We’ve had a lot of love for this sweet lately, and after last weeks crazy choice we thought it was time for something a bit more… traditional!
It’s a classic British boiled sweet, that would be fantastic to enjoy on a warm summers day (or rainy day the rate this summer’s going :().
Another sweet we like to count as one of our five a day, this weeks Retro sweet of the week is…
Mmm these make our mouths water with their fruity juiciness! They are just deeelicious. A Rosy Apple a day keeps the doctor away 😉
Do you love Rosy Apples too?
If you’d like to win some, just leave a comment on this post and tell us why you think you deserve this retro treat. Latley we’ve been recieving poems, stories and all sorts! So as long as your comment stands out, you will be in with the chance of winning the sweets :).
Our favourite comment wins. The competition will close at 9am next Monday the 8th August.
We were so impressed with everyone’s poetic comments this week, you bunch of sweeties!
The lucky winners of a Jar of Rosy Apples each are:
Congratulations guys! We will be sending you an email this evening, so keep an eye on those inboxes!
It was really hard to choose between everyone’s brilliant poems, so to say thank you to everyone that left a comment we would like to give you all a 15% discount code to use on anything from the site :D. So you can stock up on those Rosy Apples!
Simply enter the code ROSY15 at the checkout to receive your discount.
114 thoughts on “Retro sweet of the week”
These are delicious! These scream of the days when sweets were sold from humungous jars (I just caught the end of this era as a kid). A massive jar of these just looks beautiful and a perfect present *nudge nudge wink wink*.
My memories of these are of them being a classic ‘shut up sweet’ to be deployed by irate parents on a long car journey 🙂
I’ve just had tonsilitis and now have a throat infection, boiled sweets are all that is helping at the moment! I need these!!
BECAUSE I LOVE APPLES <3 AND I LOVE SWEETS <3 PERFECTO!!! <3
I love Rosy Apples so much I called my daughter Rosy!
Ummm I haven’t had these since I left school many years ago.
I always bought a quater of them and would suck them in class.
They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away………….not that these would last that long!
I LOVE THESE!!!
If I won them i might even consider sharing them with someone….. maybe not!!
Ive always loved Rosy Apples for as long as i can remember.!
I love Rosy Apple Sweets that much that i waited outside the shop at 7.30am for it to open, even though the shop didn’t open untill 8am 🙂 i’m in love with them!!
I love Rosy Apple Sweets that much that when my daughter was younger i used to call her Rosy Cheeks, aww brings back so many memories for me.
Apples eh? Ill put it down as one of my five a day
I just adore these
Theses are beautiful I used to be addicted to them
Wow lovely Rosy Apples make your mouth sing
As rosy as the apples on my tree but much sweeter x
I love these, but if I won I think I would give them to my husband – they are his favourite sweet! 🙂 x
Sweet, sweeties, green and red
How I love thee to eat in my bed
One sweet, two sweet, three sweet, four
Those rosy rosy apple are no more!
I would love to win this treat
because rosy apples I like to eat
My mom bought me them when I was a child
the delightful taste would make me go wild
If I were to win, Id share a few
Who am I kidding, maybe only one or two
Rosy apples sweetened my childhood
Id chomp them as I played stuck in the mood
I still eat them at 29
when Im watching a movie and drinking my wine.
Mmm..im dieting so not for me but my husband has been working extra hard lately and would make the perfect treat for him
yellow, green, red and round
in my mouth they can be found
they are the most delicious sweet
and perfect for a daytime treat! x
These are fab, I would give them to my daughter as she is the “apple” of my eye.
wow!!! not had these for years, now I have remembered them I want some!
great tasting sweets.
Loved these when I was a little girl
omg retro sweet fan im dribbling lol
Because my husbands never tried these and I’d love to show him this tasty treat!
With a crunch and delight it was
love at first bite
these are my all time most favourite sweet,i really need to win these to put a smile on my face after the weekend i’ve had,so fingers crossed
roses are red
trees are green
apples are both
it had to be said
I deserve to win because my husband is a greedy little piglet who once ate a GIANT tub of sweets all to himself without sharing any of them with me 🙁 in fact he is always buying sweets and gobbling them all up before I get a chance to have one! Give,e the chance to rub his face in it for once!!!
