used to get back in the late 70’s. They just remind me so much of long days spent cycling about with my mates, playing at the park and roller skating round the streets. Back then if you had 5p you were rich and could get loads of sweeties! Me and my mates used to either bite the top off the cola bottle and ‘drink’ it, imagining it was a real bottle of coke… There was no way we could ever afford to buy the real thing! Or we would suck the cola bottle and see who could make theirs last the longest. Ah the good old days!! 😀

  22. Tracey says:

    I love cola bottles!! At the moment my boyfriend lives in Florida and I’m still in the UK. I took him some cola bottles on a recent trip and he absolutely loved them and now I have to ship some out for him lol

  23. Tina says:

    Cola Bottles are the best, they are better than all the rest! the only sweet that can beat them is a fizzy cola bottle!!

    Thanks
    Tina

  24. katie deane says:

    im expecting my 1st baby and i love them and the baby wiggles like mad when i eat them i CAN NOT get enough of them i love them yum yum yum 😉

  25. vicky magee says:

    love cola bottles! i like to bite off the top like a lid then eat the white then brown part! haha yum yum yum!! 😀

  26. Tracey Redfern-Jones says:

    I just love Cola bottles, irresistibly juicy, incredibly chewy, and so very moreish, a childhood favourite that i find it impossible to grow out of:-)

  27. tina holmes says:

    One of my favourties and my sons too, he trys to drink it like a bottle of coke! lol

  28. sharon griffin says:

    I love these little cola bottles and have done since i was little. My nan and grandad owned a sweet shop near hampton court back in the 1960`s and 70`s and i was allowed to choose a bag of sweets whenever i went to visit them. My favourites were always cola bottles and sometimes milk bottle gums and whenever i eat these i am fondly reminded of my nan and grandad in their little shop xxx

  29. j mealing says:

    I have never eaten a cola bottle so I have no idea if I like them or not. Therefore winning this would be a great way to find out!

  30. vicky says:

    these are brill when u strart eating theem u carny stop we used to try not to chew them but never could do it plz send me some so that i can try again there not the same frome the shops now and i would like to challenge my kids! thanks

  31. Claire Williams says:

    These are my boyfriend’s all-time favourite sweet, and it’s his birthday next week…. And I’m quite partial to a cola bottle too!

  32. kerry shaw says:

    it makes me feel so old they were my favs now there my daughters faves maybe her children will love them too x

  33. rach says:

    i just cant get enough of COLA BOTTLES because my little girl likes to beat me to them everytime i buy some…they have such a more-ish flavour it just makes us want more mmmm!

  34. Lauren Shakespeare says:

    I remember getting the fizzy version of these in the paper mix bags and trying to scratch off all of the sour sugar before i could eat them. I always ended up getting it under my nails and would no doubt end up looking like i had just sucked a lemon when i forgot. When i found out they came without the sour fizz you can imagine the excitement

  35. Stephen Irving says:

    MMMMMMM bring back memories, I would suck on these and it would make me tingle down below

  36. charlotte says:

    its my mums birthday next month and she loves these because they were the only good memory of the childrens home she was in

  37. stacey says:

    my boyfriend of 10 years who i have 2 children and a mortgage with told me to stop entering competitions because i never win and he says nothing is for free in this world. i bet him that i could win and he told me (cola bottles are his favorite) that if i win this comp he will marry me !!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE LET ME WIN i would love to see the look on his face and a ring on my finger

  38. Oliver Gadsby says:

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmm… Not only an old classic, but an old friend ^ ^ These glorious sweets have been gobbled up by myself for years! Yet the fondest time was when I was a wee tot. my quaint family and the cute 6 year old version of me, speeding down the motorway, heading home from the beach on a warm afternoon. We pulled up at an old ECCO garage, by this time I was nearly asleep because I had been messing around in the sea like a hungry Panda to bamboo (Random yet true ;P). We started on our way when my mum came back from the shop so yet again, we’re speeding down the motorway and I hear a crisp rattle as my mum turns round from the front passenger seat and says “Lil’ Ollie, looky at what mumma’s goooooooot!?” My eyes lit up like a Christmas tree! I was so happy as I ate those sumptuous sweets while looking out of the back window of our old Ford Orion. Very memorable orange sky 🙂 13 years later and I still love them just as much 😀 Ollie.

  39. jon says:

    hi im the long suffering bf of stacey and yes i did bet her that i would marry her if she won !! that is why you should pick me to win that way we can share the sweets, we dont have to get married and everyones a winner !!

  40. shirley evans says:

    cola bottles are the best,always begrudged giving them to my kids,kept some back for me

  41. Hannah B says:

    I still at 34 cannot eat one without biting the ‘cap’ of and pretending to drink it, and still be disappointed that coke doesn’t come out of the tiny bottle!! Shhh it’ll be our secret!

  42. Elliott says:

    I’m having a terrible week…. Gas Meter failed so had no hot water and heating… I have an abscess under my smashed up wisdom tooth.. My mate was almost wiped out by an idiot Green Jaguar this afternoon (I will share the cola bottles with him if I win)

    That’s all for now…

    Elliott

  43. ellen smith says:

    i love these so much one of my favourites my friend loves these to i took some haribos into school and i said do you want some she was like yeh the cola bottles so she ate like most of them. so i would share these with her xx

  44. Alex Buckton says:

    My Mum used to give these to me when i was good, would be amazing to take a trip down memory lane and relax in the sun with a handfull of cola bottles again.

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