Because although a Rosy Apple a day won’t keep the Doctor away, it will make me a very happy girl 🙂
i used to have a siver sixpence to spend on sweets and i must have tried every kind of sweet in the shop but do you know I’ve never tried these! they look delicious- what have i missed? i’d like to find out.
After watching Jamie and the magic tourch, Buttonmoon and Dangermouse with the kids I feel I should also introduce them to retro sweets!!!
I can remember my dad buying me these to keep me quite on long car journeys – they were delicious.
Rosy apples on the tree,
Sorry, but you’re not for me,
There’s only one that’s really neat,
And that’s the awesome retro sweet!
Red and green, like apples in a bowl,
And yellow too, they’re on a roll,
The best sweet in the shop,
Once you have one, you just can’t stop!
They’re sweet and so retro,
Give me one and away I go,
If there’s a sweet that makes me say “yum!”,
A rosy apple is the one!
As these Apples are really scrummy and brings back so many happy childhood memories, when my nan used to buy us these on a saturday night when she looked after us
Used to be my Saturday .treat
Hmmm….I’d forgotten about these little gems – had to eat them quickly or they all stuck together in the little white paper bag,
love them to death
I used to adore these!
Brings back memories from when I was young.
I used to eat these when I was younger, Showing my age now, lol
I tell my children about these.
I just adore these
I don’t have a garden so no home grown apples for me 🙁 These taste so much better than apples if you ask me hehe
Healthy sweets? 😉 Count me in! The dentist will be so glad I’ve exceeded the RDA of rosy apples.
Oh these look delicious.
Rosy Apples are incredible, roll them on your tongue and get a hit of three different juicy flavours. True gems of the sweetie world – the apple of my eye 🙂
i would give the whole pack to the kids to keep them quiet for at least 15 minutes:)
Rosy Apples they fill my cheeks,
Make me look like a hamster full of sweets,
And An apple a day keeps the doctor away,
Or two or three to simply brighten up my day.
Its harvest time and i’m in for a treat,
So please give me these delicious Rosy Apple sweets!
If I won these I would give them to my grandchildren , maybe it’ll shut them up for a while!! 🙂
they look yummy
My Granny Smith used to buy me these.
Give them to the grandchildren? Not likely! I’d scoff them all myself in secret. Gimme sum!
I love apple flavoured sweets and these look amazing! Delicious juicy Rosy Apple sweets – Yummy!
I’ve just had an op
So I’m feeling a bit sore
To win would be top
I’m sure I’d order more!
I used to eat these til my tongue was scraped clean, love the sweet and sour effect
Ohhhhh, yes please – would these count as one of my five a day?!
want some!reminds me of my youth!!!!!
Oh yes, these bring back fond memories.
I would love to win this to give to my nephews who would love it. Thanks
I deserve this yummy treat as I have been being good to make sure I fit into my wetsuit on hols in October and am need of some treats! 😀
It’s retro to say – 5 rosy apples a day keeps kids happy and mummy gay!
Rosy Apples are the best sweets of all time,
They taste so great and help my spirits climb.
Please send them my way to a worthy winner,
So I can eat them all up for a yummy dinner.
Yummy yummy, in my tummy then out my bummy!
1 Rosy apple a day will not keep the doctor away but thats the reason im doing it….my doctor’s quite hot.
ROSY APPLES WHAT A TREAT IM SURE YOULL FIND THEY HARD TO BEAT
Rosy Apples oh yes please,
they bring the kids begging to their knees.
“One more mummy and that will be our lot”
However once they tasted one I just know its not.
I wrote a Haiku,
So that I would win the sweets,
Woops, This Poem Sucks.
have not tasted these sweets for about 20 years, would love to try them again and let my kids taste old fashioned pleasures in a paper bag
WOW! This takes me back to my childhood, they where the best back then wonder what there like now? well if you give me them i guess i can find out…
one of my five a day
the easy way
Yum Yum Yum
A rosy apple (or 10!) a day keeps the doctor away but the dentist might not be so happy!
Retro Sweets are such a treat,
Always such a pleasure to eat,
Whether at work or driving in your car
Rosy Apples are the best by far
My tastebuds love to have a dabble
With the humble rosy apple
The most delicious sweet ive found
Who cares if they make me round?
They will remind me of the best years of my life – school
R ed n rosy
O ne is never enough!
A sk me why I want these and I will say…
L et me…
E at these yummy treats again!
Applicious!!! thats all I can say.
Thinking of retro sweets,I haven’t seen Jap Desserts on sale for ages.
I would love to win these tasty treats which im sure all my family will eats
LOve to win as cant actually remember what these taste like
I would give the whole packet to my fiery Italian girlfriend to shut her big gob.
Reminds me of buying sweets for the Saturday matinee when I was a child. Yummy
Does it count as one of my five a day?
I would love to win because
Roses are red
Oranges are juicy
Suasuges are saucy
Yes I love them all!
Apples keep the doctor away
Sweets! sweets! sweets!
OMG OMG OMG!!! These where my all time childhood faves! I was only talking to my husband about these last week and how you can’t buy quarters of sweets anymore. I would LOVE to win these sweets!
Like the wooden tops and school milk, they sooooo take me back
i would give the whole packet to………. Me of course yum yum
I deserve Rosy Apples, because they are the apple of my eye!
My husband adores these!!
Well, I don’t really want to win these because I know my lovely beautiful intelligent daughter really likes them and would eat them all day if she could (and in fact is probably eating them now when she should be in bed) but since I’m a caring and forgiving father (and I am definitely not my daughter pretending to be me) I’m gonna say that she deserves these sweets because she managed a whole day without attracting flies…
Rosy Apples, sweet and sour,
bet the bag wont last an hour,
don’t feel guilty, chomp away,
call them part of your “five a day”!
ROSY APPLES ARE RED AND GREEN
I LOVE THEM SO, THEY ARE REALLY REEM
I SUCK AND SUCK AND THEN I CRUNCH
THEY REALLY ARE A FRUITY MUNCH!
wow gorgeous will keep me quiet for a while
i would love these to give to my husband to get peace lol and he does like them so thats good .
have just brought some of these my mum has hide them as are her fav so please let me win so i can have some of my own
I can take or leave
R hubard and Custard
O ld Fashioned Pick ‘n’ Mix
S trawberry Bon Bons
Y ellow Bellied Snakes
A cid Drops
P ear Drops
P ineapple Cubes
L emon Sherbots
E verton Mints
S trawberry Sherbets
Just give me Rosy Apples!
mmmm rosy apples take me back to my childhood, love them xxx
my daughter asked me for an apple product for her birthday,and this seems to tick all the boxes))
Wow, haven’t had these for years and years, would love to try some again.
i need these to keep my other half quiet for 5 mins.. though im sure she will still manage to talk with a mouth full of these!
id love to win them simply because they look yummy 🙂
I don’t cry over spilt milk but if someone ate my LAST rosy apple sweet out of the bag……….
At coffee break my poor heart aches
Someone has brought in treats
I have no mun to join the fun
So please send me some sweets
have`nt seen them in ages good old memories of been a kid , i used to buy a quarter of them every week out of my pocket money x
Rosy Apples give me rosy cheeks, as I smile at the thought of the delicious sweets. They are perfect for a summers day, the fruity goodness lightens the shades of grey. They are the retro sweet of the week, which is my silver lining as i’m a sweetie geek.
I just love rosy apples. Especially when u leave them to dissolve in a bottle of vodka then drink it. Extra scrummy!
Rosy apples: sweet and skittish
Unmistakeable and classically British
Much like rain, and Pimms at noon
Or queuing for cider at Wetherspoons…
But what sets apart these fruity spheres
Are the memories that bring good cheer
And who could need good cheer more
Than a bad poet in a candy store?
So, whilst I’m not looking for your pity
I’d like some recognition for this ditty
I should be working but my conscience grapples
With a world more rosy; how do you like them apples?!
YUM! i haven’t had these sweets for ages. There so nice , would love to win x
An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but a pack of sweets a day will means the dentist shall play!! 😉
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